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BSJ Daily Briefing 06.14.18: Ranking sports couch weekend; World Cup, US Open here to entertain us

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Good morning!

A few random thoughts while I try to figure out the ranking of sports couch weekends...

  • This one is pretty good, but would probably have to go with 1) NFL divisional weekend, 2) March Madness opening weekend, 3) This one, 4) New Year's Day bowls, 5) Masters weekend
  • Loving the World Cup TV schedule. Don't have to wake up at like 3:30 a.m. like Korea. Morning, Noon and afternoon games. Perfect.
  • My pick: Germany to defend. The Germans are just so disciplined and tactical. Seems to play better over the long tournament.
  • Man, Chris Sale was ticked off yesterday. And love how he was still unapologetic after the game.

  • Does sweeping the Orioles count for anything? We'll see tonight in Seattle.
  • BTW, if MLB continues on this path with so many teams not even trying, I wouldn't mind some talk of relegation. Orioles are just embarrassing..
  • I wouldn't wish playing a U.S. Open course on my worst enemy.

  • U.S. Open pick: Dustin Johnson. The world's most gifted player is hot at the right time.
  • I want no part of Kawhi Leonard. Anyone who's an issue for the Spurs/Gregg Popovich probably isn't a guy you want to bank your franchise on.


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Time to get to the links...


First and 10: Vintage Scott Zolak (and The Karate Kid soundtrack) kickstarts Throwback Thursday
How was Patriots’ defensive leader Brian Flores shaped by his time as a player at BC?
What does Zack Martin’s new deal mean for the Patriots and Shaq Mason?


McAdam: After stumbling last weekend, Red Sox resume winning ones they should
BSJ Game Report: Red Sox 5, Orioles 1 – Sale, two homers allow Sox to complete sweep
Live Coverage: Red Sox 5, Orioles 1 – Sale, steamed, helps finish off sweep


Celtics release Las Vegas summer league schedule
Live Q&A: B-Robb on Irving, Kawhi, Celtics offseason at 5 p.m.
Celtics reportedly made an offer for Kawhi Leonard at trade deadline — should they go after him again?


Bruins sign defenseman Urho Vaakanainen to entry-level deal


2018 World Cup primer: Who’s advancing, and better yet, who’s winning?
World Cup TV schedule
Sweeney: Impatiently waiting for Revolution to shake road blues
BSJ Match Report: Revolution 2, San Jose 2 — Revs can’t dent the net in second half
Live Coverage: Revolution 2, San Jose Earthquakes 2 — Two dropped points in Cali


9:30 a.m.: Golf — US Open (FS1)
11 a.m.: 
World Cup — Russia vs. Saudia Arabia (FOX)
3:05 p.m.: 
MLB — Red Sox at Orioles, NESN (McAdam)
4:30 p.m.: Golf — US Open (FOX)
10:10 p.m.
: MLB — Red Sox at Mariners (NESN)



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