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Aussie weightlifter arrested for alleged assault

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — The Australian team says weightlifter Francois Etoundi has been stripped of his Commonwealth Games accreditation after being arrested over an alleged assault in the athletes’ village in Glasgow.

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Cho to lead 2018 Olympics organizing committee

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Cho Yang-ho, the South Korean business tycoon who led Pyeongchang’s successful bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics, will take charge of the local organizing committee following the sudden resignation of the previous president.

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World Cup adds froth to German beer sales

BERLIN (AP) — German beer sales rose by 4.4 percent in the year’s first half, gaining froth from the beginning of the country’s run to the soccer World Cup title.

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Hearing continues in soccer referee killing case

Defendant Bassel Saad sobs during a probable-cause hearing Wednesday afternoon, July 30, 2014, in Livonia, Mich. Saad is charged with second-degree murder in the death of soccer referee John Bieniewicz. (AP Photo/The Detroit News, Todd McInturf)

LIVONIA, Mich. (AP) — A hearing continues to decide whether a soccer player should stand trial for murder on accusations that he punched a referee because he objected to being ejected from a recreational league game in suburban Detroit.

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Glazers set to raise $150m by selling Man U shares

Manchester United’s Darren Fletcher (24) celebrates with his teammates after  scoring the winning kick in a penalty kick shootout during  a soccer game at the 2014 Guinness International Champions Cup, Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in Landover, Md. Manchester United won 5-3 in penalty kicks. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

Manchester United’s American owners are set to raise around $150 million by selling more of their shares in the club on the New York Stock Exchange.

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