• World Baseball Classic qualifying: South Africa into final

    SYDNEY (AP) — Catcher Kyle Botha’s bases-loaded double in the sixth inning scored three runs to break open a close game and give South Africa a 9-2 win over New Zealand and a spot in Sunday’s final against Australia in a regional World Baseball Classic qualifying tournament.

  • Elite runners shrug off heat alarms for Los Angeles Marathon

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Weldon Kirui and Daniel Limo are ignoring all the fuss about the heat for Sunday’s Los Angeles Marathon. It’s a matter of perspective.

  • In this photo taken Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, Phanice Cherop, a 29-year-old single mother of two, works at the AAA Growers’ farm in Nyahururu, four hours’ drive north of the capital Nairobi, in Kenya. This Valentine’s Day, there’s a good chance your flowers came from Kenya as the cool climate and high altitude make it perfect for growing large, long-lasting roses - propelling it to become the fourth-largest supplier after the Netherlands, Ecuador and Colombia. (AP Photo/Ilya Gridneff)

    Those Valentine’s Day flowers might just be from Kenya

    NYAHURURU, Kenya (AP) — This Valentine’s Day, there’s a good chance your flowers came from Kenya.

  • In this Aug. 14, 2015 file photo, inger Jidenna poses for a portrait ahead of their "EEPHUS" Tour in New York. Jidenna continues to stand out, and not just because of his unique style. There is also his head-turning and head-nod-inducing music: “Classic Man,” which features Roman GianArthur, is nominated for best rap/sung collaboration at the Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, Grammy Awards. (Photo by Brian Ach/Invision/AP, File)

    Jidenna talks snagging a Grammy nod and finishing his album

    NEW YORK (AP) — If ever you’ve laid eyes on Jidenna — the nattily dressed singer and emcee behind the Grammy-nominated anthem “Classic Man” — then certainly you remember him: He’s straight out of a time machine with his fiery red hair, slicked into a dapper 1930s style, slim suits and a gold watch chain dangling from his pocket.

  • Schwartzel on the charge at Tswhane Open

    PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Charl Schwartzel made a charge up the leaderboard at the Tshwane Open, going 6 under through 17 holes of his second round before bad weather brought players off the course on Friday.

  • Supporters of Presidential candidate Faustin Archange Touadera rally during a sand storm in the streets of  Bangui, Central African Republic, Friday Feb. 12, 2016. Two former prime ministers, Touadera and  Anicet Georges Dologuele, are running neck-and-neck in the second round of presidential elections Sunday Feb. 14  to end years of violence pitting Muslims against Christians in the Central African Republic. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

    Candidates promise unity in Central African Republic vote

    BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — For more than two years, even going to the cemetery to bury a loved one could get a mourner killed in Central African Republic. The threat of attacks from Christian militia fighters was once so high that Muslims here began burying their dead at home.

  • In this photo taken Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, junior athletes run past a sign for Athletics Kenya at the Discovery cross country races in Eldoret, western Kenya.  Two Kenyan athletes Joy Sakari and Francisca Koki Manunga who are both serving a four-year ban for doping at the 2015 world championships say the country’s governing body for track and field chief executive of Athletics Kenya, Isaac Mwangi, asked them each for a US  dlrs 24,000 bribe to reduce their suspensions. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

    Kenya under investigation for breaching anti-doping code

    Kenya is being investigated for breaching the world anti-doping code, WADA said Thursday, and could be declared non-compliant in a matter of weeks.

  • This file image posted online after the Jan. 25, 2016 disappearance of Italian graduate student Giulio Regeni in Cairo, Egypt shows Reggeni in a graphic used in an online campaign, #whereisgiulio seeking information on his whereabouts.  Egypt has denied the police had anything to do with the brutal killing of an Italian student whose body was found on the outskirts of Cairo bearing signs of torture. (#wheresgiulio via AP)

    Italy urged Egypt for help hours after student disappeared

    CAIRO (AP) — Italian officials contacted Egyptian authorities hours after a student later found tortured to death disappeared in central Cairo last month, according to an official summary of early Italian efforts to locate him.

  • In this Jan. 28, 2016 photo taken from video, Greek musician Yanni appears during an interview in New York. Yanni, who is currently on tour and has a new album, "Sensuous Chill," will debut a PBS special in March of a recent performance in Egypt at the Great Pyramids of Giza. (AP Photo/Bruce Barton)

    Yanni continues to embrace the unknown with new music, tour

    NEW YORK (AP) — Yanni, who has performed across the globe and whose sound is arguably its own genre of music, says his method is simple: He embraces the unknown.

  • Justin Harding leads Euro Tour’s Tshwane Open by 1 shot

    PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Justin Harding fired a 7-under 63 to take a one-shot lead after the first round of the European Tour’s Tshwane Open in South Africa on Thursday.