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Paul George Talks About What He Wants for Team USA in Rio

Paul George sparked Team USA to its most dominant win yet in Rio, coming off the bench on Wednesday to ignite the squad to a 105-78 win over Argentina...

This Stretch Highlights the Freakish Flexibility of U.S. Olympic Gymnast Madison Kocian

U.S. Olympic Gymnast Madison Kocian has had a great Rio Olympics. She has a team gold in the Gymnastics All Around and a silver in the Uneven Bars. ...

NFL Receiver Andrew Hawkins Explains Why You Can't Compare Olympic Sprinters to Pro Football Players

Imagining how some of the world's greatest Olympic sprinters would fare in the NFL has long been an interesting hypothetical. If the phrase "sp...

Justin Gatlin Ran a 4.25 40-Yard Dash in Sneakers at a 2008 CFL Tryout

Last night, Justin Gatlin captured a silver medal in the 100-meter dash with a blistering time of 9.89 seconds. If it weren't for the sentient blu...

America's Only Male Olympic Weightlifter in Rio is a Vegan

During the Olympics, people love to read about the insane amounts of food some athletes eat—for example, Michael Phelps's crazy 12,000-calorie-a-d...

Justin Gatlin Taks About His Preparation for Rio

Most observers expect Usain Bolt to retain his title as the World's Fastest Man in Rio, but one sprinter has a legitimate shot at surpassing him: Ju...

Allyson Felix Says She's Ready to 'Take Care of Business' in Rio

U.S. sprinter Allyson Felix failed to make the 200-meter event for the 2016 Rio Olympics. Felix was still healing from a serious ankle injury she suff...

Brittney Griner Wants to Play DeMarcus Cousins One-On-One

One of the coolest things about the Olympics is that athletes from various sports intermingle and spend time with each other, like they were all fresh...

The Ridiculous Work Ethic That Propelled Julie Johnston To USWNT Stardom

The U.S. Women's National Team has dominated international soccer for the last 25 years. Thanks to young stars like Julie Johnston, they probably ...

After Winning Gold In Rio, Michael Phelps Ate Enough Spaghetti For 4 People

Michael Phelps is arguably the greatest Olympian ever. Currently holding 23 medals, he is the most decorated athlete in Olympic history. In the 2016 ...

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