• Springboks take a humble approach ahead of RWC game vs US

    LONDON (AP) — Of the four teams in action Wednesday, only two-time champion South Africa has a realistic chance of progressing to the Rugby World Cup quarterfinals.

  • Prosecutor: Burkina Faso coup leader formally charged

    OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — A military prosecutor says the general who took power after last month’s coup now has been formally charged along with one other formal top official accused of supporting the overthrow of Burkina Faso’s government.

  • South Sudan starts unlikely quest to reach 2018 World Cup

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A month after celebrating its first win in a competitive game, South Sudan will make its debut in World Cup qualifying on Wednesday as Africa’s lowest-ranked countries begin their quests to reach soccer’s biggest tournament.

  • Captaincy no curse so far for South Africa halfback Du Preez

    LONDON (AP) — Fourie du Preez would enjoy the cut and thrust of leading South Africa even more at the Rugby World Cup if he could leave the captaincy duties on the pitch.

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  • South Sudan: Red Cross leaves violent town after threats

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The International Committee of the Red Cross says it has withdrawn its staff from a humanitarian compound in a violent county in South Sudan after its office was looted and its aid workers threatened.

  • Former coach of banned runner Jeptoo has contract terminated

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The former coach of banned marathon runner Rita Jeptoo has had his contract terminated by his employers after another Kenyan under his control failed a doping test.

  • Dominic Ondoro of Kenya, the men's marathon winner, crosses the finish line of the Twin Cities Marathon in St. Paul, Minn., on Sunday, Oct. 3, 2015. (Jeff Wheeler/Star Tribune via AP)

    Kenya’s Dominic Ondoro wins 2015 Twin Cities Marathon

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Kenyan Dominic Ondoro has won the 2015 Twin Cities Marathon.

  • Springboks’ power sets up 34-16 win over Scotland at RWC

    NEWCASTLE, England (AP) — It seems the loss to Japan was just a blip for the Springboks, after all.

  • Plastic tables and chairs at the site of a bomb explosion in Abuja, Nigeria, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015.  Multiple bombs detonated in two locations killing at least 15 people, the National Emergency Management Agency said Saturday, although no group has claimed responsibility the attack has attributes of others by Boko Haram, the home-grown Islamic extremist group. (AP Photo/Gbenga Olamikan)

    Official: 2 blasts rock Nigerian capital

    LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Several bombs in two locations of the Nigerian capital, Abuja, killed at least 15 people, the National Emergency Management Agency said Saturday.