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UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:19 p.m.

Spokane Chiefs fighting less as WHL cracks down on violence

Fighting isn’t what it used to be in the WHL. A pair of websites – hockeyfights.com and dropyourgloves.com – track fighting data in just about every major hockey league in …


Fighting in Syria’s south escalates, displaces 50,000 people

Fighting escalated in southern Syria as government forces on Tuesday pushed deeper into rebel-held territories in Daraa province in a weeklong offensive that the United Nations estimates has displaced up …


Principal offers year-end cash to students for not fighting

The principal at a Philadelphia elementary school in a violent corner of the city is paying eighth-graders to not fight.


Max Holloway beats Jose Aldo again, keeps UFC featherweight belt

Max Holloway defended his UFC featherweight title by beating Jose Aldo in a rematch, winning his 12th straight fight with a TKO late in the third round. Holloway beat Aldo …


No lawyer for detained American accused of fighting with IS

The U.S. government acknowledged Thursday that it has detained an American citizen accused of fighting with the Islamic State for more than two months without fulfilling his request to see …


A few militants fight on in Philippine city ripped to shreds

Smoke wafted from the smoldering carcasses of buildings and houses, with the dome of a mosque blasted out with holes, as Philippine troops battled Thursday to defeat a final stand …


4 dead as fighting continues in southern Philippine city

Philippine troops killed four Islamic State group-linked militants in a clash and occasional blasts thundered across Marawi on Wednesday after the president declared the southern city liberated from “terrorist influence.”


UPDATED: Wed., May 3, 2017, 11:56 a.m.

Parents upset by school district policy on seizing student phones to delete fight videos

When two girls started brawling at Chase Middle School last week, several other students responded as kids tend to do nowadays: They pulled out their cellphones and started recording. But …


Demetrious Johnson matches UFC record with 10th flyweight title defense

Demetrious Johnson picked apart Wilson Reis before catching him in an arm bar and forcing him to submit. Johnson retained his UFC flyweight title for the 10th time to match …


Teen fight videos surface on social media

Videos posted to social media sites showing fights involving teenagers from area schools have raised questions about what consequences – if any – the teens in the videos or the …


Georges St. Pierre opens comeback in big verbal exchange with Bisping

Georges St. Pierre has officially returned to the UFC, and the longtime mixed martial arts hero already has a villainous new foil. He traded insults with middleweight champion Michael Bisping …


Nurmagomedov weight issues scrap UFC 209 bout with Ferguson

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s UFC interim lightweight title bout with Tony Ferguson has been canceled one day before UFC 209 after Nurmagomedov was hospitalized due to problems making weight. The promotion says …


UPDATED: Fri., March 3, 2017, 10:42 p.m.

Mark Hunt returns to UFC cage, even with his lawsuit pending

Mark Hunt is fighting for the UFC this weekend. He is also suing the mixed martial arts promotion with wide-ranging charges of fraud and racketeering. The New Zealand heavyweight says …


Holly Holm tries to avoid one-hit wonder status at UFC 208

Holly Holm can become the first two-division champion in UFC women’s history when she fights Germaine de Randamie in the main event of UFC 208. Holm can join Conor McGregor, …


No Fights ‘til Brooklyn: Holly Holm, Anderson Silva headline UFC NY return

Holly Holm can join Conor McGregor, Randy Couture and B.J. Penn as the only two-division champs in UFC history. Holm fights Germaine de Randamie in the maint event of UFC …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 4, 2017, 4:31 p.m.

Rebels in Ukraine say commander is killed in a car bombing

A top rebel commander in eastern Ukraine was killed when his automobile exploded, along with another person, rebels said Saturday, blaming Ukraine’s special services for the blast.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 2, 2017, 8 p.m.

Chang Sung Jung ready for UFC return after long absence

Chan Sung Jung knows he won’t have an easy return to the octagon after a 3 1/2-year absence. Jung, back after a mandatory two-year military stint in his native South …


Valentina Shevchenko stops Spokane’s Julianna Pena at UFC Denver

Valentina Shevchenko stopped Julianna Pena with an armbar late in the second round Saturday night, establishing herself as the top contender for the UFC bantamweight title. Welterweight Jorge Masvidal also …


Spokane’s Julianna Pena headlines Cowboy Cerrone’s homecoming when the UFC visits Denver

No fighter stays busy like Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone, whether he’s locked inside the UFC cage or roaming the outdoor playground that is his life. After completing a perfect 2016, Cerrone …


Ronda Rousey is stopped 48 seconds into comeback at UFC 207

Ronda Rousey was stopped 48 seconds into her comeback fight Friday night, losing to bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes at UFC 207 on Friday night. Rousey returned from a 13-month absence …


Spokane’s Michael Chiesa picks up big UFC victory

Spokane’s Michael Chiesa scored the biggest UFC win of his career Saturday with a second-round submission of Beneil Dariush.


Why is fighting vanishing from the NHL?

Before he became the darling of hockey with his heartwarming tale surrounding last weekend’s NHL All-Star Game, John Scott was a polarizing figure in the league.


NHL teams forgo ‘goons’ in favor of scorers

Goons are pretty much gone in the NHL. More and more teams are rolling four lines of forwards who can skate – and score. The days of having seldom-used tough …


Champion Demetrious Johnson in tough rematch with John Dodson at UFC 191

LOS ANGELES – Although Demetrious Johnson’s reign as the UFC’s flyweight champion is approaching historic lengths, he gets only a fraction of the attention lavished on the world’s other top …


In brief: Ronda Rousey KO’s Correia

MMA: Ronda Rousey flipped her script but kept the timing the same Saturday night. Using her newly developed punching power instead of her famed armbar, Rousey knocked out challenger Bethe …


Ronda Rousey roams to Brazil with plan to beat Bethe Correia at UFC 190

GLENDALE, Calif. – Ronda Rousey is in charge now. The unbeaten bantamweight champion is the biggest star in the UFC, and she could have staged her next title defense anywhere …


Jon Jones stripped of UFC title, suspended

Jon Jones has been stripped of his UFC light heavyweight title and suspended indefinitely following his arrest in New Mexico on a hit-and-run that police say left a pregnant woman …


UFC says ex-champ Anderson Silva tests positive for steroids

Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva has tested positive for steroid use. The 39-year-old Brazilian, considered the greatest mixed martial artist in the young sport’s history, tested positive for Drostanolone …


Anderson Silva dominates Nick Diaz in comeback fight at UFC 183

LAS VEGAS – Anderson Silva won a unanimous decision in his comeback fight 13 months after breaking his left leg, dominating Nick Diaz at UFC 183 on Saturday night. Silva …


Sergey Kovalev dominates Bernard Hopkins in 12-round title bout

Sergey Kovalev roughed up Bernard Hopkins from the opening bell, winning a unanimous decision in Atlantic City, New Jersey early Sunday to stake his claim as the best light heavyweight. …