Stories by Gerald Imray

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Costa Rica continues unlikely World Cup run

Costa Rica beat Greece in a penalty shootout Sunday to reach the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time after defending desperately with 10 men for nearly an hour.
By Gerald Imray

Monday, June 16, 2014

World Cup has delivered in the early days

The football - it's been open, attacking and packed full of goals and great moments - is doing all the talking in the early days of the World Cup.
By Gerald Imray

Monday, June 2, 2014

FIFA VP denies allegations of corruption in Qatar's World Cup bid

FIFA vice president and African football head Issa Hayatou has denied allegations that he received free private medical treatment and other favors for backing Qatar as host of the 2022 World Cup.
By Gerald Imray

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Forensic expert takes stand in Pistorius trial

PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius' lawyers tried to roll back the prosecution's momentum at his murder trial Wednesday following the star athlete's shaky testimony.
By Gerald Imray

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Trial verdict will finally recast Pistorius' story

The upcoming trial verdict will finally recast Oscar Pistorius' story, for good or ill - depending upon a load of evidence and speculation.
By Gerald Imray

Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014

South Africa bets big on Mayweather tour to boost boxing in nation

South Africa has gone all in and bet big on Floyd "Money" Mayweather's tour of the country this week to boost a still popular, but flagging sport in the country.
By Gerald Imray

Friday, Dec. 13, 2013

'Baby Jake' was larger than life in South Africa

CAPE TOWN, South Africa - Standing just 4-foot-10 and with especially short arms, Jacob Matlala rose from hardship in Soweto to become a four-time world champion.
By Gerald Imray

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013

Lawyers for Oscar Pistorius seeking settlement

JOHANNESBURG - The families of Oscar Pistorius and his slain girlfriend are in contact, a lawyer for Reeva Steenkamp's parents said Tuesday.
By Gerald Imray

Friday, June 28, 2013

Pistorius pulls on blades for training session

Oscar Pistorius was "emotional" as he pulled on his running blades for the Olympian's first training session since the shooting of his girlfriend.
By Gerald Imray

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Case against Pistorius postponed

The prosecution in the Oscar Pistorius case on Tuesday requested a postponement until Aug. 19 so that it can investigate, and the magistrate approved the request.
By Gerald Imray

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Pistorius is cleared to travel

PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius could compete at this year's world championships in Moscow after a South African judge eased his bail restrictions and ruled Thursday that the athlete, who ...
By Gerald Imray

Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013

Substance found in Pistorius bedroom for 'muscle recovery'

The substance found in Oscar Pistorius' bedroom after the shooting death of his girlfriend was identified by his representatives Wednesday as Testis compositum - an herbal remedy they said is used ...
By Gerald Imray

Monday, Feb. 25, 2013

Pistorius' life becomes a mystery

Who is Oscar Pistorius? We all thought we knew.
By Gerald Imray

Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013

Case against Pistorius is questioned

PRETORIA, South Africa - The prosecution case against Oscar Pistorius began to unravel Wednesday with revelations of a series of police blunders and the lead investigator's admission that ...
By Gerald Imray

Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013

All of Pistorius' future races canceled

Oscar Pistorius' track career was put on hold indefinitely Sunday as his agent canceled all future races so the double-amputee Olympian can focus on defending himself against his murder charge.
By Gerald Imray

Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013

Pistorius's family denies his guilt in slaying

PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius is "numb with shock as well as grief" after the shooting death of his model girlfriend at his home in South Africa, the runner's uncle said Saturday.
By Gerald Imray

Friday, Feb. 15, 2013

Pistorius weeps at bail hearing

PRETORIA, South Africa - Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius wept in court Friday as prosecutors said they'll pursue a charge of premeditated murder against him in the killing of his model girlfriend.
By Gerald Imray

Monday, July 9, 2012

Double-amputee out to prove critics wrong

Oscar Pistorius, the double-amputee runner, is taking the issue of disabled vs. able-bodied competition into new territory as he prepares for the London Olympics.
By Gerald Imray
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