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  • State prosecutor Gerrie Nel questions Oscar Pistorius Tuesday in court in Pretoria, South Africa. Pistorius is charged with the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentine’s Day in 2013.

    Prosecutor accuses Pistorius at end of questioningApr 15, 2014 12:00 AM
    Wrapping up five days of relentless cross-examination of Oscar Pistorius at his murder trial, the chief prosecutor insisted Tuesday that he intentionally shot his girlfriend to death after they argued and — in a final exchange — urged the Olympic athlete to take responsibility for the Valentine’s Day killing.

     
  •  Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, the first step toward possibly swimming at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Bob Bowman, the swimmer’s longtime coach, told The Associated Press on Mondaythat Phelps is entered in three events — the 50- and 100-meter freestyles and the 100 butterfly at his first meet since the 2012 London Games at a meet in Mesa, Ariz., on April 24-26.

    Olympic great Michael Phelps ending retirementApr 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, lured back into the pool by the fun of it and the possibility of swimming at a fifth Olympics in Rio in 2016. The 22-time Olympic medalist will compete for the first time since the 2012 London Games at a meet in Mesa, Ariz., on April 24-26.

     
  • June Steenkamp, center, mother of the late Reeva Steenkamp, listens in the public gallery, as state prosecutor Gerrie Nel questions Oscar Pistorius, in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, April 11, 2014. Pistorius is charged with the murder of his girlfriend Steenkamp, on Valentine's Day in 2013.

    Prosecutor: Pistorius' story doesn't add upApr 11, 2014 12:00 AM
    The prosecutor cross-examining Oscar Pistorius at his murder trial Friday tried to shred his version of events on the night he shot and killed his girlfriend, saying they do not add up and go completely against how people would react in the situation the double-amputee Olympian has described. Instead, chief prosecutor Gerrie Nel said the “only reasonable explanation” for what happened was that Pistorius fatally shot Steenkamp multiple times through a toilet door from around three meters away as they argued.

     
  • Sprinter Asafa Powell tested positive for the banned stimulant oxilofrone.

    Jamaican sprinter banned for dopingApr 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    A Jamaican disciplinary panel on Thursday banned former 100-meter world record holder Asafa Powell from athletics for 18 months after the veteran sprinter tested positive for a banned stimulant last June.

     
  • U.S. players celebrate winning gold after their ice sledge hockey match against Russia at the Winter Paralympics in Sochi, Russia.

    U.S. beats Russia in Paralympics hockey finalMar 15, 2014 12:00 AM
    Lining up on the Sochi ice to receive their gold medals, members of the American ice sledge hockey team anticipated abuse from the Russian crowd. It never came. Just cheers and applause. However serious the Ukraine-related tensions between the U.S. and Russia are in the backdrop of these Winter Paralympics, they weren’t evident in the Shayba Arena on Saturday.

     
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  • Highland Park High School’s marching band plays behind Olympic figure skater Jason Brown, who was welcomed home in a ceremony Tuesday. Brown won a bronze medal in team figure skating at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.

    Olympian Jason Brown honored, thanks supporters at Highland Park HighFeb 25, 2014 12:00 AM
    Figure skater Jason Brown’s enthusiasm that connected with spectators at the Sochi Winter Olympics was evident Tuesday when he stopped in his hometown of Highland Park for a elebration of his achievements. Brown, 19, who won a bronze medal in the team competition and placed ninth on the individual side in his Olympics debut, attended two pep assemblies before a combined 2,000 pupils at Highland Park High School.

     
  • Volunteers prepare to carry the silver medals onto the ice to present to Sweden after the men’s gold medal ice hockey game Sunday at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The NHL is thinking about abandoning the Olympics, which has hosted the world’s best since 1988.

    Canada’s Olympic hockey win could be NHL farewellFeb 24, 2014 12:00 AM
    The NHL is thinking seriously about abandoning the Olympics, which has hosted the world’s best since 1998. For all the excitement, attention and phenomenal hockey in Sochi, several owners still seethe at their multimillion-dollar investments playing for free — and sometimes getting injured — while their arenas sit empty for three weeks in February. But most players believe nothing can replace the Olympics.

     
  • In this Feb. 9, 2014 photo Austria’s Johannes Duerr competes during the men’s cross-country 30k skiathlon at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. Duerr has been kicked out of the Sochi Games after testing positive for EPO, the country’s Olympic committee said Sunday, Feb 23, 2014. It is the fifth doping case of the Olympics and the first involving the blood-boosting drug EPO. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

    Austrian Olympic Committee:Skier positive for EPOFeb 23, 2014 12:00 AM
    Austrian cross-country skier Johannes Duerr has been kicked out of the Sochi Games after testing positive for EPO, the country’s Olympic committee said Sunday. It is the fifth doping case of the Olympics and the first involving the blood-boosting drug EPO.

     
  • The team from the United States USA-1, with Steven Holcomb, Curtis Tomasevicz, Steven Langton and Christopher Fogt, celebrate after they won the bronze medal during the men’s four-man bobsled competition final at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.

    Images: Winter Olympics, Sunday, February 23Feb 23, 2014 12:00 AM
    The 2014 Olymics in Sochi, Russia held closing ceremonies after the final day of events that included the men's hockey, bobsledding and cross-country skiing. Canada defeated Sweden 3-0 for the gold medal in hockey and USA-1 won the bronze in four-man bobsledding.

