el_ruso2_125Wrestling will be at the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics after all as they completed a remarkable seven-month journey in Buenos Aires on Sunday by being voted back onto the Olympic sports roster by International Olympic Committee (IOC) members.

Wrestling, which is one of the rare sports to have transcended the ancient and modern Olympics, is very popular in Japan so Tokyo’s victory on Saturday to host the Games bolstered their standing as favourites to win.

In the event it took just one round as wrestling received 49 of the 95 votes cast.


The joint bid of baseball/softball was second with 24 votes and squash received 22.
The result sees wrestling assured of appearing at both the 2020 edition and the 2024 Summer Olympics


Grammy-award winner BRUNO MARS will perform at the PEPSI SUPER BOWL XLVIII HALFTIME SHOW on FOX in MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ on Sunday, February 2, 2014, it was announced today.

Bruno Mars is a critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, producer and musician. The 14-time Grammy Award nominee and Grammy winner has sold over 115 million singles worldwide. His current album Unorthodox Jukebox and his debut album Doo-Wops & Hooligans have a combined certification total of 60x platinum worldwide.

According to Billboard, Mars scored his first five “Hot 100” No. 1s faster than any male since Elvis Presley. As a singer, songwriter and producer, Mars has an impressive catalog of 22 “Hot 100” hits. Currently, Bruno Mars and his eight-piece band The Hooligans are on a sold-out, 91-city world arena tour.

Bruno Mars joined FOX NFL SUNDAY co-hosts Curt Menefee and Terry Bradshaw, along with analysts Howie Long, Jimmy Johnson, Michael Strahan and Jay Glazer in New York City’s Times Square to make the live nationally-televised announcement just before kickoff of the Sunday afternoon games. Bradshaw (4), Long (1), Johnson (2) and Strahan (1) have a combined eight Super Bowl championships as a player or coach.

This unprecedented announcement is just the beginning. Fans are encouraged to tune into FOX Sports throughout the season to see what surprises Bruno Mars has in store for this historic Halftime Show.

The Pepsi Super Bowl halftime show is the most-watched musical event of the year. More than 110.5 million viewers in the U.S. watched last year’s show. The Super Bowl and halftime show will be broadcast worldwide.

Bruno Mars joins an esteemed list of recent halftime acts that includes Beyoncé, Madonna, The Who, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Prince, the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney and U2.


On this date in 2004, the Dodgers became the first team in Major League history to hit pinch-hit grand slams in consecutive games.

On Sept. 7, Robin Ventura hit a shot off D-backs reliever Chad Durbin and the next day Olmedo Saenz repeated the feat with a pinch-hit grand slam off Arizona’s Casey Fossum.


Dodger outfielder Yasiel Puig is tied with Pittsburgh’s Andrew McCutchen for first in the National League with a .347 batting average since his debut on June 3. Since June 3, Puig also ranks among the NL leaders in hits (109, 1st), runs scored (58, 2nd), home runs (15, T-7th), OBP (.407, 4th) and slugging percentage (.564, 4th).

* Puig had two hits yesterday, giving him 35 multi-hit contests in his 83 games this season (42.2%). According to Elias, that is the highest such percentage in the Majors this season (min. 5 games). St. Louis’ Matt Carpenter (40.1) is the only other player in the game to have two or more hits in at least 40 percent of his games played.

Tonight, the Dodgers play their fourth and final game this season on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball. Thus far, Los Angeles is 1-2 on Sunday nights.

HOT TICKET!: The following Dodger home games are now sold out: Tomorrow vs. Arizona (Hello Kitty Bobblehead), Sept. 12 vs. San Francisco (Magic Johnson Bobblehead) and Sept. 14 vs. San Francisco (La Gran Fiesta – Viva Los Dodgers). Fans still have the opportunity to win a “Magic Ticket” for the Sept. 12 game through the #MeetMagic Bobblehead Hunt, which launched Thursday. More information can be found at Dodgers.com/MeetMagic.

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