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EU adopts tough new sanctions on Russia

President Barack Obama speaks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, July 29, 2014, as he announces new economic sanctions against key sectors of the Russian economy in the latest move to force Russian President Vladimir Putin to end his support for Ukrainian rebels.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Spurred to action by the downing of the Malaysian airliner, the European Union approved dramatically tougher economic sanctions Tuesday against Russia, including an arms embargo and restrictions on state-owned banks. President Barack Obama swiftly followed with an expansion of U.S. penalties targeting key sectors of the Russian economy.

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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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Lorenzi beats 2x former champ Haase in Kitzbuehel

KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) — Pablo Andujar beat Jurgen Melzer 6-3, 6-4 at the Kitzbuehel Cup on Tuesday, two days after earning his third career title in Gstaad.

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Ecclestone defense seeks deal to end bribery trial

Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone arrives for his trial in the regional court in Munich, southern Germany, Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Ecclestone is charged with bribery and incitement to breach of trust "in an especially grave case" over a US $44 million payment to a German banker, that prosecutors allege was meant to facilitate the sale of the Formula One Group to a buyer of Ecclestone's liking.  (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader,Pool)

MUNICH (AP) — A German court says prosecutors and lawyers for Bernie Ecclestone are in talks about a possible deal to end the Formula One boss’ bribery trial.

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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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