⚽️ The beef between the Premier League and national teams escalated after the Brazilian soccer federation invoked a FIFA rule forcing players to sit out of league play if they aren’t released to play for their national team.
Affected players include Liverpool striker Roberto Firmino and Manchester City starting goalie Ederson.
⛳️ US Ryder Cup captain Steve Stricker selected six golfers to round out his twelve-man squad for the battle against the Europeans. Here’s the roster:
Collin Morikawa, Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Bryson DeChambeau, Patrick Cantlay, Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth, Tony Finau, Xander Schauffele, Harris English, Daniel Berger, and Scottie Scheffler
The 2021 Tokyo Paralympics wrapped up this weekend.
Expected to do 4.25 billion in cumulative total views, these Games have a good chance of being the most-watched Paralympics ever. Coverage was expanded to 21 disciplines across 19 sports. A record 177 countries aired the Paralympics either through radio or TV.
Jessica Long continued to dominate the pool, winning six medals to make her grand total 29 (16 gold). It was her fifth Games since debuting at age 12.
Several governments and organizations worked together to bring Afghanistan’s two athletes, including its first-ever female participant, to Tokyo after the Taliban took control of the country.
19 members of the US armed forces, both active military and veterans, represented the US. Eight received a medal, including three golds.