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Missing Ohio State player found dead of apparent suicide

An Ohio State football player who disappeared shortly after sending a text message about his concussions was found dead Sunday in a dumpster, apparently of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said.

 
Family: Missing Ohio State player has history of concussions

An Ohio State football player reported missing after he uncharacteristically skipped two practices has a history of sports-related concussions, and his family worries he might have become disoriented, his sister said.

 
Report shows UNC athletes, other students enrolled in fake classes

Hundreds of athletes at the University of North Carolina enrolled in classes they didn’t have to attend and received artificially inflated grades in far-reaching academic fraud over an 18-year period, according to results of an independent investigation.

 
Pistorius gets 5 years in prison for killing girlfriend

Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius started his five-year jail sentence on Tuesday for killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, marking the end of a trial that has gripped South Africa and millions around the world.

 
Wash. high school athlete accused of rape still on team

The decision of a Washington state school district to allow a high school student charged with rape to continue to play on the football team has sparked anger from parents.

 
McCartney concert caps goodbye to Candlestick

San Francisco said goodbye Thursday to Candlestick Park with an evening concert by former Beatle Paul McCartney that finished about midnight. It will be demolished to make way for a housing, retail and entertainment development.

 
Judge schedules verdict in Pistorius trial for Sept. 11

The judge in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius said Friday that she will give a verdict on Sept. 11, bringing closer to an end a globally televised five-month trial that has transfixed South Africans and others around the globe.

 
Witnesses describe blast that ripped apart World Cup party

Survivors of a bomb blast at an illegal World Cup viewing site in northeast Nigeria that killed at least 14 people said Wednesday the force of the explosion blew off limbs and knocked people senseless.

 
Sterling joins elite company with classic non-apology

Donald Sterling couldn’t leave well enough alone. Apologies that just don’t work ought to have a Hall of Fame, and Sterling would have company: Lance Armstrong, Paula Deen, Rob Ford and Ted Nugent among others.

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