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Sports Report: Olympian Oscar Pistorius Found Guilty Of Culpable Homicide

Oscar Pistorius

The judge in the murder trial against Oscar Pistorius says the double-amputee athlete is guilty of culpable homicide, or negligent killing, in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Judge Thokozile Masipa said today that Pistorius was not guilty of murder, as prosecutors had alleged. She ordered Pistorius to stand before she delivered the verdict. He faces up to 15 years in prison.


Ray Rice's suburban New York high school has removed his NFL jersey from its wall of fame. The Journal News reports New Rochelle High School also has removed a placard honoring Rice from a hallway. The Baltimore Ravens released Rice and the NFL suspended him indefinitely on Monday after video surfaced of him punching his then-fiancee in an Atlantic City casino elevator.

On the field, it was back to work for the Baltimore Ravens, who spent much of the week in the wake of the controversy involving former running back Ray Rice and his discipline by the NFL for domestic abuse. On the field, the Ravens seemed to revel in getting back to football as they routed the Pittsburgh Steelers 26-6 behind a pair of TD passes by Joe Flacco.

On Sunday at 1 o’clock, Miami will be in Buffalo to take on the Bills, Arizona will face the Giants in the Meadowlands, New England is in Minnesota. Later at 4:25, the Jets go head to head with Green Bay.


An upstate New York sheriff says he has completed his investigation into the death of a driver struck by NASCAR champion Tony Stewart during a sprint car race last month. Prosecutors are expected to announce next week whether Stewart will face any charges in connection with the death of 20-year-old Kevin Ward Jr. at Canandaigua Motorsports Park.


In Major League Baseball, in the American League, the New York Yankees rallied for a 5-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays last night. Chris Young broke up Alex Cobb's no-hit bid in the eighth inning, and then launched a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth. Pinch-hitter Martin Prado connected for a two-run shot immediately after Cobb was pulled in the eighth, and the Yankees climbed out of a four-run hole to take two of three in the series. Boston doubled up Kansas City 6-3 to end a four-game losing streak Kansas City's advantage in the AL Central dropped to a half-game over idle Detroit.

Elsewhere the Angels bested Texas 7-3, the White Sox blanked Oakland 1-0, and in a double header Cleveland beat Minnesota 8-2 in the first game, and then again 2-0 in the second.

In the National League, Washington tripled up the Mets 6-2, Pittsburgh bested Philadelphia 4-1, Johnny Cueto is the majors' first 18-game winner after he outpitched the St. Louis Cardinals' Lance Lynn in a Reds 1-0 victory, Milwaukee defeated Miami 4-2, and it was San Francisco over Arizona 6-2.


In Top-25 College Football, Brigham Young bested Houston 33-25.


Tim Tebow is taking the field for "Good Morning America." ABC says the Heisman Trophy winner is joining the program as a contributor starting on Monday. Tebow will be part of the show's new "Motivate Me Monday" segment that highlights people and their stories of triumph. Tebow is an analyst for ESPN and the SEC Network. He led the Denver Broncos to the playoffs in 2012, followed by short stints with the New York Jets and New England Patriots.

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