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Russell, Langevine lead Rhode Island past Nicholls St. 70-65

Nov. 19, 2019 9:31 PM EST

KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) — Fatts Russell had 22 points, six assists and five steals, Cyril Langevine had a double-double, and Rhode Island beat Nicholls State 70-65 on Tuesday night. Langevine finished with 10 points and 11 rebounds and Jermaine Harris also scored 10 points for Rhode Island. The game featured...

Russell, Dowtin lead Rhode Island past Alabama 93-79

Nov. 15, 2019 11:19 PM EST

KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) — Fats Russell scored 22 points, Jeff Dowtin added 21 and Rhode Island turned a hot first half into a 93-79 win over Alabama on Friday night. Cyril Langevine added 12 points and a career-high six assists for the Rams (2-1), who beat the first Southeastern Conference team to play in the...

Strike begins at South Africa’s state-owned airline

Nov. 15, 2019 8:43 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Workers began striking Friday at South Africa’s troubled state-owned airline over nearly 1,000 expected job cuts, with flights now canceled until at least Tuesday. South African Airways, Africa’s second-largest carrier, has warned that the strike “endangers the...

South African police disperse refugees protesting attacks

Nov. 15, 2019 7:20 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Shield-carrying South African police on Friday removed about 150 refugees who the United Nations refugee agency said forced their way into its compound while protesting recent anti-immigrant attacks. The police action in the capital, Pretoria, followed one last month in which police...

Domingo to sing at 100th anniversary Salzburg Festival

Nov. 13, 2019 1:30 PM EST

Plácido Domingo is scheduled to sing two concert performances in Verdi's "I Vespri Siciliani (The Sicilian Vespers)" next summer as part of the 100th anniversary Salzburg Festival, which features 221 performances over 44 days and includes seven staged operas. Domingo, who turns 79 in January, was dropped or...

Smith, Cowan spark No. 7 Maryland's rally past Rhode Island

Nov. 10, 2019 12:41 AM EST

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Maryland switched its defense and steadied its offense in the second half Saturday to overcome a scare against Rhode Island. Jalen Smith had 19 points and 11 rebounds, Anthony Cowan Jr. scored all 14 of his points in the second half and turnover-prone No. 7 Maryland overcame a...

This is for you, South Africa: Springboks start trophy tour

Nov. 7, 2019 5:13 AM EST

With captain Siya Kolisi telling ordinary South Africans that the victory and the spoils were for them, the Rugby World Cup-winning Springboks started a five-day tour on Thursday to take the trophy to people in big cities and poor townships. Kolisi, a product of one of those townships, stood in the morning...

Russell carries Rhode Island over LIU 76-65

Nov. 5, 2019 10:11 PM EST

KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) — Fatts Russell had 18 points to lead five Rhode Island players in double figures as the Rams topped Long Island University 76-65 on Tuesday night in the season opener for both teams. Cyril Langevine added 16 points and 15 rebounds for the Rams. Jeff Dowtin and Tyrese Martin added 13...

'We love you South Africa': Kolisi pride after World Cup win

Nov. 2, 2019 12:37 PM EDT

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Siya Kolisi grabbed the Webb Ellis Cup, gave it a kiss and hoisted it high as fireworks exploded and his teammates — black and white — rejoiced behind him. A blowout victory in the Rugby World Cup final for the Springboks. Yet another transcendent moment for...

Springboks' 1st black captain gets his chance at history

Oct. 31, 2019 1:58 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — It was the week after Siya Kolisi's fourth birthday when Nelson Mandela presented Springboks captain Francois Pienaar with the Webb Ellis Cup in a defining moment for rugby, and for South Africa. Kolisi was 16 when the Springboks won their second Rugby World Cup title. There was no television...