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Rio Highlights: Brazilians Upset U.S. In Beach Volleyball; Biles Takes 4th Gold

America's Kerri Walsh Jennings lost her first beach volleyball match in four Olympics, as she and her partner fell to Brazil. Simone Biles wrapped up her sparkling Rio games with a fourth gold.
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The Gold Medal For The Best Interview In Rio Goes To ...

Brothers Gary and Paul O'Donovan took silver in rowing, Ireland's first ever medal in the sport. But they set a new Olympic standard for the best post-competition interview.
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D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier Resigns To Lead NFL Security

Lanier, after 26 years as a police officer, will oversee all aspects of security for the league.
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The Sensitive Question Of Intersex Athletes

Caster Semenya, the favorite in the women's 800 meters, is controversial. The South African runner is widely believed to be intersex, with testosterone levels much higher than other female athletes'.
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Chinese Swimmer Fu Yuanhui Celebrated For Breaking Period Taboo

Chinese swimmer Fu Yuanhui became a fan favorite due to her unvarnished enthusiasm after medaling in the backstroke. Now, her candor about the misery of menstruation has captured the attention of the Chinese audience, for whom women's menstrual periods are an even more taboo subject than in the West.
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Biles Wins Gold, Raisman Silver, In A Duel For Their Last Medals In Rio: Live Blog

Americans Simone Biles and Aly Raisman are the first U.S. gymnasts in history to win gold and silver in the women's floor exercise at Rio's Summer Olympics.
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Olympic Athletes Prove That Older Doesn't Have To Mean Slower

Cyclist Kristin Armstrong, who won Olympic gold at age 42, is one of many athletes saying that high-level sports aren't just for the young. And scientists say exercise reduces aging's toll for us all.
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Boxer Shakur Stevenson, 19, Heads To Medal Round And A Fight With A Russian

The American's victory assures him of no worse than a bronze medal. Those watching the fight included boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr.
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Paralympic Games Struggle With Budget Crisis, Just Weeks From Opening

The games are scheduled to begin on Sept. 7. But travel grants from the organizing committee, due to be sent in July, haven't come through — and ticket sales have been weak.
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When Swimmers Get Out Of Sync, The Result Can Be A Kick In The Head

Synchronized swimming is known for its demanding precision. Less known are the injuries, like concussions, that can occur in athletes perfecting and performing the moves requiring that precision.

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