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The NFL returns

The NFL preseason officially began last night, as 12 teams played in their first of four games. It was a mostly uneventful night, which might explain why a missed extra point was the biggest story. Roberto Aguayo, whom the Buccaneers traded up for in the draft, missed his first NFL try after never missing an extra point or field goal under 40 yards in college. Here's his freshman fail:

There were plenty of plays to be excited about, too. Here are just a few:

U.S. gymnasts Simone Biles and Aly Raisman took home gold and silver in the women's all-around final yesterday. Biles, regarded by many as the best gymnast of all time, was spectacular as usual, defeating Raisman by two whole points. Raisman was herself well ahead of bronze medalist Aliya Mustafina from Russia.

Manuel became the first African-American woman to win an individual Olympic swimming gold medal. Here's her 100m freestyle comeback:

 


Photo: Chris O'Meara/AP

 

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