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Amalaha stripped of Commonwealth gold

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GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) The Commonwealth Games Federation says a 16-year-old Nigerian weightlifter has been stripped of her gold medal after a positive doping test.

Chika 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.

The CGF said Friday the backup "B" sample also came back positive.

England win diving gold in Glasgow

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) England added to its burgeoning gold-medal lead at the Commonwealth Games when divers Jack Laugher and Chris Mears won the synchronized 3-meter springboard on Friday.

At the Royal Commonwealth Pool at Edinburgh, about an hour's drive east of Glasgow, Laugher and Mears won England's 45th gold with nearly three days of competition remaining. It was Laugher's second gold of the games - he won the individual 1-meter springboard on Wednesday. (MORE)

Amos claims 800m gold in Glasgow

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) Nijel Amos of Botswana turned the tables on Olympic champion David Rudisha to win the 800-meter gold medal at the Commonwealth Games on a cool, rainy Thursday night at Hampden Park.

Amos, who finished second to Rudisha at the 2012 London Games, cut outside with about 30 meters to go and swept past the world record holder from Kenya, who finished second, .30 seconds behind. Amos' training partner, Andre Olivier of South Africa, took the bronze. (MORE)

Sierra Leone cyclist cleared of Ebola

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.

"There is no Ebola in the athletes' village," a games statement said. "We can confirm an athlete was tested for a number of things when he fell ill last week, including Ebola. The tests were negative and the athlete competed in his event on Thursday. (MORE)

Thiem, Monaco reach semis in Kitzbuehel

KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) Dominic Thiem of Austria beat defending champion Marcel Granollers of Spain 6-4, 7-5 to reach his first career semifinal at the Kitzbuehel Cup on Friday.

The 20-year-old Thiem, the youngest player in the top 50, will next play 2008 champion Juan Monaco of Argentina, who defeated the fourth-seeded Andreas Seppi of Italy 6-2, 3-6, 6-3. Both quarterfinals were moved from Thursday because of rain. (MORE)

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