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Pistorius had no mental disorder at time of shooting: report

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/PHILL MAGAKOE/POOL (Reuters) – Oscar Pistorius, the South African sprinter on trial for murder for shooting his girlfriend, was not suffering from a mental condition at the time she was killed, a psychiatric report said on Monday. Pistorius, who competed in the 2012 London Olympics and Paralympics, has admitted to shooting dead his […]

Warrior Games: Shooting

Watch the highlights of America’s wounded warriors competing in the shooting competition at the USOC’s 2013 Warrior Games.

AAU Basketball on Universal Sports Loaded With Top Prospects

By Max Meyer Need a basketball fix after the NBA Finals ended in June? The top amateur basketball players from across the country will compete in AAU games on August 1 at 3 PM ET on Universal Sports. Here are some of the names, and future stars, to look out for. KC RUN GMC from […]

Oscar Pistorius Involved in Night Club Altercation During Trial

Oscar Pistorius (REUTERS/Phill Magakoe/Pool) (Reuters) – South African Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius was involved in an argument at a night club over the weekend, his spokeswoman said on Tuesday, days after his lawyers wrapped up their defence in his murder trial. The Star newspaper said Pistorius had an altercation with businessman Jared […]

Ian Thorpe Comes Out in TV Interview

Ian Thorpe (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) (Reuters) – Ian Thorpe, Australia’s most decorated Olympian, revealed he was gay in an emotional television interview on Sunday, ending years of speculation about the champion swimmer’s sexuality. The five-times Olympic gold medalist made the admission to British journalist Michael Parkinson in a pre-recorded interview on Australia’s Channel 10 […]

Defense team closes case in Pistorius murder trial

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/SIPHIWE SIBEKO (Reuters) – Oscar Pistorius’ lawyers wrapped up their defense of the Olympic and Paralympic track star on Tuesday, bringing the dramatic murder trial of one of the world’s best-known athletes closer to conclusion. Judge Thokozile Masipa adjourned the court until August 7 to allow the legal teams to prepare closing arguments, due […]

Prosecutor seeks to cast doubt on Pistorius’ ‘vulnerability’

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/JEROME DELAY/POOL (Reuters) – A South African prosecutor sought on Monday to cast doubt on the defense’s portrayal of Oscar Pistorius as a vulnerable person, a day after a leaked video showed the Paralympic star calmly re-enacting the night he killed his girlfriend. Pistorius, who had his lower legs amputated as a baby, is […]

South African court orders Pistorius to undergo mental evaluation

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/DANIEL BORN/POOL (Reuters) – A South African court on Wednesday orderedOlympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius to undergo evaluation for mental illness – a move which could determine whether he lacked criminal capacity when he shot dead his girlfriend. The prosecution had asked for the evaluation after a psychiatrist told the court on […]

Witness Feared Pistorius Might Shoot Himself

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/IHSAAN HAFFEJEE/POOL (Reuters) – A defense witness in the murder trial of South African track star Oscar Pistorius told the court on Monday she feared the double amputee would shoot himself with the gun he used to kill his girlfriend on Valentine’s Day last year. Carice Viljoen and her father Johan, the manager […]

Oldest Living Olympian Passes Away

By Seth Rubinroit Walter Walsh, who lived the longest life of any Olympian ever, passed away on Tuesday at the age of 106. He was just six days short of his 107th birthday. Walsh displayed his marksmanship skills as a G-Man in the FBI. He was involved in numerous high-profile cases, shooting and killing gangster […]

Get the Latest News In The Oscar Pistorius Trial

(Scroll Down For Previous Day’s News) Thu Apr 17, 2014 11:12am EDT Judge Thokozile Masipa granted the state’s request for a postponement to avoid conflicts with other cases. Prosecutor Gerrie Nel – nicknamed “The Pitbull” for his aggressive style – tore into defense witness Roger Dixon, questioning his credibility and expertise. Pistorius, 27, is on trial […]

German former champ, Italian athlete test positive for drugs in Sochi

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/MICHAEL DALDER/FILES (Reuters) – Germany’s two-time Olympic cross-country skiing champion Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle and Italian four-man bobsleigh member William Frullani were thrown out of the Sochi Olympics on Friday after testing positive for drugs. Sachenbacher-Stehle, who was competing in the biathlon in Sochi but did not win a medal, tested positive for the stimulant methylhexanamin with the second sample […]

