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Giannis’s Success in Milwaukee Could Lead to More Stars Staying Put

Sports Illustrated
http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTgyNTc5MzMwODcyNzgwNDU2/giannis-pj-tucker-bucks.jpg Michael Pina Welcome to the Morning Shootaround, where every weekday you’ll get a fresh, topical column from one of SI.com’s NBA writers: Howard Beck on Mondays, Chris Mannix on Tuesdays, Michael Pina on Wednesdays, Chris Herring on Thursdays and Rohan Nadkarni on Fridays. Back in December, Giannis Antetokounmpo’s decision......

Canada Stars Akinola (ACL), Larin Ruled Out for Gold Cup

Sports Illustrated
http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTgyNTY2OTUxNzAzMjkxMjQx/ayo-akinola-canada-acl.jpg Avi Creditor If Canada is going to win its first Concacaf Gold Cup since 2000, it will have to do so with a significantly depleted squad. Canada’s 1–0 defeat to the U.S. men’s national team on Sunday was more costly than just finishing second in the group, with forward......

From Miami to Mykonos, soccer’s biggest stars enjoy summer breaks

ESPN
With both Euro 2020 and the Copa America now done and dusted, and the recall to preseason training not upon us quite yet, professional footballers all around the world have seized the opportunity to get away for a week or two of rest and relaxation. Those players who were involved......

Lynch, Kemp, Bird among stars at Kraken draft

ESPN
As the Seattle Kraken select their first roster of players in Wednesday’s expansion draft, some of the city’s most famous athletes will be announcing their names. Scheduled to reveal players selected by the Kraken in the expansion draft (8 p.m. ET Wednesday, ESPN2) are Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird, Seattle......

Padres Stars Tatis, Machado Try to Save Fans During Nationals Game Gunfire

Play video content @DanClarkSports / Twitter Padres superstars Fernando Tatis Jr. and Manny Machado are being hailed for their heroics after gunshots forced Nationals Stadium into lockdown, and left some fans searching for a safe place to hide. Video inside the game shows Tatis and Machado springing out of the......

Fresh tactics, England match-ups & breakout stars – why BBC Sport’s pundits are excited for The Hundred

BBC
Oval Invincibles meet Manchester Originals in the opening game of The Hundred on Wednesday Venues: Eight grounds across the UK Dates: 21 July-21 August Coverage: 10 men’s games live on BBC TV, eight women’s games live on BBC platforms and live text, radio commentary and in-play clips of every game.......

British Open Heads for Furious Finish With Stars Tight at the Top

New York Times
Christopher Clarey SANDWICH, England — Collin Morikawa and Jordan Spieth had much in common as the third round of the British Open ended on Saturday in the sort of gentle breezes and golden, early evening light more associated with Augusta National than the English seaside. Morikawa and Spieth are precocious......

Stars lock up Heiskanen with $67.6M contract

ESPN
The Dallas Stars have signed restricted free-agent defenseman Miro Heiskanen to an eight-year, $67.6 million contract, general manager Jim Nill announced Saturday. The deal links Heiskanen to the Stars through the 2028-29 season. “We are excited to announce that we have signed Miro to a long-term contract,” Nill said in......

Luka Dončić, Candace Parker Named NBA 2K22 Cover Stars

Sports Illustrated
Having already cemented his status as one of basketball’s budding stars, Mavericks guard Luka Dončić will be the cover athlete of the standard edition NBA 2K22.  Chicago Sky star forward Candace Parker will also make history as she serves as the cover athlete of the WNBA 25th Anniversary Edition of the game. “Making......

Eight stars who could earn a big move after Euro 2020

ESPN
Major international tournaments usually see some players emerge who go on to earn themselves a big move with their performances. But basing your summer transfer business on a few good games can be dangerous — as Manchester United‘s move for Czech star Karel Poborsky after Euro ’96 or Real Madrid‘s......

MLB’s Stars Are Celebrating the Greatest of Them All

Sports Illustrated
http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTgyMzg4MzExOTMzODU1MDQ4/dcovohtani_hz.jpg Stephanie Apstein Nick Castellanos retired at 12. Nathan Eovaldi retired at 14. Brandon Woodruff retired at 19. This year’s MLB All-Stars mostly have one thing in common: As children, they were two-way stars. And all but one of them have another thing in common: At some point, they gave......

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