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Free Agency frenzy is under way! Just one day into Free Agency for the NBA and NHL there have been a plethora of moves. Wimbledon starts up today, the World Cup is half way through the round of 16,

NBA (Free Agency began July 1st)

· LeBron James signs a four year $153MM deal with Los Angeles Lakers

· DeAndre Jordan joins the Mavericks on a one year deal

· Nikola Jokic signs a five year $148MM deal with the Denver Nuggets

· Kevin Durant signs a two year $61MM deal with the Golden State Warriors

· Chris Paul signs a four year $160MM deal with the Houston Rockets

· Paul George agrees to a four year $137MM deal with the Oklahoma City Thunder

· Kawahi Leonard and DeMarcus Cousins two of the biggest unsigned Free Agents.

NHL (Free Agency began July 1st)

· James Neal signed a five year deal with the Calgary Flames

· The Sabres traded Ryan O’Reilly to the Blues for Tage Thompson, Vladimir Sobotka, Patrik Berglund, a first round 2019 pick and 2nd round 2021 pick.

· John Tavares signs a seven year, $77MM deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs

· Ryan McDonagh signs a seven year $47MM deal with the Tampa Bay Lightning

· James van Riemsdyk signs a five year $35MM deal with the Philadelphia Flyers (he comes back to where he was drafted)

· Logan Couture signs eight year extension with San Jose Sharks.

· Erik Karlsson and Max Pacioretty remain two of the top names still undecided.

MLB (50% of the way into the season)

· Javier Baez takes top billings over the last two weeks with 14 runs, 15 RBIs a stolen base batting .460

· Matt Harvey with a 1.47 ERA and 3 wins over the last two weeks sporting a 7 K/BB rate.

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World Cup

· The round of 16 is half way done, Uruguay, France, Russia and Crotia are moving on.

· Brazil vs. Mexico; Belgium vs. Japan play today. Sweden vs. Switzerland and Colombia vs. England matches are tomorrow.

Other Soccer

· North Carolina Courage are very much alone atop the Womens soccer standings they have 50% more points then the 2ndplace team.

· Christine Sinclair (Portland Throns FC) leads the league with goals (7) and assists (5)

· All-Star selections are in for the 2018 MLS All Star game (August 1st)

· Columbus Crew topped Real Salt Lake, Atlanta FC shut out Orlando City SC and Portland topped the Sounders. The West is a battle at the top between Sporting Kansas City, FC Dallas and Los Angeles FC while in the East Atlanta United has a hefty lead.

· Josef Martinez scored this weekend and continues to lead the league with 15 goals.

Tennis – Wimbledon starts up today

· Just about all of the top seeds are playing today, Federer and Serena are the favorites.

· Roger Federer took the French Open off to help prepare for Wimbledon

WNBA

· Close standings at the top with Phoenix Mercury, Seattle Storm and Los Angeles Sparks all within one win.

· Breanna Stewart atop league PPG with 21.9, she has scored over 20 points in six of her last seven games.

PGA – Francesco Molinari wins at TPC Potomac

· It was Franceso Molinari’s first ever PGA Tour win and it was done in commanding fashion, by 8 shots.

· Tiger Woods finished 4th.

NASCAR – Kyle Busch wins at Chicagoland

· Busch and Kyle Larson battled it out over the final five laps with Larson nudging out the lead for a small part of the final lap before Busch regained it and took the checkered flag.

· Busch stands atop the Monster Energy Cup standings with 736 points and 5 wins this season.

Boxing

· Gilberto Ramirez held on to the super middleweight title beating Alexis Angulo by points

· Alex Saucedo beat Lenny Zappavigna in 7 rounds

College

· Oregon State wins it’s third world series title beating Arkansas 5-0 and winning 2 games to 1 in the final series.