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Pistorius holding memorial service for slain girlfriend

Oscar Pistorius

Oscar Pistorius was to hold a private memorial service Tuesday for the girlfriend he is charged with murdering. Slain model Reeva Steenkamp was cremated and mourned at a family service last week while Pistorius was in custody during a weeklong hearing on whether he should be released on bail.


Pistorius granted bail

Oscar Pistorius Granted Bail

Oscar Pistorius was granted bail today, paving the way for him to be freed from custody pending his trial in the Valentine's Day shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.


Famed French mountaineer Maurice Herzog dies at 93

France loved him for his indefatigable, pioneering spirit - the first man to climb an 8,000-meter Himalayan peak despite losing all his fingers and toes to frostbite, a man who later went on to scale the heights of French politics....


Andy Roddick to retire after US Open

Andy Roddick

Andy Roddick, the top American man for the last decade, and the last American man to win a Grand Slam event, will retire from tennis after the US Open. Roddick made the announcement in a news conference Thursday.


Phelps' agent: Leaked pics not an IOC violation

Michael Phelps Leaked Photos

Michael Phelps retired from swimming with more medals than any other Olympian. Don't expect him to lose any of them because of ad campaign for Louis Vuitton....


Soccer's Kaka tops 10 million followers on Twitter

Meet the king of the sporting Twittersphere: Brazilian soccer star Kaka. The Real Madrid midfielder on Wednesday became the first athlete to amass 10 million followers on the social networking site. "Thank youuuuu. To celebrate I'll make a twitcam" wrote the 30-year-old Kaka, who at the last count had 10,012,862 Twitter fans. He's nowhere close to Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber - who each have more than 20 million followers - but it's not a bad haul for a player whose career appears to be on the wane after becoming a superstar in a golden six-year stint at AC Milan in Italy.


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