A recap of the past week in sports, by Austin Pirkle
An American Upset at Wimbledon 🇺🇸
The American Sam Querrey shocked world #1 Novak Djokovic in the third round of the biggest tournament in tennis. This is the earliest Djokovic has been eliminated in over seven years. For at least a moment, American tennis was back on top.
Germany Triumphs Against Italy
For the first time in eight tries at the World Cup or European Championships, Germany beat Italy on Saturday in an epic penalty shootout. The Germans were 26 of 28 all time from the penalty spot and MISSED THREE in this contest, but somehow still came out on top. The Italians did themselves no favors with this awful attempt.The world had a field day at Simone Zaza’s expense.
NBA Making It Rain
With the NBA salary cap growing exponentially, it was a great year to be a free agent on July 1st. From just Friday to Saturday, NBA teams spent 1.8 BILLION on free agent contracts. Every single parent signed their kid up for youth basketball over the weekend.
Cycle Ends Indians 14-Game Winning Streak
Toronto Blue Jay Rajai Davis hits for the coveted cycle on Saturday. The Indians were riding a league best winning streak until their 9-6 loss at the hands of the Blue Jays. If it takes a player hitting for the cycle to beat Cleveland, the Tribe will probably end up with a pretty good record.
Angels Embarrass Red Sox in Boston
Los Angeles puts up three touchdowns on the back of a 6 for 6 performance by C.J. Cron. An 11-run seventh inning put the game into laughable territory. The Angels’ pitchers would probably like that kind of run support every time on the bump.
France Routs Tournament Cinderella Iceland
After an incredible showing in their first major tournament appearance, Iceland’s run came to a halt at the hand of the host France in the quarterfinals. The French were determined to avoid the embarrassment their counterpart England experienced against Iceland. France scored the first four goals and ended the contest winning 5-2.
Looking ahead, looking back...
On July 5th, 2002, one of the best contact hitters in the game, Ted Williams, died at the age of 83. He batted an astonishing .406 average throughout his career.
The first All-Star game in baseball was held on this day in 1933. The American League came out on top….Who will win this year?