To The Barricades! Vive la France!
(Happy Bastille Day).
Just a quick couple of notes for your Tuesday Cup of Canis.
The Summer Wolves lost to the Summer Jazz last night in their third game in Las Vegas, dropping their preliminary round record to 1-2. The Wolves played without Zach LaVine who sat out with a slight finger injury. If Naylor actually ever wakes up from what I am confident was a night of epic debauchery following the game, he'll have a full recap of the action.
Kevin Garnett was with the team at practice earlier in the day.
Meanwhile, Nemaja Bjelica is on his way to the Twin Cities, presumably to sign his contract with the Wolves. Reports have it as as a three year deal worth slightly less than $12M. He probably won't be around long, as he'll return to Europe to prepare to represent Serbia in the upcoming Eurobasket tournament.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">It is a long flight in front of us. Nemanja is sending greetings to all of you fans! <a href="http://t.co/qMswePNVPj">pic.twitter.com/qMswePNVPj</a></p>— Sead Galijasevic (@SeadGalijasevic) <a href="https://twitter.com/SeadGalijasevic/status/620519380217110528">July 13, 2015</a></blockquote>
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Over at Hoops Addict there is some video of Anthony Bennett talking about the Pan Am Games along with related topics--it's worth checking out.
The Lynx visit the Connecticut Sun this evening at 6:00 pm CDT. The Lynx lead the league at 9-3, while the Sun are also off to a strong start at 7-4. Maya Moore is coming off her player of the week award, and has been rounding into form recently. The team also added Anna Cruz following her national team duties with Spain last month.
Finally, the USMNT played to a 1-1 draw with Panama in their final group game of the Gold Cup. The less said about the game the better as the U.S. looked, frankly, terrible. They had already clinched the group before the game, so that might have affected their motivation, but still. It was not pretty. Frankly, the entire group stage was not their best, and they need to find another gear if they want to win the tournament.
Today in history
1789: Bastille Day! French Revolution begins with the fall of the Bastille.
1798: U.S. Sedition Act becomes law
1853: First U.S. World's Fair opens at New York's Crystal Palace
1914: Robert Goddard secures first patent for liquid fueled rocket design
1921: Sacco and Vanzetti convicted of killing their employer in Massachusetts.
1934: Babe Ruth hits 700th home run
1938: Mussolini publishes anti-Jewish and African manifesto
1946: Dr. Spock publishes "Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care"
1948: Israel bombs Cairo, Egypt
1976: Jimmy Carter nominated by Democratic Party
Today's musical birthday is Woody Guthrie, born in 1912 (d. 1967)
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