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From Working Keys To Rocket Suits: How Other Cities Have Enticed Their Star Players

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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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From Working Keys To Rocket Suits: How Other Cities Have Enticed Their Star Players

St. Louis isn't the first city to offer a star enticements to stay with their team. Here's how other cities have tried to keep their All-Stars in town.

  • Indianapolis: Every child born in Indianapolis will be named Peyton Manning
  • Memphis: Marc Gasol given full creative control of Memphis Symphony Orchestra
  • New York: Truckloads of food have already been dumped on CC Sabathia's front lawn without his even needing to request it
  • New Orleans: Might actually give Chris Paul some decent players
  • Boston: The best surgeons Mass General has to offer will do what they can to make Glen Davis less egg-shaped
  • Phoenix: Can promise Ilya Bryzgalov 16,000 free tickets to every game

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