After a two-hour explanation of his decision, South African magistrate Desmond Nair granted South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius bail, saying he was not a flight risk and didn't show a propensity to commit violence. The amount was set at one million rand, or roughly $113,000 USD.
Nair's decision came at the end of a four-day bail hearing that included the prosecution removing their main investigator after it was revealed that he was under investigation for murder in another case. The magist... Read More
Light your torches and start angrily brandishing your bike locks. They’re coming for you. Washington State Democrats rolled out a new $10 billion transportation package Wednesday that could raise taxes on gas, cars, and even bicycles.
According to the Seattle Times, the package would place a $25 sales fee on bikes worth $500 or more, a move projected to raise $1 million over 10 years. The state gas tax would also increase by 10 cents over five years and cars would be taxed 0.7 percent o... Read More
The 2014 Giro d'Italia will begin with three days of racing in Ireland, organizers announced this week. The start to the event will take place in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, and will pass through cities including Belfast, Armagh, and Dublin.
At a launch event for the announcement in Belfast, Stephen Roche, the Irish winner of the 1987 Giro, said that the race was the "second-biggest event" for him, following the Tour de France. "When you consider the passion these peopl... Read More
A day after contradicting himself and screwing up a number of details in the prosecution’s case against Oscar Pistorius while under cross-examination, lead investigator Hilton Botha has been replaced. Why? It was revealed that Botha, himself, is facing seven counts of attempted murder.
Botha and three other officers are expected to stand trial in May for allegedly—while intoxicated—opening fire on a minibus full of people. (USA Today explains that Botha claims he only &ldquo... Read More
Lance Armstrong refused to meet with officials of the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) by February 20, letting a deadline pass that might have allowed his lifetime ban from sanctioned competitions to be reduced to eight years. The agency was looking for Armstrong to testify under oath about doping.
"Following his recent television interview, we again invited him to come in and provide honest information, and he was informed in writing by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) that this w... Read More