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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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Surviving The Summer Sports Doldrums

The midsummer sports drought is in full swing. How are Americans spending their time now that there are only two major sports on TV?

After 17 years of neglect, contacting son in Arizona and asking him if he would like to play catch

Watching WNBA with permanent expression of anger, disgust

Standing outside football stadium waiting for season to start

Watching—really honestly watching—a baseball game

Almost wishing hockey was still around

Getting out all the crying now, so pent-up emotions won't get in way during football season

Turning every task into a best-of-seven

Screaming at stupid 9-year-old to just hit the ball

Fast-forwarding to the basketball scenes on One Tree Hill

Watching this weird foreign auto-racing involving cars with wings, complicated twisty tracks, thin fans, and a black driver

Setting Madden '07 to play computer-versus-computer matchups, watching computer-versus-computer matchups, wondering why face is wet

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