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‘Drunk’ Pistorius in nightclub brawl—report

Oscar Pistorius attends court at his murder trial for the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on St. Valentine's Day 2013 in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Pistroius' lawyer Barry Roux says he has closed his case, and the judge says final arguments will be held in court on Aug. 7 and 8. AP

South Africa’s Paralympian star Oscar Pistorius was thrown out of a nightclub over the weekend after being involved in a drunken brawl, the Star newspaper reported on Tuesday, citing witnesses.

Posted: July 15th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Pistorius a suicide risk, court told

Oscar Pistorius is greeted by his sister Aimee Pistorius in court in Pretoria, Wednesday, July 2, 2014. Pistorius' trial continues with evidence being heard from his agent testifying being ied at the double-amputee runner's murder trial surrounding the death of his girlfrien Reeva Steenkamp. AP

Paralympian star Oscar Pistorius, on trial over the killing of his girlfriend, is suffering from post-traumatic stress and is a suicide risk, a South African court heard Wednesday.

Posted: July 2nd, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Pistorius arrives at psychiatric hospital

Oscar Pistorius checks his mobile phone in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, May 20, 2014, after a ruling was read out by Judge Thokozile Masipa that he would undergo psychiatric evaluation. Pistorius is charged with the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day in 2013. AP

Oscar Pistorius has arrived at a psychiatric hospital in South Africa to begin the period of mental evaluation he was ordered to undergo by the judge at his murder trial.

Posted: May 26th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Pistorius mental health in question

Oscar Pistorius AP FILE PHOTO

Oscar Pistorius’s murder trial debated his mental state Tuesday, as the athlete faced a possible stint in a psychiatric hospital to establish if he has a “general anxiety disorder.”

Posted: May 13th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

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 »

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