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Aussie weightlifter arrested for alleged assault

In this image taken Sunday July 27, 2014 Australia's Francois Etoundi  bronze medal winner, left, stands on the podium with gold medal winner India's Sathish Sivalingam following the men's 77kg weightlifting final at the Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014  in Glasgow Scotland.  Etoundi,  was stripped of his games accreditation Thursday July 31, 2014  after being arrested over an alleged assault during an altercation in the athletes' village in Glasgow.  (AP Photo/Dominic Lipinski/PA)   UNITED KINGDOM OUT

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Australia’s Commonwealth Games team was reeling Thursday after an alleged assault by one of its medalists and a rift within the track and field squad — just as the country’s 20-year domination of the competition could be coming to an end.

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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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Your Top Plays for Today

Serena Williams returns the ball during the second set of her match against Karolina Pliskova in the Bank of the West Classic Tennis Tournament, Wednesday, July 30, 2014, in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/Beck Diefenbach)

Your Top Plays for Today: AP’s Sports Guide

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Bank scandal tarnishes powerful Portuguese family

In this July 24, 2014 photo, Francisco Proenca de Carvalho, lawyer for Portuguese bank Banco Espirito Santo's former chief executive Ricardo Salgado, leaves a Lisbon court after Salgado was questioned about money-laundering, fraud and forgery. The Espirito Santo family business survived wars, dictatorship, revolution and family feuds for almost 150 years. Now, one of Europe's last banking dynasties is being stripped of its wealth and influence amid accounting irregularities, huge unreported debts, and a police investigation. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal’s Espirito Santo family business survived wars, dictatorship, revolution and family feuds for almost 150 years. Now, one of Europe’s last banking dynasties is being stripped of its wealth and influence amid accounting irregularities, huge unreported debts, record losses at the family bank and a police investigation.

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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 controversy at the Commonwealth Games on Wednesday for apparently criticizing his games experience so far.

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