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Pistorius out of prison, on house arrest

JOHANNESBURG — Oscar Pistorius, the double-amputee Olympic runner who fatally shot his girlfriend in 2013, was released from prison and placed under house arrest on Monday night, a South African official said.

"Oscar Pistorius was placed under correctional supervision tonight," Manelisi Wolela, a spokesman for South Africa's correctional services department, said in a text message sent to the Associated Press.

Wolela cited officials at Kgosi Mampuru II Correctional Centre, a prison in the capital of Pretoria where Pistorius had served nearly a year of his five-year sentence for manslaughter.

Pistorius was acquitted of murder last year for the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. But prosecutors have appealed the trial verdict of culpable homicide, or manslaughter, and will seek a murder conviction again in the Supreme Court on Nov. 3.

Rugby

Governing body admit ref's error

Rugby's governing body says referee Craig Joubert made an error in awarding Australia a late penalty that was successfully converted to clinch a 35-34 victory over Scotland in the Rugby World Cup quarterfinals on Sunday. Joubert penalized Scotland's Jon Welsh for playing the ball after a knock-on by a teammate, resulting in an offside decision which caused outrage among fans and former players in Britain.

Soccer

Lloyd, Rapinoe, Solo up for honor

Three members of the World Cup champion U.S. women's national team were named to the 10-player short list for the Ballon D'Or as world player of the year. Carli Lloyd, who had a hat trick in the 5-2 victory over Japan in the final, was named along with Megan Rapinoe and Hope Solo. The others: Nadine Angerer and Celia Sasic (Germany), Amandine Henry and Eugenie Le Sommer (France), Ramona Bachmann (Switzerland), Kadeisha Buchanan (Canada) and Aya Miyama (Japan).

FIFA: Saying he is being "dragged through the mud" in the FIFA corruption probe, UEFA president Michel Platini believes he is "bullet proof" and has not lost support in his bid to replace Sepp Blatter as the head of the world governing body. Platini told French daily Le Monde that he had no written contract for the $2 million he received in 2011, for which he and Blatter have been suspended for 90 days.

England: Bojan Krkic converted a penalty kick in the fourth minute as visiting Stoke City defeated Swansea City 1-0.

Football

High school player died of aneurysm

An aneurysm is being blamed for the death of an East Texas high school player who collapsed on the sidelines during a game. Alto High School junior Cam'ron Matthews died Saturday after collapsing before halftime of a Friday night home game against Price-Carlisle. The rest of the game was called off.

Et cetera

Tennis: Ivo Karlovic added 17 aces to his all-time record total in defeating Andreas Seppi 7-6 (7-5), 6-3 in the first round of the Erste Bank Open in Vienna. The seventh-seeded Croat has 10,306 aces in his career. … Former U.S. and French Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova defeated Katerina Siniakova 6-0, 6-3 at the Kremlin Cup in Moscow.

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