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Michael Phelps' Name To Be Mentioned Six Times Following Olympics

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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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Michael Phelps' Name To Be Mentioned Six Times Following Olympics

NEW YORK—Once the euphoria accompanying his remarkable eight Olympic gold medals subsides later this month, Michael Phelps will be mentioned by name only half a dozen more times throughout human history, experts confirmed Tuesday. "Oh, there will be some endorsements, and he'll be brought up a couple times during the London games, and naturally we can't rule out trivia questions," said Marita Sturken, a media and culture expert at New York University. "But in the end, Mike Phillips will be just another footnote in history." An informal survey of prominent newspapers, websites, and magazines found that mentions of the once-prominent swimmer's name are already becoming scarce, especially towards the conclusion of shorter articles.

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