7.6.15: USA

Good morning! And, about that World Cup game last night… USA USA USA! Start your day with one of Carli Lloyd’s amazing three goals here:

 

QUIPS FOR THIS WEEK

Soccer

Like we said in the intro…Team USA won the women’s World Cup  for the first time since 1999 in dominating fashion. After scoring 4 goals (including an amazing hat trick from Carli Lloyd who won the Golden Ball) in the early part of the game, the Americans would go on to win the World Cup 5-2. Yay America!

NBA

After a wild week of free agency the major signings to report include:

  • LaMarcus Aldridge to the San Antonio Spurs
  • DeAndre Jordan to the Dallas Mavericks
  • Kevin Love re-signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Dwyane Wade re-signed with the  Miami Heat

Tennis

Wimbledon continues this week including a match today (at 7am) between the Williams sisters — Venus and Serena.

MLB

Major League Baseball named their starters for the upcoming  All-Star Game in Cincinnati later this month.

The Washington Nationals’ pitcher Stephen Strasburg has a strained left oblique and will be on DL.

JUST FOR FUN

Goodbye, Portland – hello, San Antonio
LaMarcus Aldridge’s goodbye letter to Portland

 

STORIES FOR INSIGHTS, COOL FACTOR + DEBATE

Whoosh
The fastest time trial ever
Australian Rohan Dennis not only won the first stage of the 2015 Tour de France, but also set a new record

It began on July 1, 2015
The NBA just got a little crazier
This year saw some interesting themes: the players are looking for security, and franchises are coming to terms with their markets

For the first time
Chile won the Copa America against Argentina
The game ended 0-0 after extra time, but the penalty shootout showed a clear winner

Sibling Rivalry
Get ready for Monday!
Venus v. Serena is coming up – how do the siblings feel about that?

 

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