Your Five Things For September 12th: Pistorius Guilty Of Culpable Homicide
1. Pistorius Guilty Of Culpable Homicide Not Murder
In South Africa, Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius, was not found guilty on premeditated murder but was found guilty of culpable homicide, equivalent to manslaughter. The charge can draw up to a 15 year sentence but the judge has not said a sentence. Pistorius was acquitted on 2 of 3 firearm charges. He was not found guilty on main charge, premeditated murder, which carried anywhere between 25 to life jail time. Read more about the trial here.
2. Ravens Roll In Win Over Steelers
Week two of the NFL season is officially underway as the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers went at it. The Ravens jumped out to an early lead and never looked back winning 26-6. The Ravens were looking for a big win to move past the Ray Rice situation, whom they released earlier this week. Joe Flacco went 21/29 with 166 yards and two touchdowns but the star of the show was Bernard Peirce and Justin Forsett who have been filling in for Rice. The running backs combined for 152 yards. On the other side of the ball, the Steelers offense could not score. Ben Rothlesburger went 22/37 for 221 and 1 interception. Former MSU running back Le'Veon Bell got 59 yards on 11 carries.
3. Boston Tops Kansas City
With the Tigers on a day off, Kansas City looked to extend their lead in the AL Central as they hosted the Boston Red Sox. The Royals committed 3 errors but could not overcome that as the Red Sox scored runs early winning 6-3. The Royals will try to bounce back against the Red Sox tonight as they enter the 2nd game of the 4 game series.
4. USA Tops Lithuania Advances To Finals
Kyrie Irving, James Harden and Klay Thompson lead the way as team USA beat Lithuania 96-68. USA used a 33 point 3rd quarter outscoring Lithuania by 19 points during the quarter. The United States will be off until they find who their opponent is. Today, France, who defeated host Spain, will play Serbia at 4 pm today. Winner will face USA in the finals.
5. Packers Star Running Back Cleared To Play
In the NFC North, Packers running back Eddie Lacy has been cleared to play. Last week, Lacy and the Packers played against the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday Night Football. During that game, Lacy received a concussion which raised a flag because he had a concussion last season. Lacy, will play this weekend against the New York Jets as the Packers look to bound back from an opening night loss.