The Indian and Maiden athletes are taking the week off from weight training, summer league games, camps, etc. due to the GHSA “Dead Week” in which such activities are prohibited. Things will pick back up on Monday as the fall sports are not far away from action.
The Connecticut Sun have run into a cold spell after dropping two road games last week as their losing streak extended to three games. The losses pushed the Sun back to having just the second-best record in the league at 9-4. Folkston’s Courtney Williams is averaging 11.2 points a game, while grabbing 5.4 rebounds, and dishing out 3.5 assists thus far this season.
The Savannah Bananas claimed the first half championship of the Coastal Plain League to guarantee a post season berth in August. Former Indian Jack Gowen is a member of the squad and has picked up one win on the mound in his time there. The Coastal Plain league is a collegiate summer baseball league for returning college players.
The NBA’s free agency period began on Sunday, with Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, and DeAndre Jordan all choosing to be a member of the Brooklyn Nets. Also, Kemba Walker has signed to play with the Boston Celtics.
Vanderbilt dropped the opening game of the College World Series best-of-three championship round, but then bounced back to win the next two games over Michigan to win their second national championship.
The Atlanta Braves split a four-game series with the Chicago Cubs, and then won two of three from the New York Mets and lead the National League East by 5.5 games.
Freddie Freeman and Ronald Acuna, Jr., were both selected as starters for the National League All Star Team. Pitcher Mike Soroka was named to the team that will take on the American League in Cleveland on July 9.
The Jacksonville Sharks made the long trek north to face the New York Streets on Saturday night, but the results were the same as they have been for the past nine weeks. The Sharks won, 51-42, to improve to 9-1 on the season and in the process lock up a playoff berth. The Sharks will be on the road again this week as they travel to Orlando to take on the Predators Friday night.
Nate Lashley is a PGA Tour Champion for the first time after winning in a commanding fashion at the Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit. Lashley was added late as an alternate to the tournament after several withdrawals from others. He would win by six strokes over runner-up Doc Redman
At the NASCAR Cup Series race in Chicago, Alex Bowman held off Kyle Larson to win for the first time in a Cup Series race.
The United States Women’s soccer national team has advanced to the semifinals of the World Cup after defeating France, 2-1. The United States will face off against England, while Sweden and The Netherlands battle in the other semifinal.