PRETORIA, South Africa -- Oscar Pistorius has been charged with the murder of his girlfriend after model Reeva Steenkamp was shot inside the Olympic athlete's home in South Africa.
Police said a 26-year-old male would appear in court later on Thursday. Police in South Africa do not name suspects in crimes until they have appeared in court but police spokesperson Brigadier Denise Beukes said that Pistorius was at his home after the death of Steenkamp and "there is no other suspect involved."
Beukes said the suspect was undergoing blood alcohol and forensic tests and had made a request to be brought to court immediately. Beukes said he would apply for bail, but the South African Police Service would oppose the application.
Beukes said there had been "previous incidents" at Pistorius' home.
Fight for job: After 17 years fighting for NBA players, Billy Hunter might be down to his last, most difficult battle. This one is for his own job.
A lengthy report critical of seemingly every aspect of Hunter's leadership has given players plenty of reason to fire him as executive director of the players' association, and some will go to Houston for All-Star weekend with that intention.
Spurs by a point: Kawhi Leonard made a 3-pointer with 2.9 seconds remaining to give San Antonio its 14th win in 15 games with a victory over Cleveland, 96-95..
Leonard's basket came after Dion Waiters' jumper with 9.5 seconds to go put Cleveland up 95-93.
Bynum lifts Pistons: Will Bynum scored six of his 20 points during a late run to help lead Detroit to a win over Washington, 96-85.
With the game tied at 76, Bynum scored six straight points to give Detroit the lead with 3:23 to play. Jose Calderon pushed it to nine with a 3-pointer, and the margin was 11 before John Wall broke Detroit's surge.
Turkoglu suspended: Orlando Magic forward Hedo Turkoglu was suspended 20 games by the NBA after testing positive for steroids.
Noel out for season: Kentucky received the news it dreaded when freshman forward Nerlens Noel was declared out for the season with a torn ligament in his left knee.
Head shots: A college football player who delivers a hit to the head of a defenseless opponent could be kicked out of the game next season under an NCAA proposal that took a step forward Wednesday.
The NCAA Football Rules Committee said it had unanimously approved strengthening of the penalty for intentional above-the-shoulder hits. The 15-yard penalty will now have an ejection tacked on, assuming the Playing Rules Oversight Panel approves the plan next month.
Pick up option: After leading the Minnesota Vikings to a surprising playoff berth last season, coach Leslie Frazier had a contract option picked up for 2014.
Karlsson surgery: Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson will need surgery to repair his left Achilles after the tendon was cut by a skate blade late in the second period against Pittsburgh.
Karlsson was cut by Penguins forward Matt Cooke's skate blade as the two tangled along the boards.
Jackets hire GM: Just more than 24 hours after firing Scott Howson, the Columbus Blue Jackets announced the hiring of Jarmo Kekalainen of Finland as the first European to be a general manager in the NHL.
Blues clip Wings: Alexander Steen stuffed in a rebound 52 seconds into overtime, lifting St. Louis past Detroit 4-3 for a slump-stopping victory. St. Louis snapped a five-game losing skid.
Bonds trial: A lawyer for Barry Bonds urged a federal appeals court to toss out the slugger's obstruction of justice conviction, saying a rambling answer he gave while testifying before a grand jury was not a crime.
Milestone match: Abby Wambach scored on a diving header in the 51st minute, and the U.S. women's soccer team beat Scotland 3-1 on Wednesday night to give Wambach a victory in her 200th international match.