6.27.16: Dog Days of Summer

Good morning! Last night we watched the Copa America final, where Chile scored their second title in two years over Argentina. Lionel Messi, who helped his Argentinian squad score a huge win over the United States earlier, was understandably disappointed by the loss as Chile celebrated.

By the way… Team SQ will be taking a short break while we prepare to provide you with in-depth Olympics analysis. Look for an issue on Tuesday, July 5th, and then we’ll be back on the 1st of August with all the news you need to know.

QUIPS FOR THIS WEEK

Soccer

On Tuesday, Argentina crushed the United States 4-0 to move out of the semifinals, and on Wednesday, Chile scored a 2-0 win over Colombia to meet Argentina in the Copa America final. But then, on Sunday, in a repeat of last year’s Copa, Chile beat Argentina. After 120 minutes of regular and extra time, Chile won 4-2 on penalties.

The round of 16 for Euro 2016 started yesterday with France scoring a 2-1 win over the Republic of IrelandHungary losing 0-4 to Belgium, and Germany beating Slovakia 3-0. How did we get here? Well, the top two teams in each group, plus the four best third-place teams qualify for the round of 16. The top teams were Belgium, Croatia, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Poland, Switzerland, Spain, and Wales, and the best third-place teams were Northern Ireland, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, and Slovakia.

Other

Congratulations to Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks, who won the Hart Trophy. The Hart Trophy is awarded to the NHL’s most valuable player.

Rory McIlroy, world #4, has withdrawn himself from participating in this summer’s Olympic games in Rio. He’s joining several other golfers who have already announced that they would not be traveling to Brazil due to concerns over the Zika virus.

JUST FOR FUN

The Staredown
During the College World Series, this kid was captured on camera… for an uncomfortably long time

STORIES FOR INSIGHTS, COOL FACTOR + DEBATE

A first
Adam Silver, the NBA, and the WNBA marched in the Pride Parade
By participating this Sunday in New York City, they were the first professional league to do so

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