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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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Notable Siblings In Sports

In honor of Kurt and Kyle Busch winning back-to-back NASCAR races, we look at other sporting brothers and sisters:

The Boones: Second baseman Bret and third baseman Aaron made major league history by becoming the first set of brothers to get their tips frosted at the same time

The Grants: Harvey was never able to make much of an impact in the NBA, despite wearing goggles ten times larger than those of his brother Horace

The Gramaticas: The fact that two of the 32 NFL placekicking jobs were held by brothers Martin and Bill would be fairly impressive if placekicking were an impressive skill

The Johnsons: Though they have yet to realize it, pitcher Randy Johnson and running back Larry Johnson remain one of the most talented brother tandems in sports

The Sharpes: Shannon and Sterling made a name for themselves in the NFL as the brother tandem whom everyone most wished would shut up

The Millers: In addition to a storied 17-year career, guard Reggie Miller also won two NCAA titles and an Olympic gold medal dressed as his "sister" Cheryl

The Ripkens: Billy Ripken holds the record for most consecutive games watching his brother while grinding his teeth with jealousy

The Williamses: Serena and Venus and oh, sweet Jesus, those thighs

The Schumachers: Seven-time Formula One champion Michael may be the best racing driver the world has ever seen; in a nod to their German love of symmetry, his brother Ralf is one of the worst

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