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Fun Fact of the Day:  Yesterday, the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers beat Arizona (4-3) to win the College World Series! This was the first national championship in a team sport for the Big South Conference, but unfortunately, their celebrations will be short-lived because the Chanticleers are switching over to the Sun Belt Conference today.


Today's Rundown

SOCCER 

Portugoing on to the next round… Portugal defeated Poland yesterday to clinch the first spot in the Euros semifinals! Each team scored in the first half, but didn’t score again through the rest of the game or extra time, leading to penalty kicks. Portugal took home victory, when Poland’s Jakub Blasczykowski was the only player to miss in the shootout. Surprisingly, Portugal’s superstar Cristiano Ronaldo wasn’t the star of this show. Instead, it was Renato Sanches, who at age 18 is the youngest player to score a goal in the knockout phase of the Euros.

 

NBA

I know where I’m not wanted.  Free agent center Timofey Mosgov is signing with the Los Angeles Lakers.  He’s leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers, where he’s probably feeling a little underappreciated.  In the Cavs’ 2015 run to the NBA Finals where they lost to the Golden State Warriors, he was a major contributor and started in all 20 games of the postseason.  But this past season when the Cavs won the title, he played only a total of 25 minutes in the final series. Coincidence?  Meanwhile… A bunch of big NBA stars really can’t relate to Mosgov’s problems.  They are staying put and signing huge max deals ($130M!!!!) with their old teams, including DeMar DeRozan (Toronto Raptors), Andre Drummond (Detroit Pistons), Nicolas Batum (Charlotte Hornets) and Bradley Beal (Washington Wizards).  


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NBA

Some detective work… Yesterday, Iggy Azalea revealed why she broke it off with her ex-fiance L.A. Lakers player Nick Young aka “Swaggy P.”  Apparently, she discovered that Nick was bringing women to their home when she was away through security camera footage. Ouch! On top of that, she found out (with the rest of us) that Swaggy P impregnated an ex-girlfriend 4 months ago while watching E! News. Double ouch!  So as it turns out, Iggy would have found out that Nick was cheating with or without help from D’Angelo Russell’s videotape.


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TENNIS 

Wimbledon. The coverage continues!  Check out the schedule for the weekend here.

 

SOCCER

Euros 2016.  The quarterfinals continue!  All games at 3pm ET on ESPN

  • Wales v. Belgium – Friday
  • Germany v. Italy – Saturday
  • France v. Iceland - Sunday

 

Have a fantastic long weekend!  We'll see you Tuesday, Goalposters!