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2021 Olympics Medal Count: Updated Standings, Highlights After Day 15 | Bleacher Report

Bronze medalist Allyson Felix, of the United States, poses during the medal ceremony for the women's 400-meter run at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, Aug. 6, 2021, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

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The gold medal in men’s basketball once again resides with Team USA after the 87-82 victory over France Saturday.

The Kevin Durant-led squad had a tougher road to gold than in years past but shook off early inconsistencies to prove themselves the very best in international competition once again.

Their was just one highlight in a day that saw Allyson Felix become the most decorated American track and field athlete in Olympic history. Host country Japan also won gold in baseball, its most beloved sport.

    

Medal Count

  1. China: 38 gold, 87 overall
  2. United States: 36 gold, 108 overall
  3. Japan: 27 gold, 56 overall
  4. ROC: 20 gold, 69 overall
  5. Great Britain: 20 gold, 63 overall
  6. Australia: 17 gold, 46 overall
  7. Germany: 10 gold, 37 overall
  8. Netherlands: 10 gold, 33 overall
  9. Italy: 10 gold, 39 overall
  10. France: 9 gold, 32 overall

Full list at Olympics.com.

     

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5-Star C Jalen Duren Commits to Memphis, Reclassifies to Class of 2021 | Bleacher Report

LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 08: Jalen Duren from Montverde Academy (FL) looks on during the Pangos All-American Camp on June 8, 2021 at the Tarkanian Basketball Academy in Las Vegas, NV. (Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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Memphis just got a major boost to its 2021 recruiting class, with 5-star center Jalen Duren reclassifying from 2022 and committing to the school.

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Breaking: Jalen Duren, the No. 2 overall prospect in the class of 2022, has reclassified into the class of 2021 and committed to Memphis, according to @PaulBiancardi.

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Highly-touted recruit Jalen Duren announces he will attend Memphis and join the Class of 2021.

In last week’s NBA Draft, each of the top 6 recruits in the ESPN 100 Class of 2020 went in the top 7 in the 2021 NBA Draft (only exception: Josh Giddey at No. 6). https://t.co/XUUUEug70T

Duren, a 6’10” center for Montverde Academy in Florida, was considered the No. 1 prospect in the class of 2022, the No. 1 center and the No. 1 player from Florida, per

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Bulls Rumors: Latest Buzz Surrounding Lonzo Ball and Lauri Markkanen | Bleacher Report

Chicago Bulls forward Lauri Markkanen plays during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, March 21, 2021, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

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The offseason conversation in Chicago has been dominated by Lonzo Ball and a potential deal to bring him to the Bulls, but what is the likelihood the current New Orleans Pelican actually suits up in the Windy City next season?

Who will be there if and or when he arrives?

Two new reports shed some light on both of those topics.

    

Lonzo to Bulls Barring “Major Hiccup”

Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes (h/t ABC-7’s Mark Schanowksi) reported on NBA TV’s Free Agency Special that unless there is a “major hiccup” in negotiations, Ball is expected to work out a deal to become a member of the Bulls. 

Bleacher Report’s Jake Fischer reported a deal between the two worth four years, $80 million has drawn mutual interest.

Ball recorded his best field goal (41.4), three-point (37.8) and free throw (78.1) percentages last season, and though his stats

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Madden NFL 22 Releases Schedule for Ratings Reveal of Top Positions | Bleacher Report

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Player ratings for the Madden NFL 22 video game are set to debut as part of “Madden Ratings Week” on ESPN beginning Sunday. 

EA Sports announced Wednesday select positions will be highlighted each day along with members of the “99 Club”—the players who’ve achieved the highest possible overall rating in this year’s game, who’ll be revealed on Get Up each day.

Here’s a look at the complete schedule for the other ratings:

             

Sunday (July 25)

Kickoff Special at 12:30 p.m. ET on ESPN

             

Monday (July 26)

Top 10 wide receivers with Chad Johnson on First Take

Full wide receiver ratings on SportsCenter

              

Tuesday (July 27)

Top 10 defensive linemen with Vince Wilfork on First Take

Top 10 edge rushers on SportsCenter and NFL Live

              

Wednesday (July 28)

Top 10 running backs with Marshawn Lynch on First Take

Full running back ratings on SportsCenter and NFL Live

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