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Oscar Pistorius Sentenced to Five Years in Prison

Oscar Pistorius Sentenced to Five Years in PrisonBryn Lennon/Getty Images(PRETORIA, South Africa) -- Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison for the 2013 shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, Judge Thokozile Masipa announced Tuesday.Before announcing her decision, Mas...

Via Twitter, Michael Phelps Announces He Will Enter Rehab

Via Twitter, Michael Phelps Announces He Will Enter Rehab

CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/GettyImages(NEW YORK) -- After his second DUI arrest, Michael Phelps announced on his personal Twitter page that he is going to rehab.

The Olympic gold medalist was arrested on Tuesday after Baltimore police charged him with driving 84 mph in a 45 mph zone, crossing double lines, and operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol.

Through his Twitter page, Phelps stated, "I’m going to take some time away to attend a program that will provide the help I need to better understand myself."

Phelps will reportedly enter a six week, in-patient program.

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Olympic Swimmer Michael Phelps ‘Deeply Sorry’ After DUI Arrest

Olympic Swimmer Michael Phelps ‘Deeply Sorry’ After DUI Arrest

CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/GettyImages(BALTIMORE) -- Olympic legend Michael Phelps said he was "deeply sorry" after authorities arrested him early Tuesday morning for suspicion of driving under the influence in Maryland."I understand the severity of my actions and take full responsibility," Phelps tweeted and said in a prepared statement released through his agent. "I know these words may not mean much right now but I am deeply sorry to everyone I have let down."The gold medalist was pulled over in his white Land Rover by police at 1:40 a.m., originally for speeding, police told ABC News.Phelps, 29, was going 84 mph in a 45 mph zone and was also seen crossing double lane lines, police said.The officers realized he was intoxicated and gave him a field sobriety test, authorities said."Mr. Phelps was identified as the driver by his driver’s license and appeared to be under the influence. He was unable to perform satisfactorily a series of standard field sobriety tests," a spokesperson for Maryland Transportation Authority told ABC.Phelps has been charged with speeding, DUI and crossing double lane lines, police said. He has since been released, they added.This is the athlete's second DUI arrest. He was arrested in 2004, also in his native Maryland. He pleaded guilty to that arrest and got 18 months probation.Phelps is one of the most notable Olympians ever, winning 22 total medals -- 18 of which are gold. He won his first Olympic gold in Athens in 2004 and competed recently in the 2012 London Games.

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Michael Phelps to End Retirement

Michael Phelps to End RetirementMARTIN BUREAU/AFP/GETTY IMAGES(NEW YORK) --  Swimmer Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement. The 28-year-old Phelps will compete for the first time since the 2012 London Games at a meet in Mesa, Ariz., on April 24-26. Phelps is a 22-time Olymp...

Canada Defeats Sweden, 3-0 to Win Men’s Ice Hockey Gold

Canada Defeats Sweden, 3-0 to Win Men’s Ice Hockey GoldStreeter Lecka/Getty Images Sport(SOCHIT, Russia) -- Canada shut down Sweden, 3-0 on Sunday to win their second consecutive gold medal in men’s Ice Hockey. Center Jonathan Toews put Canada on the board first at 12:55 into the opening period with ...

Sochi Winter Olympics – Day 17 Results

Sochi Winter Olympics – Day 17 ResultsABC Sports Radio(NEW YORK) -- Sochi 2014 Winter Games Final Medal Count Russia - 33 United States - 28 Norway - 26 Canada - 25 Netherlands - 24 Germany - 19 Men's Ice Hockey - Finals Gold Medal Game: Canada defeats Sweden, 3-0 Bobsled - Men's 4-Ma...

Russia Clinches Medals Title in 50K Sweep

Russia Clinches Medals Title in 50K SweepStreeter Lecka/Getty Images(KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia) --  Alexander Legkov led a sweep of the podium for Russia in the men's 50-kilometer cross-country race on Sunday, which clinched the overall medals title for the host country at the Sochi Winte...

Vic Wild Wins Second Gold Medal in Sochi

Vic Wild Wins Second Gold Medal in SochiClive Mason/Getty Images Sport(KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia) --  American-born Vic Wild rallied to victory in the men's parallel slalom on Saturday to earn his second gold medal for Russia. The 27-year-old from White Salmon, Wash., stunned Austria's B...

