Summer Sports

Pistorius sentenced to five years in jail for killing girlfriend

By Gary Anderson

Oscar Pistorius has been handed a five-year jail term for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp ©Getty ImagesOscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years in jail for shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Antalya to stage the wheelchair tennis 2015 BNP Paribas World Team Cup

By Gary Anderson

Stephane Houdet will be out to defend Frances men's World Group crown in Antalya at next year's World Team Cup ©AFP/Getty ImagesThe International Tennis Federation (ITF) has announced that Antalya, Turkey, will host next year's BNP Paribas World Team Cup.

Triple Paralympic champion Kurt Fearnley to release new autobiography

By Duncan Mackay

Kurt Fearnley's new book "Pushing the Limits" is due to be published on October 22 ©Penguin BooksAustralia's 11-time Paralympic medallist Kurt Fearnley is to his launch his new autobiography next Wednesday (October 22).

Pistorius to learn fate next week after court hears final arguments

By Daniel Etchells

Oscar Pistorius leaves the North Gauteng High Court today ©Getty ImagesOscar Pistorius is due to learn the outcome of his sentencing hearing in Pretoria on Tuesday (October 21) after Judge Thokozile Masipa heard the final arguments from both the defence and prosecution lawyers.

Canadian Paralympic bronze medallist banned for two years after faking impairment

By Gary Anderson

Canadian Para-archer Norbert Murphy has been banned for two years after being found to have misled classifiers at a tournament earlier this year ©Getty ImagesCanadian Paralympic bronze medallist Norbert Murphy has been banned for two years by World Archery after he was found to have misrepresented the level of his impairment during classification for a competition earlier this year.

Pistorius "needs to pay for what he's done", says Steenkamp's cousin

By Zjan Shirinian

Arguments over whether Oscar Pistorius should be jailed have increased with the testimony of Reeva Steenkamp's cousin Kim Martin ©Charlie Shoemaker/Getty ImagesOscar Pistorius must "pay" for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, her cousin has told the six-time Paralympic champion's sentencing hearing.

2015 IPC Swimming World Championships open for entries

By Daniel Etchells

The Tollcross International Swimming Centre will host the 2015 International Paralympic Committee Swimming World Championships in Glasgow ©Getty ImagesThe entry process for the 2015 International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Swimming World Championships in Glasgow has been launched today, with countries wishing to participate initially being asked to outline the number of athletes they expect to be part of their teams.

Prosecutor warns judge over public backlash if Pistorius escapes jail term

By Gary Anderson

Oscar Pistorius enters court today as his sentencing hearing for killing Reeva Steenkamp continues in Pretoria ©Getty ImagesProsecutor Gerrie Nel has warned Judge Thokozile Masipa that she risks unleashing a public backlash if six-time Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius escapes a jail term for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Japan's women's goalball team set for stern test at 2014 Asian Para Games, says general manager

By Daniel Etchells

Japan celebrate winning the women's goalball final against China at the London 2012 Paralympic Games ©Getty ImagesJapan's women's goalball team general manager Naoki Eguro believes the standard of competition within the sport has improved significantly since his team's triumph at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
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