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Monday Sports Update: World Cup, Spurs Champs, Kaymer Wins Wire To Wire

By on June 16th, 2014

The World Cup opens for the United States today, the San Antonio Spurs win the NBA title and Martin Kaymer rules the U.S. Open golf championship in our Monday Sports Update…

** The United States has its first match in the World Cup today when it faces a tough Ghana team.   Germany plays Portugal and Iran takes on Nigeria as well.

** The San Antonio Spurs win their fifth NBA title under coach Greg Popovich after blasting the Miami Heat 104-87 Sunday to win the Finals 4-1.   22 year old Kawhi Leonard of the Spurs was named the Finals MVP.

** Martin Kaymer takes a wire to wire victory in the U.S. Open golf championship this weekend.   He shot a 69 Sunday to win the tournament by eight shots.

** The Gator athletic season is now officially over after the Gator track and field teams finish second (men) and fourth (women) in the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Oregon.

** Jimmie Johnson wins the NASCAR event in Brooklyn, Michigan, beating out Kevin Harvick and Brad Keselowski.   Johnson wins for the first time at Michigan International Speedway.

** In baseball, Tampa Bay edges Houston 4-3; Miami tops Pittsburgh 3-2 and Atlanta outlasts the LA Angels 7-3.   Tampa Bay hosts Baltimore tonight while the Marlins host the Cubs and the Braves host Philadelphia.

** And the College World Series continues today with two games; Texas plays Louisville with the loser leaving Omaha and Vanderbilt faces UC Irvine in a winner’s bracket game.

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