Prosecutors in the Oscar Pistorius case filed appeal papers Tuesday, saying they believe a judge did not correctly apply the law when she found the Olympic athlete not guilty of murder for shooting girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
A spokesman for South Africa's National Prosecuting Authority says prosecutors will appeal the verdict and sentencing of Oscar Pistorius, who was handed a 5-year prison term after being convicted of culpable homicide.
Russian president Vladimir Putin has been awarded with the International Swimming Federation's highest honor despite a series of doping cases that could result in the country being suspended from competition.
A 16-year-old Nigerian weightlifter was stripped of her Commonwealth Games gold medal on Friday because of a positive doping test, a case that raised concerns about how such a young athlete had access to banned substances.
Testimony in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius focused Tuesday on a pillar of the prosecution's case -- the screams that neighbors heard on the night that the athlete killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
The International Athletics Federation will not appeal Tyson Gay's reduced one-year ban for doping, saying the American anti-doping authorities properly handled the former world 100-meter champion's case.
USA Swimming CEO Chuck Wielgus has withdrawn from this year's International Swimming Hall of Fame induction class, a week after the release of a report that criticized the handling of sexual abuse cases by the organization under his leadership.