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PRETORIA, South Africa -- Oscar Pistorius had a heightened concern for his personal safety and was making plans to take girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on international trips shortly before he fatally shot her, his agent testified at the double-amputee runners murder trial Tuesday. The defence called Peet van Zyl to the stand in an attempt to bolster Pistorius account that he mistook Steenkamp for an intruder, providing testimony about a loving relationship and a fear of crime that may have pushed the Paralympian to fire through a closed toilet door. Van Zyl faced tough questioning from the chief prosecutor, however, about Pistorius alleged egotism and tantrums, high-speed driving and love of guns. The prosecution maintains that he intentionally killed Steenkamp in his home after an argument in the early hours of Feb. 14, 2013. Pistorius, who is free on bail, faces 25 years to life in prison if found guilty of premeditated murder, but he could also be sentenced to significant time behind bars if convicted of murder without premeditation or negligent killing. He also faces gun-related charges. The agent, who helped guide Pistorius to success as a globally renowned athlete with lucrative sponsorship deals that have since been stripped away, testified that his client had a "heightened sense of awareness" and appeared preoccupied with security at times. On one occasion, he recalled, Pistorius drove with him at high speed to the airport and, when told there was no rush, recalled a traumatic episode in which Van Zyl was accosted at gunpoint while in his car in 2007. "He wanted to ensure that we are safe and not being followed," Van Zyl said. He also remembered a time when Pistorius grabbed him by the arm in apparent fear when the pair heard a loud bang while walking in New York City, and described two occasions in which the runner lost his temper but was not aggressive under "abusive questioning" from journalists. He also said he was assisting Pistorius in plans to take Steenkamp, a 29-year-old model, to races in Britain and Brazil, and a concert in Italy. Prosecutor Gerrie Nel tried to pick holes in Van Zyls testimony, pressing the agent for details about a reported incident in which a South African athlete who was sharing a room with Pistorius asked for them to be separated because Pistorius was allegedly arguing frequently on his telephone. He also referred to a 2012 Paralympics race in which Pistorius accused the winner of breaking the rules by using prosthetic limbs that were too long. Van Zul acknowledged that it was the "wrong place and wrong time for him to react in such a way" but noted there was a "long lead-up" to the incident in which Pistorius had expressed concerns that rules were being flouted. Nel also described Pistorius plans to take Steenkamp on trips as an example of alleged narcissism after Van Zyl quoted the athlete as saying he wanted his girlfriend "to see what my world is about, the pressure that Im under" and "how I need to perform." During an adjournment, Van Zyl and Pistorius shook hands. The two men patted each other warmly on the back. New York Islanders Jersey .C. - Blair Jones scored the eventual winner in the third period as the Abbotsford Heat defeated the Oklahoma City Oil Barons 3-2 in American Hockey League action on Friday. 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How did they make it here?Its been a stunning turnaround for Barnsley. They were bottom of the table in December but a resurgent run - which continued after Lee Johnson left in February for Bristol City - saw them sneak into the final play-off place on a dramatic final day, edging out Scunthorpe on goal difference. Barnsley celebrate a thumping aggregate win over Walsall The Tykes played Walsall in their semi-final tie and despite the Saddlers only missing out on automatic promotion by a point, Barnsley were firmly in control throughout. Highlights of the Sky Bet League 1 semi-final first leg between Barnsley and Walsall They won the first leg at Oakwell 3-0 thanks to a Sam Winnall double and Jason Demetrious own goal, before cruising at the Bankss Stadium, a 6-1 aggregate score sending them to Wembley for the second time this season. A home draw was enough to see Millwall through after their victory at Valley Parade Millwall were in the promotion mix for most of the season - finishing fourth on 81 points - and faced Bradford in their semi-final. The Lions outclassed their opponents during a 3-1 win at Valley Parade - including a stunning free-kick from Joe Martin - with a draw at The Den enough to see them into the finale. Highlights of the League One playoff semi-final second leg between Millwall and Bradford City Play-off previousMillwall can certainly be dubbed play-off veterans - but memories havent always been happy. After failed attempts in 1991,1994, 2000, 2004 and 2009, they finally made the breakthrough in the 2009/10 season.The Lions beat Swindon 1-0 in the League One play-off final to return to the Championship after a four year absence, with current boss Harris playing the full 90 minutes. Neil Harris played in the 2010 League One play-off final for Millwall Barnsleys modern-era play-off appearances have yielded one win and one defeat.They lost to Ipswich Town in the 1999/00 Division One final - the last to played at the old Wembley - but triumphed in 2005/06 when they beat Swansea 4-3 on penalties (2-2 AET) at the Millennium Stadium - one of which was taken by current caretaker manager Paul Heckingbottom - as they sealed a return to the Championship.The