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Commonwealth Games gets 1st doping case

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) — In the first doping scandal of the Commonwealth Games, a 16-year-old female Nigerian weightlifter was provisionally suspended Tuesday after testing positive for banned substances.

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Bailey-Cole wins Commonwealth 100-meter title

Kemar Bailey-Cole of Jamaica looks back after winning the men's 100 meter race  at Hampden Park stadium during the Commonwealth Games 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland, Monday July 28, 2014. (AP Photo/ Scott Heppell)

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — In Usain Bolt’s absence, training partner Kemar Bailey-Cole collected the first individual gold of his career by winning the 100 meters at the Commonwealth Games on Monday.

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Sailors to navigate dirty water in 1st Rio test

Austria's 49er class Nikolaus Resch, right, and Nico Delle Karth, train on the waters of Guanabaray bay between Niteroi and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, July 27, 2014. International sailors are gathering for the first test event of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, concerned about water pollution in Guanabara Bay that some have likened to a sewer. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Sailors, coaches and the mayor of Rio de Janeiro acknowledge the problem: Guanabara Bay, the venue for sailing at the 2016 Olympics, is badly polluted. Some liken it to a sewer.

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Marketing agreement an obstacle in US bid for 2024

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — If Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco or Washington are picked to host the 2024 Olympics, one of the U.S. Olympic Committee’s first tasks will be to hand over millions in sponsorships to the victorious city’s new organizing committee.

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Olympic high jump champion out of Euros

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s team coach says Olympic high jump champion Anna Chicherova will miss next month’s European championships in Zurich because of an injury.

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