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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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Citing separation of church and state, a Texas judge recently banned students at a Galveston high school from praying before home football games. The case is being appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court. What do you think about pregame prayer?
  • "Football players need to learn to rely on their skills as athletes, not on the aid of omnipotent deities."

    Patrice Thomas Student
  • "So these people want to pray? Before a football game? In Texas? Hmm... something here just doesn't add up."

    Jeanette Loesser Telemarketer
  • "But what if both teams pray to God for help? That's just putting the Lord in a really awkward position, if you ask me."

    Kevin Whittaker Electrician
  • "I think it's fine, as long as it's Christian prayers. Anything else is un-American."

    Victor Davis Systems Analyst
  • "Jesus will lead the Fitchburg Spartans to victory, just as surely as He made me not gay."

    Omar Tulin File Clerk
  • "Before all of my son's football games, I say a little prayer that he won't fuck up and that I won't have to beat him for it lat

    Andre Simmons Banker

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