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  • Oscar Pistorius sentence brings quick reaction from sports officials

    Oscar Pistorius sentence brings quick reaction from sports officials
    No matter how Oscar Pistorius ends up serving his five-year sentence for killing Reeva Steenkamp, Paralympic officials say he will remain ineligible to compete for the duration, which rules him out of the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro.
  • Navratilova unhappy with ITF silence on Williams slur

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Multiple grand slam winner Martina Navratilova has questioned the "silence" of the International Tennis Federation after one of its members described world number one Serena Williams and older sister Venus as "brothers". Russian...

    On The Fly: NBA Preseason Even Has An Owner Cranky

    On The Fly: NBA Preseason Even Has An Owner Cranky
    Suns owner Robert Sarver was so upset that the Spurs were missing marquee players (injured or resting after a European trip) and even Gregg Popovich (who appointed assistant Ettore Messina to coach) that he addressed the crowd in Phoenix during Thursday's...

    Serena slams Russian chief for 'sexist' slur

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - World number one Serena Williams slammed Shamil Tarpishchev for using "extremely sexist, racist and bullying" comments after the Russian Tennis Federation (RTF) president described her and sister Venus as the "Williams brothers"....

    Russian Federation chief apologises for jibe at Williams sisters

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Tennis Federation (RTF) President Shamil Tarpishchev has officially apologised for making an inappropriate comment about the Williams sisters on state television. Appearing on a chat show, the programme host said: "I was at the...