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Ghana reaches quarterfinals as hackers target African Cup

In a curious twist even for this occasionally erratic soccer tournament, the African Cup of Nations was targeted by hackers on Saturday, with a group claiming to be Russian saying they had "taken down" the tournament's official website in a protest against what they called host country Gabon's dictatorial president.

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Hackers claim to have shut down African Cup website

A group of hackers claiming to be based in Russia said Saturday they had shut down the website of the African Cup of Nations soccer tournament in a protest at organizers holding it in the "dictatorship" of Gabon, where President Ali Bongo Ondimba retained power in disputed and violent elections last year.

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Omar Bravo joins Carolina RailHawks

Video: Omar Bravo, the newest member of the Carolina RailHawks, addresses the media on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 during a press conference at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C.
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Omar Bravo joins Carolina RailHawks 3:36

Omar Bravo joins Carolina RailHawks

Carolina RailHawks acquire Omar Bravo 1:37

Carolina RailHawks acquire Omar Bravo

Railhawks game against West Ham brings in record soccer crowd 2:07

Railhawks game against West Ham brings in record soccer crowd

West Ham United fans gather before friendly with Railhawks 0:27

West Ham United fans gather before friendly with Railhawks