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Though today he holds a powerful position as head of a leading information technology firm, MergeMedia CEO Gary Lightman told reporters Thursday he, amazingly, worked his way to the very top of the company from humble beginnings as the son of the previous...

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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On David Stern Retiring As NBA Commissioner In 2014

NBA commissioner David Stern announced Thursday he will step down from his post on Feb. 1, 2014, 30 years to the day after he began his tenure. What do you think?

  • “First Jordan retires and now Stern, too? This has been the worst nine years of my life.”

  • “Not to worry—I hear there’s a lot of good, unknown commissioning talent over in Europe.”

  • “It just won’t be the same watching someone else oversee lockouts, nonsensical franchise relocations, and completely needless overexpansion.”

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