5 to Watch: Olympians Say Goodbye to Rio

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A Dallas Mavericks player leaves Rio as the country closed the 2016 Rio Games Sunday.

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Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


The Olympic flame has been extinguished and the Rio Games are over.

During Sunday's closing ceremony, singer Mariene de Castro was showered water that resembled rain, which put out the Olympic cauldron's flames.

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Moments later, fireworks shot from the top of Rio de Janiero's Maracana Stadium and samba singers brought the crowd inside to their feet.

Earlier, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach declared the Rio Games over and the Olympic flag was formally handed over to the governor of Tokyo, which will host the 2020 Summer Games.

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Day 14 DeAndre Jordan #6 of United States celebrates after slam dunking over Pau Gasol #4 of Spain in action during the United States Vs Spain men's basketball semifinal during the men's basketball tournament at Carioca Arena1on Aug. 19, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


The U.S. Olympic men's basketball team won its third straight gold medal and did it easily, beating Serbia 96-66.

With the win, the Americans claim the final medal of the Rio Games.

After a few close calls earlier in the tournament, this was no contest. University of Texas alum Kevin Durant scored 30 points and helped the U.S. jump out to a huge lead by halftime.

It was the final game for Mike Krzyzewski, who took the Americans back to the top and leaves with them there after becoming the first coach to win three Olympic gold medals.

Carmelo Anthony also picked up his third gold to go with a bronze, becoming the most decorated male in Olympic basketball history. He got emotional in a post-game interview saying it was his final Olympics.

Serbia lost only 94-91 to the U.S. during pool play but was barely in the game again after a close first quarter.

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Andrew Bogut #6 of Australia rebounds during the USA vs Australia men's basketball tournament at Carioca Arena 1 on Aug. 10, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


San Antonio Spurs player Pau Gasol scored 31 points in perhaps his final Olympic game and Spain added a bronze to its collection on Sunday with an 89-88 win over Australia, again denied its first medal inside the rings.

Sergio Rodriguez made two free throws with 5.4 seconds left and the Spaniards, who captured silver in 2008 at Beijing and the London Games, got the defensive stop they needed as Australia fumbled the ball away on its last possession.

Gasol and his teammates celebrated by piling on top of each other near center court. This wasn't the medal they wanted, but they'll take it.

For the Aussies, it's more Olympic heartbreak. Several players were in tears after Australia finished fourth for the fourth time.

Patty Mills scored 30 and David Anderson 15 for the Aussies, who played almost the entire second half without Andrew Bogut. The 7-footer fouled out less than two minutes into the third quarter.

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Aaron Russell of United States spikes at the Italy defense during the men's volleyball semifinal match on day 14 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Maracanazinho on Aug. 19, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


The United States rallied from a two-set deficit against Russia in volleyball on Sunday to win the Olympic bronze medal with a 3-2 victory.

Ranked fifth in the world, the Americans won 23-25, 21-25, 25-19, 25-19, 15-13. Matt Anderson spiked for match point against the stunned Russians.

The Americans linked arms in a tight circle and hopped in celebration as the crowd chanted "U-S-A!" The victory came the day after the U.S. women's team also won the Olympic bronze medal.

The United States has three gold medals in men's volleyball, most recently in the 2006 Beijing Games. The Americans won the bronze in Barcelona in 1992.

Russia had three bronze medals in the sport. The perennial powerhouse has won four gold medals and three silvers since the sport joined the event in 1964.

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Claressa Maria Shields of the United States fights Dariga Shakimova of Kazakhstan in the women's middle semifinal 1 on day 14 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Riocentro arena on Aug. 19, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


Claressa Shields had Olympic gold around her neck and a secret keepsake in her warmup jacket pocket. She reached in her pocket, pulled out her first gold from London and slipped the medal over her head.

Two Olympics, two gold medals.

She beamed as she held the medals in her hands for the fans to see -- a sparkling reminder that she stood atop the medal stand not only as the best in the world in her class, but as the only American two-time boxing gold medalist.

"I'm going to let the world know and they'll never forget that I have two Olympic gold medals," she said. "Just in case anybody had any questions."

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