Oscar Pistorius wants to train

ALEJANDRO A. ALVAREZ / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Firefighters battle an early-morning blaze Monday on Cambria Street near Boudinot in Kensington. No injuries were reported in the fire, but three rowhouses were damaged.
ALEJANDRO A. ALVAREZ / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Firefighters battle an early-morning blaze Monday on Cambria Street near Boudinot in Kensington. No injuries were reported in the fire, but three rowhouses were damaged.
Posted: February 26, 2013

O SCAR PISTORIUS on Monday informed South African authorities that he wants to resume athletic training while on bail for the murder case against him, a government official said.

A spokeswoman for the Olympic runner, however, denied that he was making immediate plans to return to the track while awaiting trial for the Feb. 14 shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

The double-amputee Paralympian discussed bail terms with his probation officer and a correctional official at the Pretoria Magistrate's Court in the capital, according to correctional officials. The guidelines will determine his daily routine until his next court appearance on June 4.

College Football * 

Penn State freshman running back Akeel Lynch was charged with misdemeanor criminal mischief after damaging a window at a campus dormitory in November, university police said. Lynch, who is from Toronto, did not play last season.

Soccer * 

Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona has returned to Italy in a bid to clear his name in a tax-evasion case. Maradona's Italian debts of more than $50 million stem from alleged unpaid taxes during the time he played for Napoli from 1984-91.

Philly File * 

Temple senior forward Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson was named Big 5 player of the week. He set career highs in points (23) and rebounds (18) as the Owls defeated La Salle, 82-74 . . . Saint Joseph's senior forward Chatilla van Grinsven and Penn junior guard Alyssa Baron were named co-players of the week. Van Grinsven averaged 21 points and 14 rebounds in two games and Baron averaged 16 points, 8.5 rebounds an 6.5 assists . . . University of the Sciences sophomore Garret Kerr has been selected the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference player of the week for the third consecutive week. Kerr, the son of former Flyer Tim Kerr, averaged 29.5 points and 20 rebounds in two games . . . Drexel's Meg Creighton was named the Colonial Athletic Association rookie of the week.

* Drexel's Nick Trizano was selected CAA lacrosse player of the week; the Dragons' Kelli Jordan was named CAA women's lacrosse co-player of the week.

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