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  • Oscar Pistorius was served with new indictment papers Wednesday containing two extra charges before he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

    In this file photo taken on Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, Oscar Pistorius, center, cries as he prays with his sister Aimee and brother Carl in the magistrates court in Pretoria, South Africa. Oscar Pistorius was served with new indictment papers Wednesday, Nov. 20, containing two extra charges believed to allege that he recklessly shot his gun out the open sunroof of a car last year and fired someone else's handgun at a restaurant weeks before he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
    LAST UPDATE : Nov 20, 2013, 11:32 AM EST
  • In this July 11, 2009 file photo, American seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong, left, and Rinaldo Nocentini of Italy, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, right, climb towards Col de Port , France, during the 8th stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 176.5 kilometers (109.7 miles) with start in Andorra and finish in Saint-Girons, France. When Alex Gibney set out to document the cyclist Armstrong’s 2009 Tour de France comeback, the filmmaker admits he bought into the hype: The m

    The agreement with the UCI gave WADA something to show for the behind-the-scenes discussions at its World Conference on Doping in Sport.

    LAST UPDATE : Nov 14, 2013, 10:32 AM EST
  • Spectators attend a friendly soccer match between South Africa and Guatemala at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane, South Africa in this file photo dated Monday May 31, 2010. The South African government announced Friday April 5, 2013, that it will set up an investigation into allegations of match-fixing in the run up to the 2010 World Cup after recent meetings with FIFA and its own national football association, to look into possible corruption in games involving the South African national team.

    Three years after the first World Cup in Africa, the South African government will investigate allegations of match-fixing leading to the showcase tournament.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 05, 2013, 12:03 PM EDT
  • In this Sept. 8, 2012 file photo, South Africa's Oscar Pistorius wins gold in the men's 400-meter T44 final at the 2012 Paralympics in London. A judge in South Africa says Pistorius, who is charged with murdering his girlfriend, can leave South Africa to compete in international competition, with conditions.

    Oscar Pistorius wants to train again and recently went back to visit his regular track in South Africa's capital.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 03, 2013, 12:55 PM EDT
  • This is a Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2006 file photo of British driver Andy Green, right, as he is congratulated by a crew member after setting a new unofficial world diesel powered land speed record of over 328 mph over two runs on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah.. Toiling with shovels, wheelbarrows and bare hands, about 300 workers in a remote corner of South Africa removed 6,000 tons of stones and other debris _ roughly 20 tons per person _ from a vast stretch of desert over the past year. If all goes well, it

    Toiling with shovels, wheelbarrows and bare hands, about 300 workers removed 6,000 tons of stones and other debris from a vast stretch of desert in a desolate corner of South Africa over the past two years.

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 14, 2013, 1:54 PM EDT
  • Police say they have not found anything inconsistent in how Oscar Pistorius described shooting

    A police detective testified at Oscar Pistorius' bail hearing Wednesday that authorities have not found any inconsistencies in the star athlete's description of his shooting of his girlfriend.

    LAST UPDATE : Feb 20, 2013, 11:30 AM EST
  • Oscar Pistorius, weeping in court, faces possible life sentence in girlfriend's shooting death

    Olympic superstar Oscar Pistorius wept in court Friday as prosecutors said they'll pursue a charge of premeditated murder against him for killing his model girlfriend.

    LAST UPDATE : Feb 15, 2013, 12:30 PM EST