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Witness: Pistorius prayed over his shot girlfriend

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — As the girlfriend he shot lay dead or dying in his home, a weeping, praying Oscar Pistorius knelt at her side and struggled in vain to help her breathe by holding two fingers in her clenched mouth, a witness testified Thursday at the double-amputee runner's murder trial.

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 March 2014

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NCAA, conferences sued over scholarship value

Former West Virginia football player Shawne Alston sued the NCAA and five major conferences Wednesday, saying they violated antitrust laws by agreeing to cap the value of an athletic scholarship at less than the actual cost of attending school.

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 March 2014

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Ukraine beats US 2-0 in soccer exhibition

LARNACA, Cyprus (AP) — One banner in the stands read "Ukraine is Undivided!" on the top and "One Country — One Team!" on the bottom. Ukrainian fans sang their nation's anthem in the final moments, and some broke into a chant of "No war in Ukraine!" after the final whistle.

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 March 2014

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Paxton 3 scoreless IP; Indians beat Mariners 8-5

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — James Paxton allowed two hits in three scoreless innings and Nick Franklin drove in two runs Wednesday in the Seattle Mariners' 8-5 loss to the Cleveland Indians.

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 March 2014

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Guerrero's grand slam powers Dodgers past Reds

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Alex Guerrero hit a grand slam and Adrian Gonzalez added a solo home run as the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied for 10-3 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday night.

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 March 2014

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Sports spotlight back on Sochi amid Crimea crisis

Overshadowed by the international crisis over Ukraine, Russia welcomes the sporting world back to Sochi this week for Winter Paralympics that will be snubbed by some politicians and will struggle to match the successful Winter Olympics that ended less than two weeks ago in the Black Sea resort.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 March 2014

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Iditarod musher flown to hospital after ordeal

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race musher was flown to a hospital after a harrowing ordeal that included crashing his sled, hitting his head on a stump and later falling through ice and breaking his ankle.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 March 2014

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Browns release troubled WR Davone Bess

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns have parted ways with wide receiver Davone Bess, following one disappointing season and a disturbing off season.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 March 2014

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