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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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Unusual Sports Injuries

In light of the knee injury Padres outfielder Milton Bradley suffered while arguing with an umpire, Onion Sports presents a catalog of some of the more bizarre injuries in sports:

1973: Terry Bradshaw suffers a severe migraine while trying to remember the names of his wide receivers

1982: Muhammad Ali sustains severe cranial and neurological damage after volunteering to be hit in the head hundreds of thousands of times

1990: Tigers first baseman Cecil Fielder rips off his hand while trying to remove his first baseman's mitt

1991: Rookie centerfielder Bernie Williams has a heart attack the first time a major league ball is hit towards him

1998: Wrestler Mankind apparently suffers a debilitating neck injury, even though replay after replay suggests that, while enduring the Undertaker's Tombstone Piledriver, Mankind's head never even comes close to touching the ground

1999: Davis Love III breaks both legs when, in an effort to take a shorter route to his ball, he attempts to jump a narrow stream with his golf cart

2003: Cardinals kicker Bill Gramatica (below) tears his ACL while celebrating the 44-yard halftime field goal that won him a Toyota Corolla

2005: Giants backup quarterback Jared Lorenzen suffers a season-ending injury when the bench he's sleeping on collapses

2006: Jets quarterback Chad Pennington injures himself while idly trying to see how far his arm can bend this way

2007: During a halftime ceremony honoring the great but concussion-shortened career of former New York Jets wide receiver Wayne Chrebet, the crowd cheers loudly enough to give Chrebet yet another concussion

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