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Olympic leaders to finalize Bach's reform package

IOC board to meet in Switzerland to finalize Thomas Bach's Olympic reform package
Stephen Wilson, The Associated Press

LONDON - IOC leaders gather in the Swiss lakeside town of Montreux this week to put the finishing touches on a package of reforms, including changes to the bidding process and sports program and creation of an Olympic television channel.

IOC President Thomas Bach convenes his ruling executive board Wednesday for a private two-day meeting to finalize recommendations for "Olympic Agenda 2020," his blueprint for the future of the Olympic movement.

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison

Oscar Pistorius goes to jail after being sentenced to 5 years in prison for killing girlfriend
Christopher Torchia And Gerald Imray, The Associated Press

PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius was taken away in a police van with barred windows Tuesday to start serving a five-year prison sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Delivering her sentence, Judge Thokozile Masipa cited the "gross negligence" the double-amputee Olympic runner showed when he shot Steenkamp multiple times through a toilet cubicle door in his home.

Drouin makes NHL debut for Lightning in Edmonton

Jonathan Drouin makes his NHL debut after injury to Alex Killorn
The Canadian Press

EDMONTON - The long-awaited NHL debut of Jonathan Drouin for the Tampa Bay Lightning is now a reality.

Despite reports earlier in the day that he would be a healthy scratch against the Oilers in Edmonton on Monday, Drouin was inserted into the lineup after Alex Killorn suffered an injury in the morning skate.

Sunderland offers to refund fans after 8-0 loss

Sunderland offers to refund travelling fans after 8-0 thrashing at Southampton
Jack Bezants, The Associated Press

Sunderland says its players have offered to refund the ticket of every fan who attended its humiliating 8-0 defeat at Southampton in the English Premier League on Saturday.

Captain John O'Shea says on the club website that "we win and lose as a team, players, staff and fans, however we wanted to acknowledge and thank the supporters who travelled such a long way to give us their backing, and despite everything, stayed with us until the final whistle."

Impact seek CONCACAF group stage sweep

Impact look to sweep CONCACAF group stage with win over Red Bulls
Bill Beacon, The Canadian Press

MONTREAL - The Montreal Impact smell blood.

The club's final group stage match in the CONCACAF Champions League on Wednesday night will come against a New York Red Bulls' team that is already eliminated from contention for the quarter-finals.

And the Red Bulls will likely sit out most of their best players to save them for a Major League Soccer match on Sunday that has playoff implications.

It is a glittering chance for the Impact to finish the group stage with a perfect 4-0-0 record and perhaps earn one of the top four seeds for the quarter-finals.

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp
Christopher Torchia And Gerald Imray, The Associated Press

PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison for killing Reeva Steenkamp by a South African judge who cited the "gross negligence" the runner showed when he shot his girlfriend multiple times through a toilet cubicle door in his home.

However, legal experts said the section of law Judge Thokozile Masipa quoted when she announced the double-amputee Olympic athlete's sentence provides for a maximum of five years in prison and Pistorius could be released after 10 months in jail to serve the remainder of his sentence under house arrest.

Oilers edge Lightning 3-2 for first win of the season

Nugent-Hopkins scores winner as Oilers finally find their way into win column
Shane Jones, The Canadian Press

EDMONTON - The Edmonton Oilers are no longer the only team in the Western Conference without a win.

Taylor Hall had a penalty-shot goal and added an assist and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored the game winner in the final minutes as the Oilers finally found their way into the win column, defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2 on Monday.

Justin Schultz also scored for the Oilers (1-4-1), who had tied a franchise record for their worst start to the season before gaining the victory.

Steelers rally past stunned Texans 30-23

Steelers use 3-touchdown flurry to rally past stunned Texans 30-23
Will Graves, The Associated Press

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - The deluge started with a desperation third-down heave, a trickle that turned into a downpour and led to another abrupt turn in the Pittsburgh Steelers' confounding season.

Good one week and lousy the next, Pittsburgh managed to be both in a 30-23 victory over the mistake-prone Houston Texans on Monday night.

Monday's Scoreboard

Monday's Scoreboard
The Canadian Press

Monday's Games

NFL

Pittsburgh 30 Houston 23

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NHL

Edmonton 3 Tampa Bay 2

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NBA Pre-season

New Orleans 88 Washington 74

Cleveland 107 Chicago 98

Brooklyn 99 Philadelphia 88

Milwaukee 120 New York 107

Atlanta 117 Charlotte 114 (OT)

Dallas 108 Memphis 103

San Antonio 106 Sacramento 99

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Monday's Scoreboard

Monday's Scoreboard
The Canadian Press

Monday's Games

NFL

Pittsburgh 30 Houston 23

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NHL

Edmonton 3 Tampa Bay 2

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NBA Pre-season

New Orleans 88 Washington 74

Cleveland 107 Chicago 98

Brooklyn 99 Philadelphia 88

Milwaukee 120 New York 107

Atlanta 117 Charlotte 114 (OT)

Dallas 108 Memphis 103

San Antonio 106 Sacramento 99

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