Conquer your Monday with the same swagger and confidence as Olympic swimming legend Michael Phelps, who will be racing a great white shark during Shark Week in July.
Now that’s what we’re talking about (at the watercooler),
The Last Night’s Game Team
MLB (Major League Baseball)
- Making it look easy. Colorado Rockies standout third baseman Nolan Arenado achieved the tough feat of hitting for the cycle yesterday, completing it with a game winning walk-off home run. Arenado cut his face during the celebration, completing his postgame interviews in a lovely bloody jersey. (Click here for more on a walk-off and see below for more on hitting for the cycle).
WNBA (Women’s National Basketball Association)
- Leading the pack. Phoenix Mercury’s Diana Taurasi made history yesterday. The Olympic and WNBA Champion is now the all-time leading scorer in WNBA history.
- Former UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) fighter Tim Hague, 34, died yesterday just two days after a knockout loss in a boxing match. It's tough news for the boxing world that has been reveling in the buzz surrounding UFC Champion Conor McGregor’s switch over to boxing to fight Floyd Mayweather.
- Golfer Brooks Koepka won his first major yesterday, the U.S. Open. He smoked his competition, winning by a massive margin (by U.S. Open standards) and collecting a record $2.16 million purse. Broadcaster Joe Buck did not take home a win yesterday, identifying Koepka's post-win kiss recipient as his ex-girlfriend and not his current one. That makes for an awkward moment.
- What does it mean to ‘hit for the cycle?’ When a baseball player hits for the cycle it means in one game (and in no particular order) they hit a single (a hit where they made it to first base), double, triple and a home run.