Archive for July, 2021

FemaleFan is on vacation. Enjoy the Olympics and all the other great sporting events this week!🤸‍♀️🏀🏊‍♀️

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Cost Of Tokyo Olympics, Welcome Seattle Kraken, LeBron Earns $1 Billion, Warner Signs Record Deal W/49ers, NFL’s New Vaccine Policy

OLYMPICS

According to reports, the Tokyo Olympics will cost approximately $28 billion, and with no spectators, revenues will take an automatic $1 billion hit from lost ticket sales.  To put the financials in perspective and to showcase what a financial loss Tokyo will likely endure, the 2008 Beijing Olympics cost $45 billion with revenues of only $3.6 billion.

HOCKEY

The Seattle Kraken is the NHL’s newest franchise. They held an expansion draft this week and tonight will have the second pick in the amateur draft.

BASKETBALL

LeBron James made history again by becoming the first NBA player to earn $1 billion in his career.

FOOTBALL

Fred Warner is now the highest-paid inside linebacker in NFL history after signing a five-year $95 million extension with the San Francisco 49ers.

In other NFL news, the League is coming down hard on unvaccinated individuals stating that “If a game can’t be played due to an outbreak among unvaccinated players/staff this upcoming season — and the NFL can’t find a suitable date to reschedule — the team responsible will forfeit and both teams will lose their game checks.”

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Tokyo Olympic Director Of Ceremonies Fired For Holocaust Joke, Norwegian Women’s Team Fined For Shorts Too Long, Giannis Orders 50 Nuggets, Brady Jokes At White House

OLYMPICS

The Games officially begin tomorrow, but the PR out of Tokyo continues to be a disaster. Just a day before the opening ceremony, the Director of the ceremony was recently fired after a video surfaced with him joking about the Holocaust.

And, in a lighter but also embarrassing mess, the Norwegian women’s beach handball team got fined $1,700 for wearing shorts instead of bikini bottoms with officials claiming they wore “improper clothing.” The Norwegian government called the requirement “sexist” and “ridiculous”.

In other Olympic news, the U.S. women’s gymnastics team (who will be the most-watched athletes at the Games) opted to stay in a hotel instead of the Olympic Village due to safety concerns for the coaches and athletes.

BASKETBALL

Fans went crazy seeing Giannis Antetokounmpo ordering 50 nuggets at Chick-fil-A on Wednesday morning, the same number as the number of points he scored in Game 6 of the NBA finals.

FOOTBALL

Tom Brady entertained the crowd and President Biden during his team’s Super Bowl celebratory appearance at the White House. In Brady’s speech, he joked that “Not a lot of people think that we could have won. In fact, I think about 40 percent of people still don’t think we won. Do you understand that Mr. President?” He then continued, “We had a game in Chicago where I forgot what down it was. I lost track of one down in 21 years of playing and they started calling me ‘Sleepy Tom.’ Why would they do that to me?”  Brady then got serious about wanting to win another Super Bowl with the team.

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Bucks Defeat Suns For NBA Title, Giannis Unanimous MVP, USA Soccer Win Streak Ends, Brisbane To Host Olympics In 2032

BASKETBALL

The Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Phoenix Suns 105-98 and grabbed their first NBA title since 1971 when Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Oscar Robertson headlined the team. Unanimous NBA Finals MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo had the performance of his career scoring 50 points, 14 rebounds, and 5 blocks.

OLYMPICS

The Olympic opening ceremony officially kicks off on Friday, but softball and women’s soccer have already begun. In a stunner, Sweden overwhelmed USA soccer with a 3-0 win, ending the Americans’ 44-matches over 2 years unbeaten streak. In softball, Team USA beat Italy 2-0.

With no other competitors waiting in the wings, Brisbane, Australia was picked to host the 2032 Olympics.

 

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All-Female Crew Makes MLB History, Bucks Vs Suns, Buccaneers Visit White House

BASEBALL

An all-female group will make history tonight calling the Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles game. The group of five women will become the first all-female crew in Major League Baseball’s history.

