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Pistorius to be sent for psychiatric tests

Oscar Pistorius will undergo psychiatric evaluation after the judge ruled at his murder trial Wednesday that his state of mind when he killed his girlfriend should be assessed by experts, possibly delaying court proceedings for two months.

Heat rally past Nets to East finals, 96-94

Down by eight with less than five minutes left, after trailing for virtually the entire game, the Heat found a way nonetheless to finish off the Brooklyn Nets and move into the NBA's final four for the fourth straight season.

Steve Kerr spurns Knicks, agrees to coach Warriors

The Warriors won the bidding war with the New York Knicks for Steve Kerr on Wednesday, hiring him away from the TNT broadcast table to be their coach.

Moustakas leads Royals to 3-2 win over Rockies

Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas hit a three-run double in the second inning to account for Kansas City's only runs, and Jason Vargas and the Royals' bullpen made the meager offense work in a 3-2 win over the Colorado Rockies that completed a two-game sweep.

Cubs-Cardinals rained out, doubleheader set for Aug. 30

The game was postponed before it started because of a wet weather forecast.

Marlins' Fernandez has elbow tear, surgery looms

Miami's 7-1 loss to Josh Beckett and the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night was overshadowed by the announcement team president Michael Hill made in the Dodger Stadium press box during the third inning. Hill said Marlins doctor Lee Kaplan had recommended Tommy John surgery to repair a significant tear in star pitcher Jose Fernandez's right elbow.

Cleveland Browns limit media access to Johnny Football

In an effort to minimize the frenzy around quarterback Johnny Manziel, the Browns are limiting media access to the first-round draft pick's appearance this weekend at the team's rookie minicamp.

Pistons hire Stan Van Gundy as coach, president

The Pistons announced Stan Van Gundy's hiring Wednesday as their new coach and president of basketball operations. The team will introduce Van Gundy at a news conference Thursday.

Michael Sam ready to get back to football

Days after becoming the first openly gay player selected in the NFL draft, former Mizzou standout and St. Louis Rams' seventh-round pick Michael Sam was formally introduced during a Rams' press conference.

Shields sharp as Royals turn back Rockies 5-1

It took James Shields a moment — and some help from the scoreboard — to realize he had just reached 1,500 career strikeouts. It came in the sixth inning Tuesday night as he struck out the side, highlighting Kansas City's 5-1 victory over hot-hitting Colorado.

COMMENTARY: Donald Sterling erases all doubt in latest rant

Donald Sterling squandered an opportunity for a genuine mea culpa in an interview with Anderson Cooper, instead making more disparaging remarks.

LeBron scores 49, Heat take 3-1 lead over Nets

LeBron James tied his playoff career high with 49 points, Chris Bosh made the tiebreaking 3-pointer with 57 seconds left, and the Miami Heat beat the Brooklyn Nets 102-96 on Monday night for a 3-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Rangers cap comeback, top Penguins 2-1 in Game 7

The New York Rangers overcame a 3-1 series deficit to beat the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 7 on the road.

Vonn, Woods lean on each other through injury rehab

Lindsey Vonn and Tiger Woods can take heart in knowing they have each other to lean on during the rehab process. Vonn is coming back from a second right knee operation and Woods is recovering from surgery to relieve pain from a pinched nerve in his back.

Prosecutor: Pistorius should get mental evaluation

After the an an expert witness for Oscar Pistorius' defense team testified that a disorder that their client had been diagnosed with might have factored into the February 2013 shooting of his girlfriend, the chief prosecutor called for a psychiatric evaluation of the defendant.

Chiefs pick med student in sixth round of draft

Not too many football players can say that they have delivered twins before.

Browns not guaranteeing Manziel starting job

Cleveland owner Jimmy Haslam said Monday the Browns have told Johnny Manziel to start acting like a backup quarterback.

Former Ole Miss guard critical of Sam TV coverage

Michael Sam's on-screen kiss was the subject of a Twitter-driven "psychology experiment" by former Ole Miss basketball player Marshall Henderson.

No hesitation for networks airing Sam reaction

For the ESPN production team, broadcasting Sam's Draft Day kiss was a no-brainer.

Cleveland Cavaliers fire coach Mike Brown ... again

Mike Brown's second shot with the Cavs ended Monday after one just one season as Gilbert dismissed the only Cleveland coach who has ever made it to the NBA finals.