Witness feared Pistorius might kill himself after shooting girlfriend

(Reuters) – One of the first people on the scene after Oscar Pistorius shot girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp told a court on Thursday he feared the Olympic and Paralympic star, now on trial for murder, might kill himself with the same gun. Testifying on the fourth day of the trial, neighbor Johan Stipp said he entered the athlete’s home, minutes after hearing screams and shots, to find the distraught South African sprinter kneeling over the lifeless […]

Kershaw, Ryu on course to open for Dodgers Down Under

(Reuters) – Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw and Ryu Hyu-jin of South Korea are set up to start the two season-opening games later this month in Australia, according to the official Major League Baseball website. While the Dodgers have not officially announced their pitching plan, the National League team inserted prospect Zach Lee to start Friday’s spring training game against Texas putting Kershaw and Ryu on track to launch the regular season. Los Angeles, who […]

Ukraine’s National Soccer Team Prepares For “Game Of Peace”

(Reuters) — The Ukrainian national soccer team warmed up on a Cypriot soccer field on Tuesday (March 4) preparing for a match they are calling a “game of peace.” The friendly match against the USA was moved to the island nation because of Ukraine’s unstable political situation and after American requests. Ukraine Football Federation president Anatoliy Konkov said earlier on Tuesday that Ukraine had changed its mind about cancelling the match, originally scheduled to have taken place in Kharkiv, and to play instead […]

Grigor Dimitrov wins Mexican Open tournament

Grigor Dimitrov survived a stern test from South Africa’s Kevin Anderson to win the Mexican Open tournament in the early hours of Sunday morning, (March 2) 7-6(1), 3-6, 7-6(5) after nearly three hours of play. Dimitrov, still recovering from an epic semi-final battle against Briton Andy Murray, earned his second tour-level title, and his first at 500 level. He took the Stockholm Open 250 Series title last year. The 22-year old Bulgarian fought to take […]

New York Knicks guard Felton faces weapons charges

(Reuters) – New York Knicks guard Raymond Felton was arrested on gun possession charges on Tuesday after his wife’s divorce attorney took a weapon that was allegedly his to a local police station, authorities said. Felton, 29, was not registered to have the gun in New York City and was charged with criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree and with criminal possession of a firearm, authorities said. The professional basketball player turned […]

Lebron James Sidelined vs. Bulls

Miami Heat forward LeBron James failed to join his team against the Chicago Bulls due to a fractured nose he incurred during the late stages of a match against the Oklahoma City Thunder Sunday. The Heat, nonetheless, won their 5th straight victory without the reigning MVP against Chicago.

Russia lightens up with softer image at closing ceremony

Feb 23 2014, 6:03 PM EST – By Mike Collett-White SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – An emotional closing ceremony at Russia’s first Winter Olympics painted the hosts in soft colors, in contrast to the muscular, assertive spectacle that kicked off the Games, and there was even room for a joke at the home nation’s expense. The show at the Fisht Stadium on the Black Sea coast opened with a volley of fireworks and a boat suspended […]

Canada beats Sweden 3-0 to win Olympic gold medal in ice hockey

Canada has won the gold medal in men’s ice hockey, the last event of the Sochi Winter Olympics. The Canadians beat Sweden 3-0 in the final. The Canadian men beat Sweden in Sunday’s final 3-0 to defend the gold medal they had won on home ice in Vancouver four years ago. Sweden skated off with the silver medal, while Finland, who defeated the United States 5-0 on Saturday, took bronze. The Canadians, who had defeated the […]

Sochi Olympics 2014: Snow Disrupts Winter Games

The mountains around Sochi have been bathed in sunshine and shrouded in fog but on Tuesday (January 18) it was snow which hit the Winter Olympics, ironically delaying competition. The second run in the women’s giant slalom was held up as heavy snow fell on the course at Rosa Khutor before Slovenia’s Tina Maze won the gold medal. Heavy rain and fog also affected the mountains and the men’s snowboard cross event was run in wet and murky conditions. Forecasters […]

Lone Filipino Olympian Eager For 2018

At the age of just 17 Michael Christian Martinez is the first Filipino to compete as a figure skater at the Olympics and although he came 20th in the competition that ended on Friday (February 14), he has come a long way in a short time from a humble start to be his country’s flag bearer and sole representative inRussia. “At first me and my mum went to a shopping mall and I saw the skaters doing jumps […]

NBA gears up for 2014 ALL-STAR GAME

The All-Star break has arrived in the National Basketball Association. Various events which will lead up to the 63rd NBA All-Star game this weekend kicked off Friday in New Orleans; the city had previously hosted the event in 2008 in the Smoothie King Center (then known as New Orleans Arena). Starters for the game were selected by the fans, who could select three frontcourt players and two guards for each conference. Miami’s Lebron James was the leading vote-getter with […]