Rodriguez death threats under probe
BOGOTA • Prosecutors have opened an investigation into alleged online death threats against Colombian footballer James Rodriguez of Real Madrid, an official said on Tuesday.
"The Attorney-General's office is launching a probe to determine responsibilities in a crime involving threats that carries up to eight years in prison," Luis Alberto Perez of its investigating unit told reporters.
Possible mistrial in Rose civil rape case
LOS ANGELES • A Los Angeles judge said he is mulling over a mistrial in the civil rape case against National Basketball Association star Derrick Rose, after lawyers for the plaintiff were accused of withholding key evidence.
Federal judge Michael Fitzgerald said he was considering declaring the trial invalid. Lawyers for Rose say they were not given access to several text messages that they claim are essential to their case, until the player was on the witness stand.
Lysenko loses 2012 gold, faces life ban
LAUSANNE • Russia's Tatyana Lysenko has been stripped of her London 2012 hammer gold medal, after she tested positive for steroids in re-tests of her sample, the International Olympic Committee said on Tuesday.
Being her third drug offence, she faces a lifetime suspension from the sport.