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Pistorius starts five-year term for killing Reeva Steenkamp

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PRETORIA - Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius started his five-year jail sentence on Tuesday for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, marking the end of a trial that has gripped South Africa and millions around the world.

Sports, World 5:57pm EDT

NFL's Ray Rice appeal hearing tentatively set for Nov. 5-6

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- The hearing on Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension by the National Football League for domestic violence has tentatively been set for Nov. 5 and 6, sources close to the situation told Reuters on Tuesday.

5:37pm EDT

NFL's Cowboys release gay athlete Michael Sam from practice squad

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- Defensive end Michael Sam, who hopes to become the first openly gay athlete to play in a regular-season National Football League game, was released on Tuesday by the Dallas Cowboys.

5:05pm EDT

National Football League roundup

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(The Sports Xchange) - Michael Sam, who first made headlines earlier this year as the first openly gay NFL player, as of Tuesday afternoon is no longer an NFL player. The Dallas Cowboys waived the rookie defensive end from the practice squad to make room on their roster to sign second-year linebacker Troy Davis.

7:49pm EDT

National Basketball Association roundup

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(The Sports Xchange) - Kevin Durant says he will not rush back from surgery to repair a fracture in his right foot.

7:49pm EDT

Wozniacki outlasts erratic Sharapova; Radwanska wins

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SINGAPORE - Caroline Wozniacki put a huge dent in Maria Sharapova's bid to finish the season as world number one by overcoming some distracting bright lights to outlast the Russian 7-6(4) 6-7(5) 6-2 in their marathon opening group match at the WTA Finals on Tuesday.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 2:28pm EDT

Steelers' quick points silence fans, help them beat Texans

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- The Pittsburgh Steelers needed less than three minutes to score 24 unanswered points in the second-quarter to help them beat the Houston Texans 30-23 on Monday.

1:19am EDT

Serving stigmas still haunting resurgent Ivanovic

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SINGAPORE - When Ana Ivanovic crunched Serena Williams's opening serve back past the world number one for a venomous winner it suggested she wasn't going to be overawed by her illustrious opponent. The Serb's own serve, however, told a different story.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 11:26am EDT

Caterham F1 team face battle over cars

LONDON - The future of the struggling Caterham Formula One team was thrown into further doubt on Tuesday when an administrator laid claim to their race cars and warned they could not leave the factory without his agreement.

3:55pm EDT

Mon, Oct 20 2014

Royals manager lets young player 'be themselves'

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- After nine seasons as a Major League Baseball manager Kansas City Royals skipper Ned Yost decided to put games in the hands of his young players, who repaid the trust by reaching the World Series.

20 Oct 2014
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Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.