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South African appeals court more than doubles Pistorius sentence

JOHANNESBURG South Africa's Supreme Court increased Oscar Pistorius' murder sentence on Friday to 13 years and five months after the state argued his original sentence of six years for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp was "shockingly lenient".

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France drop Benneteau, Mahut for Davis Cup final

LILLE, France Doubles specialists Nicolas Mahut and Julien Benneteau were omitted from the France team to play Belgium in the Davis Cup final starting on Friday.

Nov 23 2017

International authorities to blame for Sochi Games doping scandal: Russia

MOSCOW The International Olympic Committee and anti-doping authorities are to blame for a Russian doping scandal that tarnished the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko said on Thursday.

Nov 23 2017

Hamilton and Vettel already fixated on five

ABU DHABI Formula One's four-times world champions Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel engaged in some light-hearted end-of-season banter on Thursday, already looking beyond the final race of the season and ahead to the next big battle in 2018.

Nov 23 2017

Tomic offered spot in Australian Open wild card playoff

MELBOURNE Bernard Tomic has been offered the chance to win a wild card for January's Australian Open in a 16-man playoff in Melbourne next month but has not said whether he will take up the place, organizers said on Friday.

Nov 23 2017

Hamilton mourns end of good-looking era for F1

ABU DHABI Formula One faces an uglier future after Sunday's season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix with the 'halo' head protection device due to be introduced in 2018, four times world champion Lewis Hamilton said on Thursday.

Nov 23 2017