USA defeated Iran in basketball today, which comes as a surprise to no one. What may raise a few eyebrows: team dancers were forced to wear long pants in a "nod to Muslim law."

The Americans were led by two Kevins, Durant and Love, in their 88-51 beat down of the Iranians (oh, if only bubbling political conflict could be resolved on the parquet). In the days leading up to the contest, both teams downplayed the testy relations between their home countries in recent years.

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