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Marathon champ Rita Jeptoo banned 2 years for doping

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Athletics Kenya says on Friday it has banned marathon champion Rita Jeptoo two years for doping.

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Marathon champion Rita Jeptoo banned for two years for doping

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Marathon champion Rita Jeptoo banned for two years for doping.

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Guinea wins drawing of lots to reach to African Cup quarters

MALABO, Equatorial Guinea (AP) — Guinea won the drawing of lots for a spot in the African Cup of Nations quarterfinals on Thursday by choosing a green ball with the No. 2 printed on a piece of paper on the inside.

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Algeria and Ghana advance to quarterfinals at African Cup

Algeria's,  Nabil Bentaleb, centre, celebrates after he  scored a goal against Senegal  during  their final Group C African Cup of Nations soccer match  at Estadio De Malabo in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

MALABO, Equatorial Guinea (AP) — Algeria secured its passage to the African Cup quarterfinals alongside Ghana on Tuesday after rekindling some of the attacking flair that took it to the second round of last year’s World Cup.

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Ghana back from brink of elimination to make quarters

Ghana's Asamoah Gyan, third from left, with teammates celebrate after winning their African Cup of Nations Group C soccer match against South Africa in Mongomo, Equatorial Guinea, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

MONGOMO, Equatorial Guinea (AP) — Ghana came back from the brink of elimination with two goals in the last 17 minutes to beat South Africa 2-1 Tuesday and make the African Cup of Nations quarterfinals.

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