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Oscar Pistorius, 2012 Olympics, 400 meters heats

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Is Oscar Pistorius' athletic career finished?

The remarkable sporting triumphs and the fame and fortune it brought Oscar Pistorius receded into the distance Tuesday as he received a five-year sentence for the fatal shooting of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Oscar Pistorius

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Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison

Oscar Pistorius' fall from grace culminated Tuesday with a five-year sentence in the shooting death of his girlfriend.

SungWoo Lee

KMBC

Is this super fan the Royals' good luck charm?

He's a bespectacled, middle-aged South Korean guy with a corporate job. But he has already swept Twitter and the international media, which swarmed him at the airport as he departed.

Oscar Pistorius trial

Herman Verwey/Pool

Who is 'Blade Runner' Oscar Pistorius?

He was the so-called "Fastest Man on No Legs," and his inspiring story captured the imagination of the world at the London Olympics. Now, Pistorius is playing the lead role in a more tragic tale that began in the early hours of Valentine's Day 2013.

Obama Boehner golf

Reuters

The president's club: How golf took over the White House

So often a meeting point for the captains of politics and industry, the golf course has been one of the most popular friends of U.S. leaders since the early part of the 20th century.

Lorde, Ella Yelich-O'Connor

Charles Howells/Universal Music

Radio stations ban Lorde song ahead of World Series

With the World Series on the line, radio stations in San Francisco aren't taking any chances.

Beijing Marathon smog

Stringer/Reuters

Beijing Marathon competitors brave smog

If running a 42 kilometer foot race was not tough enough, Sunday's Beijing International Marathon saw thousands of competitors brave a "hazardous" smog which engulfed the Chinese capital.

Many runners wore face or gas marks to attempt to protect thems...

Serena Williams at Wimbledon 2012

Stefan Wermuth / Reuters

Serena Williams slams Russian tennis chief

Serena Williams slammed Russian tennis chief Shamil Tarpischev for his "insensitive, sexist and racist" remarks in describing her and sister Venus as the "Williams brothers" on a late night TV chat show.

Oslo Opera House, Norway

Christopher Hagelund/CNN

Oslo gets cold feet, pulls out of Winter Games

The procedure, now, is commonplace. A glitzy stage, manned by executives in suits, an envelope dramatically opened. Then, cheers from representatives of the successful bid.

Despite these regular, euphoric scenes not every country seems to have aspirat...

Serena Williams

Toby Melville/Reuters

Tennis chief carpeted for Williams insult

Russian tennis chief Shamil Tarpischev apologized Saturday for referring to Serena and Venus Williams as the "Williams brothers" during a TV chat show.

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MGN Online

Unless RG3 is ready, McCoy to start for Redskins

Redskins coach Jay Gruden says that unless Robert Griffin III is 100 percent ready to return from injury, Colt McCoy will start at quarterback against the Dallas Cowboys next week.

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Rockingham Speedway owners agree on track's sale

Court records show the owners of Rockingham Speedway have agreed to sell or auction off the track to help avoid foreclosure for default on a $4.2 million loan used to buy the property.

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MGN Online

Redskins' Orakpo out for season with torn pectoral

Redskins coach Jay Gruden says linebacker Brian Orakpo is done for the season because of a torn right pectoral muscle.

Penske Racing driver Brad Keselowski talks during the NASCAR Media Tour in January 2013.

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Keselowski keeps title hopes alive at Talladega

Brad Keselowski pulled away in overtime for one of the biggest wins of his career and earned an automatic berth into the third round of NASCAR's championship race.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

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Johnson, Earnhardt fail to advance for Hendrick

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson was a solemn spectator for Brad Keselowski's post-race celebration after a disappointing day for Hendrick Motorsports.

NASCAR driver Kevin Harvick

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Harvick has week to relax as fellow contenders stress over Talladega

Kevin Harvick is already guaranteed a spot in the third round of NASCAR's playoffs, so he has no reason to race hard Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway.

Richard Petty

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Richard Petty named grand marshal for Martinsville NASCAR race

Martinsville Speedway announced Thursday that Richard Petty will be the grand marshal for the Sprint Cup race on October 26.

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MGN Online

Redskins' Robert Griffin III returns to practice

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Robert Griffin III is practicing again with the Washington Redskins.

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