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HAND OF POD

STAY INFORMED ON THE WORLD CUP WITH DAILY ANALYSIS FROM SI'S SOCCER GURUS
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PLANET FÚTBOL WITH GRANT WAHL

No, the U.S. didn't qualify for the World Cup, but we know of at least two Americans who'll be in Russia: Grant Wahl and Brian Straus, SI's foremost authorities on the beautiful game. Catch their discussion of hot topics, as well as interviews with luminaries from the soccer world, every night on the Planet Fútbol podcast. (This essential listen for soccer fans airs June 12 through July 16 and is available for free on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts.) No matter how your preferred side fares, trust us: Grant and Brian will quickly become your favorite team.

WATCH

U.S. OPEN

June 14--17, FS1 and FOX

Shinnecock Hills, much maligned in 2004 for brutal course conditions, will again host the U.S. Open. Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy lead the list of favorites.

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WHAT'S WRONG WITH US?

By Bruce Arena with Steve Kettmann, out June 12

Still mad we missed out on Russia? Former USA coach Arena examines his team's failure in this candid memoir.

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COLLEGE WORLD SERIES

June 16-27, ESPN and ESPN2

Omaha! Eight teams will vie for a national title in Nebraska. A Southeastern Conference team has won the championship five of the last nine years.