     
  • A photo of a video monitor shows Highland Park skater Jason Brown receiving his bronze medal.

    Highland Park medalist Jason Brown still smiling as Olympics wind downFeb 22, 2014 12:00 AM
    Still celebating his bronze-medal win in team figure skating, Highland Park's Jason Brown talks candidly about his Olympic victory and his love of the sport in this exclusive Q&A. "The outpouring of support from my community has been more than I could have ever imagined."

     
  • In this Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 photo, Marina Lisogor of Ukraine gets up after finishing the women's 10K classical-style cross-country race at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. The Ukrainian Olympic Committee said Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, that Lisogor has failed a doping test. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

    2 more Olympians test positive for drugsFeb 22, 2014 12:00 AM
    A Latvian hockey player and a Ukrainian cross-country skier failed drug tests at the Sochi Olympics, bringing to four the number of doping cases at the games. The International Olympic Committee said early Sunday that Vitalijs Pavlovs and Marina Lisogor were both expelled from the games.

     
  • Meryl Davis and Charlie White of the United States step onto the ice before performing in the figure skating exhibition gala at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.

    Images: Winter Olympics, Saturday, February 22ndFeb 22, 2014 12:00 AM
    Images from Saturday at the 2014 Winter Olympic games in Sochi.

     
  • Victor An of Russia, right, reacts as his team wins the men’s 5000-meter short track speedskating relay final Friday at the Iceberg Skating Palace in Sochi

    Russia 1st, U.S. 2nd in 5,000-meter relayFeb 21, 2014 12:00 AM
    Viktor Ahn was already a Russian citizen. At the Sochi Olympics, he was embraced as a national hero by his adopted country. Ahn clapped as he crossed the finish line after leading Russia to Olympic gold in the 5,000-meter relay in short track speedskating.

     
  • Two Olympians kicked out for dopingFeb 21, 2014 12:00 AM
    A top German biathlete and an Italian bobsledder were kicked out of the Sochi Olympics on Friday in the first doping cases of the Winter Games.

     
  • Canada forward Sidney Crosby consoles USA forward Patrick Kane after Canada won 1-0 in a men’s semifinal Friday at the Sochi Olympics.

    It’s Canada vs. Sweden for men’s hockey goldFeb 21, 2014 12:00 AM
    Before the Olympics started, the only thing holding Team Canada back from being the overwhelming favorite in men’s hockey was its goaltending. On Friday in the semifinals against Team USA, goalie Carey Price was brilliant with 31 saves in Canada’s 1-0 win that sent the Canadians into Sunday’s gold medal game against Sweden. Six Blackhawks will play for the gold (Duncan Keith, Jonathan Toews and Patrick Sharp for Canada, and Niklas Hjalmarsson, Marcus Kruger and Johnny Oduya for Sweden).

     
  • Canada forward Sidney Crosby consoles U.S. forward Patrick Kane Friday after Canada won 1-0 in a men’s semifinal ice hockey game at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

    Canada beats U.S. 1-0 to reach gold-medal gameFeb 21, 2014 12:00 AM
    Jamie Benn scored in the second period, Carey Price made 31 saves, and Canada beat the United States 1-0 Friday night in the semifinals of the Olympic men’s hockey tournament. Canada advanced to the gold-medal match Sunday against Sweden, which beat Finland 2-1 in the earlier semifinal at Bolshoy Ice Dome.

     
  • A fan congratulates Team USA after their 5-2 win over the Czech Republic in the men's quarterfinal hockey game in Shayba Arena at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.

    Medal hopes on line in U.S. men's hockey clashFeb 20, 2014 12:00 AM
    It's the matchup everyone has wanted to see: U.S. against Canada in men's hockey with a medal on the line. The winner of Friday's semifinal game won't win the gold medal, but it gets to play for it on Sunday against the winner of Sweden-Finland. This will also be for bragging rights among the Blackhawks with Jonathan Toews, Patrick Sharp and Duncan Keith playing for Canada and Patrick Kane for the Americans.

     
  • Students in a second-grade class at Chesak Elementary School in Lake in the Hills had a nice surprise waiting for them Wednesday. Besides an audio message via Sochi from Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane, each student received a hockey stick autographed by Kane, a McDonald’s Sochi Olympics jacket, a Happy Meal Sochi mascot, and a gift card.

    Second-graders get surprise message from Patrick KaneFeb 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    Hockey fans in a second-grade class at Chesak Elementary School in Lake in the Hills received an unexpected surprise Wednesday morning — a video message from Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane from Sochi where he representing the USA Men’s Olympic Hockey team. Kane was reponding to a Twitter message teacher Christy Gibbs sent on behalf of her students wishing him good luck.

     
  • Russia defenseman Andrei Markov, left, and forward Pavel Datsyuk react after Russia lost 3-1 to Finland in a men’s quarterfinal ice hockey game at the 2014 Winter Olympics Wednesday.

    Russia knocked out of Olympic hockey by Finns, 3-1Feb 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    Finland eliminated Russia from the Olympic men’s hockey tournament with a 3-1 victory Wednesday, putting a stunning end to the Russians’ enormous expectations at home. Teemu Selanne scored an early goal and Tuukka Rask made 37 saves as Finland crushed the Russians’ dreams of winning hockey gold medals in front of their own fans.

     
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