Pistorius jailed for six years for murdering girlfriend

July 06, 2016 in Sports

South African Paralympian Oscar Pistorius was sent back to prison on Wednesday after being given a six-year jail term for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at his home three years ago. High Court judge Thokozile Masipa listed several mitigating factors for sentencing him to less than...

Venus & Serena through to semi-finals

July 06, 2016 in Sports

Five-time champion Venus Williams reached the Wimbledon semi-finals for the first time since 2009 with victory over Kazakhstan’s Yaroslava Shvedova. Eighth seed Williams – at 36 the oldest Grand Slam semi-finalist for 22 years — beat unseeded Shvedova 7-6 (7-5) 6-3. An all-Williams final remains possible...