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Report: Running To Factor Greatly In This Week’s Sports

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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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Report: Running To Factor Greatly In This Week’s Sports

LUBBOCK, TX—According to a report published Friday by the Texas Tech School of Health, Exercise, and Sports Science, every variation of running, from light jogs to full-out sprints, will factor heavily into the execution and outcomes of this week’s sports. “Our studies show that running in some variety or another will be required for nearly every athlete—both amateur and professional,” said Dr. Henry Chalmers, a lead researcher on the 14-month-long study. “Upper body strength, hand-eye coordination, and balance were a few of the other central factors we identified as important, but time after time we found that swift terrestrial locomotion will be prominent.” The study also revealed that, unfortunately, kicking was also a contributing factor in several sports, but researchers noted that those required running immediately before or after every kick.

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