BASKETBALL

The Milwaukee Bucks will attempt to win their first championship since 1971 when they play the Phoenix Suns in Game 6 tonight at 9:00 p.m. ET.

FOOTBALL

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will visit the White House today to celebrate this year’s Super Bowl Championship. The L.A. Dodgers visited earlier this month in celebration of their World Series Title.

 

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Bucks Take 3-2 Lead, Morikawa Wins British Open, Olympic Village Beds

BASKETBALL

The Milwaukee Bucks took a 3-2 lead over the Phoenix Suns on Saturday night with another thrilling finish in this intense best-of-seven series. If the Bucks win in Game 6 on Tuesday in Milwaukee, they will have their first NBA championship since 1971 and Giannis Antetokounmpo’s first championship.

GOLF

Twenty-four-year-old Collin Morikawa won the British Open, his second major championship.

OLYMPICS

One of the ways Olympic officials are trying to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is by setting up cardboard beds in the athletes’ village which are designed to collapse with the weight of more than one person, according to Dezeen magazine. U.S. distance runner Paul Chelimo tweeted, “Beds to be installed in Tokyo Olympic Village will be made of cardboard, this is aimed at avoiding intimacy among athletes.” He went on to say, “I see no problem for distance runners, even 4 of us can do.”

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Yankees Pitchers Test Positive, Tom Brady Played With Torn MCL, LeBron’s Space Jam Out

BASEBALL

The NY Yankees had to postpone their game against the Boston Red Sox because three (vaccinated) Yankee pitchers tested positive for COVID-19.

FOOTBALL

Quarterback Tom Brady played all last season and was MVP of the Super Bowl for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers while suffering a torn medial collateral ligament in his left knee. Brady had surgery in February and has told teammates he’ll be back next season and even better.

BASKETBALL

The long-awaited “Space Jam: A New Legacy” starring LeBron James is out today in theaters and on HBO Max.

 

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Khris Middleton Helps Bucks Tie Series, Team WNBA Beat Team USA, Candace Parker Makes Video Game History

BASKETBALL

Thanks to Khris Middleton’s 40 points and Giannis Antetokounmpo’s unstoppable efforts, Milwaukee came from behind to beat Phoenix 109-103 and tie the series 2-2.

In the WNBA All-Star Game Wednesday night, Team WNBA beat Team USA (the U.S. Olympic women’s basketball team) 93-85. WNBA stars included Candace Parker and Liz Cambage, while Team USA featured Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi. After the game, Taurasi reflected on how the All-Star Game will help Team USA prepare for the Olympics.

Speaking of WNBA MVP Candace Parker, she is the first woman to be featured on a special video cover of NBA 2K22. Other cover athletes featured include Luka Doncic, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Dirk Nowitzki, and Kevin Durant.

 

 

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Alonso Wins Home Run Derby, Lightning Dent Stanley Cup

BASEBALL

Pete Alonso defended his crown by winning his second straight Home Run Derby beating out Trey Mancini.

HOCKEY

The Tampa Bay Lightning dented the Stanley Cup during their celebratory boat parade. Thankfully it’s a traveling Stanley Cup, as the real one is sitting at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto.

 

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Italy Beat England In European Championship, Barty & Djokovic Win Wimbledon, Bucks Take Game 3

SOCCER

Italy beat England in the European Championship final in a dramatic 3-2 penalty shootout which gave Italy their first title since 2006.  Unfortunately for  England, the loss continues their 55-year major title drought.

TENNIS

Ashleigh Barty defeated Karolina Pliskova in the Wimbledon women’s final for her second Grand Slam singles championship (she won the French Open in 2019).

Novak Djokovic beat Matteo Berrettini in the men’s final tying Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal for a record 20 major titles.

BASKETBALL

The Milwaukee Bucks overran the Phoenix Suns 120-100 to take Game 3 in the NBA Finals. Giannis Antetokounmpo added an impressive 41 points, 13 rebounds, and six assists for the Bucks. Game 4 is Wednesday night.

 

 

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