Oscar Pistorius Removes His Artificial Legs at Sentencing Hearing

LONDON — Oscar Pistorius, the Olympic runner, evacuated his simulated legs and rearranged his way to the front of a court in South Africa on Wednesday, the third day of a hearing to decide his sentence for the 2013 homicide of his sweetheart. Trembling and sorrowful, he rested his right hand on a work area for backing as his legal counselors begged a judge to sentence him to group benefit

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Soccer Player Ratings: ‘The First Thing Anyone Talks About’

PARIS — If 11 is soccer’s overwhelming number — as in, which 11 players ought to be on the field? — then 10 is its interminable interest. For after each match at the European Championships, or the Champions League, or the Copa América, and in addition a lion’s share of association matches played far and wide, the most squeezing inquiry for fans and members alike is this: What were the

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Abandoning Past, Northern Ireland Unified Behind Its Team

BELFAST, Northern Ireland — It was only a couple days short of his thirteenth birthday, yet Michael O’Neill was mature enough to perceive that the objective he was celebrating implied more than just triumph. It was June 25, 1982, and the World Cup was occurring in Spain. O’Neill, the future mentor of the Northern Ireland national group, was before his folks’ TV anticipating the greatest soccer match in his nation’s

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Is Stephen Curry Changing Basketball, or Just Owning It?

  At the start of the N.B.A. finals, Adam Silver, the alliance’s official, paid tribute to Stephen Curry by contrasting him with, surprisingly, Roger Banister. What Banister was to track, Silver trusted, Curry had ended up to proficient ball: an obstruction crasher and society changer who is reconfiguring the b-ball court’s scoring forms. Silver picked Banister as his case since his running of the main sub-four-minute mile, in 1954, “wasn’t

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Brooke Henderson Tops Lydia Ko in Playoff to Capture Women’s PGA

SAMMAMISH, Wash. — Brooke Henderson beat top-positioned Lydia Ko with a birdie on the main gap of a playoff Sunday in the Women’s P.G.A. Title in the wake of defeating a three-shot shortfall on the back nine. Henderson, a 18-year-old Canadian positioned No. 4 on the planet, shut with an intruder free six-under-standard 65 — the best round of the week at Sahalee Country Club — to match Ko at

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Peru Gets Away With a Handball and Eliminates Brazil

It is the main thing you learn in peewee soccer. Try not to touch the ball with your hand. Peru broke the cardinal standard, however escaped with it on Sunday night, and powerful Brazil was wiped out from the Copa América in the gathering stage. Brazil required just an attract the diversion in Foxborough, Mass., to progress, and that looked phenomenally likely: It had not lost a focused amusement to

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Lionel Messi fires hat-trick

Lionel Messi fell off the seat to score a cap trap in only 18 minutes on Friday as Argentina pounded Panama 5-0 and guided into the quarter-finals of the Copa America. Argentina were 1-0 up at half-time on account of a Nicolas Otamendi objective after only six minutes. Panama lost Anibal Godoy to a red card after thirty minutes however the Central Americans hung on until Messi, who missed Argentina’s

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