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Robinson Cano Gives AL Win, Jeter & Jordan Bid For Marlins, Paris & LA Olympics

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The American League won out in a boring All-Star Game Tuesday night.  In the 10th inning, the Seattle Mariners Robinson Cano homered to give the American League its 5th consecutive win. The All-Star game no longer determines home-field advantage for either the American League or National League during the World Series, but the players on the winning team Tuesday night did get a bonus of $20,000.

Derek Jeter and his group of investors are rumored to be in the lead for buying the Miami Marlins. It’s now been reported Michael Jordan is part of Jeter’s group. In addition to raising the $1.2 billion expected to buy the franchise, Jordan brings in extra star power and sports management.

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The International Olympic Committee appears on its way to awarding the 2024 and 2028 Olympics to Los Angeles and Paris. It’s still undetermined which city will host which year, but according to reports, the IOC thought both proposals were strong enough to grant each a bid. The United States hasn’t hosted an Olympics since 2002 and Paris hasn’t hosted since 1924.

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Kawhi Goes Down And Warriors Win, Game 7 Wizards/Celtics, Derek Jeter’s #2 Retired

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The San Antonio Spurs were overpowering the Golden State Warriors until Kawhi Leonard went down with an ankle injury in the 3rd quarter of Sunday’s Western Conference final. The Warriors were down by 25 points during the game, but fought back and then went on a tear and outscored the Spurs 58-33. It was the largest comeback in finals conference history in the last 15 years. Steph Curry added 40 points and Kevin Durant 34 in the win. Kawhi will undergo an MRI today and is doubtful for Tuesday’s game 2. Warriors 113, Spurs 111.

 

The Washington Wizards and Boston Celtics face off in Game 7 tonight. The winner will face the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference final.

BASEBALL

The New York Yankees retired Derek Jeter’s #2 jersey Sunday night. Jeter is beloved by Yankee fans. He played all 20 years of his career with the team and won 5 World Series. Watch Jeter’s emotional speech (with no notes) before the Yankee Stadium crowd.

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Westbrook Posts 47 But Thunder Fall, Spurs/Jazz Up In Series,

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Russell Westbrook posted 47 points, but it wasn’t enough for his OKC Thunder to stay alive vs the Houston Rockets. Westbrook’s rival James Harden scored 34 points, but unlike Westbrook had help from the rest of the team to propel the Rockets to a 105-99 win. With the win, the Rockets win the series and head to the second round of the Western Conference. Houston will now play the winner of the San Antonio Spurs/Memphis Grizzlies series (Spurs up 3-2 with their win on Tuesday).

The Utah Jazz hit their shots in their 4th quarter giving them a big win over the Los Angeles Clippers and putting them up 3-2 in the series. Utah 96, Los Angeles 92.

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It’s not a done-deal yet, but a group led by former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and future Hall of Famer Derek Jeter has reached an agreement with the owner of the Miami Marlins to purchase the team. The agreement still needs to get approval from Major League Baseball and 75% of all Major League Teams.

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KD Story Crashes Players’ Tribune, Ben Simmons’ Debut Halted By Cramps, Joey Chestnut Regains Title

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When the Players’ Tribune, an athlete owned media site and the brainchild of Derek Jeter, broke the story on July 4th of Kevin Durant heading to the Warriors, the site crashed from too much traffic. This isn’t the first time the Players’ Tribune crashed. The site also went down last fall when Kobe Bryant posted a poem stating he was retiring from the NBA.

The Philadelphia 76ers Ben Simmons, the #1 draft pick, appeared in his first NBA game on July 4th in a summer league matchup against the Boston Celtics. He had a solid debut but then had to leave in the 4th quarter with cramps in both legs. The coach said, “We might have been able to put him back in, but on July Fourth, we didn’t need to create those fireworks.” After the game, Simmons said he’ll be sure to drink more water!

HOT DOGS

Nathans Hot DogsJoey Chestnut regained his title at the annual 4th of July hot dog eating contest at Coney Island. Joey “Jaws” Chestnut out ate last year’s champ, Matt “The megatoad” Stonie. Joey won the contest 8 years in a row but lost the title last year to Stonie.  By downing 70 hot dogs in 10 minutes (17 more than Stonie), Joey regained the Nathan’s Famous Title, and a check for ten thousand dollars.

