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Pretoria, South Africa (SportsNetwork. Marco Fabian Jersey .com) - Prosecutors have appealed the conviction and sentence given to South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius. Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison on Oct. 21 for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Judge Thokozile Masipa had acquitted Pistorius of murder but found him guilty of culpable homicide in September. Prosecutors described the five-year sentence as shockingly light and inappropriate in appeal papers filed by South Africas National Prosecuting Authority Tuesday at the High Court in Pretoria. Under South African law, Pistorius will have to serve at least one-sixth of his sentence -- 10 months -- before he can ask to be considered for parole. Prosecutors have said they believe Pistorius should have been found guilty of murder. He would face a minimum of 15 years in prison if convicted of murder on appeal. Steenkamp was killed by Pistorius on Feb. 14, 2013 in the bathroom of his home. Pistorius maintained the shooting was an accident, believing he was firing into the bathroom at an intruder. The prosecution countered that the double- amputee runner knew Steenkamp was in the bathroom and fired four shots after the two had argued during the evening. Judge Masipa ruled that prosecutors did not prove that he shot Steenkamp intentionally. Steenkamp, who was 29 years old, was a model and reality television star in South Africa. Pistorius, known as the Blade Runner, made history at the London Olympics in 2012 when he became the first double-amputee runner to compete in the Games. He had both legs amputated before he was a year old after being born without fibula bones and runs on prosthetic blades. The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) had initially said that his prosthetics were considered technical aids and in violation of an IAAF rule. 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The native of Canada had 29 MLS appearances, including 16 starts. Hes also played in 13 games for the Canadian national team.ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Ronnie Hillman, the Denver Broncos speedy running back whose career has been scarred by fumbles, foibles and foul-ups, is set to make his first NFL start Sunday.With Montee Ball (groin) sidelined, Hillman has taken snaps with the starters all week as the Broncos (3-1) prepare to visit the New York Jets (1-4).It should be fun. Its a great environment, Hillman said of MetLife Stadium, site of the Super Bowl, where Hillman was inactive for the biggest game of his career.The third-year pro has waited a long time for the opportunity.Any competitive person, their patience is going to be tested when theyre not playing as much as they want to, Hillman said. So, I think that was definitely tested, and me being patient is paying off, just being ready when Im called on.After the Broncos spent a third-round pick on the San Diego State speedster in 2012, a hamstring injury in training camp slowed Hillman, who ran for 330 yards as a rookie. He fell below 180 pounds by the time the playoffs rolled around and he was unable to keep the chains and clock moving in the Broncos infamous fizzle against the Baltimore Ravens.Hillman was elevated to starting status that next summer after he bulked up to close to 200 pounds and Willis McGahee was released. But he had two fumbles that were returned for TDs in the preseason and slipped so far down the depth chart that by midseason he was usually a game-day inactive.He was a healthy scratch for the Super Bowl.Determined to bounce back from losing his grip on both the football and his starting job, Hillman again turned some heads at training camp this summer a€” only to again land in the coaches doghouse by the start of the season.He was inactive for the opener and didnt play in Week 22. Javier Hernandez Jersey. Before Sunday, his production this year read like this: two carries for 1 yard.Then, Ball got hurt early in the second half against Arizona and Hillman came in and gave the Broncos grounded ground game a much-needed spark, running for 64 yards on 15 carries in Denvers 41-20 win.This weekend hell face a Jets team thats one of the leagues best against the run.Of course, with Peyton Manning at quarterback, the top priority for a running back in Denver isnt so much picking up the first down as it is picking up the blitz.I think Ronnie doesnt get enough credit for the fact that hell go up there and meet a guy and he doesnt get rocked back, offensive co-ordinator Adam Gase said. I mean, for his size, a lot of guys think theyre just going to run over him but hes got, for whatever reason, hes got that power to be able to sustain his blocks.And the other two guys (C.J. Anderson and Juwan Thompson) are thicker guys to begin with and they do a good job of staying stout, but they have made so many strides, Gase said. And right now I feel good about where were at on protection and those guys being able to step up and block linebackers.Manning said Hillmans heavier load Sunday wont be just physical.When youre the starting back and youre running out there in pregame warm-ups as a starting back, theres a different hat that you wear, Manning said. So, were counting on him in the run game, pass game and pass protection. There is no question he has a burst that is pretty unique when he gets the ball in his hands and its our job to give him the space.___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL___Follow AP Pro Football Writer Arnie Melendrez Stapleton on Twitter: http://twitter.com/arniestapleton ' ' '