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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 the Rio games on Sunday

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The final day of the Rio Games features medal action in basketball, volleyball, the marathon, boxing, wrestling and more, as well as the closing ceremonies. Here are some things to watch. (all times local): BASKETBALL No gold, no glory. That’s the way it is for the U.S. men’s basketball team . The Americans, the standard in the sport since winning their first 63 games after basketball debuted 80 years ago in the Olympics, are either winners or failures. But these…

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