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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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NCAA Tournament Snubs

Although 64 teams are invited, there are always those who feel unjustly overlooked. We run down the reasoning behind prominent non-invitations:

San Diego State: Oh, you know, their RPI was just way too low or high or whatever is bad

Auburn: Team doesn't test well with women age 18 to 34

New Mexico: Have this weird way of dribbling that's just really off-putting

Penn State: No one likes Penn State

Gonzaga II: Only room in tournament for one Gonzaga

UNLV: Flunked the written part of the examination

Creighton: Glitches in their audition tape revealed that they edited the highlights so it looked like they never missed a shot

Davidson: The NCAA offered a third seed to Stephen Curry, but he selfishly wanted to bring his teammates along

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