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Pistorius: Court breaks ahead of autopsy testimony

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The chief prosecutor in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius on Monday asked the judge to bar broadcasting of what he says will be the graphic testimony of the expert who conducted the autopsy on Reeva Steenkamp, who was fatally shot by her athlete boyfriend.

Posted: March 10th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Witness: Pistorius prayed over his shot girlfriend

Oscar Pistorius, puts his hands to his head while listening to evidence from a witness speaking about the morning of the shooting of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, in court on the fourth day of his trial at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Thursday, March 6, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. AP

As the girlfriend he shot in the head lay dead or dying in his home, a weeping, praying Oscar Pistorius knelt at her side and struggled in vain to help her breathe by holding two fingers in her clenched mouth, a witness testified Thursday at the double-amputee runner’s murder trial.

Posted: March 7th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Pistorius’ character questioned over gun incident

Oscar Pistorius holds his head  in court on the third day of his trial at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, March 5, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. AP FILE PHOTO

A month before he fatally shot his girlfriend, Oscar Pistorius cajoled a friend into taking the blame when a gun was accidentally fired under the Johannesburg restaurant table where he and other friends were sitting, according to testimony Wednesday in the double-amputee runner’s murder trial.

Posted: March 6th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Oscar Pistorius murder trial to begin

In this Monday, Aug. 19, 2013 Oscar Pistorius, centre, arrives outside the magistrates court in Pretoria, South Africa where he was indicted on charges of murder and illegal possession of ammunition for the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. AP

The murder trial of Oscar Pistorius, set to open Monday, marks the start of a dramatic new chapter in the life of the double-amputee athlete who ran at the Olympics and became a global star before he shot his girlfriend to death last year.

Posted: March 3rd, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Pistorius trial: Parts to be broadcast live

In this file photo taken on Monday, Aug, 19, 2013, Oscar Pistorius, the celebrated athlete who became a murder suspect, said Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 that he is consumed by grief on the first anniversary of the day that he fatally shot his girlfriend in his home. AP FILE PHOTO

A South Africa judge has ruled that television stations can broadcast parts of Oscar Pistorius’ murder trial live, but with restrictions on witness testimonies.

Posted: February 25th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Multimedia,Photos,Photos and Videos | Read More »

2 Filipinos in South Africa open-water swim event

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Filipino swimmers Betsy Medalla and Julian Valencia in Cape Town, South Africa, will attempt to be the first Filipinos and Asians to complete the symbolic Robben Island Swim on Feb. 9.

Posted: February 2nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Section | Read More »

Mayweather: Pacquiao’s desperate now

Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr (center). AP FILE PHOTO

Floyd Mayweather Jr. knows his audience, there’s no doubt.   Boxing’s superstar arrived in South Africa on Wednesday wearing a T-shirt with a bright yellow map of Africa on the front. Below it, his TMT logo — that stands for The Money Team — was in the colors of the South African flag.   Mayweather [...]

Posted: January 16th, 2014 in Boxing / MMA,Latest Sports Stories,Pacquiao Files,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Celebrating Mandela, South African sport goes on

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Reflecting Nelson Mandela’s vision for sport in his country, South Africa’s multi-racial rugby sevens team huddled Saturday in the middle of the stadium named after the anti-apartheid leader, raised their hands to the skies and joined them together.

Posted: December 8th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Pistorius seeks deal with dead lover’s family–report|

Oscar Pistorius AP FILE PHOTO

South Africa’s Paralympic sprint star Oscar Pistorius is trying to negotiate an out-of-court compensation deal with the parents of his slain lover Reeva Steenkamp, a local newspaper said Tuesday.

Posted: August 20th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Oscar Pistorius arrives in South African court

Athlete Oscar Pistorius weeps in court in this Friday, Feb 15, 2013, file photo at his bail hearing in the murder case of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. It is reported Sunday Aug. 18, 2013, that the trial of Pistorius will be in early 2014 but the exact date will likely be set in court on upcoming Monday, according to prosecutors. AP

Oscar Pistorius has arrived at a South African court ahead of the expected indictment of the double-amputee Olympian on a premeditated murder charge.

Posted: August 19th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

South Africa marks 18 years since Mandela’s rugby victory

Former South African President Nelson Mandela. AP Photo

With Nelson Mandela critically ill in hospital, South Africans on Monday remembered the day exactly 18 years ago when their rugby team won the world cup and Mandela won over the nation.

Posted: June 24th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Carl Pistorius in court again, trial continues

Carl Pistorius, right, and Henke Pistorius, the brother and father of Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius. AP

Oscar Pistorius’ older brother Carl is back in court in South Africa for his culpable homicide trial, where he is charged with driving negligently and causing the death of a woman motorcyclist in a collision in 2008.

Posted: April 25th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

South African murder-accused Pistorius seen out partying

Oscar Pistorius AP FILE PHOTO

South African Paralympian sprint star Oscar Pistorius was spotted partying last weekend at a trendy Johannesburg hangout, his first outing with friends since his arrest for the Valentine’s Day killing of his girlfriend, media reported Sunday.

Posted: April 14th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

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