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England wins diving gold to increase medal lead

Usain Bolt of Jamaica reacts to the TV camera after he helped Jamaica win the first round heat of the men's 4 by 100 meter relay in Hampden Park stadium during the Commonwealth Games 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland, Friday Aug. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/ Scott Heppell)

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — If Scots were offended by Usain Bolt they didn’t show it on Friday as the Jamaican sprint star made his Commonwealth Games debut.

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‘B’ sample confirms teen weightlifter’s doping

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. The Commonwealth Games Federation says a 16-year-old Nigerian weightlifter has been stripped of her gold medal after a positive doping test it was reported on Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. Amalaha tested positive for diuretics and masking agents after winning the 53-kilogram (117-pound) division last Friday, becoming the youngest ever female to win a weightlifting title at a Commonwealth Games. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — A 16-year-old Nigerian weightlifter was stripped of her Commonwealth Games gold medal on Friday because of a positive doping test, a case that raised concerns about how such a young athlete had access to banned substances.

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Athlete tested for Ebola at Commonwealth Games

In this undated file image by the CDC shows an ebola Virus. U.S. health officials on Thursday, July 31, 2014, warned Americans not to travel to the three African countries, hit by an outbreak of Ebola. The travel advisory applies to non-essential travel to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. (AP Photo/CDC, File)

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Reacting to sensationalistic headlines such as “Ebola Terror at Commonwealth Games” in a British newspaper, officials said on Friday that a Sierra Leone cyclist passed tests for the Ebola virus and competed.

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Nigerian weightlifter stripped of Commonwealth Games gold medal in doping case

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Nigerian weightlifter stripped of Commonwealth Games gold medal in doping case.

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Thiem, Monaco reach semifinals in Kitzbuehel

KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) — David Goffin of Belgium rallied to beat Maximo Gonzalez of Argentina 5-7, 6-4, 6-3 and advance to his first career ATP Tour final at the Kitzbuehel Cup on Friday.

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