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Swimmer Michael Phelps, who holds the all-time record for winning Olympic gold medals, apparently likes to go fast out of the water as well. Phelps was pulled over in Baltimore early this morning after being clocked going 84 mph in a 45-mph zone inside the Fort McHenry Tunnel.

But the speeding violation may end up being the least of Phelps' problems. After failing a field sobriety test, officers tested Phelps' blood alcohol concentration and found it twice the legal limit of 0.08 percent, reports TMZ.

Phelps was subsequently booked for DUI before being released. And unfortunately for Phelps, this is not his first arrest for DUI in Maryland.

Oscar Pistorius, the South African track star known as the "Blade Runner," has been found guilty of culpable homicide in the shooting death of his girlfriend.

Following a six-month trial, the former Olympic athlete was convicted of culpable homicide -- the South African equivalent of manslaughter -- for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year, reports USA Today. Pistorius was also convicted on a weapons charge related to firing a handgun in a restaurant only weeks before Steenkamp's death.

What led the judge to convict Pistorius of homicide, and what criminal penalties might he now face?

South African Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius has been acquitted of murdering his girlfriend following a six-month trial.

The judge presiding over the trial said that Pistorius had been "negligent" in firing a gun four times through a bathroom door at what he claims he thought was an intruder. Ultimately, however, the judge said she was not convinced that he had intended to kill Reeva Steenkamp, reports the Los Angeles Times.

Here are five things you should know about the Pistorius verdict:

ESPN's Linda Cohn was injured when a coin change machine fell on her at an ice rink, and now she's suing.

The veteran sportscaster suffered a "real deep" wound to her right arm in March, reports The Journal News. Cohn received 25 stitches to her arm that left "a Frankenstein-like scar that looks like her hand and arm were sewn together," and she's suing the owners of the Brewster Ice Arena in Brewster, New York, to recover.

How did this coin machine fall on Cohn, and is the rink responsible?

Athletes accused of domestic violence make for sensational headlines, but a new statistic shows that divorce may actually occupy much more of the average pro athlete's home life.

According to The New York Times and Sports Illustrated, the divorce rate for professional athletes is somewhere between 60 and 80 percent -- much higher than the 50 percent estimated for all Americans, reports Forbes.

But does this downplay the impact of domestic violence among pro athletes? Here's some legal insght:

Summer's here and for many families that means the kids are gone, on their way to one of the multitude of summer sports camps.

But as President Obama highlighted in a recent speech, the rough-and-tumble world of kids' sports can be a potential source of serious injuries which can have long-lasting physical and emotional effects.

What should you be aware of before you drop off the kids at a sports camp? Here are five legal tips every parent will want to keep in mind:

Pro surfer Jill Hansen has been charged with attempted murder over an alleged hit-and-run incident involving a 73-year-old woman.

Hansen, 30, was arrested last week in Hawaii after what police have called "a road rage incident," in which she allegedly followed an elderly driver to her condo and ran her down once the lady exited her vehicle, reports the Los Angeles Times.

Will Hansen be trading her surfboard for an orange jumpsuit?

Oscar Pistorius' Alleged Acting Lessons Are Nothing New

Olympian Oscar Pistorius' testimony at his murder trial led some people to believe he's taken acting lessons in preparation for court.

Pistorius' "Oscar-worthy" testimony was filled with tears and even vomiting. In fact, Jani Allan, a former columnist for the South African Sunday Times, claims that her friend, a famous South African actor, coached Pistorius for his court appearance, according to New York Daily News.

However, using acting methods to prepare a witness for trial isn't anything new.

Nothing says racism like a photo of white males lynching an effigy while wearing mock Ku Klux Klan hoods. But a New Jersey high school wrestling team's "ignorance" has helped them to avoid charges for snapping the inflammatory pic.

How did these wrestlers avoid hate crime charges?

Oscar Pistorius Trial: 5 Legal Facts You May Not Know

The Oscar Pistorius murder trial, which is being called the "trial of the century" in South Africa, began today with testimony from a neighbor of the Olympic track star.

The neighbor told the court she heard "bloodcurdling screams" followed by gunshots the night Pistorius shot and killed his girlfriend Reeva Steencamp, Reuters reports. The neighbor said she then heard a man screaming for help.

While today's court proceedings may have seemed similar to how American courts work, there are significant differences between the South African and U.S. criminal justice systems. Here are five legal facts about the Oscar Pistorius trial that you may not have known: