This week in Sports: Soccer Time!

Hello there! We like a little bit of everything here in Fangirlish, and since we’re also covering sports now, we’ll be doing a sort of recap at the end of the week of the notable sports stories of the past seven days. Starting with ….

  • Boxing legend and icon Muhammad Ali died late Friday at the age of 74. Nicknamed “The Greatest,” Ali was involved in several of the most iconic boxing matches in history, remains to this day the only three-time lineal world heavyweight champion and he retired having won 56 of the 61 fights he fought, 37 of those by KO.
  • The Copa America Centenario, the continent’s most important soccer tournament, began on Wednesday. The US is the host country for this installment, and in the inaugural game they lost 2-0 to Colombia. Other games include a 0-0 draw from Costa Rica and Paraguay, another goalless draw between Brazil and Ecuador and a 1-0 win from Peru against Haiti.
  • Roland Garros, otherwise known as the French Open, the second tennis Grand Slam of the year, ended this weekend with the surprising win of Garbine Muguruza, a 22-year old Spaniard who had never won a Grand Slam. She defeeated, arguably, one of the best female players to ever play the game, Serena Williams.
  • On the men’s side, helped by the withdrawl of both Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal due to injuries, Novak Djokovic beat Andy Murray for his first French Open crown.
  • The NFL is quiet these days, though OTA’s (Organized Team Activities) begin for most teams in the middle of May.
  • The Stanley Cup final pits the Pittsburgh Penguins against the San Jose Sharks. The Penguins lead the series 2-1, with game 4 set to be played tomorrow, at 8:00PM ET.
  • The Golden State Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 104-89 in the first game of the NBA Finals. The second game will be played tonight.
  • Cleveland Indians outfielder Marlon Byrd was suspended 162 games for testing positive for PEDs this week. Considering he’s 38, Byrd has most likely played his last game as a pro. He becomes the 10th MLB player suspended this year for PEDs, a number that already surpasses all of those suspended by the league last year.

And …that’s pretty much it! Join us next time as we once again recap the most important sports news of the week!

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