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Agent: Chicago Marathon champion fails doping test

STELLENBOSCH, South Africa (AP) — The agent for Chicago Marathon champion Rita Jeptoo says the Kenyan runner has failed a doping test.

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Agent says Chicago Marathon champion Rita Jeptoo has failed a doping test

STELLENBOSCH, South Africa (AP) — Agent says Chicago Marathon champion Rita Jeptoo has failed a doping test.

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South Africa: suspect arrested in soccer killing

Sam Meyiwa, the father of national soccer captain and goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa, bottom left, reacts as he walks past a poster with his son's portrait during a memorial service held for three South African sports figures who died within days of each other at an indoor sports arena in downtown Johannesburg, South Africa, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. South Africa's sport ministry organized a combined memorial service for fans of national soccer captain and goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa, Olympic silver medalist Mbulaeni Mulaudzi and welterweight boxer Phindile Mwelase. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A suspect has been charged with the murder of Senzo Meyiwa, South Africa’s national soccer team captain, authorities said Friday.

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SAfrica changes game venue to honor slain captain

Orlando Pirates team mate Lucky Lekgwathi, right, with father of slain Senzo Meyiwa, Sam Meyiwa, second from left, at the family home of Senzo Meyiwa in Umlazi, near Durban, South Africa, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. Meyiwa, the national soccer captain, was shot and killed at the home of his girlfriend in Vosloorus, east of Johannesburg, Sunday night during a robbery attempt. He will be laid to rest Saturday at a funeral in Umlazi. (AP Photo)

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa has been allowed to move its next African Cup of Nations qualifier to the hometown of slain national team captain Senzo Meyiwa as a tribute.

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South Africans mourn sport deaths

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Singing hymns and blowing vuvuzelas, South African sporting fans on Thursday paid final respects to three sporting figures who died within three days of each other.

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