Posts Tagged Africa

Desisa wins 119th Boston Marathon; Rotich takes women’s race

Lelisa Desisa, of Ethiopia, crosses the finish line to win the Boston Marathon, Monday, April 20, 2015, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

BOSTON (AP) — Lelisa Desisa ran through the rain to earn a second Boston Marathon victory and his first chance to enjoy it.

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For Boston winner Meb Keflezighi, a year of thanks

Pedestrians pass a photograph of Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard, Saturday, April 18, 2015, in Boston, at the spot where the second bomb detonated at the marathon in 2013. The 119th Boston Marathon will be run on Monday. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

BOSTON (AP) — Ever since Meb Keflezighi won last year’s Boston Marathon, the first race after the finish-line bombings and the first win for an American man in more than 30 years, fans have been gravitating to him wherever he goes.

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Semenya wins national 800 title, targeting world champs

STELLENBOSCH, South Africa (AP) — With a new coach, a new hairstyle and a new, trimmer physique, Caster Semenya reclaimed the South African 800-meter title Saturday and said she’s injury-free and looking to qualify for her first world championships in four years.

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S. Africa: Rape sentencing delayed in Bob Hewitt trial

Retired tennis player Bob Hewitt, left, with his wife Delaille leaves the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, April 17, 2015, after his sentencing was postponed. Hewitt, a former Grand Slam doubles tennis champion, was convicted in the South African court of rape and sexual assault decades after the alleged assaults. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — A South African judge on Friday postponed the sentencing hearing of former doubles tennis champion Bob Hewitt, who was convicted of rape and sexual assault.

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Bible stories and thrillers make Morocco filming choice

In this photo dated Sept. 25, 2014 actor Tom Cruise drives a BMW covered with cameras during the shooting of a scene for Mission Impossible filmed in Rabat, Morocco. It has been a banner year for filming in Morocco with more money spent by foreign film productions in the country in 2014 than in the past five years put together, as it rides on its reputation for stability and exotic locales. (AP Photo/ Paul Schemm)

OUARZAZATE, Morocco (AP) — “QUIET!” The cry rings out in English, French and Arabic across the cobblestoned streets of Jerusalem, as filming begins for a scene in the series “A.D. The Bible Continues.”

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