OLYMPICS Pistorius’s brother also faces charges
The murder case involving Olympic star Oscar Pistorius took another unexpected turn Sunday with the news that his older brother, Carl, is himself facing charges for the death of a woman in a traffic accident. Carl Pistorius faces a charge of unlawful, negligent killing for a 2008 road death, Kenneth Oldwage, the Pistorius family lawyer said. The accident happened in Vanderbijlpark, south of Johannesburg. The charge of ‘‘culpable homicide’’ was dropped and then reinstated and will be challenged in court, the lawyer told the Associated Press.
Cuban clarifies Kobe amnesty remark
Mavericks owner Mark Cuban doesn’t expect to hear from the league over his suggestion the Los Angeles Lakers could reduce their salary-cap tax by dumping Kobe Bryant through the amnesty clause. Cuban said before Dallas’s game against the Lakers on Sunday that he made it clear during a radio interview Friday he was speaking hypothetically, and he was just trying to use an example to explain new restrictions in the labor agreement. ‘‘Amnesty THAT,’’ Bryant tweeted after scoring 38 points in a 103-99 victory over the Mavericks. The Lakers called the remark inappropriate, but didn’t plan to pursue a complaint . . . The Timberwolves’ Kevin Love says his surgically repaired right hand is better and he hopes to play 15 to 20 more games this season. He has played only 18 games this season . . . Cavaliers forward Omri Casspi remains hospitalized in Florida after surgery to remove his appendix Saturday . . . Pistons guard Will Bynum has been suspended one game without pay by the NBA for striking Indiana forward Tyler Hansbrough in the stomach during Saturday’s game.
Trustee: Freeh should return money
A Penn State trustee says a consultant should be asked to return ‘‘some or all’’ of the millions of dollars Penn State University paid for an internal investigation into the handling of sexual abuse allegations. Trustee Anthony Lubrano has been a critic of the $6.5 million report by former FBI director Louis Freeh, which concluded that longtime coach Joe Paterno and three former administrators covered up child sexual abuse allegations against former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky. Lubrano, who joined the board last year after drawing support from disgruntled alumni, cited a report commissioned by the Paterno family and released this month that said Freeh’s investigation resulted in a ‘‘rush to injustice” . . . Injured Duke forward Ryan Kelly says he wants to return for the Blue Devils’ home finale March 5.
Tsonga tops Berdych for Open 13 title
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga saved a match point before overcoming top-seeded Tomas Berdych, 3-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-4, in the final of the Open 13 in Marseille, France. Tsonga had to wait until the third game of the last set before getting his first break of serve, when Berdych netted a forehand . . . Kei Nishikori won his third career title and second since October, beating Feliciano Lopez, 6-2, 6-3, in the US National Indoor Championships in Memphis . . . David Ferrer won his second tournament of the season by defeating Stanislas Wawrinka, 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, to defend his Copa Claro title in the Argentine capital of Buenos Aires.
Beckham makes French League debut
David Beckham celebrated his Paris Saint-Germain debut by helping to create the second goal in a 2-0 win over rival Marseille in Paris. The 37-year-old former England captain came off the bench in the 76th minute and, in stoppage time, his clever flick with the outside of his foot released fellow substitute Jeremy Menez down the left. The subsequent cross was turned in by striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic for his league-leading 22d goal of the season . . . Mario Balotelli of AC Milan was subjected to racial taunts by fans of his former club, Inter Milan. The game ended in a 1-1 tie. Balotelli played for Inter from 2006-10 . . . In the League Cup final, Swansea overwhelmed Bradford, 5-0, at Wembley Stadium. It is the Welsh club’s first major trophy.
Rousey wins first women’s UFC bout
Ronda Rousey won the UFC’s first women’s bout Saturday night in Anaheim, Calif., beating Liz Carmouche on an armbar with 11 seconds left in the first round of their bantamweight title fight at UFC 157. Also, Lyoto Machida earned a split decision win over Dan Henderson . . . Buffalo Bills general manager Buddy Nix announced the team will not issue wide receiver David Nelson a contract offer to retain his rights . . . The Dallas Stars placed defensemen Trevor Daley and Aaron Rome on injured reserve and recalled a pair of replacements from their American Hockey League affiliate. Dallas recalled former Northeastern star defenseman Jamie Oleksiak and former BC star defenseman Carl Sneep from Texas.