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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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World Baseball Classic Team-By-Team Breakdown

Australia: The team seems pretty well-rounded since mysterious documents turned up proving that David Wright, Frank Thomas, and Hanley Ramirez are all native Aussies

China: Too busy attempting to put their uniforms on Chinese Taipei players to be an actual threat

Cuba: While this Caribbean nation is flush with talented baseball players, most of them have disappeared through a hole in the right field wall

Dominican Republic: With 90 percent of Major League Baseball on its roster, the only thing holding this team back is fitting everyone into the dugout

Netherlands: A team to look out for, because in Amsterdam's famous Red Light Stadium, anything goes

Panama: This fairly talented team would be more prepared for the competition if Panama were large enough to contain both an infield and an outfield

United States: There is a lot of pressure on this talented roster to perform well, and if they don't, no one will care

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