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Brazil got its golden moment, but at what cost?

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Remember this moment, Brazil. Nothing feels better than winning. Remember how it felt on that balmy Saturday night in this fabled temple of soccer, the Maracana, when the Selecao held its nerve through 120 minutes and a penalty shootout to gain some small measure of revenge against Germany. Remember, too, how Neymar, without doubt one of the five best players in the world, won it all. How he kissed the ball before the fifth penalty kick and how his teammate,…

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What to watch at the Rio games on Saturday

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Day 15 of the Rio Games features medal action in track and field, soccer, basketball, golf, boxing, volleyball and more. Here are some things to watch (all times local): TRACK AND FIELD Fresh off winning the 10 kilometer race in dramatic fashion, British standout Mo Farah is looking for his second double when the 5K sets off at 9:30 p.m. Farah won the 5K and 10K in London four years ago. South Africa’s Caster Semenya has dominated the 800 meters…

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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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Missy Franklin not in freestyle relay final

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The Latest on the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro (all times local): 9:40 p.m. If Missy Franklin is going to claim her first swimming medal of the Rio Olympics, it will have to come while she’s on dry land. Franklin competed in the preliminaries of the 4×200-meter freestyle relay, but her time wasn’t fast enough for the coaches to give her a spot in the evening final. Allison Schmitt posted what was by far the fastest split time…

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What to watch at the Rio games on Wednesday

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Day 5 of the Rio Games features medal action in gymnastics, swimming, judo, fencing and more. Here are some things to watch (all times local): SWIMMING A day after Michael Phelps won his 20th and 21st golds, he and Ryan Lochte will be looking to get to the semifinals in the men’s 200-meter individual medleys. Phelps took first Tuesday night in the 200-meter butterfly and later teamed with Lochte as half of the gold medal winning 4×200 meter freestyle relay team.…

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