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The Weekend Replay • June 27

By Austin Pirkle, Weekend Replay Editor


A recap of the past weekend in sports...  

Heartbreak for Messi, Again

For the second consecutive summer, Chile beats Argentina in a penalty shootout after a scoreless 120 minutes to win the Copa America title. Messi inexplicitly rocketed his penalty shot over the goal. International triumph escapes the all-time great soccer player once again.

Shaqiri Bicycle Kick

It wasn’t enough in the end, but the Swiss star created a wonder goal you have to see to believe. A well executed bicycle kick is one play that will never get old. Don’t try this at home, kids.

The Saving Grace for Toronto?

In a much anticipated NHL draft, the Toronto Maple Leafs selected Auston Mathews first overallFriday night. Mathews was the consensus top prospect and now carries the pressure of bringing Toronto back to NHL glory.

Don’t Run on Bryce Harper

The man can smash home runs, but that’s not all the young phenom can do. Harper shows off his arm with a dart from right field to the plate. Ryan Braun might think twice when rounding third next time. 

USA Falls Against Columbia

A disappointing end to the Copa America tournament for Team USA as Columbia tops them by a 1-0 scoreline in third place game. The winning goal was a beauty from the Columbians.


Road rage takes its toll in competitive racing, too. After a NASCAR truck series race, one driver was not too pleased with another competitor. What happened next can only be described as somewhere between hilarious and sad.


Looking ahead... Looking Back

June 28

In one of the most iconic moments in boxing history from 1997, Mike Tyson took a chunk out of Evander Holyfield’s ear. It’s still hard to believe that really happened. Holyfield’s ear holds a spot as one of the most bizarre scenes in sport’s history.

June 29

Fernando Valenzuela and Dave Stewart completed a feat that may never be duplicated in 1990. Two no-hitters on the SAME DAY. That day was not a good one for the bats in the MLB.

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