Sochi Winter Olympics – Day 16 Results

Sochi Winter Olympics – Day 16 ResultsABC Sports Radio (NEW YORK) -- Sochi 2014 Winter Games Medal Count Russia - 29 United States - 27 Norway - 26 Canada - 24 Netherlands - 24 Germany - 19 Cross-Country - Women's 30KM Freestyle - Final Gold:  Marit Bjoergen - Norway - 1:11:05.2 Silve...

Russia Edges the United States in the 5,000 Relay

Russia Edges the United States in the 5,000 RelayDamien Meyer/AFP/Getty Images(SOCHI, Russia) --  Viktor Ahn led Russia to the gold medal in the 5,000-meter relay on Friday, taking the lead over America J.R. Celski with eight laps remaining. Earlier in the evening, Ahn won the 500.  With tw...

Mikaela Shiffrin Wins Gold in Slalom

Mikaela Shiffrin Wins Gold in SlalomOlivier Morin/AFP/Getty Images(KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia) -- American teenager Mikaela Shiffrin made alpine skiing history Friday, becoming the youngest ever winner of an Olympic slalom gold medal. The 18-year-old Shriffin showed a combination of balanc...

Canada Shuts Out United States, 1-0 Advances to Gold Medal Game

Canada Shuts Out United States, 1-0 Advances to Gold Medal GameStreeter Lecka/Getty Images(SOCHI, Russia) -- Canada will meet Sweden in the gold medal game after shutting out the United States, 1-0 on Friday in their semifinals matchup. The lone goal of the game came 18:19 into the second period when Jamie Be...

Sochi Winter Olympics – Day 15 Results

Sochi Winter Olympics – Day 15 ResultsABC Sports Radio (NEW YORK) --  Sochi 2014 Winter Games Medal Count United States - 27 Russia - 26 Canada - 24 Netherlands - 22 Norway - 22 Germany - 16 Freestyle Skiing - Women's Ski Cross - Final Gold:  Marielle Thompson - Canada Silver:&nb...

John Tavares Out for Season with Torn MCL

John Tavares Out for Season with Torn MCLStreeter Lecka/ Getty Images Sport (SOCHI, Russia) --  New York Islanders forward John Tavares suffered an injury in his left knee during Canada's quarterfinal win over Latvia at the Sochi Olympics, and will miss the remainder of the NHL season, t...

Canada Stuns United States, 3-2 in Overtime to Win Gold

Canada Stuns United States, 3-2 in Overtime to Win GoldRichard Heathcote/Getty Images(SOCHI, Russia) -- Canada rallied from two goals back to beat the United States 3-2 in overtime on Thursday to win their fourth straight gold medal.   Meghan Duggan got the scoring started 11:57 into the second period...

Sochi Winter Olympics – Day 14 Results

Sochi Winter Olympics – Day 14 ResultsABC Sports Radio(NEW YORK) -- Sochi 2014 Winter Games Medal Count United States - 25 Russia - 23 Netherlands - 22 Norway - 21 Canada - 20 Germany - 16 Women's Hockey Gold: Canada Silver: United States Bronze: Switzerland Freestyle Skiing - Men's Ski Cr...

United States Rolls Past Czech Republic, 5-2

United States Rolls Past Czech Republic, 5-2Martin Rose/Getty Images Sport(SOCHI, Russia) -- The United States men's hockey team is headed to the semifinals for the second straight time after crushing the Czech Republic 5-2 on Wednesday. Dustin Brown scored the go-ahead goal late in the fir...

Ligety Claims First Ever Giant Slalom Gold for USA

Ligety Claims First Ever Giant Slalom Gold for USAChristophe Pallot/Agence/Getty Images(SOCHI, Russia) -- Ted Ligety etched his name in American Olympic lore, winning the gold medal in the Giant Slalom, the first ever for the United States. He becomes just the second ever American to medal in the even...

Sochi Winter Olympics – Day 13 Results

Sochi Winter Olympics – Day 13 ResultsABC Sports Radio(NEW YORK) -- Sochi 2014 Winter Games Medal Count United States - 23 Russia - 22 Netherlands - 22 Norway - 20 Canada - 18 Germany - 15 Snowboarding - Men's Parallel Giant Slalom - Small Final Gold: Vic Wild - Russia Silver: Nevin Galmar...

Sochi Winter Olympics – Day 12 Results

Sochi Winter Olympics – Day 12 ResultsABC Sports Radio(NEW YORK) -- Sochi 2014 Winter Games: Medal Count United States - 20 Netherlands - 20 Russia - 19 Norway - 18 Canada - 17 Germany - 15 Snowboarding - Men's Snowboard Cross - Big Final Gold: Pierre Vaultier - France ...
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