ESPY Awards, Sister Survivors, Machado To Dodgers

MISC

Danica Patrick hosted the annual ESPY awards show on Wednesday night. The ESPY’s highlight excellence in all sports, with the Best Male Athlete going to Alex Ovechkin and Best Female Athlete to snowboarder Chl0e Kim. There were awards for best athlete per sport as well with (no surprise) Tom Brady winning for football, LeBron James for basketball and Mike Trout for baseball. At the conclusion of the evening, 141 survivors (called the Sister survivors) of former USA Gymnastics and Michigan State doctor Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse came on stage to accept the Arthur Ashe Courage Award. Three of the survivors spoke about the courage it took for all of them to come forward and to end the years of suffering. Former Olympic Gold medalist Aly Raisman powerfully said, “1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2004, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016. These were the years we spoke up about Larry Nassar’s abuse. All those years we were told, ‘You are wrong. You misunderstood. He’s a doctor. It’s OK. Don’t worry, we’ve got it covered. Be careful. There are risks involved.’ The intention: to silence us in favor of money, medals and reputation.” She added, “to all the survivors out there, don’t let anyone rewrite your story. We may suffer alone, but we survive together.” For all awards, click here.

BASEBALL

The Los Angeles Dodgers want a Championship and are getting even serious with their recent acquisition of All-Star shortstop Manny Machado from the Baltimore Orioles. The Dodgers are now favorites in the National League.

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Terrell Owens Interested In CFL, Raptors Deal For Kawhi Leonard, Josh Hart MVP, Cambage WNBA Record

FOOTBALL

Terrell Owens created some controversy when he announced he wasn’t going to attend his induction ceremony at the Hall of Fame and instead give his induction speech at the University of Tennessee. In response, the Hall of Fame will not recognize Owens at the ceremony. Now, Owens’ agent confirmed he’s interested in the Canadian Football League and has 10 days to negotiate a deal with the Edmonton Eskimos.

BASKETBALL

The San Antonio Spurs and Toronto Raptors are close to a deal where the Raptors will acquire forward Kawhi Leonard in a package which includes shooting guard DeMar DeRozan. According to reports, neither player is thrilled with the trade.

The Los Angeles Lakers have back to back MVP’s.  Last year Lonzo Ball was named the MVP in the Las Vegas Summer League, and now guard Josh Hart took home the honor.

With 53 points against the New York Liberty, Dallas Wings’ 6’8″ center Liz  Cambage made history setting a record WNBA single-game scoring record. Congrats!

 

 

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Harper Wins Home Run Derby With Dad Pitching, Tony Romo Winning Back-to-Back Golf Tournaments

BASEBALL

Bryce Harper won the entertaining exhibition Home Run Derby with his father on the mound as his designated pitcher. The Washington Nationals slugger has been with the team since he debuted at 17 years old (he’s now 25), and even with a disappointing season (.214 batting average), he’s expected to cash in as a free-agent after the season.

The All-Star game (Tuesday 7:00 pm ET) between the best players from the American League and the best players from the National League no longer determines home-field advantage in the World Series and is now just a fun exhibition.

GOLF

CBS announcer and former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is showing he’s a versatile athlete. He’s having success on the celebrity golf tour. After winning at Lake Tahoe (his second victory in a row), he refused to accept the $125K check in order to retain his amateur status. He announced he’ll donate the money to a local charity instead.

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Wimbledon’s Historic Semi’s, Djokovic Wins, Kerber Defeats Serena, France Wins World Cup, Kylian Mbappe Captures Hearts

TENNIS

The Wimbledon men’s semifinal was one for the ages. After 6 hours and 35 minutes, Kevin Anderson beat John Isner 7-6, 6-7, 6-7, 6-4 (26-24). Isner has now played in the two longest matches in Grand Slam history. In 2010 (also at Wimbledon) Isner beat Nicolas Mahut in a match lasting 11 hours, 5 minutes over 3 days time.

Anderson ultimately lost in the Finals to Novak Djokovic (who beat Rafael Nadal in the semis).

In the women’s final, Angelique Kerber defeated Serena Williams 6-3, 6-3 ending Serena’s exciting comeback after a 13-month maternity leave.

WORLD CUP

France prevailed over Croatia to bring the month-long World Cup tournament in Russia to an end. The win marked the second time in team history France has brought home the title. 19-year-old Kylian Mbappe became the stand-out star during the tournament securing his place in history as only the second teenager to score a goal in a World Cup final (the first was a 17-year old Pele in 1958). Mbappe further impressed the sports world by announcing he’ll donate his earnings from the tournament to a charity offering free sports instruction to disabled children.

 

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Serena Williams In Wimbledon Finals, Isaiah Thomas 1 Yr Deal With Nuggets, Jeremy Lin To Hawks

TENNIS

Serena Williams beat Goerges in the semis at Wimbledon in easy straight sets 6-2, 6-4. She will face Germany’s Angelique Kerber on Saturday in the finals. Serena is 36 years with an almost 1 year old baby girl.  Before maternity leave, Williams was ranked #1 in the world, but after 13 months off, her ranking dropped to #183. Tournament organizers, however,  agreed to seed her 25th at Wimbledon in order to show the tennis world they don’t penalize women for taking time off for maternity leave.

