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October 29, 1995

NEW YORK (AP) _ A former University of Rhode Island football player and another man were killed in a one-car accident, and a current star of the team was in critical condition Sunday.

Also critical was the driver of the car in which they were riding.

Killed in the crash Saturday was senior Curtis Whitting, who left the team in 1993, and another passenger, Chris Sandford.

Flanker Bobby Apgar had head and neck injuries, and was in critical but stable condition Sunday, said a spokeswoman at St. Luke’s Hospital.

Apgar is the team’s leading scorer, with seven touchdowns on 38 receptions for 645 yards.

The driver, Brian Ferrill, of Hackensack, N.J., was charged with drunk driving, second-degree vehicular manslaughter, and second-degree vehicular assault.


LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) _ For the second time in two months, a Nigerian soccer player has died.

Amir Angwe, 29, a striker for the Julius Berger Club, collapsed just a minute before the end of Saturday’s Mandela Cup semifinal match with Maxaquene of Mozambique.

He died later from what doctors believed was a heart attack.

After he slumped over, Angwe waved off playmates saying he would be fine. But he then collapsed and doctors at Onikan Stadium were unable to revive him. He was rushed to Marina General Hospital on Lagos Island.

On Sept. 9, Igenewari George was killed by a stray bullet as police tried to control a rampage at a soccer stadium in Oyo state.


FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) _ Oleg Otmakov of Russia overcame rainy conditions and won the 14th edition of the Frankfurt marathon Sunday, while Kathrin Doerre-Heining of Germany took the women’s race.

Tendai Shimusasa of Zimbabwe faded after leading the race until the 25th mile, and Otmakov won in the finish, beating rookie Elijah Lagat of Kenya by five seconds. Otmakov’s time was 2 hours, 12 minutes, 35 seconds.

Doerre-Heinig was never challenged and won by nearly seven minutes over another German, Manuela Veith.


GIFU, Japan (AP) _ South Korea and Japan split the women’s and men’s team titles Sunday in the 10th World Soft Tennis Championship, and in both finals the defending champion lost.

In the women’s final, South Korea beat defending champion Japan 3-1 for its first title in 16 years and third overall.

The Philippines and Malaysia shared third place after the Philippines beat Indonesia and Malaysia downed India, both 3-0.

In the men’s final, host Japan downed defending champion South Korea 3-2 for its first victory in 14 years and fifth overall.

Soft tennis uses a 6.6-centimeter (2.6-inch) smooth rubber ball that is softer and lighter than a regular tennis ball. The court size is the same.

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