RUNNING OFF THE BALL
YET ANOTHER "summer of soccer" is upon us. The Confederations Cup, a dry run for next year's World Cup, is already under way in Russia, and the Gold Cup, a tournament of teams in North and Central America and the Caribbean, is set to kick off on July 7. For U.S. fans who aren't die-hard but might be tempted to watch, there's nothing like a parlor game to help spur interest. Break out your remote, and see if you hear four uniquely soccer terms in a row.
THEY SAID IT
"EXCITED TO HEAD TO (CITY) AND JOIN THE (TEAM NAME)."
No. 1 pick in the NBA draft, in a prewritten Instagram message that he failed to update after being selected by the Sixers.
SIGN OF THE APOCALYPSE
Celtics GM Danny Ainge's son, Tanner, who's running for Congress in Utah, may suffer at the polls if Boston signs Jazz star Gordon Hayward, a free agent.