We like our holiday weeks like we like our sports updates - short, sweet and with some fireworks.
It’s go time,
The Last Night’s Game Team
NBA (National Basketball Association)
Yesterday was the first day of free agency and it was a big deal for a New York team, just not the one everyone expected. The Brooklyn Nets shocked the sports world by signing the hottest player on the market in Kevin Durant, who played for the Golden State Warriors last season. Knicks fans were hoping this was their year but alas, their hearts were left broken. GROUP THERAPY?
MLB’s (MLB - Major League Baseball) first-ever regular season games in London were a success. There were a lot of runs scored, Freddie Mercury won the mascot race and of course, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry visited both the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees locker rooms. The gifts the teams gave to baby Archie had Harry throwing some shade. PRETTY IN PINSTRIPES
Today’s a great day to wear white as Wimbledon begins today. (Players are required to wear all white). The most intriguing match is between the oldest player in the tournament, American Venus Williams, 39, vs. the youngest player, American Cori Gauff, 15. Williams reached four of her nine Wimbledon finals before Gauff was born. AT LEAST SHE CAN BUY BEER
Want to get up to speed? Check out our Five Things You Need To Know About Wimbledon. ACE THIS
It was a rough day for another New York team, the Mets (MLB). Their season hasn’t been going so well (remember the coach/player confrontation with a reporter)? Now they’re apologizing again for including two of their players, who are very much alive, in their “In Memoriam.” THEY’LL REMEMBER THEM NOW
What to watch
We’re down to the final four teams in the Women’s World Cup. Tomorrow the U.S. Women will meet up with England in a loser goes home match. (Sweden and the Netherlands are the other two teams). The U.S. Women’s head coach, Jill Ellis, will be facing off against her birth country, one that denied her the opportunity to play soccer as a girl. MAKE IT COUNT
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