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Oscar Pistorius, at the end of the fourth day of  sentencing proceedings in the high court in Pretoria,  South Africa, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014. Following the testimony hearing, which is expected to end this week, Judge Thokozile Masipa will rule on what punishment Pistorius must serve after convicting him of culpable homicide for shooting his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp through a toilet door in his home. (AP Photo/Alon Skuy, Pool)

Oscar Pistorius trial: Prosecutor wants him sentenced to 10 years in prison

- Associated Press

The devastating hollow-point bullets fired by Oscar Pistorius from his powerful handgun “ripped” through Reeva Steenkamp’s body, the chief prosecutor said Friday at the end of the athlete’s sentencing hearing, urging a judge to send him to prison for at least 10 years.

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New Zealand All Blacks on a mission in America

- Associated Press

Rugby union will make its strongest claim for the attention of a U.S. audience when the Eagles host the World Cup champion New Zealand All Blacks on Saturday in a rare meeting on American soil.

Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams, left, and State of Utah Lt. Governor Spencer Cox turn on the "Lighting Ceremony" celebrating the solar array project of panels built on top of the parking cover outside of the Utah Olympic Oval with creates enough power to take over 500 homes off the power grid Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, in Kearns.  (AP Photo/The Deseret News, Tom Smart, Deseret News)

Salt Lake City optimistic about future Olympic bid

- Associated Press

Salt Lake City officials don't know exactly when they will get to bid for another Winter Olympics, but the host city of the 2002 Games wants the world to know it is ready and willing whenever given a chance.

Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams, left, and State of Utah Lt. Governor Spencer Cox turn on the "Lighting Ceremony" celebrating the solar array project of panels built on top of the parking cover outside of the Utah Olympic Oval with creates enough power to take over 500 homes off the power grid Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, in Kearns.  (AP Photo/The Deseret News, Tom Smart, Deseret News)

Salt Lake City optimistic about future Olympic bid

- Associated Press

Salt Lake City officials don't know exactly when they will get to bid for another Winter Olympics, but the host city of the 2002 games wants the world to know it is ready and willing whenever given a chance.

New solar project to help power Olympic Oval

Associated Press

Utah officials are set to unveil a new array of solar panels that will help power the Olympic Oval in Kearns that is used for major speed skating competitions.

Olympic speed skating rink underway in Pyeongchang

Associated Press

Olympic organizers in Pyeongchang have broken ground on the speed skating rink for the 2018 Winter Games and say all six new competition venues are now on track to stage test events on schedule.

In this photo taken Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, Orlando Pirates goalkeeper and captain of the national South African soccer team, Senzo Meyiwa during a match against Ajax in Soweto, Johannesburg.  Meyiwa was shot dead Sunday night at about 8pm at his girlfriend's Vosloorus home, east of Johannesburg. (AP Photo)

Public memorial for South African sports deaths

- Associated Press

South Africans will go to a memorial service at a sports stadium to pay their final respects to three sporting figures who died within three days of each other.

Germany to bid for 2024 Olympics

- Associated Press

Germany will bid to stage the 2024 Summer Olympics, with Berlin and Hamburg vying for the candidacy.

Rio given deadline on Olympic golf course changes

- Associated Press

A judge has given the city of Rio de Janeiro and a local developer a deadline to decide whether they are willing to make changes to the Olympic golf course design, which could help settle a legal dispute that is threatening its completion in time for the 2016 Games.

Aguerre wins 8th term as head of world surfing

- Associated Press

Fernando Aguerre says he will step up his push to get surfing into the Olympics after being re-elected to an eighth term as president of the International Surfing Association.

Boston Olympics bid opponents appeal to US group

- Associated Press

Hosting the Olympics will be a $10 billion to $20 billion undertaking that will threaten the state's ability to make investments in health care, education and transportation, activists opposed to Boston' bid for the 2024 summer games wrote to the U.S. Olympic Committee on Monday.

Oscar Pistorius is escorted by police officers as he leaves the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, in this Oct. 17, 2014, file photo.  (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, File)

Prosecutors say they will appeal Oscar Pistorius' verdict

- Associated Press

Prosecutors in the Oscar Pistorius case said Monday they will file appeal papers in the next few days against the verdict and sentence after the Olympic runner was convicted of culpable homicide and given a five-year prison term for killing his girlfriend.