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Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years for killing girlfriend

A South African judge on Tuesday sentenced Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius to five years in prison for the negligent killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day last year.

Oscar Pistorius: From Blade Runner to jailbird

At the 2012 London Olympics, before 80,000 roaring fans and a constellation of camera flashes, it took Oscar Pistorius 45.44 seconds to become a global icon. Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in jail

Timeline: How the high-profile Pistorius case unfolded

Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years in prison for the culpable homicide of Reeva Steenkamp, whom he shot dead on Valentine's Day last year. Here's a timeline of how the case unfolded.

Bangalore: Marathon runners take wrong turn, take bus to finish line

A marathon ended in farce in Bangalore 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.

India retain Sultan of Johor Cup hockey title

Drag-flicker Harmanpreet Singh's brace helped the Indian Under-21 hockey team successfully defend their Sultan of Johor Cup title by defeating Great Britain 2-1 in the final in Johor Bahru, Malaysia on Sunday.

PT Usha accepts Modi's invite to get Gujarat athletes up and running

India’s most successful sprinter, PT Usha, is set to take on a marathon mission to scout and groom sporting talent in Gujarat, in response to a request from Prime Minister Narendra Modi.  Usha says the invite from Modi came last year when he was Gujarat’s CM.

Pistorius offered cash after killing Steenkamp: Prosecutor

Oscar Pistorius offered $34,000 to the family of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp after he killed her, but the family rejected the funds because they did not want 'blood money', a prosecutor said on Tuesday at the sentencing hearing for the double-amputee athlete.

Fernando Alonso leaving Ferrari: Luca di Montezemolo

Fernando Alonso is leaving Ferrari at the end of the season because he wants a fresh environment and needs to be winning again, the Formula One team's ex-chairman Luca di Montezemolo said on Wednesday.

For Mary Kom, toys come before toying with rivals

On the eve of Mary Kom's Asian Games gold medal bout against Kazakhstan’s Zhaina Shekerbekova, the gloves were off, as she was busy playing the doting mother. Her seven-year-old twin sons had demanded a toy turtle and a Spiderman costume.

Court hears Oscar Pistorius has 'genuine remorse'

Oscar Pistorius' therapist told a sentencing hearing on Monday that the star sprinter suffered genuine remorse after shooting dead his girlfriend, as lawyers fought to keep him out of jail.

For Mary Kom, mother's touch before the punches

It was toys first for 'Super Mom' MC Mary Kom before she toyed with her opponent in the Asian Games final at Incheon.

Mary Kom named MVP of India's Asian Games campaign

MC Mary Kom was on Monday chosen as the Most Valuable Player of India's Incheon Asian Games campaign at a felicitation of the medal winners by contingent sponsors Samsung India in Delhi.

Oscar Pistorius in court, will he escape jail?

Fallen paralympic hero Oscar Pistorius returns to court Monday at the start of his sentencing hearing after he was convicted of culpable homicide in the killing of his girlfriend, with his lawyers set to argue for leniency.

Pistorius faces sentencing over girlfriend's death after divisive trial

Disgraced South African track star Oscar Pistorius returns to court on Monday to find out whether he will serve a long stretch behind bars for the negligent killing of his model girlfriend, or walk out a free man.

Shuttler Ajay Jayaram clinches Dutch Open title to bag maiden Grand Prix

Indian shuttler Ajay Jayaram on Sunday notched up the biggest triumph of his career by clinching USD 50,000 Dutch Open Grand Prix badminton tournament in Almere, Netherlands.
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