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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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Youth Sports, Adult Violence

The past year has seen a surge in adult violence at youth sporting events, including the beating death of a hockey coach by a player's father. What do you think?
  • "Why are these grown men hitting each other? They should be hitting the kid who blew the game."

    Marty Behr Systems Analyst
  • "This parental aggression is spreading into other youth activities, as well. I took a knee to the kidney when my daughter forgot her Christmas-pageant lines."

    Joan Weitz Homemaker
  • "Hey, if you'd seen that ref's call, we'd have been fighting over the shotgun."

    Damian Thomas Forklift Operator
  • "Ask me that question again. Go ahead. I fuckin' dare you, you fucking piece of shit."

    Bob Bryson Sales Coordinator
  • "I blame the cheerleaders. They're the ones stirring people to violence with that 'Be aggressive! B-E aggressive!' cheer."

    Dina Sargento Social Worker
  • "What better way to impart to our children the important life lesson, 'Do as I say, not as I do'?"

    Omar Husserl Glazier

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