Tuesday, December 12, 2017
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The accidental brothel visit

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — Carmelo Anthony said his U.S. men's basketball teammates need to accept responsibility and move on after reports that some visited a legal brothel in Rio de Janeiro.

"What's done is done. … We accept those responsibilities and move on," said Anthony, a four-time Olympian.

The Knicks forward was responding to questions about a report by celebrity news website TMZ that several players thought they were walking into a spa on their day off Wednesday but were in a brothel. The players — including the Kings' DeMarcus Cousins, the Raptors' DeMar DeRozan and the Clippers' DeAndre Jordan — had a drink and then figured out they probably shouldn't be there, TMZ said.

Coach Mike Krzyzewski didn't address the situation at a news conference after a 119-62 win over China on Saturday.

Bullet flies: A stray bullet cut through the plastic roof of the equestrian media center in Rio, underlining concerns about the host city's ability to guarantee security. No one was hurt. The equestrian venue is next to a military complex. Brazilian military and police said they had "absolute confidence" the bullet was simply "an unfortunate incident."

viewership falls: An estimated 26.5 million people watched NBC's coverage of the opening ceremony Friday, a 35 percent drop from the record-setting viewership of the start in London in 2012. NBC said the drop would narrow when details about time-shifted viewing and mobile- device streaming became available.

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