Posts Tagged Africa

Richie Ramsay wins Trophee Hassan II by 1 shot

AGADIR, Morocco (AP) — Richie Ramsay of Scotland shot a 3-under 69 Sunday to win the Trophee Hassan II by one shot ahead of Frenchman Romain Wattel and claim his third European Tour title.

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Trio share lead after 3 rounds at Trophee Hassan II

AGADIR, Morocco (AP) — Romain Wattel of France shares the lead with Scottish pair Richie Ramsay and Andrew McArthur on 7-under par heading into the final round of the Trophee Hassan II.

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Kenyans sweep races at world cross country championships

GUIYANG, China (AP) — Kenya’s Geoffrey Kamworor outsprinted teammate Bedan Karoki to capture the men’s title at the world cross country championships on Saturday, while 19-year-old Agnes Tirop of Kenya became the youngest winner in the women’s race in 30 years.

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4 African authors among Man Booker International finalists

File: In this June 10, 2013 file photo Mozambique's writer Mia Couto gives a speech after he receives the Camoes Prize at the National Palace of Queluz, in Queluz, near Lisbon, Portugal. Couto is one of 10 finalists for the Man Booker International Prize announced in Cape Town, South Africa, Tuesday, March 24, 2015.  (AP Photo/Francisco Seco-File)

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The “Memoirs of a Porcupine,” the “Confessions of the Lioness” and the lessons from the Sahara desert are just some of the titles and themes explored by the four authors from Africa who are among 10 finalists for the Man Booker International Prize.

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South African judge convicts veteran tennis player of rape

Retired tennis player Bob Hewitt sits in the dock in a court east of Johannesburg, South Afirca, Monday, March 23, 2015. Hewitt, a former Grand Slam doubles tennis champion, was convicted in a South African court of rape and sexual assault decades after the alleged assaults. (AP Photo)

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A judge in South Africa on Monday convicted Bob Hewitt, a former Grand Slam tennis champion, of raping and sexually assaulting three girls whom he had been coaching. The assaults occurred decades ago, according to the victims who are now grown women.

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