US eliminated from Copa America after 1-0 loss to Uruguay: WAMC Sports Report 7/2/24

The United States suffered a crushing 1-0 defeat to Uruguay in the Copa America, leading to more calls for the sacking of coach Gregg Berhalter. Mathías Olivera’s controversial goal sealed their fate, leaving fans disappointed and wondering what the team’s future would hold. On the other side of the world, Cristiano Ronaldo’s emotional journey in the European Championship ended on a high note as Portugal advanced to the quarter-finals after a thrilling penalty shootout win over Slovenia. The drama continued as France secured a 1-0 win over Belgium to set up a quarter-final clash with Portugal.

In other sports news, Naomi Osaka made her return to Wimbledon after five years, while Klay Thompson will join the Dallas Mavericks in a multi-team deal. NBA star Jayson Tatum agreed to a historic five-year contract extension with the Boston Celtics, while the team’s ownership group announced it would sell its stake. In MLB action, the New York Mets and Houston Astros emerged victorious, while in the WNBA, the Connecticut Sun and Seattle Storm emerged victorious.

On the ice, the Nashville Predators shook up NHL free agency by signing top players, and US Olympians including Simone Biles are gearing up for the Paris Games. Meanwhile, former NFL coach Jon Gruden’s request to reconsider his lawsuit against the NFL was denied by the Nevada Supreme Court. Stay tuned for more exciting developments in the world of sports.

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