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  • Oscar Pistorius released to house arrest

    October 20, 2015 9:37 AM

    JOHANNESBURG- South African Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius has gone from behind bars to his uncle's upscale home near Pretoria. The 28-year-old double-amputee has been released from prison, after serving about a year of his five-year sentence for manslaughter in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. South African law allows... more »
  • Special Olympic athletes compete at Woodlawn High today Play Video

    March 4, 2015 8:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE - You can watch some of the top Special Olympics athletes in Louisiana compete in Baton Rouge beginning today. Crews braved the rain yesterday to set up hurdles and other track and field events at Woodlawn High School. Over 500 athletes from East Baton Rouge, Zachary, Ascension,... more »
  • Pistorius to start mental evaluation next week

    May 20, 2014 3:31 AM

    PRETORIA, South Africa - A South African judge has ruled that Oscar Pistorius will start a period of psychiatric evaluation at a state institution on Monday. Judge Thokozile Masipa said Tuesday that the double-amputee athlete's murder trial will be postponed until June 30 while he is observed as an outpatient... more »
  • Prosecutor: Pistorius should get mental evaluation

    May 13, 2014 5:35 AM

    PRETORIA, South Africa - The chief prosecutor in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius has asked that the double-amputee runner be placed under psychiatric evaluation after an expert witness testified that he had an anxiety disorder. Prosecutor Gerrie Nel on Tuesday noted that a psychiatrist for the defense had testified... more »
  • Canada beats US in women's hockey for Olympic gold

    February 20, 2014 2:36 PM

    SOCHI, Russia- Marie-Philip Poulin scored twice for the second straight Olympic gold medal game and Canada beat the United States 3-2 in overtime on Thursday for its fourth consecutive title. Canada trailed 2-0 before Brianne Jenner and Poulin scored in the final 3:26 of regulation, and Poulin had the game-winner... more »
  • Krzyzewski returning to coach USA Basketball

    May 23, 2013 10:11 AM

    DURHAM, N.C. - Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski is back as the U.S. men's national team coach and ready for another run at Olympic gold. During a news conference at Duke on Thursday, Krzyzewski called it the "ultimate honor" to represent his country. USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo, speaking... more »
  • Armstrong getting little sympathy from IOC

    January 18, 2013 10:34 AM

    LONDON - The vice president of the International Olympic Committee is weighing in on Lance Armstrong's televised interview with Oprah Winfrey. In an interview with The Associated Press, Thomas Bach says Armstrong's doping confession is "too little, too late" and fails to provide any new information that will help clean... more »

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