 

 

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Tom Brady Takes 10 Hours To Appeal Suspension, Jeter Goes Dutch Over Pizza

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Tom BradyTom Brady took a trek to the NFL offices on Park Avenue on Tuesday to appeal his four game suspension. After 10 hours, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell still hadn’t decided Brady’s fate. Training camp opens for the Patriots in 5 weeks and the team needs to know whether Brady will be their starting QB for the first month of the season.

 

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Derek JeterDerek Jeter is causing a buzz this week as he went “dutch” on a pizza check with his girlfriend of a year, Hannah Davis. While in Rome, the cute couple shared a pizza and asked to split the check….with their Amex black cards. Twitter feeds are lighting up with opinions on whether going dutch (especially when you’re worth over $400 mill) is appropriate.

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Packers Route Vikings In Thursday Night Football, Russell Wilson Passes The Peace To Jeter And Timberlake

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In the Thursday night NFL matchup, the game almost seemed over before it even began. The Minnesota Vikings and  Green Bay Packers matchup should have been much closer but Packers’ QB Aaron Rodgers threw for 3 touchdowns and by the second half, the game was essentially over.  Vikings’ QB Christian Ponder took the blame for the loss with his 2 second quarter interceptions. Packers 42, Vikings 10.

Justin TimberlakeSeattle Seahawks QB, Russell Wilson is putting his celebrity to great use. He has initiated a campaign similar the the ubiquitous ice bucket challenge. It’s called the “pass for peace” initiative and it’s intended to raise awareness and funding for victims of domestic violence. In an appearance on Huffington Post Live, Wilson spoke about the issue and passed the peace to Derek Jeter and Justin Timberlake.

Russell Wilson“This issue is much bigger than NFL suspensions. Domestic violence isn’t going to disappear tomorrow or the next day. But the more that we choose not to talk about it, the more we shy away from the issue, the more we lose,” wrote Wilson. “I can’t fix the world. I can’t fix the NFL. I can’t change the guys around me. The only person I can change is the one in the mirror.”

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Jeter’s Memorable Last Night, Larry Donnell Emerges As Manning’s Favorite Target

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Derek JeterDerek Jeter was playing in his last game at Yankee Stadium Thursday night and in typical Jeter fashion, he gave us a memorable and classy performance. All eyes were glued to him the entire evening and he responded by tipping his hat several times at shortstop and hitting the game winning single in the bottom of the ninth. He even hit an early double in the beginning of the game to get the crowd really going. Derek Jeter, you will be missed. Watch this Gatorade commercial to see a moving goodbye to NY from Jeter! NY Yankees 6, Baltimore Orioles 5.

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Larry Donnell, NY Giants’ second year tight end, seems to have become QB Eli Manning’s favorite receiver. At 6’6″ and 265 he seems to just roll over his defenders. With three touchdowns in the Thursday night route over the Washington Redskins, Donnell certainly made a statement. Giants 45, Redskins 14.

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Jeter Standing O, AL Wins All Star Game, Wade $31 Mill, Gold Tabs On Jerseys

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Derek JeterIt was the All-Star game, and, remember, only in baseball does the all-star game actually mean anything.   The winning league gets home field advantage during the World Series.  Although many think this is is rather inexplicable and unfair.  The main attraction was Derek Jeter, as this would be his last all-star game appearance.  He got a standing ovation and played rather well, although the game’s MVP went to the Angels’ Mike Trout who guided the American League to victory.  AL 5, NL 3.

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In the NBA, LeBron may have bolted from Miami, but the Heat still kept their former superstar, Dwayne Wade on the payroll.  Wade inked a 2-year deal worth $31 million.  Wade is on the decline, but he is still deadly at times.  Plus, the Heat still have Chris Bosh and Luol Deng.  The Eastern Conference is wide open.  

Finally, in the NBA, there will be a subtle yet interesting change in the jerseys next year.  As in soccer, any team that has won a championship will have a small gold tab on the back collar of their jersey. There is already a controversy, however. It doesn’t matter how many championships teams have won, they will still only have just one gold tab.  So, while the Portland Trailblazers have won just one championship, they will wear as many gold tabs as the Boston Celtics who have won 17 championships.  This needs to be ironed a bit more. 

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