• Charl Schwartzel of South Africa tees off on the 2nd hole during the third round of DP World Tour Championship golf tournament in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

    Schwartzel leads Euro Tour opener in South Africa

    MALELANE, South Africa (AP) — Charl Schwartzel shot a 5-under 67 Friday to open a five-shot lead after the second round of the European Tour’s season-opening Alfred Dunhill Championship.

  • Ashwin dozen leads India to test series win over SAfrica

    NAGPUR, India (AP) — India beat South Africa in a test series for the first time in 11 years in winning the third test by 124 runs thanks to Ravichandran Ashwin’s 12-wicket match haul on Friday.

  • India tightens screws as South Africa reaches 151-6 at tea

    NAGPUR, India (AP) — Offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin finished with a 12-wicket match haul as India defeated South Africa by 124 runs in the third test to win the four-game series on Friday.

  • New Euro Tour season opens in South Africa, Basson leads

    MALELANE, South Africa (AP) — Christiaan Basson held the clubhouse lead in the first round of the European Tour’s season-opening Alfred Dunhill Championship after play was suspended Thursday because of lightning.

  • Ashwin, Jadeja among wickets as India pushes for victory

    NAGPUR, India (AP) — Spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja were among the wickets on Thursday as India pressed for victory in the third test after dismissing South Africa for a meagre 79.

  • Morkel strikes as India reaches 149-6 at tea in Nagpur test

    NAGPUR, India (AP) — Offspinner Simon Harmer and pace bowler Morne Morkel shared seven wickets as South Africa bowled India out for 215 on the first day Wednesday of the third test.

  • Mison Sere smiles after winning the 2015 edition of the Mr Ugly competition, in Harare, Saturday, Nov. 21.2015.  Sere who controversially dethroned  former Mr Ugly William Masvinu to scoop the top prize of $500  in a contest marked by allegations of cheating. Masvinu has had  it relatively easy over the past 3 years when the contest struggled to draw more than 10 contestants. This year's competition attracted  35 contestants with organisers saying they were looking for  people with natural ugliness. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

    Cheating accusations mar Zimbabwe’s Mister Ugly competition

    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Pageant judges have crowned a new winner of Zimbabwe’s 4th annual “Mister Ugly” contest, upsetting supporters of the crowd favorite and prompting rioting at the event.

  • In this Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015 file photo, Pope Francis waves from inside his car after arriving at Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia. Pope Francis follows his predecessors next week Nov. 25-30, 2015 to visit Africa whose growing numbers of Catholics are seen as a bulwark for a church seeking to broaden its appeal amid secularism, competing Christian faiths and violent extremism, in a trip that will take him to Kenya, Uganda and the Central African Republic. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

    In Africa, Pope Francis to find a church growing in numbers

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Pope Paul VI became the first modern pope to visit Africa in 1969 and declared the continent a “new homeland” for Jesus Christ. During the quarter century of his papacy, St. John Paul II traveled to 42 African countries and earned the nickname “the African.” Pope Benedict XVI said Africa was a continent of hope. Next week, Pope Francis joins his predecessors and visits a region whose growing numbers of Catholics are seen as a bulwark for a church seeking to broaden its appeal in the face of challenges from secularism, competing Christian faiths and violent extremism.