Jordan Burroughs

US wrestlers in limbo after Iran bans them from tournament

American wrestler Jordan Burroughs saw this month's tournament in Iran as a chance to redeem himself after a rough performance at the Rio Olympics.

It looks like that won't be happening.

Iran on Friday banned U.S. wrestlers from the freestyle World Cup in response to President Donald Trump's executive order forbidding visas for Iranians, the official IRNA news agency reported.

A senior Iranian cleric vowed, meanwhile, that his country would continue its missile program despite threats from the Trump administration that it was preparing to levy new sanctions.

"Training comes to a halt. We're like 'OK, what do we do now? Where do we go? Where do we...