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WWE's next battle royale - Investor fans vs shorts

(Reuters) - A brawl between World Wrestling Entertainment Inc's bears and bulls could reach a peak this year as the company renegotiates overseas contracts.

Mixed martial arts - Bellator set to go toe-to-toe with UFC in Europe

DUBLIN (Reuters) - A new TV deal in Britain and a focus on the European market from American mixed martial arts promotion Bellator will open more opportunities for fighters outside of the dominance of the UFC, Conor McGregor's coach John Kavanagh has told Reuters.

British Basketball receives funding boost for Tokyo 2020 - UK Sport

(Reuters) - British Basketball is to get 75,000 pounds from UK Sport as a second wave of funding to help support preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the British governing body said on Friday.

Georgian Modzmanashvili fails doping test from London 2012

(Reuters) - Georgian wrestler Davit Modzmanashvili has been stripped of his London 2012 Olympic silver medal for doping violations, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Thursday.

Sumo - Injury-plagued grand champion Kisenosato retires

TOKYO (Reuters) - Sumo wrestling grand champion Kisenosato has retired following a third successive loss at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament, his stable master confirmed on Wednesday.

Triple Olympic gold medallist Yoshida retires

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's three-times Olympic wrestling champion Saori Yoshida announced her retirement on Tuesday at the age of 36.

Grand champion pulls out after fourth successive loss

TOKYO (Reuters) - Sumo wrestler Kisenosato, who holds the highest rank of yokozuna, pulled out of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Thursday, a day after suffering his fourth consecutive defeat to start the competition 0-4.

Mayweather's switch to octagon could prove biggest test

TOKYO (Reuters) - Floyd Mayweather's route to boxing greatness has been carefully crafted without taking unnecessary risks, yet his announcement of a fight for a Japanese mixed martial arts organisation later this month could be his biggest gamble yet. 

Former top-ranked sumo wrestler resigns following scandal

TOKYO (Reuters) - Former sumo wrestler Takanohana, who held the top rank of 'yokozuna', handed his resignation to the Japan Sumo Association (JSA) on Tuesday, according to local media, in the latest twist in a scandal that rocked the sport last year.

U.S. judge dismisses concussions lawsuits against World Wrestling

(Reuters) - A federal judge has dismissed lawsuits by dozens of former professional wrestlers who accused World Wrestling Entertainment Inc of failing to protect them from concussions and other head trauma, including chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).