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After embarrassment, Magnussen wins at Comm Games

James Magnussen of Australia celebrates after winning gold in the men's 100m freestyle final at the Tollcross International Swimming Centre during the Commonwealth Games 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland, Sunday July 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Renowned for his bravado, world 100-meter freestyle champion James Magnussen didn’t try to conceal his glee at reasserting his supremacy against a great rival in the pool on Sunday.

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Langer wins Senior British Open by record 13 shots

BRIDGEND, Wales (AP) — Bernhard Langer won his second Senior British Open championship on Sunday, finishing a record 13 strokes clear of Colin Montgomerie of Scotland.

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UK Deputy PM wants Russia stripped of World Cup

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Deputy Prime Minister wants Russia stripped of the right to host the 2018 World Cup to punish President Vladimir Putin for “belligerent behavior” in the Ukraine crisis.

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Commonwealth Games stresses quality doping tests

In this Saturday, June 30, 2012, file photo, Britain's Rhys Williams displays the gold medal he won in the 400 meter Hurdles final at the European Athletics Championships in Helsinki, Finland. European 400-meter hurdles champion Rhys Williams is out of the Commonwealth Games after becoming the second Welsh athlete suspended for a doping offense this month. Team Wales announced Friday, July 25, 2014, that Williams has been suspended from all competitions after being charged with an anti-doping violation at the Glasgow Grand Prix on July 11. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — The head of the Commonwealth Games says the event is using a “quality over quantity” drug-testing approach targeting specific sports based on intelligence received from anti-doping agencies.

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Langer takes 8-shot lead at Senior British Open

BRIDGEND, Wales (AP) — Bernhard Langer stretched his lead to eight strokes Saturday in the Senior British Open, shooting a 3-under 68 at Royal Porthcawl to reach 14-under 199.

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