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Shakur Stevenson fights for first U.S. boxing gold in 12 years

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Olympic boxer Shakur Stevenson has advanced to the finals in the bantamweight division at the Rio Olympics. He was scheduled to fight Vladimir Nikitin from Russia in the semifinals, but Nikitin was unable to compete due to “injury.” Stevenson is now guaranteed at least a silver medal. Despite the rich history of American amateur boxing, he is the first American to fight in a gold medal match since the 2004 Olympics in Athens. Nico Hernandez won a bronze medal for…

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What to watch at the Rio games on Thursday

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Day 13 of the Rio Games features medal action in track and field, beach volleyball, platform diving, wrestling and more. Here are some things to watch (all times local): TRACK AND FIELD Usain Bolt should be lining up for gold medal No. 8 at 10:30 p.m. in the 200 meters and the biggest drama may not be whether he wins, but whether he cracks the once-thought-untouchable 19-second barrier. He already owns both the world record at 19.19, and Olympic record…

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