| Sep 24, 2014
| 11:22 AM
More than 15 years and 22 professional fights after beginning his professional mixed martial arts career, Manny Gamburyan is starting anew.
The judoka with a brick for a right hand will compete in the fourth weight class of his career and the third...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 9:27 PM
LAS VEGAS — If ever there was a doubt to the dominance in which “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey rules the UFC women’s bantamweight division, she answered those doubts with brutal certainty Saturday night.
In all of 16 seconds, Rousey knocked...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 8:43 PM
Following 15 minutes of a hard-fought Ultimate Fighting Championship women’s bantamweight bout, Glendale Fighting Club’s Jessamyn “The Gun” Duke thought she would have her hand raised.
Instead, for the first time, Duke was...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 3:46 PM
Perhaps lost in the dominance that has defined the tour de force that has been Ronda Rousey’s mixed-martial-arts career and subsequent UFC championship reign is the marked improvement in her thus-far superior game.
But in the days leading into...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 9:31 PM
UFC 175 takes place Saturday night from the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, one of the UFC's biggest events of the year. In the main event, Chris Weidman defends his UFC middleweight title against challenger Lyoto Machida. Weidman is coming off consecutive...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 4:40 PM
“I was rowdy before rowdy was cool!”
- WWE Hall of Famer “Rowdy” Roddy Piper
LAS VEGAS — It was the first time sitting down with Ronda Rousey and the second time interviewing her.
Without a shred of doubt, she said she...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 8:25 PM
Holly Holm might be the best challenger to Ronda Rousey’s Ultimate Fighting Championship supremacy. Holm is a former professional boxer and kickboxer who is undefeated after seven mixed martial arts fights.
“I have a lot of respect for Ronda...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 10:15 AM
Friends and family of a south suburban man who lost his life in the Iraq War are asking the Tinley Park Park District to rename a local park in his honor.
Staff Sgt. Michael Sutter, a Tinley Park resident whose father taught judo for the park district,...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 5:17 PM
Two years ago, the Orlando Magic acquired a 26-year-old player from the Denver Nuggets. That player, Arron Afflalo, actually welcomed the move to a rebuilding team. In that case, Afflalo hungered to be the focal point of a team's offense, and the Magic...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 9:47 AM
Last summer, Kayla Harrison tweeted photos of herself at the hospital -- fresh off knee surgery -- with the words: "The comeback has started."
The 24-year-old Ohio native marked the next stage of that journey on Friday with a bronze medal at the 2014...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 5:41 PM
In the aftermath of just two minutes and 18 seconds of a professional mixed martial arts career, “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey proclaimed herself ready, willing, able and destined to be the next Strikeforce women’s bantamweight champion....