US swimmer Michael Phelps sentenced to 18 months probation for drunken driving
US swimmer Michael Phelps sentenced to 18 months probation for drunken driving

American swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, was sentenced on Friday to 18 months probation and a year suspended jail sentence after pleading guilty to drunken driving.

Violinist Vanessa Mae appeals four-year ski competition ban
Violinist Vanessa Mae appeals four-year ski competition ban

Violinist Vanessa Mae has appealed a four-year ban from ski competitions to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) after being found guilty of manipulating results in order to qualify for the Olympics.

Snooki's husband pleads guilty to driving under influence
Snooki's husband pleads guilty to driving under influence

American reality TV star Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi's husband Jionni LaValle has pleaded guilty to a driving under influence stemming from an August 7 arrest.

Charlotte Hornets` Jeff Taylor suspended 24 games
Charlotte Hornets` Jeff Taylor suspended 24 games

Charlotte Hornets forward Jeff Taylor was slapped with a 24-game suspension by the NBA on Wednesday after pleading guilty to a domestic violence charge.

West Ham United give James Tomkins community punishment
West Ham United give James Tomkins community punishment

West Ham United announced on Friday that they will make defender James Tomkins carry out work in the local community after he was found guilty of assaulting a police officer.

Robert Downey Jr's son pleads guilty to drug charge
Robert Downey Jr's son pleads guilty to drug charge

 

Los Angeles: 'Iron Man' star Robert Downey, Jr's son pleaded guilty to cocaine possession at a California court hearing.

Judge finds Oscar Pistorius not guilty of unlawfully possessing ammunition
Judge finds Oscar Pistorius not guilty of unlawfully possessing ammunition

South African Judge Thokozile Masipa on Friday found Oscar Pistorius guilty of negligently handling a gun in restaurant, but acquitted him on two other firearm charges.

Oscar Pistorius victim Reeva Steenkamp remembered as `angel`
Oscar Pistorius victim Reeva Steenkamp remembered as `angel`

One of the last tweets sent by Reeva Steenkamp, the glamorous South African model shot dead by her lover Oscar Pistorius, was to express her excitement ahead of Valentine`s Day.

Chris Brown pleads guilty in assault case
Chris Brown pleads guilty in assault case

 

Washington: Chris Brown has plead guilty in his Washington D.C. assault case and has accepted a plea deal.

Punish the rapists, says Ustad Amjad Ali Khan

Sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan in the wake of crime of against women, has urged the government of India to take stern measures against the culprits. The Padma Vibhushan awardee, who was in Coimbatore for a concert said that severe punishment should be meted out to all those who are found guilty in this heinous crime.

Zimbabwe`s Tendai Chatara reprimanded for showing dissent

Zimbabwe`s Tendai Chatara has been reprimanded after pleading guilty to a Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct during the first day`s play in the one-off Test against South Africa in Harare on Saturday.

James Corden clears `bad sex joke` air with Keira Knightley

A blushing James Corden explained Keira Knightley why he cracked a not-so-funny joke on her at the Empire Awards back in 2008.

Sexual harassment: man pleads guilty, gets lesser punishment

A 30-year-old man, convicted for sexually harassing a minor girl, has been sentenced to nearly six months in jail, a period he has already spent behind the bars, after he voluntarily pleaded guilty.

Hall of fame`s Lima faces jail for assaulting ex-wife

Former Samoan captain Brian Lima, who`s in the rugby hall of fame, faces up to seven years in jail after being found guilty of assaulting his former wife, it was reported Monday.

Two ex-US Army soldiers laundered Afghanistan bribes

Two former US Army soldiers have pleaded guilty to accepting about USD 250,000 in bribes from contractors in Afghanistan and shipping the cash back to the United States to be laundered through a landscaping business.

Indian engineer admits to stealing trade secrets

An Indian engineer pleaded guilty to stealing trade secrets from two global medical technology companies based in New Jersey and faces upto 20 years in prison when sentenced.

US sentencing for fraudulent wine dealer postponed again

Sentencing for disgraced wine dealer Rudy Kurniawan, who was found guilty of fraud for manufacturing fake vintages, has been postponed to July, a US federal court said Wednesday.

Hernandez pleads not guilty to double-murder charges

American football star Aaron Hernandez pleaded not guilty to two first degree murder charges during a court appearance on Wednesday.

Youth gets 1-year RI for biting off neighbour`s ear

A local court on Tuesday sentenced a youth to one year`s rigorous imprisonment for grievously injuring his neighbour following a quarrel over his pet dog in 2013.

Reds prop Slipper banned for three weeks

Queensland Reds` Wallaby prop James Slipper has been suspended for three weeks for making a lifting tackle in a Super Rugby clash last weekend, the SANZAR judiciary said on Monday.