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    Team USA Reaches 43 Rio Gold Medals, Brazil Gets Its Groove Back

    They’re unstoppable. Allyson Felix helped her U.S. teammates win a second relay, the 4x100, scoring a record sixth career track gold and easing the pain of Monday’s loss to a finish-line-diving Jamaican. Americans also won the men’s 4x400 relay, while Matt Centrowitz squeaked by with 1,500-meter gold and Gwen Jorgensen scored another U.S. first, crushing the triathlon field after being stymied by a flat tire in 2012. But Saturday’s moment was Brazil’s soccer gold against Germany, avenging a 7-1 humiliation in the 2014 World Cup.

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