From Texas to Chicago to California, U.S. fans flocked to public spaces, from wide open parks to sports stadiums to their favorite sports bars, to watch the game.
When the market opened Tuesday, a flurry of moves was made as teams tried to make a splash to improve their rosters and fire up their fans. Colorado veteran Paul Stastny cashed in, signing a $28 million, four-year contract with the St. Louis Blues, a Central Division rival.
Ex-Florida and New England Patriots star tight end Aaron Hernandez, jailed while awaiting trial in the killings of three men, is Mr. July in the Gators' 2014 sports calendar and is featured in a Patriots calendar produced by the same company.
After Williams was examined for about 10 minutes on the sideline by medical staff, including a check of her blood pressure, the match began. After three games, though, an out-of-sorts Williams and her partner, older sister Venus, stopped. The tournament referee's office and WTA later said Serena, who lost in singles Saturday, had a viral illness.
Except for its final group-stage win over Nigeria, Argentina has won its matches in Brazil in the same manner — grinding down its opponents rather than dazzling them with brilliant football.
In terms of creativity, though, the U.S.'s "I believe that we will win!" is a notch below Argentina's elaborate sing-alongs or even the boisterous chants of the English.
Manziel is free from football for the next few weeks. The Browns open training camp July 26, when Manziel will resume his competition with Brian Hoyer for the starting job. Manziel spent last week attending the NFL's rookie symposium with Cleveland's other first-year players.
Alcides Escobar tied a career high with four RBIs on two doubles and Salvador Perez homered to lift the Royals to a 6-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night.
The instructions from coach Marc Wilmots for Tuesday's game are clear — he expects Hazard "to take charge of the match" and "impose himself as a leader."
The Americans try to reach the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time since 2002 when they play Belgium on Tuesday.
Altidore has 23 goals in 71 international appearances and is the top forward on the American roster.
"You don't have to play fantastic every match," Germany coach Joachim Loew said. "You have to win."
France's forward line had made headlines with eight goals in its opening two group games, but there was little flair on display in a hard-fought contest against the African champions.
Carmelo Anthony, Dirk Nowitzki and Paul Pierce bring added gravitas to this year's free agent class. And LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade are back on the market.
Kidd went 44-38 in his only season as Nets coach, but then sought control of the basketball operations department and was denied. The Nets gave him permission to talk to other teams about a job.
It's the first time in 103 years that no U.S. men or women have reached the round of 16 at Wimbledon.
Ending a unified protest in Uruguay by everyone from Suarez to teammates, fans and even the country's president that the star striker had done nothing wrong, the Liverpool player on Monday offered an apology to Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini.
Omar Infante capped a seven-run inning with his first career grand slam Friday, and Kansas City held on to beat the Los Angeles Angels 8-6 on a rough night for starting pitchers.
Rodriguez scored one of the best goals of the tournament and added a second to put Colombia into the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time with a 2-0 win over Uruguay on Saturday — setting up a meeting with Brazil.
Wade told the Heat on Saturday that he is opting out of the final two years and nearly $42 million in his contract, and will become a free agent on Tuesday — the same decision that LeBron James revealed earlier in the week.