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Mathieu fast in 200 heats, Bolt fast with tweet

Double Olympic champion Usain Bolt of Jamaica, centre, watches the women's pool A netball match between Jamaica and New Zealand at the Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014, in Glasgow, Scotland, Wednesday, July, 30, 2014.  Bolt is the center of attention at the Commonwealth Games after mingling with British royalty on Tuesday and being quoted in a British National newspaper saying that he was “not really” having fun in Glasgow although Bolt scrambled Wednesday to deny he made a derogatory comment about the “Friendly Games.”  (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Still days away from running, Usain Bolt was at the center of a hullabaloo at the Commonwealth Games on Wednesday for apparently criticizing his games experience so far.

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Usain Bolt annoyed by claim he criticized Glasgow

Double Olympic champion Usain Bolt of Jamaica, centre, watches the women's pool A netball match between Jamaica and New Zealand at the Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014, in Glasgow, Scotland, Wednesday, July, 30, 2014.  Bolt is the center of attention at the Commonwealth Games after mingling with British royalty on Tuesday and being quoted in a British National newspaper saying that he was “not really” having fun in Glasgow although Bolt scrambled Wednesday to deny he made a derogatory comment about the “Friendly Games.”  (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Even before stepping on the track, Usain Bolt is causing a stir at the Commonwealth Games.

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Commonwealth Games gets 1st doping case

Andrew Riley, second left,of Jamaica, crosses the line to win the men's 110 meter hurdles from William Sharman, second right, of England, who was placed second and Shane Brathwaite, third right, who was placed third, in Hampden Park stadium at the Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014, in Glasgow, Scotland, Tuesday July 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Andrew Riley won the 110-meter hurdles gold Tuesday to complement his teammate Kemar Bailey-Cole’s 100-meter gold medal on the track at the Commonwealth Games, clinching both high-profile sprint races for Jamaica.

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Nigerian weightlifting gold medalist Chika Amalaha fails doping test at Commonwealth Games

This is a Friday, July, 25, 2014 file photo  of Chika Amalaha of Nigeria, as he kisses her gold medal for winning the women's 53 kg weightlifting competition at the Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014, in Glasgow, Scotlanddid. 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 failed a doping test after becoming the youngest ever female to win a Commonwealth Games gold medal in the sport, organizers said Tuesday.

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Raiders relying on healthy Watson to solidify line

NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Menelik Watson’s rookie season proved to be mostly a waste.

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