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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Oct 21 2014 10:32AM

The International Paralympic Committee says Oscar Pistorius will be ineligible to compete during his five-year prison sentence.

The double-amputee South African runner, who has won six Paralympic gold medals, was given a five-year jail term Tuesday for killing Reeva Steenkamp.

Although Pistorius could be released after 10 months to serve the remainder of his sentence under house arrest, the IPC says its rules bar him from running in Paralympic events for the full five years.

That would rule the 27-year-old Pistorius out of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Paralympics.

In 2012, Pistorius became the first double-amputee sprinter to compete at both the Olympics and Paralympics in London.

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Location : London
People : Oscar Pistorius
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Oct 21 2014 10:30AM

Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years in prison for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Judge Thokozile Masipa delivered the ruling on Tuesday after reviewing prosecution arguments for a tough sentence as well as the defense case for a more lenient punishment for the double-amputee Olympic runner.

Pistorius killed Steenkamp on Valentine's Day last year, shooting her through a closed toilet door in his home. Pistorius testified that the shooting was an accident after mistaking his girlfriend for a nighttime intruder.

Masipa convicted him of culpable homicide, or negligent killing, but acquitted him of murder.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Oct 21 2014 10:27AM

The U.S. women's soccer team completed Part I of its trip to the 2015 World Cup by doing the expected, dominating play Monday night in a 6-0 win over Haiti to finish unbeaten — and unscored upon — in group play in the CONCACAF championship.

Abby Wambach had two goals, and Carli Lloyd, Meghan Klingenberg, Christen Press and Morgan Brian also scored for the Americans, who advanced to the semifinals to be played Friday and Sunday at the Philadelphia Union's stadium in Chester, Pennsylvania. The top three teams qualify for next year's World Cup in Canada, while the fourth-place team will face Ecuador in a playoff.

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Location : ChesterPennsylvania
by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Oct 21 2014 10:24AM

The consolidated class-action lawsuit by former NHL players against the league over concussion-related injuries has been filed in federal court.

Attorneys for the ex-players filed the complaint Monday in Minnesota. The case had been assigned to U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson. It's a combination of several lawsuits previously filed.

Dan LaCouture, Michael Peluso, Gary Leeman, Bernie Nicholls, David Christian and Reed Larson are the former players serving as six class representatives. They are seeking a jury trial for unspecified financial damages and NHL-funded medical monitoring for neurological disorders.

They are alleging that the league had the knowledge and resources to better prevent head trauma, failed to properly warn players of the risks, and promoted violent play that led to their injuries.

by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Oct 21 2014 10:19AM

Raymond Beadle, a three-time NHRA Funny Car world champion and a championship NASCAR team owner, has died. He was 70.

NHRA said Beadle died Monday at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas.

Beadle won 28 NHRA national events and titles from 1979-81. He was a two-time winner of the U.S. Nationals at Indianapolis.

Beadle fielded his first NASCAR team in 1983 with the late Tim Richmond, who won two races for the car owner. Beadle then fielded cars for Rusty Wallace for five seasons, and Wallace won the 1989 Winston Cup championship in his No. 27 Kodiak Pontiac.

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Location : Indianapolis
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Oct 21 2014 10:18AM

A judge has dismissed a defamation lawsuit by Donald Sterling's mistress against the estranged wife of the former Los Angeles Clippers owner.

Judge Richard Fruin said last week he planned to allow the suit, but he reconsidered after arguments from Shelley Sterling's lawyer.

The judge found that V. Stiviano presented no evidence to support her claim that Shelley Sterling called her a thief and an embezzler in public forums. He said that while Stiviano claimed she was defamed in hundreds if not thousands of publications, she did not present a single quotation to support her claim.

Attorney Pierce O'Donnell, who convinced the judge to dismiss, says Stiviano's suit was an act of desperation. Shelley Sterling is suing her for return of $2.5 million in gifts from her husband.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Oct 21 2014 10:09AM

Lou Lucier, who was the oldest surviving former Boston Red Sox player, has died at the age of 96.

The team says Lucier (LOO'-cee-ur) had a stroke earlier this month and died on Saturday.

A right-handed pitcher, Lucier played parts of three major league seasons during World War II with the Red Sox and Philadelphia Phillies. In all, he was 3-5 with a 3.81 ERA in 33 games.

A native of Northbridge, Massachusetts, he is survived by two daughters, five grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and one great-great granddaughter.

Lucier was 15 days older than Hall of Famer Bobby Doerr, who is now the oldest living former Red Sox player.

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Location : MassachusettsNorthbridge
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Oct 21 2014 10:04AM

An Iowa man who wouldn't pull over for police while racing to get his pregnant wife to a hospital has been charged with speeding.

41-year-old Ben Kohnen also is charged with failing to yield to an emergency vehicle.

Last Tuesday Kohnen refused to halt for pursuing officers as he sped from his home in Pomeroy toward a hospital in Fort Dodge so his wife, Rachel, could safely deliver their fourth child. Officers eventually deployed stop sticks that punctured one of his vehicle's tires, so Kohnen stopped.

When officers realized Rachel Kohnen was in labor, they took her to the hospital while her husband stayed to talk to other officers. Tiny Hazel Kohnen was born about an hour later, after her dad arrived.

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Location : Iowa
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Oct 21 2014 10:03AM

An Iowa jail inmate who escaped from the facility in August has been sentenced to 15 more years behind bars.

A Webster County judge rejected 43-year-old Jason Sullivan's request for a suspended sentence on Monday. He pleaded guilty last month to a charge of escaping from custody.

Authorities say Sullivan and another man escaped the Fort Dodge jail in August while doing laundry. They used sheets they tied together as a makeshift rope to escape through a vent. Sullivan was recaptured a few days later in Fort Dodge.

Sullivan told the judge that people with similar charges have been granted probation. The judge says Sullivan's criminal record is too long to warrant a more lenient sentence.

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Location : IowaWebster County
People : Jason Sullivan
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Oct 21 2014 9:57AM

Authorities say a woman lied to a Des Moines pharmacy worker about a man threatening to hurt the woman's children if she didn't get him some drugs.

Andrea Small now faces theft and other charges. Jail records say Small remained in custody on Tuesday. Her attorney didn't immediately return a call from The Associated Press.

Police say Small went into a drugstore around 4 a.m. Monday and told the pharmacy worker that the man had the woman's children in a car outside. Small told the worker the man was demanding she bring him a painkiller.

Police say the worker gave Small bottles containing several hundred pills.

A car that picked up Small outside the drugstore was tracked to a Des Moines residence, where Small and three other people were arrested.

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Location : Des Moines
People : Andrea Small
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