New wrestling rules used in LA

Updated: May 19, 2013, 9:55 PM ET
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- American Jordan Oliver had a late takedown to beat Russia's Magomed Kurbanaliev in the opening match Sunday in United 4 Wrestling, a three-team exhibition at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena.

The matches were conducted using rule changes approved a day earlier in Moscow by the sport's governing body in a bid to keep wrestling in the Olympics beyond 2016.

Under the changes, matches are now made up out of two 3-minute sessions instead of three 2-minute periods, ...

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