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9 African wrestlers barred from worlds

VEVEY, Switzerland (AP) — The governing body of wrestling says nine athletes cannot compete at the upcoming world championships because of travel restrictions imposed since the Ebola virus outbreak in west Africa.

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Pro wrestling returns to the ring in North Korea

North Koreans watch a pro-wrestler leave the fighting arena after a match, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Koreans got their first look at pro wrestling in about 20-years on Saturday when former NFL lineman Bob "The Beast" Sapp, and 20 other fighters from around the world took to the ring for an exhibition in Pyongyang, put together by colourful Japanese pro-wrestler Kanji "Antonio" Inoki, who is now a member of parliament. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Koreans got their first look at pro wrestling in about 20 years on Saturday when an ex-NFL lineman and 20 other grapplers from around the world took to the ring for an exhibition put together by a charismatic former Japanese pro-wrestler who is now a member of parliament.

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Pro wrestlers take antics to streets in Pyongyang

Japanese lawmaker Kanji "Antonio" Inoki, center, poses with pro wrestlers Friday, Aug. 29, 2014 in Pyongyang, North Korea. Former NFL player Bob "The Beast" Sapp, left, and a group of brawny pro wrestlers led by a Japanese politician took their oddball attempt at sports diplomacy to the streets of Pyongyang on Friday, staging a tug-war and arm wrestling competition with local children before a large and somewhat bewildered crowd of spectators. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Former NFL player Bob “The Beast” Sapp and a group of brawny pro wrestlers led by a Japanese politician took their oddball attempt at sports diplomacy to the streets of Pyongyang on Friday, staging a tug-of-war and arm wrestling competition with local children before a large and somewhat bewildered crowd of spectators.

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