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Cheerleading and Muay Thai Given Provisional Olympic Status

The recognition will last for up to three years and will lay the groundwork for each sport to apply for inclusion in the Olympics.


Tue, 06 Dec 2016 14:57:13 -0500

Conor McGregor Gets a Boxing License. Let the Speculation Begin.

Is the U.F.C. champion planning to leave mixed martial arts for a boxing career? Is he setting up a superfight with the undefeated — and nominally retired — Floyd Mayweather?


Thu, 01 Dec 2016 09:42:32 -0500

Chapecoense Vows to Rebuild Club After Plane Crash

Chapecoense, the Brazilian soccer club that lost 19 players and many of its coaches in a plane crash in Colombia that killed 71 people this week, will try to take the field again.


Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:21:55 -0500

The Aging Fighter Who May Be Russia’s Favorite American

Jeff Monson, a mixed martial arts fighter known as “The Snowman,” is admired for his tenacity and his belief that Moscow is right about most things.


Fri, 18 Nov 2016 09:30:30 -0500

Jackie Chan: The Fists, the Fury, the Oscar

The legend in martial arts cinema has more than 200 credits as an actor, director, producer and writer. And, now, he has an Honorary Academy Award.


Tue, 15 Nov 2016 08:34:19 -0500

Conor McGregor Delivers Knockout in U.F.C.’s New York Debut

McGregor became the first man to hold two Ultimate Fighting Championship belts at the same time when he unseated lightweight champ Eddie Alvarez at Madison Square Garden.


Sat, 12 Nov 2016 16:53:15 -0500

Searching for Lady Kung Fu

Angela Mao was as famous as Bruce Lee when she was a martial arts film star during the 1970s. Then she seemed to vanish. It turns out she’s been in Queens this whole time.


Fri, 04 Nov 2016 12:40:18 -0500

Inquiry Finds Widespread Disorder at New York Athletic Commission

An investigation into the state agency that regulates boxing — and, soon, mixed martial arts — found that it was short on proper practices and procedures but long on conflicts of interest.


Mon, 25 Jul 2016 19:32:20 -0500

New York to Require $1 Million Brain-Injury Coverage for Mixed Martial Artists

A plan to end the state’s opposition to mixed martial arts will require licensed M.M.A. fighters and professional boxers to obtain the highest minimum insurance coverage in the country.


Tue, 19 Jul 2016 20:44:45 -0500

Ultimate Fighting Championship Ends a Long Odyssey to Legalization

The sale of the U.F.C. for $4 billion last week may have hinged on March’s regulatory approval from New York, the last state to legalize the sport.


Sat, 16 Jul 2016 16:33:47 -0500

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