BASKETBALL

After a hip injury causing Isaiah Thomas to bounce around the League from Boston, to Cleveland, to the Lakers, it’s been reported Thomas will sign a one-year $2 million deal with the Denver Nuggets as their 6th man.  It’s also been reported Jeremy Lin will leave the Brooklyn Nets and head to the Atlanta Hawks.

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Federer Lost, Nadal & Djokovic In Semis, Croatia And France In World Cup Final

TENNIS

In some big news out of Wimbledon, eight-time Wimbledon champion and #2 player in the world, Roger Federer, lost in the quarterfinals to Kevin Anderson (who’s playing in his first semis at this historic tournament).  Juan Martin del Potro couldn’t pull off an upset of #1 player in the world, Rafael Nadal, even after requesting a sandwich from his coach (with perfect execution by the ball boy). Nadal will now play Novak Djokovic in the semis and Anderson takes on John Isner.

WORLD CUP

In an exciting World Cup Semifinal, Croatia defeated England 2-1 and emerges to the championship match for the first time in its history.  According to the oddsmakers, when Croatia entered the tournament, it had a 3% chance to win it all.  The Final between France and Croatia takes place on Sunday at 11:00 am ET.

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France In Final, Pamela Anderson & Boyfriend Rami, Ronaldo Leaves Real Madrid, One-And-Done Done

WORLD CUP

In a 1-0 victory over Belgium, France advances to the World Cup Final. The last time the team won the World Cup was in 1998. France will play the winner of England/Croatia. French soccer fan Pamela Anderson (51 years old) secretly slipped into the stadium on Tuesday to watch her boyfriend and a defender on the French national team, Adil Rami (32 years old). She arrived wearing a diamond Cartier ring so many are speculating on if/when she’ll get engaged.

Real Madrid announced Christiano Ronaldo, their all-time leading scorer who’s been with the Club for 9 years, will leave to sign with Italian Club Juventus for $117 million transfer fee. Ronaldo issued an emotional statement, “Real Madrid has won my heart and that of my family and it is because of that, now more than ever, I would like to say thank you.

BASKETBALL

A big potential change is underway in the NBA. Commissioner Adam Silver believes the one-and-done rule, where players under the age of 18 have to play at least one year of college basketball or one year internationally, should be revamped to allow players to go straight to the pros. The Players Association will need to approve of the rule, but Silver said, “My personal view is that we’re ready to make that change. It won’t come immediately, but…when I weighed the pros and cons – (and) given that (former Secretary of State) Condoleezza Rice and her (NCAA) commission has recommended to the NBA that those one-and-done players now come directly into the league and, in essence, the college community is saying ‘We do not want those players anymore,’ I mean that sort of tips the scale in my mind that we should be taking a serious look at lowering our age to 18.”

 

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Cell Phone Policy Relaxed At Wimbledon, Serena In Quarterfinals, Jay Cutler Reality Star

WORLD CUP

England and Croatia face off on Wednesday in the World Cup semifinals.  With the excitement of England returning to the semis for the first time in 28 years, the organizers at Wimbledon have loosened their cell phone policy in order to let fans follow their team. Normally, spectators in the stands have to turn off their phones and electronic devices, but according to reports, the policy will not be enforced this week.

TENNIS

Speaking of Wimbledon, for the first time in any Grand Slam event, no player ranked as a top 10 seed made it to the quarterfinals. Serena Williams, now ranked #25 due to time off after her pregnancy, did make the quarters and is looking to win her eighth Wimbledon title.

FOOTBALL

Former Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler left his job as a Fox analyst last year and unsuccessfully trie to resurrect his career with the Miami Dolphins. Now he’s become a reality TV  star on his wife, Kristin Cavallari’s new show, “Very Cavallari”. According to fans, his deadpan laziness makes him extremely watchable and entertaining, although he still hasn’t ruled out a football comeback.

 

 

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World Cup Semis, Major League All-Stars

WORLD CUP

The semifinals are set with Belgium, France, England and Croatia. Belgium defeated #3 in the world, Brazil, and will face France. England defeated Sweden and will face Croatia. Even though Russia lost in an emotional shootout with Croatia, the Russians still celebrated as they never expected to get this far. Russia’s coach said, “People didn’t only start trusting, but loving us. They have fallen in love with us. They know what the national team is worth.”

BASEBALL

The 2018 Major League All-Stars have been selected, and as always fans are complaining about who wasn’t chosen. The All-Star game takes place July 17th in Washington DC. Click here for the lineup.

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Curry’s Welcome Baby Boy, KFC Makes Fun Of Neymar

BASKETBALL

Steph and Ayesha Curry welcomed a new baby boy. His name is Canon W.Jack Curry. Canon joins his sisters 6-year-old Riley and 3-year-old Ryan. Congratulations to the newest Golden State Warrior.

WORLD CUP

The quarterfinals start today with Belgium taking on powerhouse Brazil. Brazil star Neymar has been getting a lot of attention during the games for his constant and theatrical flopping. According to reports, he’s spent 13 minutes and 50 seconds lying or rolling on the ground. KFC South Africa capitalized on the antics with a clever commercial.

Also on Friday, Uruguay takes on France. Saturday’s action features England vs Sweden and Russia vs Croatia.

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