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Sharapova blows chance at year-end number one

Russia's Maria Sharapova makes a forehand return to Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic during their singles match at the WTA tennis finals in Singapore, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/ Joseph Nair)

Maria Sharapova’s hopes of becoming the year-end world number one went up in smoke Tuesday when she crashed in straight sets to Petra Kvitova at the WTA Finals in Singapore.

Posted: October 23rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Croatian boxer attacks referee, suspended for life

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Croatian boxer Vido Loncar was suspended for life by the national boxing federation Tuesday after he knocked down a referee at the European youth championship here unsatisfied after losing the match.

Posted: October 22nd, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Judge sentences Pistorius to five years in jail

FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013 file photo, Oscar Pistorius stands following his bail hearing in Pretoria, South Africa. Double-amputee Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years in prison for the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorius, who shot and killed Steenkamp through a toilet cubicle door in his home last year, had earlier been convicted of culpable homicide, or negligent killing. (AP Photo, File)

South African Paralympian star sprinter Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for the killing of his girlfriend last year, as his sensational trial reached a climax.

Posted: October 21st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Multimedia,Photos,Photos and Videos,Videos | Read More »

Offbeat: Chaos as India marathon leaders miss turn, take the bus

Runners of the half marathon begin their run during the "Bengaluru Marathon" in Bangalore on October 19, 2014. AFP

A marathon ended in farce in India after the pilot car overshot a turn, forcing the top three runners to take a long detour before abandoning the race — and taking a bus to the finish line.

Posted: October 20th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Unbeaten Walters KOs Donaire for title

Referee Raul Caiz Jr., left, watches Nonito Donaire on the canvas after Donaire lost to Nicholas Walters in the sixth round during a WBA featherweight title boxing fight, Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, in Carson, California. AP

Undefeated Jamaican Nicholas Walters knocked out Filipino star Nonito Donaire with one second remaining in the sixth round Saturday to win the World Boxing Association featherweight title.

Posted: October 19th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

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