Pretoria prison gangs behind death threat to Oscar Pistorius
Pretoria prison gangs behind death threat to Oscar Pistorius

Paralympics runner Oscar Pistorius, who starts his five-year sentence at Pretoria's Central Prison, would urgently need to study the lore and laws of South Africa's numbers gangs as the double-amputee athlete is reportedly under a death threat from the gangs.

Oscar Pistorius' agent to discuss running future with athlete in prison
Oscar Pistorius' agent to discuss running future with athlete in prison

Jailed Paralympics runner Oscar Pistorius' agent has revealed that he is looking forward to a meeting with the double-amputee athlete in prison in the next few days to discuss his running future.

Oscar Pistorius spends first night in single jail cell
Oscar Pistorius spends first night in single jail cell

South African prison officials say Oscar Pistorius spent his first night in a single cell in the hospital wing of a prison in the capital, Pretoria.

`We don`t want revenge` against Oscar Pistorius: Reeva Steenkamp`s mother
`We don`t want revenge` against Oscar Pistorius: Reeva Steenkamp`s mother

The mother of Oscar Pistorius`s girlfriend insisted she did not want "revenge" Wednesday, the day after the disgraced South African athlete was handed a five-year jail term for shooting her daughter dead.

Oscar Pistorius: The `broke and broken` Olympian
Oscar Pistorius: The `broke and broken` Olympian

At the 2012 London Olympics, before 80,000 roaring fans and a constellation of camera flashes, it took Oscar Pistorius 45.44 seconds to become a global icon. 

Steenkamp family welcomes Pistorius jail sentence
Steenkamp family welcomes Pistorius jail sentence

The family of slain model Reeva Steenkamp on Tuesday welcomed the sentencing of her killer Oscar Pistorius to up to five years in jail.

Steenkamp`s ailing father Barry said he was "very glad" the seven-month trial was over. A lawyer for the family said the sentence was "welcome".

PT Usha accepts Narendra Modi's invite to train Gujarat athletes
PT Usha accepts Narendra Modi's invite to train Gujarat athletes

One of India's most successful athletes PT Usha will groom budding athletes in Gujarat after being requested to do so by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Oscar Pistorius sentencing on Tuesday; prosecutor demands 10-year imprisonment
Oscar Pistorius sentencing on Tuesday; prosecutor demands 10-year imprisonment

South African track star Oscar Pistorius should serve at least 10 years in prison for killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentine`s Day last year, the state prosecutor said at the close of the athlete`s sentencing hearing on Friday.

Oscar Pistorius not a `cold-blooded killer`
Oscar Pistorius not a `cold-blooded killer`

Oscar Pistorius was not a "cold-blooded killer" and should serve a community-based sentence, his defence argued Friday in a last-ditch attempt to keep the star sprinter out of jail.

Taiwan's fast-rising Chan Shih-chang eyes Rio Olympics

Being a late starter, Chan Shih-chang had to work hard to rewrite Asian Development Tour (ADT) records and hopes to continue his stellar form to achieve his dream of representing Taiwan at the Rio Olympics.

Oscar Pistorius `needs to pay` for killing, says Reeva Steenkamp's cousin
Oscar Pistorius `needs to pay` for killing, says Reeva Steenkamp's cousin

A cousin of slain model Reeva Steenkamp made a tearful plea Thursday for Oscar Pistorius to "pay for what he has done," as the prosecution sought to make sure the Paralympic athlete goes to jail.

Indian sprinter Dutee Chand fights `cruel` gender rules

A teenage Indian sprinter who was banned from international competition for failing a "gender test" is hoping her fight against rules on sexual identity will spare others the same fate.

My Asiad gold a slap on face of my critics: Mandeep Kaur
My Asiad gold a slap on face of my critics: Mandeep Kaur

Back into the limelight after serving a two-year ban due to a dope offence, two-time Asian Games gold medallist Mandeep Kaur on Saturday said that she has silenced her critics who thought her career was over with her feat in the just-concluded Incheon Games.

Vikas Krishan in Asiad boxing quarters
Vikas Krishan in Asiad boxing quarters

The prospect of an Asian-born athlete breaking the 10-second barrier for the 100 metres is still a long way off, two top sprinters said.

Asian Games: Qatari eyes high jump world record
Asian Games: Qatari eyes high jump world record

Mutaz Essa Barshim wants to beat one of athletics oldest world records at the Asian Games, while Zhang Peimeng just wants to drag Asia into the modern 100m world with a sub-10 second time.

Gowda, Arpinder to lead India's gold medal quest in athletics
Gowda, Arpinder to lead India's gold medal quest in athletics

India's subdued campaign at the 17th Asian Games is expected to get a boost on Saturday with the commencement of the track and field events at the 61,000-capacity Incheon Asiad Main Stadium.

US sprinter Wallace Spearmon handed three-month doping ban
US sprinter Wallace Spearmon handed three-month doping ban

The United States Anti-Doping Agency has slapped American sprinter Wallace Spearmon with a three-month suspension after the US Olympian failed a drug test in July.

Judge in Oscar Pistorius trial faces criticism
Judge in Oscar Pistorius trial faces criticism

Several legal groups in South Africa have expressed concern about threats and harsh criticism of the judge who found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide, but not guilty of the more serious charge of murder.

Olympic rhythmic gymnast linked to Vladimir Putin to head media group
Olympic rhythmic gymnast linked to Vladimir Putin to head media group

An Olympic rhythmic gymnastics champion, rumoured to be Russian President Vladimir Putin`s lover, has been appointed the head of a powerful pro-Kremlin media group.

Dismal show by Indian women shooters at the World C'ships

Indian markswomen's disappointing performance at the World Champiponship continued as some of the well-known names put up a sorry show on the eighth day of the competition.