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Top 10 medal-winning moments from Rio

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The U.S. Olympic team came away with 121 medals during the Rio games that concluded on Sunday. Among those were 46 gold, 37 silver and 38 bronze. They won golds in 14 different sports that included ending long droughts in certain events. Of the 121 medals, 77 came from swimming, track and field and gymnastics. Some of the medal-winning performances stand out among some of the others. At the risk of slighting medal-winning performances, here is this observer’s top 10…

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What to watch at Rio games on Friday

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Day 14 of the Rio Games features medal action in track and field, soccer, wrestling, boxing, platform diving and more. Here are some things to watch (all times local): TRACK AND FIELD A day after winning another gold in the 200 meters, Usain Bolt will appear in what he’s said will be his final Olympic race. He’ll look to add to his medal stash as part of the Jamaican team in the 4×100 relay finals at 10:35 p.m. Bolt and Jamaica…

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What to watch at the Rio games on Wednesday

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Day 12 of the Rio Games features medal action in track and field, beach volleyball, wrestling and more. Here are some things to watch (all times local): TRACK AND FIELD Expect a good showdown between Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands and Tori Bowie of the U.S. in the 200 meters at 10:30 p.m. following semifinals Tuesday night. Bowie is coming off a silver in the 100. There’s no worry about Allyson Felix, the reigning Olympic champ, because she didn’t qualify…

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