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LONDON -- Arriving in a plane with a gold-painted nose cone and victoRIOus emblazoned on the livery, Britains Olympic team returned home Tuesday to jubilant scenes after the countrys record-breaking medal haul in Brazil.Max Whitlock and Nicola Adams, who won three of Britains 27 gold medals in Rio de Janeiro, were the first Olympians to emerge from the plane at Londons Heathrow Airport and std at the top of the stairs as the rest of the team filed out to cheers and applause.Children crouched in front of the barriers clutching small British flags, and friends, family and well-wishers -- adorned with union flags and red, white and blue ballns -- welcomed home the 320-strong team of athletes and support staff.Britain won 67 medals to finish second in the gold medal table, behind the United States, and became the first country to improve on a home medal haul at the next games, having collected 65 at the 2012 Olympics in London.More than 35 percent of Britains team in Rio won a medal.Rower Katherine Grainger, who won silver to pick up a medal at a fifth straight Olympics, said the success of Britains team had lifted a nation splintered by Britains divisive vote in June to leave the European Union.It has almost felt like it has been a tough year for the country, a lot has happened politically in the nation in the last few months, Grainger said. 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With the short-handed Warriors needing help from someone -- anyone -- to stop a three-game skid, ONeal returned from right knee and groin injuries that had sidelined him for four games and put up season highs with 18 points and eight rebounds. It was just enough to help lift Golden State to a 102-101 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night. CHICAGO -- Jon Lester is all set for Game 1 of the NL Championship Series on Saturday night. The rest of the Chicago Cubs rotation depends on the health of Kyle Hendricks.Hendricks left Game 2 of the Division Series against San Francisco when a comebacker went off his right forearm in the fourth inning. He had a bullpen session Thursday, and the Cubs are waiting to see how he feels before confirming the major league ERA leader for Game 2 on Sunday night.Just find out where Kyle is. Just making sure that hes healthy, manager Joe Maddon said. He threw today. You always wait a little bit to find out if theres any after-effect of that and then you make your determination. But thats about it, just health.Hendricks is coming off a breakout season, going 16-8 with a 2.13 ERA this year that included a 9-2 record and 1.32 ERA in 15 home games.Assuming Hendricks comes through the bullpen session just fine, he likely would be followed by Jake Arrieta in Game 3 and then John Lackey. The four playoff starters combined for 64 of Chicagos major league-leading 103 wins this season, and it sounds as if the Cubs feel they will be OK no matter how it shakes out.I have a lot of faith in our guys. Theyve been doing it all year, Maddon said on a brisk day at Wrigley Field. Theyre absolutely rested going into this moment, so I feel very strongly about our starting pitching.The only major question for Chicago is its NLCS roster. The Cubs were waiting for their opponent before the Dodgers 4-3 victory over the Nationals in Game 5 of their NL Division Series on Thursday night, so they were planning to have more detailed roster discussions on Friday.We debated 11 pitchers versus 12 a lot before that last series, and Im sure thatll be the same debate, general manager Jed Hoyer saidd before Los Angeles win.dddddddddddd Which way we end up going Im not sure. There was parts of the last series that pushed for both, really. There were moments that you were glad you had the extra position player. There were moments you wanted the extra pitcher.Chicago was nearly pushed to a decisive Game 5 by San Francisco, but the Cubs rallied for four runs in the ninth inning of their series-clinching 6-5 victory on Tuesday night. Asked how much he had watched that ninth inning, a chuckling Hoyer responded a lot.It was great. I thought the purpose of our guys at-bats was really wonderful, Hoyer said. They all had a plan.Before that rally, the Cubs had been mostly shut down by Giants pitching. They hit just .200 for the series, and their pitchers drove in six of their 17 runs. Anthony Rizzo, one of the top contenders for NL MVP, and starting shortstop Addison Russell each went 1 for 15 in the first round.We lk at it as `Ws and losses. Thats how we all lk at it, right fielder Jason Heyward said. We all understand its not going to happen every time at the plate. We understand sometimes youre going to face gd pitching.The Cubs also made it to the NLCS last year and then managed just eight runs and 21 hits in a sweep by the New York Mets. But they are hoping momentum from the rally against the Giants, their experience from last year and home-field advantage will lead to a different result this time around.I do have a lot of faith in our guys, Maddon said. 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