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The Viral Roundup – Open Spaces Edition

The Viral Roundup – Open Spaces Edition

Welcome! It’s another TGIF go-around (shout out to Laura Winslow!) of The Viral Roundup. We’re your daily one-stop shop for all the big news, big buzz and big developments headlining a new day in the world of sports. In today’s edition: Action is underway at the Old Course at St. Andrews, Josh Smith is headed to the left coast and the Cubs have a high profile call-up to start the second half of the season.

Did You Hear?

The globe’s best golfers have began their quest for British Open immortality. Day 1 of action at the Old Course at St. Andrews featured some competitive play with Dustin Johnson (an 10/1 shot on the Futures board) leading the field by one stroke at -7. Seven linksmen sit a single stroke back of Johnson, including Zach Johnson and Jason Day. Grand slam hopeful Jason Spieth finished two shots back at -5. Tiger Woods was trending on Twitter for his British Open play and it wasn’t for the right reasons. Woods finished Round One with a 4-over 76.

Did You See?

Embrace the age of “Faceketball.” Jimmy Fallon and LeBron James demonstrated this exciting nosebuseter of a sport this week on The Tonight Show. As you might have gathered from its moniker, Faceketball combines basketball with faces. Fallon and LeBron sported hoops attached to their heads and attempted to nail shots. Come for the battle, stay for the segment-ending dunk.

Did You Know?

- It looks like the Cubs are pulling Kyle Schwarber back up to the main roster. The 22-year-old catcher will be returning to the team with Miguel Montero’s trip to the DL. Chicago’s NL squad has employed a number of rookies this season, including Kris Bryant, Addison Russell and Jorge Soler. Schwarber hit for a .364 average in the 22 games he played for the big club earlier this year and notched 6 RBI. The Cubs are pegged as a 14/1 shot to win the World Series this fall.

- Josh Smith is headed west. The 29-year-old forward will be signing with the Los Angeles Clippers after a 2014-15 campaign that saw Smith waived by the Pistons and surface as a vital player for the Rockets. Over 83 regular season contests, Smith averaged 12.4 points-per-game. The Clips are slated as a 9/1 shot to win the NBA title next summer.

- The Philadelphia Flyers have decided to extend their working relationship with Michael Del Zotto. The 25-year-old blueliner has signed a contract extension to stay with the orange and black for the next two seasons. Del Zotto scored 32 points over 64 games while averaging nearly 22 minutes of ice time per contest. The Flyers are considered a major longshot to win the Stanley Cup in 2015-16. Philadelphia is positioned as a 75/1 wager. The favourite for next year? That’s the Chicago Blackhawks at 6/1.

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