Tykes have also already tasted Wembley success this term, winning the Johnstones Paint Trophy after beating Oxford 3-2 in April.Head-to-headIts Barnsley who hold the advantage in terms of meetings between the sides this season, winning both games including a 3-2 thriller at The Den in August before a 2-1 victory on home turf in January, the in-form Winnall netting in both fixtures.The Tykes also edge the overall history, with 22 wins from 54 matches, compared to the Lions 20. The managers The two bosses have both been promoted as players with the teams they currently manage - Heckingbottom through the play-offs and Harris once automatically and once after a play-off.Harris is relishing the chance to repeat his 2010 Wembley success with Millwall. Former Lions player Neil Harris is hoping to lead Millwall to glory as a manager It will be privilege and an honour to represent the club as manager at Wembley, but the biggest privilege is to manage the players, he said. I made a promise to my dressing rooom at the start of the season that if tactically, technically and attitude-wise they followed my lead, Id make them a good Millwall team.ddddddddddddIm pleased Ive delivered that promise. Barnsley caretaker head coach Paul Heckingbottom credited his players for their outstanding playoff semi-final win over Walsall Heckingbottom believes the Tykes have an advantage after their Wembley visit previously this season.I do think having been there once already will help, especially as it was in the not too distant past. We know what the venue is like and what to expect. We will be more than ready for it. Definitely, Heckingbottom told the Yorkshire Post.The lads were a bit more subdued this time [about reaching Wembley], maybe because we have been there once already this season. But that is good because it shows we still have a job to do. Our focus has to shift to the next game and our preparations began straight away. (L-R) Ashley Fletcher and Sam Winnall of Barnsley celebrate with the trophy during the Johnstones Paint Trophy final Team newsBarnsley are set to have a full squad to chose from at Wembley, with Heckingbottom confirming that the likes of Marley Watkins, Aidy White, James Bree and George Smith are all back in training.Millwall defender Byron Webster (hamstring) faces a race against time to be fit for Sunday after limping off against Bradford in the semi-final second leg last Friday. Harris putting faith in youth Millwall CEO Andy Ambler discusses Neil Harris first full season in management. Harris said: Byron came off with a strained hamstring, so its not ideal preparation because he has been colossal for us in recent weeks and months.Its going to be tough for him for Sunday and well give him every opportunity to make it. But if not, then in Tony Craig, our club captain, and Sid Nelson, who has played really well this year, Ive got players who can step into the position admirably.Ian Holloways key menMillwall - Lee Gregory Lee Gregory is Ollies key man for Millwall To go from non-league to being a potential match-winner at Wembley is what its all about. This lad is a natural born goalscorer and I think his finishing ability could be the difference between the teams.Barnsley - Sam Winnall Barnsleys Sam Winnall scored twice during the first leg at Oakwell. Ive been a big admirer of his work for a while now. Hes a natural goalscorer who will find the net wherever he goes - I fancy Millwall to win but only if they keep Winnall quiet.Match statsBarnsley have reached two previous play-off finals, losing in 2000 against Ipswich in the second tier but beating Swansea on penalties in League One in 2006 after a 2-2 draw.The Lions have reached two previous play-off finals, both in League One - they lost 3-2 to Scunthorpe in 2009 before defeating Swindon 1-0 a year later.Millwall have lost in three of their four visits to Wembley, most recently playing there in April 2013 in the FA Cup semi-final against Wigan, where they lost 2-0.Gregory has scored in each of his last three games (three goals), with the last two goals assisted by strike partner Morison.Barnsley have won five of their last six contests against Millwall (L1), including the last three in a row.Winnall has scored four goals in his last three appearances for Barnsley. How to win the play-off final Tactics, mind games, magic - Ian Holloways guide to Wembley glory BettingBarnsley are Sky Bets 13/8 favourites for the victory on Sunday, with Millwall 9/5 to win within 90 minutes while a draw and extra time is priced at 21/10. Either side to produce a winner in additional time is a 6/1 chance while a penalty shoot-out is 15/4 with the Football League sponsor.Winnall heads the first goalscorer betting at 4/1 while Gregory is considered the Lions main threat at 9/2 to net first.Ollies verdictPicking a winner here is tough. Barnsley are the most successful team this calendar year in the country while Millwall are building something special with a team that all are pulling in the same direction.Millwall have got one of their own in charge and a few of their own on the pitch. That makes a huge difference when youre looking for that extra bit of edge in a final. OLLIE PREDICTS: 2-1 to Millwall (Sky Bet odds 7/1)Watch the League One play-off final on Sky Sports 1 HD from 2pm on Sunday, May 29 - or follow with our live blog on skysports.com and the Sky Sports apps. Also See: How to win the play-off final Ollies Wembley predictions FL72 Podcast - Play-off special Websters race against time Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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