Photos: The North Korean Hockey Team

You can click over here to read an account of a week spent with the North Korean national ice hockey team at the IIHF Division III Championships. These photos were just some of the many taken during the weeklong tournament in Cape Town, South Africa, and present a snapshot of the rare North Koreans allowed to leave the … » 6/12/13 11:36am 6/12/13 11:36am

Oscar Pistorius "Wants To Get On With His Life," May Ask For Relaxed…

On Friday, Oscar Pistorius was freed on bail as he awaits trial for the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. Though the magistrate did not judge him a flight risk, despite offshore bank accounts and access to a home in Italy, he was required to turn in his passport, and to check in regularly with police. » 2/26/13 10:50am 2/26/13 10:50am

Oscar Pistorius's Brother Facing Charges Of "Culpable Homicide"

Oscar Pistorius's brother, Carl, was charged with culpable homicide in 2010 (or 2008, according to the AP) stemming from a car accident south of Johannesburg, in Vanderbijlpark. The charge was initially dropped and then recently reinstated. The news comes just days after it was uncovered that lead investigator Hilton… » 2/24/13 6:35pm 2/24/13 6:35pm

Oscar Pistorius Granted Bail, Free Until June

The fourth long and bizarre day of Oscar Pistorius's bail hearing was just as long and bizarre as the days preceding it, but at least it was climactic: Pistorius was granted bail, and will be a free man until his trial begins—his next court appearance is scheduled for June 4. » 2/22/13 9:55am 2/22/13 9:55am

A Strong Day For Oscar Pistorius's Defense, As Lead Investigator…

Today was the second day in Oscar Pistorius's bail hearing, and it started as a bit of a circus. Hundreds of media members and spectators were turned away from the courtroom (here's a 360-degree panorama that shows just how small it is), and a promised overflow room was not made ready—and some members of the public » 2/20/13 11:00am 2/20/13 11:00am

Prosecutor: Oscar Pistorius Strapped On His Prosthetic Legs Before…

The funeral of Reeva Steenkamp was held today at a private ceremony in Port Elizabeth, while 700 miles away, in a Pretoria court, Oscar Pistorius was charged with her murder. For the first time, Pistorius's lawyer officially offered up the defense he's going to use: that Pistorius mistook Steenkamp, locked in the… » 2/19/13 8:40am 2/19/13 8:40am

Report: Oscar Pistorius Attempted To Revive Reeva Steenkamp, Who Was…

South African newspaper Beeld has contacted sources close to the police investigation of Oscar Pistorius's shooting of Reeva Steenkamp and filled in a few details about that morning: First, police believe that Steenkamp was sitting "on the lavatory"—bathroom sink—when Pistorius shot her through the bathroom door, and… » 2/16/13 11:15am 2/16/13 11:15am

Reports: Police Were Called To Oscar Pistorius's House Hours Before The …

Oscar Pistorius appeared in a crowded Pretoria courtroom today, barely a day after he was arrested for the murder of Reeva Steenkamp, his girlfriend of four months. Steenkamp was found early Thursday morning in a puddle of blood, with four gunshot wounds to her head, chest, pelvis, and hand. A 9mm pistol registered to… » 2/15/13 9:50am 2/15/13 9:50am

Oscar Pistorius And South African Relay Team Crash Out Of Heats,…

The baton never even made it into Oscar Pistorius's handicapable hand. He was waiting to run the third leg for South Africa, and could only watch as the runner ahead of him collided with a rival, both going down injured. Everyone, most of all Pistorius, believed his Olympics were over without even getting to run a… » 8/09/12 9:55am 8/09/12 9:55am

Cricketer Takes 86 MPH Ball To The Crotch, Cracking His Cup

Kane Williamson was a hero on the fifth day of New Zealand's test against South Africa, and not just because he recorded a century and salvaged a draw after entering the afternoon facing down an enormous deficit. Early on he took a ball directly to the groin, a delivery that split his cup—or as per the cricket term,… » 3/27/12 10:30am 3/27/12 10:30am

South Africa To Miss Out On Africa Cup Of Nations After Deliberately…

The South African national soccer team intentionally played to a 0-0 draw against Sierra Leone this past Saturday, and then danced across the field in celebration of having qualified for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations. The problem: Bafana Bafana, as the team is known, had not qualified for the 2012 Cup. Bafana Bafana,… » 10/11/11 11:40am 10/11/11 11:40am