• The U.S. is still dominating all-around qualifying at the world gymnastics championships, even without its defending champion or Olympic gold medalist.

    Aliya Mustafina from Russia performs on the balance beam, during the qualification round at the artistic gymnastics World Championships in Antwerp, Belgium, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. The event takes place until Sunday, Oct. 6.
    LAST UPDATE : Oct 02, 2013, 4:54 PM EDT
  • International team player Richard Sterne, of South Africa, steps over a creek as he walks up to the 14th green during a practice round for the Presidents Cup golf tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, in Dublin, Ohio.

    The Presidents Cup gets underway Thursday with six fourballs matches, and here are five things to look for at Muirfield Village.

    LAST UPDATE : Oct 03, 2013, 11:02 AM EDT
  • In this file photo taken Monday, Aug. 19, 2013 double-amputee Olympian Oscar Pistorius, at the magistrates court in Pretoria, South Africa, when Pistorius was indicted on charges of murder and illegal possession of ammunition for the shooting death of his girlfriend on Valentine's Day. Oscar Pistorius' lawyers are working with a team of American forensic specialists to help prepare the double-amputee Olympian's defense, and likely counter any evidence given by the nearly 50 police officers.

    Forensic experts working for Oscar Pistorius have visited the double-amputee Olympian's upscale villa where he shot and killed his girlfriend.

    LAST UPDATE : Oct 03, 2013, 11:33 AM EDT
  • South Korea's Na Yeon Choi prepares to tee off on the first hole during the first round of the Reignwood LPGA Classic golf tournament at Pine Valley Golf Club on the outskirts of Beijing, China, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013.

    American Jessica Korda and South Korea's Na Yeon Choi shot 9-under 64 on Thursday to share the lead after the first round of the inaugural Reignwood LPGA Classic in Beijing

    LAST UPDATE : Oct 03, 2013, 10:39 AM EDT
  • Pittsburgh Pirates' Andrew McCutchen takes the field during introductions of Game 3 of a National League division baseball series against the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, in Pittsburgh.

    One more Pittsburgh victory would send a franchise that's been a laughingstock for the better part of 20 years into the NL championship series.

    LAST UPDATE : Oct 07, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT
  • In this Tuesday, May 15, 2012 file photo people walk in downtown Grozny, capital of Chechnya, southern Russia. Central Mosque is at the background. The capital of Chechnya, rebuilt after two devastating separatist wars in the 1990s, boasts the largest mosque in Europe. With money and backing from Moscow, the thuggish Chechen leader, Ramzan Kadyrov, has brought a degree of stability to the republic, although attacks still take place.

    In the words of President Vladimir Putin, the four-month Olympic flame relay will "show the world Russia as she is and as we love her."

    LAST UPDATE : Oct 07, 2013, 10:10 AM EDT
  • The Boston Red Sox's celebrate on the field after defeating the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 4 of an American League baseball division series, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Boston Red Sox's defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1 to move on to the American League Championship Series.

    A year after finishing in last place, the AL East champion Red Sox won 97 games to match St. Louis for the best record in baseball.

    LAST UPDATE : Oct 09, 2013, 10:11 AM EDT
  • Long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad, who recently completed a record-breaking swim from Cuba to Florida, completes a lap during a continuous 48-hour swim event in New York's Herald Square called "Swim for Relief," which aims to raise funds and awareness for Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013.

    The 64-year-old woman who swam from Havana to Key West has passed the halfway mark in her marathon Manhattan swim to benefit victims of Superstorm Sandy.

    LAST UPDATE : Oct 09, 2013, 10:23 AM EDT