Good morning.Members of different Little League World Series teams delivered the opening pitch at the Little League Classic game between the LA Angels and Cleveland Indians.
The kids also met their two favorite players, Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani, on FaceTime. Let's get to it!
In today's Sprint:
⚽️ Ronaldo gets benched amid transfer rumors.
🏈 Larry Fitz’s last dance and more preseason storylines.
⛳ An unlucky drive.
Trivia:Who has the most ever NFL receiving yards?
*Answer at the bottom
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🏃♀️ Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson-Herah ran the second-fastest 100m time ever (10.54 seconds) to win the Prefontaine Classic. Jamaican women won gold, silver, and bronze - repeating their Olympic performance.
USA sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson came in last in her first 100m race since a substance ban kept her away from the Olympics.
The Portuguese striker has been linked with a move back to Real Madrid or to Manchester City should they not get Harry Kane.
With just eight days left in the summer transfer window, Juve must move fast if they decide to let go of Ronaldo.
⛳️ The Northern Trust’s fourth and final round was postponed Sunday after tropical storm Henri made landfall in the northeast US.
Jon Rahm and Cameron Smith, who’s single round (-11) 60 set a course record in the third round, sit atop the leaderboard at -16.
The tournament is supposed to wrap up tomorrow, but players would be “shocked if that happens” as New York is drenched in rain.
🎾 Ash Barty, the world’s top-ranked female tennis player, won the Western & Southern Open 6-1, 6-3, defeating Jil Teichmann for her fifth title of the season.
Barty is the first woman to record 40 tour-level wins this year.
🥊 After being stripped of his belt due to inactivity earlier this year, Manny Pacquiao officially conceded the WBA “super” welterweight belt to Yordenis Ugas after losing a unanimous decision.
He's considering retirement to focus on his political career in the Philippines - he's already a Senator and rumored to run for President in 2022.
Current NFL free agent and former Arizona Cardinals legend Larry Fitzgerald reportedly doesn’t “have the urge to play right now.”
The 11x Pro-Bowler has had quite a career:
17,492 receiving yards
He also boasts the craziest stat maybe ever: Larry Fitz has more career tackles (41) than drops (30).
NFL Preseason - Week 2
(2-0) New York Jets23vs. (0-2) Green Bay Packers 14
2021 #2 pick Zach Wilson (9/11, 128 yds, 2 TD) gave Jets fans something to cheer about as he led three scoring drives.
The Jets now have as many wins (2) in this year’s preseason as they had in the entire 2020 season.
(2-0) Buffalo Bills 41vs. (1-1) Chicago Bears 15
Mitchell Trubisky (20/28, 232 total yds, 1 TD) led six scoring drives against his former team to give the Bills a 34-6 lead going into halftime. Trubisky said it “felt good” to down his former team.
The speed of the NFL sure caught up to Bears rookie Justin Fields on this hit. Matt Nagy claims (much to the chagrin of Bears fans) Andy Dalton is QB1.
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