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Kevin Durant Wins Gold In Men’s Individual Basketball

RIO DE JANEIRO—Beating out Serbian Nikola Jokic by .87 points in order to claim the all-around title, U.S. forward Kevin Durant won Olympic gold Friday in men’s individual basketball, becoming the first man to win consecutive golds in the competition since Gary Payton at the 1996 and 2000 Games.

Michael Phelps Spots Estranged Father Poseidon In Stands

RIO DE JANEIRO—Immediately recognizing the booming, thunderous voice he hadn’t heard since he was 5 years old as he warmed up ahead of his first heat in the 200-meter individual medley, U.S. Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps reportedly spotted his long-estranged father, Poseidon, God of the Sea, cheering for him Thursday in the stands of the Olympic Aquatics Stadium.
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Kobe Bryant Case Dismissed

Last week, prosecutors dropped the felony sexual-assault charge against basketball star Kobe Bryant. What do you think?
  • "Well, there you have it. The system works."

    Sandy Miller Teacher
  • "All you people who have been clamoring for a pro athlete who's not a convicted felon, here's your man."

    Amy O'Keefe Studio Musician
  • "At last, Kobe is vindicated before the eyes of the nation: He's not a rapist; he just constantly cheats on his wife."

    James Tompkins Lawyer
  • "He's still guilty of losing to the no-name Detroit Pistons in the NBA Finals."

    Eric Mills Chef
  • "Every time a black man gets famous, they try to drag him down. But every time a woman asserts herself, they call her a slut. So I'm torn."

    Michael Bartko Systems Analyst
  • "Could they at least tell us if he did it or not?"

    Jeffrey Larsen Mayor

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