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Monica Puig Makes Olympic History, Winning Puerto Rico's First Gold Medal

Puerto Rico has been sending athletes to the Olympics since 1948; before today, it had amassed eight Olympic medals. Tennis star Monica Puig changed that on Saturday.
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Phelps Helps U.S. Men Win Relay Gold In Rio; Manuel Helps Women Snare Gold

Michael Phelps wins his 23rd career gold. American Simone Manuel picked up a silver medal and a gold, as she swam an individual race and anchored the women's medley.
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Pump Up The Jams: Sprinter Shares What Gets Her Running

Team USA track and field athlete Morolake Akinosun, 22, is at the Olympics in Rio. She shares the songs that get her pumped to compete.
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Black U.S. Olympians Won In Nazi Germany Only To Be Overlooked At Home

Jesse Owens is still the most famous name from the 1936 Olympics in Nazi-controlled Berlin. But a new documentary highlights 17 other African-American athletes who also made their mark.
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USA Swimming Wants More Diversity In The Pool

The U.S. swimming team competing in Rio is the most diverse yet. But there is still a long way to go before the ranks of swimmers reflect the diversity of the country.
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In The Marathons, Look For Duels Between The Kenyans And The Ethiopians

The neighboring African nations have the world's best distance running teams. In both the men's and women's marathons, they are expected to be in the thick of it.
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Katie Ledecky Smashes World Record In 800-Meter Freestyle; Michael Phelps Shares Silver

The U.S. swimming team has been exceptional in the summer Olympic games. Last night, Katie Ledecky and Michael Phelps swam their signature events.
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Alex Rodriguez Ends Yankees Career; The Latest In Rio Olympics

Alex Rodriguez plays his last baseball game ever, and the Olympics continue. NPR's Scott Simon talks sports with Howard Bryant of ESPN.
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Rio Round-Up: Michelle Carter Makes Shot Put History; USA Men's Basketball Vs. Serbia

Carter outthrew favorite Valerie Adams of New Zealand, joining her father as a decorated U.S. Olympian. Men's basketball clinched a narrow win against Serbia in a second game of sloppy defense.
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Alex Rodriguez Ends Yankees Career After 6-3 Victory Over Rays

"A-Rod" played third base one last time on Yankees turf on Friday. After a controversial career, including admitted steroid use, a sellout crowd bid the 41-year-old designated hitter a warm farewell.

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