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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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  • "If only the sport had bet its future on an attractive and moderately talented woman becoming the next dominant racer. That surely would have saved them."

  • "The logo is just not cool enough. Have you seen the logo for the LifeLock.com 400? I've got a tattoo of it right here on my chest."

  • "You're telling me a sport that is dominated by foreigners and has a fan base of white, conservative middle-Americans is losing popularity? Huh."

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