Stories by Gerald Imray

Saturday, Aug 1, 2015

NBA holds exhibition game in Africa

JOHANNESBURG - The NBA put on a show in its first exhibition game in Africa on Saturday - starting with a dunk straight from the tip-off by Luc Mbah a Moute.
By Gerald Imray

Monday, May 11, 2015

Gebrselassie gives up competitions, won't stop running

Haile Gebrselassie isn't going to stop running, he's just going to stop racing. The 42-year-old Ethiopian great, announced his decision to retire.
By Gerald Imray

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

African federation promises unanimous support of Blatter

Every one of Africa's 54 member countries will vote for Sepp Blatter in next month's FIFA presidential election, the continent's soccer chief said Tuesday, referring to the 79-year-old Swiss as ...
By Gerald Imray

Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014

Morocco kicked out of African Cup

Morocco was thrown out of the 2015 African Cup of Nations and dumped as the host after refusing to commit to the scheduled dates because of fears over Ebola.
By Gerald Imray

Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014

African Cup site in limbo because of Ebola

Where will the problematic African Cup of Nations be held next year? Just three months out from the tournament it's still uncertain because of Ebola.
By Gerald Imray

Monday, Sept. 15, 2014

Pistorius is free to compete

STELLENBOSCH, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius is free to compete for South Africa again, as long as his running doesn't go against the ruling of the judge.
By Gerald Imray

Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014

Judge: Pistorius not guilty of murder but was negligent

PRETORIA, South Africa - The judge in Oscar Pistorius' trial ruled out a murder conviction for the double-amputee Olympian Thursday in the shooting death of his girlfriend but said he was negligent.
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
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