USWNT Kicks Off World-Cup Quest
The U.S. Women’s National Team (pictured in the above gallery) is set to take the pitch on Monday in the Women’s World Cup as part of incredibly busy month for women's soccer. Here's the entire schedule for the World Cup if you need a reminder. Get into the patriotic spirit of the games with this fantastic hype video for the U.S. team that Nike recently released. Here's a reminder that United States soccer star Alex Morgan is still incredibly beautiful, as evident by this gallery of photos. If those aren't enough to make you drape yourself in red, white and blue, make sure to check out this gallery of Sydney Leroux, MLS husband Dom Dwyer and their dog … all in uniform. For a fascinating look at Women's World Cup history, check out Deadspin's take on how the most iconic photo in women’s soccer history of Brandi Chastain was almost never taken. Lastly, if you want to expand your soccer vocabulary, the U.S. Women’s National Team teaches you how to be smart when talking soccer.
Just about every hockey-loving kid would crap their pants if Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban dropped by to play a little street puck, which is exactly what the NHL All-Star did in Montreal on Sunday.
Get Excited, Boxing Fans
With the Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao fight in the rear-view mirror, the next must-see boxing match has to be Deontay Wilder defending his WBC Heavyweight World Title against Eric Molina this Saturday. Wilder is currently 33-0-0 and is one of the sport's most dominant boxers. If you need some more persuasion to watch Wilder work, check out this awesome hype video that was just released, enjoy his greatest knockouts, or take an inspirational look at what is motivating Wilder in his upcoming match. Long story short, if you are looking for one of boxing's next stars, Deontay Wilder is the ticket.
Lovely Lady of the Day
This afternoon's LLOD is the ravishing Hilary Rhoda, a SI Swimsuit model and one of the most well-known fashion model around the world. (Click here for full-size gallery)
The Lakers In Versace?
Bleacher Report's Media Lab teamed up with fashion illustrator Meagan Morrison to imagine what 10 classic NBA jerseys would look like if they were redesigned by 10 menswear designers. The result is gold, so to speak.
60 years ago today, the Los Angeles Dodgers optioned some guy named Tommy Lasorda in order to bring up a certain Sandy Koufax. This could be possible be one of baseball's greatest transactions.
August exhibition between Leicester Tigers and NRFL -- upstart rugby league featuring ex-NFL players -- has been canceled, per the teams. — Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) June 8, 2015
Our new summer music issue with @MileyCyrus will make you as happy as a pig in mud! http://t.co/O74H9qaLkL pic.twitter.com/FJ5v7dANTH — PAPER Magazine (@papermagazine) June 8, 2015
J.R. Smith Is Thankful
A photo posted by JR Smith (@teamswish) on
It Didn't Help
@PhilHecken Curry switched to the yellow shoes in the 2nd qtr. pic.twitter.com/nHGGdG4XQ3 — Jared (@jaredrbowers) June 8, 2015
Odds and Ends
Cleveland weatherman went off on the NBA Finals Game 2 officials while on air ... Fantasy football guru Matthew Berry launches Fantasy Movie League ... The biggest hit song of the summer this year comes from — David Ortiz and Rob Gronkowski? ... Warriors owner Joe Lacob couldn't handle sitting next to Rihanna at NBA Finals, changes seats ... Former NBA player Baron Davis appeared on ESPN's First Take to discuss the Finals but all anyone could talk about was Davis' hair, or lack thereof ... Watch the new True Detective Season 2 teaser trailers ... FIFA’s terrible Sepp Blatter movie made a whopping $607 in U.S. debut weekend ... Phil Mickelson left a $99 tip for kids running lemonade stand outside Muirfield Village ... Patrick Sharp apparently has a big female fanbase in China ... Peyton Manning's show biz domination continues with amusing Gatorade promo ... Netflix acquires Brad Pitt's new satirical movie.
In honor of the USWNT opening World Cup play today, relive Brandi Chastain's magical moment from 16 years ago with the legendary 1999 shootout that won the title and made her bra the most famous undergarment in the world
Backstreet Boys Challenge
Tiffany Oshinsky is attempting to challenge Eagles quarterback Mark Sanchez to a Backstreet Boys Karaoke Challenge that will benefit the charity of his choosing.
The full trailer for The Martian was released today. Matt Damon stars alongside Kate Mara, Jeff Daniels and Kristen Wiig in the film scheduled for release in November.
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