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Algeria and Ghana advance to quarterfinals at African Cup

Algeria's,  Nabil Bentaleb, centre, celebrates after he  scored a goal against Senegal  during  their final Group C African Cup of Nations soccer match  at Estadio De Malabo in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

MALABO, Equatorial Guinea (AP) — Algeria secured its passage to the African Cup quarterfinals alongside Ghana on Tuesday after rekindling some of the attacking flair that took it to the second round of last year’s World Cup.

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Ghana back from brink of elimination to make quarters

Ghana's Asamoah Gyan, third from left, with teammates celebrate after winning their African Cup of Nations Group C soccer match against South Africa in Mongomo, Equatorial Guinea, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

MONGOMO, Equatorial Guinea (AP) — Ghana came back from the brink of elimination with two goals in the last 17 minutes to beat South Africa 2-1 Tuesday and make the African Cup of Nations quarterfinals.

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Tunisia, Congo through to quarters at African Cup

Tunisia's Ahmed Akaichi celebrates scoring a goal during their African Cup of Nations Group B soccer match against DR Congo in Bata, Equatorial Guinea, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

BATA, Equatorial Guinea (AP) — Tunisia and Congo drew 1-1 and qualified for the quarterfinals at the African Cup of Nations on Monday as Cape Verde became the first team to be eliminated by the tournament’s tiebreaker rules.

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Serena Williams of the U.S. celebrates a point won against Garbine Muguruza of Spain during their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

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Republic of Congo surprises Gabon 1-0 at African Cup

Congo’s Prince Oniangue, left, is challenged by Gabon’s Andre Poko, during their African Cup of Nations Group A soccer match in Bata, Equatorial Guinea, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

BATA, Equatorial Guinea (AP) — Republic of Congo ground out a surprise 1-0 win over Gabon at the African Cup of Nations on Wednesday, its first at the tournament in over two decades, to go top of Group A.

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