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Scottish identity celebrated as Glasgow Games open

Performers dance with an effigy of the Loch Ness Monster during the opening ceremony for the Commonwealth Games 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland, Wednesday July 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — The Loch Ness Monster, tartan-clad bagpipers and giant pieces of shortbread took the place of footballers on the Celtic Park pitch as the Commonwealth Games began with a celebration of Scottish mythology and traditions on Wednesday.

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Austria: Israeli club’s match disrupted by protest

VIENNA (AP) — A football match in Austria between Israeli team Maccabi Haifa and French side Lille OSC has been disrupted by pro-Palestinian protesters.

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Weir, DeLaet look to end 60-year Canadian drought

Canada's Mike Weir, of Canada, poses for a selfie with Kaylee Chin, left, and Maya Cunningham, center, during the pro-am event at the Canadian Open golf championship Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at Royal Montreal golf club in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz)

MONTREAL (AP) — Mike Weir was well aware that it has been 60 years since a Canadian won the Canadian Open.

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Majka wins short, steep Tour de France Stage 17

Italy's Vincenzo Nibali, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, celebrates on the podium of the sixteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 237.5 kilometers (147.6 miles) with start in Carcassonne and finish in Bagneres-de-Luchon, France, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

PLA D’ADET, France (AP) — On the last of four Pyrenees ascents, Rafal Majka winked at a French TV camera and tugged playfully at a motorcycle’s antenna.

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Review: ‘Lucy’ won’t stretch your brain capacity

This image released by Universal Pictures shows Scarlett Johansson in a scene from "Lucy." (AP Photo/Universal Pictures)

So let’s start with the enticing premise of Luc Besson’s “Lucy,” starring Scarlett Johansson: Human beings only use 10 percent of their brain capacity. Imagine what it would be like if we could access all of it?

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