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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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Magic Game Plan To Out-Basketball Cavaliers

ORLANDO—Although many NBA analysts are saying the more talented and defensively dominant Cavs are certain to win the Orlando-Cleveland series, Magic players and coaches are confident that LeBron James and his supporting cast can be out-basketballed. "I really think we can basketball better than they can over the course of a long series. We already basketballed better than they basketballed in two games this year," Magic head coach Stan Van Gundy said. "We have to concentrate on basketballing patiently on offense and not over-basketballing it when we're under our own net, meanwhile taking advantage of their tendency to under-basketball on transitions. So, if we're smart and stay composed, then, yes, these guys can certainly be out-basketballed." Van Gundy would not comment on whether or not his team would be outscored.

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