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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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2010 MLB Playoff Preview

As baseball's postseason begins, we take a hard look at each team's chances.

  • BRAVES: With Atlanta's shaky defense, lackluster end-of-season play, and aging manager, we can't stress enough that we put this team first on our list purely for alphabetical reasons
  • GIANTS: Opponents should be intimidated, mainly because the Giants are still around despite being the only playoff team in the postseason that didn't actually make the playoffs
  • RANGERS: It's almost a shame that Major League Baseball doesn't allow teams from Texas to win the World Series, as this team is pretty talented
  • RAYS: By toppling AL East powerhouses Boston and New York, Tampa Bay has become a cool team to root for and watch lose
  • PHILLIES: Though the starting rotation consists of all-stars Roy Oswalt, Cole Hamels, and Roy Halladay, Jamie Moyer's 7,000.42 ERA has to be of some concern
  • REDS: Nope
  • TWINS: Have a chance to compete against the best… Oh, wait, Justin Morneau is still injured? Three and out
  • YANKEES: Have a real shot at another World Series title if manager Joe Girardi makes the brave decision to start Alex Rodriguez at third base, keep Derek Jeter at shortstop, and play Mariano Rivera at pitcher every so often

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