Thursday 14 December 2017

NFL star Carruth in appeal after girlfriend killing Merkel makes up with German FA

Lawyers for former NFL player Rae Carruth are asking a federal appeals court to reconsider his conviction for plotting to kill his pregnant girlfriend.

Carruth's attorneys argue that statements Cherica Adams made to a paramedic, a nurse and police implicating Carruth after the shooting should not have been used in Carruth's 2001 trial because they couldn't cross examine her.

Adams died weeks after she was shot four times in November 1999. Her baby with Carruth survived and is being raised by Adams' mother.

The 36-year-old Carruth was sentenced to 18 to 24 years in prison.

Boxer fifth dope of Delhi Games

The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) has announced a fifth athlete failed a doping test during the New Delhi Games, saying bantamweight boxing gold medalist Manju Wanniarachchi had tested positive for a steroid.

The CGF said Wanniarachchi, who won the 56-kilogramme division on a countback against 19-year-old Welshman Sean McGoldrick, had traces of a steroid in his A sample.

Three Nigerian runners and an Indian race walker were confirmed as failing doping tests during the Games.

Merkel makes up with German FA

German chancellor Angela Merkel has cleared the air with the country's soccer federation (DFB) following her surprise visit to the national team changing room after a win over Turkey.

Merkel went to see the players after their 3-0 victory in a Euro 2012 qualifier. This upset DFB chief Theo Zwanziger who said politicians should stay out of sport.

"All the irritation has been resolved," an official said.

Turkish fans booed Mehmut Ozil, who has Turkish roots but plays for Germany, in the match.

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