Roundup: Stanford's Press scores game-winning goal for USWNT
Watch former Stanford soccer star Christen Press score the game-winning goal for USA against Australia Monday in the Yanks’ Women’s World Cup opener (nice pass from former Bruin Sydney Leroux). Her goal in the 61st minute gave the U.S. a 2-1 lead in an eventual 3-1 triumph.
Along these lines, Hope Solo said she is entirely focused on the Women’s World Cup after helping the US beat the Australians. The former Husky goalkeeper who has been in the national spotlight for a domestic violence issue made two huge saves in the first half.
Arizona baseball had two players selected in the first two rounds of the MLB Draft – Kevin Newman went 19th to the Pirates while Scott Kingery went 48th to the Phillies. Overall, six Pac-12 players were selected on the first day of the MLB Draft. Our Adam Lewis has the conference-wide breakdown.
The highly-respected Zach Lowe of Grantland ponders what’s next for Kevin Love and the Cleveland Cavaliers. If you like basketball what-if scenarios, this article’s for you. The Cavs host the Dubs in Game 3 of the NBA Finals Tuesday night at 6 p.m. PT on ABC.
For a Golden State perspective on the NBA Finals, Kurt Kragthorpe notes that Andrew Bogut could become the third Ute to win an NBA title. Arnie Ferrin won two titles with the Minneapolis Lakers and Michael Doleac won a ‘ship with the Heat.
Colorado basketball is giving mixed reviews to the rule changes in college hoops (shot clock down to 30 seconds and an extended semicircle in the paint in the men’s game, four 10-minute quarters and the ability to advance the ball to half court in the final minute of the fourth quarter and OT in the women’s game).
Awesome – Marshawn Lynch will be featured in the video game Call of Duty: Black Ops III. ESPN’s Sam Alipour has more. As Lynch himself says, “the whole game is Beast Mode.”
Over the weekend, USC water polo player Kostas Genidounias won the Cutino Award, given annually to the top player in college water polo. The senior finished his career as the Trojans’ all-time leading scorer.
Chantel Jennings informs us what Mike Leach is up to this summer, which so far has included a stop in France to check in on an American football team.
The Arizona Republic’s Paola Boivin discusses how Arizona State quarterback Mike Bercovici is handling his increased popularity (hint: he’s handling it well).
Gina Mizell traces Gary Andersen’s roots to Southern Utah in this link as she makes her way around the Beehive State to work on a profile piece on the new Beavers head honcho. Southern Utah was Andersen’s first collegiate head coaching gig.
The Oregonian tells us five Oregon men who could make or break the Ducks’ chances at a national title in track and field.