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Sports Quick Hits: July 8th, 2021


Updates from Diana Matheson, the NBA Finals, and CFL rumors.

July 08, 2021
Source: Steve Kingsman/Canada Soccer
Source: Steve Kingsman/Canada Soccer

โšฝ๏ธSoccer: As Team Canada gets ready to say hello to Tokyo, living legend Diana Matheson is saying goodbye. After 18 years and 206 international games, the three-time Olympian, best known for her bronze medalโ€“winning goal during the London 2012 Games, announced her retirement yesterday. So long, Diana, and thank you.

๐Ÿ€Basketball: Although Giannis Antetokounmpo (pronounced YAHN-iss ah-dedo-KOON-bo) miraculously returned from injury for Game 1 of the NBA Finals, the Phoenix Suns led the way. 

  • Phoenix set an NBA Finals record with 25 consecutive made free throws and Chris Paul became the first player since Michael Jordan to notch 30 points and eight assists in a finals debut. Decent company.

๐ŸˆCFL: False alarm, folks. After scaring diehard fans with talks of a possible merger with the Dwayne Johnsonโ€“led XFL, the CFL has announced theyโ€™ve scrapped collaboration efforts. Itโ€™s cool, we were kind of confused by it anyway. Onwards and upwards: after a year off, the new season starts August 5th.