The Viral Roundup – Walk It Out Edition
Howdy! Welcome to the Tuesday go-around 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: Tbe Padres suffer 9th inning heartbreak in the 9th, Andrea Pirlo is coming to the Big Apple and one of golf’s biggest names is facing a big setback.
Did You Hear?
It was a harrowing but crowdpleasing night in Pittsburgh on Monday. The Pirates (a -110 moneyline home favourite) turned a 1-1 deadlock in the bottom of the night into a W when Pedro Alvarez brought Andrew McCutchen home courtesy of a game-winning single. Although neither notched a W or an L, both Bucs starter A.J. Burnett and San Diego hurler James shields had strong outings for their respective clubs. Game 2 of this three game set takes place tonight at PNC Park.
Did You See?
Freaking out over a trade is a standard part of fandom. It doesn’t matter if you’re 5 or 85, some deals just register as heartbreakers. Check out this video of five-year-old Blues fan taking the news of TJ Oshie’s trade to Washington especially hard.
There’s a silver lining to all this and it came when the girl made an appearance on SportsCenter and a certain ex-Blue called in to say hi.
Did You Know?
- Here’s something that will shake up the British Open and not in a good way. Rory McIlroy revealed Monday that he ruptured a ligament in his left ankle while playing soccer over the weekend. McIlroy was considered by the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook a 5/1 shot to win this month’s British Open before this development and now he’s plunked as an 8-1 option with questions swirling if McIlroy will even be ready for St. Andrews. McIlroy said he’s continuing to assess the injury, although his spokesperson confirmed that this week’s Scottish Open is now out of the picture.
- Manu Ginobili will be in the lineup for the San Antonio Spurs this season. The Argentian returns to the club after an offseason that featured Tim Duncan committing for another championship run and the acquisition of prized free agent LaMarcus Aldridge. Oh, did we mention that David West is coming aboard? That’s right, the ex-Pacer has agreed to take less money (and turn down Cleveland, Golden State and Washington) to play for Popovich’s squad. The Spurs are considered a serious contender to capture the 2016 NBA title at 9/2 odds, although that could tighten up in the signing fallout.
- The MLS has officially welcomed another big name talent that’s game to play in America in their autumn years. New York City FC proudly announced their pact with veteran Juventus midfielder Andrea Pirlo that will place the Italian star on the same roster as Frank Lampard and David Villa. The transfer will be complete on July 21.
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