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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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Greatest World Series Moments

Albert Pujols' three homers in one game was an amazing World Series spectacle, but it was hardly the greatest moment the Fall Classic has ever seen.

  • 1926: Babe Ruth hits what everyone in attendance agrees is the best foul tip in World Series history
  • 1975: Carlton Fisk hits a home run down the left field line and does the YMCA dance all the way to first base
  • 1986: Bill Buckner makes the only infield error any human being has remembered for more than 30 seconds
  • 1993: Joe Carter lives out every little boy's dream of hitting a Series-winning walk-off and living part-time in Canada
  • 1996: Baseball fans everywhere are abuzz with the prospect of either the Yankees or Braves losing the World Series
  • 1997: Edgar Renteria's RBI single in extra innings during Game 7 gives Florida Marlins fans a World Series victory they will remember for weeks to come
  • 2001: The nation realizes that two months was all it took to start rooting against New York again after 9/11
  • 1903-2011: Home runs

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