Biathlon: American twin gives up Olympic spot to sister

(Reuters) – Lanny Barnes is heading to the Sochi Olympics with all the incentive in the world after her twin sister gave up her own spot in the biathlon to let her compete for the United States. Lanny narrowly missed out on a place in the American team for Sochi after she fell ill last month and […]

Train Like A Champion: Biathlon

This week, Nick Gismondi heads out with Olympic hopeful Tim Burke to take a “shot” at Biathlon training. Biathlon is one of the oldest winter sports and requires high endurance and accurate shooting skills.

Universal Sports Update: Indictment for Pistorius

Double amputee runner Oscar Pistorius (RSA) has been served with a indictment to appear in court over the shooting death of his girlfriend.

2013 Pacific Nations Cup Rugby: USA vs Japan: Great Try

Fumiaki Tanaka (JPN) puts the nail in the coffin for the Americans, scoring Japan’s 6th try and shooting past the US defense almost untouched.

Warrior Games: The Heroes of Sport

By Mike Tierney, Special to Universal Sports When the Warrior Games were christened in 2010, it was not promoted as the “first annual.” Whether the joint effort of the Department of Defense and the U.S. Olympic Committee, originally involving 200 active and retired members from the various military branches with significant injuries and illness, would […]

Warrior Games: The Final Results

By Mike Tierney, Special to Universal Sports Ever wonder about the translation of “Semper Fi,” the motto associated with the few, the proud, the Marines? It is a Latin phrase that means “always faithful” — not, as followers of an annual Paralympics-styled sports festival for armed services members might guess, “kicking butt at the Warrior […]

Prince Harry, Missy Franklin Open Warrior Games in Colorado

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The 2013 Warrior Games presented by Deloitte officially opened today at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., highlighted by a march of the 260 wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans who will compete in the fourth annual competition. With Prince Harry and 1,200 others in attendance, […]

Two explosions at Boston marathon finish line

Two explosions went off near the finish line of the 117th Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013. (Photo by David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images) BOSTON (AP) — Two bombs exploded in the packed streets near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, killing three people and injuring more than 130 […]

‘Blade Runner’ Pistorius charged with murdering girlfriend

Oscar Pistorius (R) and his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp pose for a picture in Johannesburg, February 7, 2013. South African “Blade Runner” Oscar Pistorius, a double amputee who became one of the biggest names in world athletics, was charged on February 14, with shooting dead his girlfriend at his home in Pretoria. Picture taken February 7, […]

Armless archer eyes more than full freezer

Matt Stutzman during the men’s archery individual compound during the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Royal Artillery Barracks. (Paul Cunningham-US PRESSWIRE) By Toby Davis LONDON, Sept 2 (Reuters) – If you thought archery required a steady hand then American Paralympian Matt Stutzman is ready to shoot an arrow through your preconceptions. The 29-year-old from Iowa […]

Durant leads U.S. to victory over Spain

Spain forward Pau Gasol (4) is trapped between USA forward LeBron James (6) and guard Kevin Durant (5) during the men’s basketball gold medal game in the London 2012 Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena. (Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports) By Larry Fine LONDON, Aug 12 (Reuters) – The United States were pushed to the limit […]

Unsung Sports: Modern Pentathlon

Andrei Moiseev of Russia shoots during the Combined Running/Shooting during the modern pentathlon World Championships at Ippodromo di Tor di Quinto on May 11, 2012 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Paolo Bruno/Getty Images) By Mike Tierney, Special to Universal Sports The name of modern pentathlon brings to mind an old joke: Why do they call […]

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Tracking the Trials: June 14, 2012

Rosters for several U.S. Olympic sports are determined by results from competitions known as trials. They usually are as nerve-wracking for the participants as being on trial. Qualifying for the team can be as joyous as getting acquitted. Meet some athletes for whom their trials was more trial and less error as they earned an […]

Road to London presented by Hilton HHonors 9/21/11

This week’s episode features Diamond League Kayak/Canoe and Shooting highlights from Team USA.

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