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Sports 101: Sludge; slow; slip and slick

Children try to catch a crab as they play on the polluted shore of Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, July 30, 2016. In Rio, the main tourist gateway to the country, a centuries-long sewage problem that was part of Brazil’s colonial legacy has spiked in recent decades in tandem with the rural exodus that saw the metropolitan area nearly double in size since 1970. The Summer Olympics begin Friday, Aug. 5, 2016 in Rio.
Children try to catch a crab as they play on the polluted shore of Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, July 30, 2016. In Rio, the main tourist gateway to the country, a centuries-long sewage problem that was part of Brazil’s colonial legacy has spiked in recent decades in tandem with the rural exodus that saw the metropolitan area nearly double in size since 1970. The Summer Olympics begin Friday, Aug. 5, 2016 in Rio. The Associated Press

In case you missed them, here are five teachable moments from last week:

▪ Rio de Janeiro makes a case to change the Olympic motto to Faster – Higher – Stronger – Filthier.

▪ The chase for the National League West title is shaping up as a restrictor plate race.

▪ Parachutes aren’t for everyone.

▪ Don’t ask Draymond Green for Snapchat advice.

▪ For John Force, 67, you’re only as fast as you feel.

Jeff Caraska

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