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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.

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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 Michael Beasley checking into rehab for drugs and depression

  • "I feel the smallest amount of betrayal possible that would still count as betrayal."

  • "If you can't look up to 20-year-olds who get paid millions of dollars to play a game for a living, who can you look up to?"

  • "Come on, anybody who can dunk a basketball on a 10-foot hoop can't be that depressed."

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