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  • Ibtihaj Muhammad set to be first U.S. Olympian to compete in hijab

    Kevin Kaduk at Fourth-Place Medal2 days ago

    You could say it's been a pretty good week for fencing athlete Ibtihaj Muhammad. 

    The 30-year-old New Jersey native was recognized by President Barack Obama during his visit to a Baltimore mosque on Wednesday and asked to stand for a moment of recognition.

    Muhammad's accomplishment? Well, she qualified for the 2016 Olympics in Rio over the weekend and will become what is believed to be the first U.S. woman to compete in a hijab, the headscarf worn by Muslim women. 

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  • Picabo Street arrested on suspicion of assaulting 76-year-old father

    Yahoo Sports Staff at Fourth-Place Medal23 days ago

    Picabo Street, who won a gold medal in the women's Super-G at the 1998 Winter Olympics, faces misdemeanor charges in Utah after allegedly pushing her 76-year-old father down a flight of stairs.

    According to reports, Street and her father Roland got into an argument at her Park City home on Dec. 23. Roland Street apparently "bumped his car into the house," according to a sheriff's affidavit. At some point, the argument spilled into the house, where it became physical. Picabo Street told police she "pushed her father down the stairs and locked him in the basement before calling police dispatch," according to KSL in Utah.

    Roland Street told police he hit his head. He appeared to have cuts on his neck and elbow.

    Street is expected to plead not guilty at a Feb. 16 court appearance, according to reports.

     

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  • Oscar Pistorius to be released from prison on parole

    Jay Busbee at Fourth-Place Medal3 mths ago

    Oscar Pistorius, the South African Paralympic star convicted of killing his girlfriend, will be released from prison next week after serving a year of his five-year sentence.

    Pistorius was convicted in 2014 of killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day 2013. During trial, Pistorius had contended that her death was an accident, and that he had believed a burglar was in his house when he fired through a closed bathroom door. After the trial, Pistorius was acquitted of the charge of murder, but convicted of culpable homicide, South Africa's equivalent of manslaughter. Pistorius is imprisoned at the Kgosi Mampuru II prison in Pretoria.

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