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Aussie weightlifter arrested for alleged assault

In this photo taken Friday July 27 2014, Francois Etoundi of Australia lifts during the men's 77kg weightlifting competition in the Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014 in Glasgow Scotland.   Etoundi,  was stripped of his games accreditation Thursday July 31, 2014  after being arrested over an alleged assault during an altercation in the athletes' village in Glasgow.   (AP Photo/Dominic Lipinski, PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — An Australian medal-winning weightlifter was convicted Thursday of head-butting another competitor in the athletes’ village and Australia’s track and field coach was sent home for criticizing his top star — just as the country’s 20-year domination of the competition appeared to be coming to an end.

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Penske considering V8 Supercars but mum on Ambrose

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Roger Penske is considering having a car in Australia’s V8 Supercar Series. But the team owner declined to say if Marcos Ambrose is in line for a position with the team, either as the driver or in a management role.

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