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Pistorius free to compete, SA Olympic body says

Oscar Pistorius cries in the dock in Pretoria, South Africa, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 as Judge Thokozile Masipa reads notes as she delivers her verdict in Pistorius' murder trial. The verdict is expected to take hours and possibly two days to present. She will decide with the help of two legal assessors if Pistorius is guilty of the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. (AP Photo/Kim Ludbrook, Pool)

STELLENBOSCH, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius is free to compete for South Africa again, as long as his running doesn’t go against the ruling of the judge.

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McDonald listed to play for 49ers against Bears

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald is listed to play for the second straight week following his Aug. 31 arrest on suspicion of domestic violence.

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Detroit cop faces 2nd trial in 7-year-old’s death

FILE -- In this May 18, 2010 file photo, Dominika Stanley, left, the mother of 7-year-old Aiyana Jones sits next to Aiyana's father Charles Jones in attorney Geoffrey Fieger's office in Southfield, Mich. A judge won't delay the trial of a Detroit police officer who accidentally killed 7-year-old Aiyana Jones during a raid, despite his attorney's concerns that a "media frenzy" following a police shooting in Missouri could harm his client's right to an impartial jury. Detroit Officer Joseph Weekley is charged with involuntary manslaughter. Wayne County Judge Cynthia Hathaway said Weekley's trial will start Monday, Sept. 15, 2014 as planned. This is Weekley's second trial. The first ended without a verdict in June 2013.  (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

DETROIT (AP) — A member of an elite Detroit police unit is set to stand trial again for killing a 7-year-old girl during a 2010 raid on her house that was captured on video by a reality TV crew.

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Peterson indictment: More NFL off-field trouble

This photo provided by the Montgomery County sheriff’s office shows the booking photo of Adrian Peterson.  Peterson was indicted in Texas for using a branch to spank one of his sons and the Minnesota Vikings promptly benched him for their game Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014 against the New England Patriots. Peterson turned himself in early Saturday at a jail in Montgomery County, near Houston, where he has a home. He was processed and released.  (AP Photo/Montgomery County sheriff’s office)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson’s booking on a child abuse charge Saturday has created another crisis for the embattled NFL, already derided for not responding strongly enough to acts of domestic violence by its players.

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Rice saga puts quiet Ravens owner in spotlight

In this Feb. 7, 2014, file photo, Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti speaks during a news conference in Owings Mills, Md. The two NFL owners overseeing the investigation into how the league pursued and handled evidence in the Ray Rice domestic violence case pledged Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 to make the findings of the probe public, and said their goal was "to get the truth." (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

BALTIMORE (AP) — The last time anyone saw this much of Baltimore owner Steve Bisciotti he was celebrating the 2012 Super Bowl victory, clutching the Vince Lombardi Trophy and sharing the moment with coaches, players and fans.

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