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England wins diving gold to increase medal lead

Australia's Emily Smith, center, celebrates with Brook Peris, left, after scoring a goal as South Africa's goal keeper Anelle Van Deventer lies on the ground during their women's semifinal hockey match during the Commonwealth Games 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland, Friday Aug. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — England added to its burgeoning gold-medal lead at the Commonwealth Games when divers Jack Laugher and Chris Mears won the synchronized 3-meter springboard on Friday.

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Athlete tested for Ebola at Commonwealth Games

In this undated file image by the CDC shows an ebola Virus. U.S. health officials on Thursday, July 31, 2014, warned Americans not to travel to the three African countries, hit by an outbreak of Ebola. The travel advisory applies to non-essential travel to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. (AP Photo/CDC, File)

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Reacting to sensationalistic headlines such as “Ebola Terror at Commonwealth Games” in a British newspaper, officials said on Friday that a Sierra Leone cyclist passed tests for the Ebola virus and competed.

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‘B’ sample confirms teen weightlifter’s doping

This is a Friday, July, 25, 2014 file photo  of Chika Amalaha of Nigeria, as she makes good lift during the  women's 53 kg weightlifting competition at the Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014, in Glasgow, Scotland. Amalaha won the gold medal in the event. The Nigerian weightlifting gold medalist Chika Amalaha has failed a doping test at the Commonwealth Games and has been provisionally suspended from the games. Commonwealth Games Federation chief executive Mike Hooper said Tuesday July 29, 2014 that Amalaha tested positive for diuretics and masking agents after being tested on July 25.  (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — A 16-year-old Nigerian weightlifter faces being stripped of her Commonwealth Games gold medal after her backup doping sample confirmed a previous finding for banned substances.

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Amos relegates Rudisha to 2nd in 800 at Glasgow

Nijel Amos, celebrates after winning the men's 800 meter race from David Rudisha, of Kenya 2nd and Andre Olivier of South Africa 3rd, at Hampden Park Stadium during the Commonwealth Games 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland, Thursday July 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Nijel Amos of Botswana turned the tables on Olympic champion David Rudisha to win the 800-meter gold medal at the Commonwealth Games on a cool, rainy Thursday night at Hampden Park.

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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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