Pistorius shot girlfriend through door: prosecutor

PRETORIA (Reuters) – “Blade Runner” Oscar Pistorius put on his artificial legs and walked across his bedroom before firing four shots through a locked toilet door, killing his cowering girlfriend in cold blood, prosecutors said on Tuesday.

Late triple lifts Canadiens over Hurricanes

(Reuters) – The Montreal Canadiens unleashed a three-goal salvo in the third period and goaltender Peter Budaj protected the shutout in a 3-0 victory over Carolina Hurricanes on Monday.

Pistorius murder defense team faces few options

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Ever since “Blade Runner” Oscar Pistorius’s girlfriend was shot dead in his Pretoria home last week, South African papers have printed lurid details of the killing which, if true, pose major challenges to the Paralympic star’s defense team, experts say.

Ivanovic reaches Dubai second round, Stephens bows out

DUBAI (Reuters) – Former French Open champion Ana Ivanovic beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-3 7-6 in the first round of the Dubai tennis championships on Monday while U.S, teenager Sloane Stephens was eliminated in three sets to cap a miserable debut trip to the Gulf.

Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss dies at 80

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Jerry Buss, who parlayed a $1,000 real estate investment into ownership of the Los Angeles Lakers, winning 10 National Basketball Association championships and making the team one of the most glamorous in American sports, died on Monday at 80, the team said on its official website.

Allen stands firm to help Blues edge out Canucks

(Reuters) – Rookie goaltender Jake Allen shook off the concession of a game-tying goal in the final minutes of regulation to make a string of key stops as the St Louis Blues sealed a 4-3 shootout win over the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday.

Charging Haas takes control at Riviera

PACIFIC PALISADES, California (Reuters) – Defending champion Bill Haas, lifted by a spectacular eagle at the par-four 10th, burst out into a three-shot lead in the third round of the Northern Trust Open on Saturday.

Fabled Riviera remains very special for Faldo

PACIFIC PALISADES, California (Reuters) – Nick Faldo inhaled deeply, savoring the smell of the abundant eucalyptus trees at Riviera Country Club, an iconic golf course he rates among the few he would love to play for the rest of his life.