Today in sports history for Monday, Jan. 26

...Australian Open title. Capriati saved four match points before veating Martina Hingis 4-6, 7-6 (7), 6-2.2005 - South Africa's Ryk Neethling breaks his own short-course world record in the 100-meter medley, finishing in 52.01 seconds...
Players withdraw complaint in Canada over World Cup turf

...rules in 2004 to allow sanctioned matches on certain artificial surfaces. A few games at the 2010 men's World Cup in South Africa were played on grass that had been reinforced by artificial fibers.FIFA rules also state that all matches and practices...
Two men reach top of El Capitan in historic climb

...table saw in 2001.Jorgeson, of Santa Rosa, California, has an impressive list of climbs in the U.S., Europe and South Africa. He works as a climbing instructor and co-founded an advocacy group for climbers.John Long, the first person to...
Today in History for Monday, Dec. 15, 2014

...91.One year ago: Nelson Mandela was laid to rest in his childhood hometown, ending a 10-day mourning period for South Africa's first black president. Michelle Bachelet easily won Chile's presidential runoff. Academy Award-winning actress...
Pistorius sentencing: What it means

PRETORIA, South Africa - How much prison time will Oscar Pistorius ultimately serve for killing...executions and for holding anti-apartheid activists. The facility in South Africa's capital contains the high-security C-Max unit, where some...
Outside editorial: A real rival in South Africa? of disgruntled officials from South Africa's ruling African National Congress...emergence is a positive development in South Africa's still young democracy. The...first president of a black-ruled South Africa in 1994. But the story of the...
Sports On TV for Dec. 10

...Bangkok1:30 a.m., TGC - European PGA Tour, Alfred Dunhill Championship, first round, part I, at Mpumalanga, South Africa (same-day tape)MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL3 p.m., ESPN2 - Columbia at Kentucky3 p.m., ESPNU - High Point...
Today in sports history

...earnings.1980 - South Carolina running back George Rogers captures the Heisman Trophy.1984 - Greg Page knocks out South Africa's Gerrie Coetzee in the eighth round in Sun City, Bophuthatswana, to win the WBA heavyweight title.1984 - Boston...
Pistorius vomits during graphic testimony at trial

PRETORIA, South Africa - Hunched over, vomiting into a bucket...Klerk said the bullets were rare in South Africa and designed to cause "excessive wounds...must serve if given a life sentence in South Africa. The judge will ultimately deliver...
Sports On TV for Dec. 3

TODAY, DECEMBER 3 GOLF11 p.m., TGC - European PGA Tour, Nedbank Challenge, first round, at Sun City, South Africa MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL3:15 p.m., ESPN2 - Michigan St. at Notre Dame3:15 p.m., ESPNU - Virginia Tech...


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