And it's done.
Oscar Pistorius has just received five years for the death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.
Though Pistorius was convicted of culpable homicide, he was ultimately cleared of murder. Under South African law, the once celebrated athlete will have to serve at least one-sixth of his sentence — 10 months — before he can ask to be considered for parole. The judge also gave Pistorius a three-year suspended sentence for a firearms charge.
Oscar insisted throughout the entire case, sometimes even through tears, that it was a horrible mistake when he shot Reeve in 2013 on Valentine's Day. He had thought she was an intruder, so the the double-amputee sprinter grabbed his gun and shot at her through the bathroom door.
We're hearing the usually emotional Pistorius remained stoic and calm during his sentencing.
We have a feeling his expression is going to change in the next 10 months.
[Image via AP Images.]
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It all went down at the Eastern Dakota Conference's Cross County Championship in North Dakota…
Near the end of a cross country race, Fargo South runner Danielle LeNoue heard a pop in her knee and collapsed in pain.
She injured her patella tendon! Crying, in so much pain, she tried to walk but couldn't.
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Several runners made their way past the injured girl, except for Devils Lake runner Melanie Bailey, who had to stop and help, saying:
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Oooooo! Colin Kaepernick's in trouble!
The star QB from the San Francisco 49ers just got fined $10,000! The NFL fined him for wearing the wrong type of headphones!
Yup, they legit have the authority to fine their athletes if they wear the wrong brand.
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Joe Manganiello is one seriously impressive human being.
He's figured out the secret to life…
Being in great shape will get you an amazing job (like filming Magic Mike XXL), a sexy special someone (Sofia Vergara) and possibly even give you mind powers.
At least that's the only conclusion we can draw from this photo (above) of Joe literally levitating a football over his open hand. He must've been trying to
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Michael Phelps is a world class athlete and celebrity. So when he effs up, he effs up publicly, in a big way.
So everyone knows he got a DUI. His second one, specifically.
"Everyone" includes the International Olympic Committee (IOC), who tend to be pretty anti-drugs and alcohol.
Were they upset with him? Super pissed off? Totally cool with it?
The IOC Issued a comment to us, saying:
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Martina Navratilova is a 59-time Grand Slam winning tennis legend (as well as a former DWTS competitor) and now is on her way to becoming a married woman!
The retired pro athlete just popped the question to her longtime girlfriend Julia Lemigova, a former Miss Universe contestant.
Martina was at the U.S. Open, commentating, and at one point was interviewed by the Tennis Channel. During the interview, once everyone was watching her, she dropped to one knee and
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Maybe ESPN should stick to reporting on actual sports stories, not when and where an openly gay athlete is showering!
Yesterday, reporter Josina Anderson felt the need to disclose what one of Michael Sam’s teammates told her about what’s going on in the locker room.
According to Anderson, Sam has been hanging back after practice and not showering with the rest of the Rams squad.
The report had a lot of people calling foul on Anderson and ESPN, including St. Louis defensive end Chris Long, who thought what the cable network did was completely inappropriate.
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