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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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Biggest Errors In MLB Postseason History

Sloppy play has led to a number of charged errors during the 2009 MLB playoffs. Onion Sports examines the long, storied tradition of postseason errors.

  • 1903: In a much stricter time, Pirates shortstop Honus Wagner makes a throwing error by not hitting the first baseman's target directly. The Pirates go on to lose the Series five games to three
  • 1908: Following Fred Merkle's infamous World Series baserunning error, baseball analysts refer to the play as "Merkle's Boner" and think that's okay
  • 1986: Bill Buckner gives up three straight singles and throws a wild pitch before letting a ground ball roll between his legs
  • 1988: In Game 1 of the World Series, A's closer Dennis Eckersley misreads the sign for a fastball, mistaking it for a hanging-slider-to-give-up-a-game-winning-home-run
  • 2001: Though Jason Giambi certainly muffs a fifth-inning ground ball, his real error is standing around and apologizing while the batter comes all the way around to score
  • 2003: Both runners are ruled safe when Cubs infielder Alex Gonzalez ruins a routine double play by scooping up second base and then throwing it into the stands
  • 2008: Despite the fact that he did not touch the ball the entire game, the official scorer takes one look at Adam Dunn and gives him an error
  • 2009: St. Louis outfielder Matt Holliday makes an error on a tricky fly ball that wasn't so much tricky as it was routine, and wasn't so much a fly ball as it was a dinky piece of shit that any moron could catch

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