Welcome to the latest edition of The Morning After.
It was Father's Day, yesterday, and although I did nothing much of note for that Sunday, I hope you spent the time honoring your dad. Come to think of it, the best way to celebrate the occasion is to honor him every single day of the year.
Meanwhile, the Miami Heat escaped with the victory against the Oklahoma City Thunder, 91-85. The series has been the all about the narrative. Will Lebron be clutch? (he has been so far, in general) Is Russell Westbrook what is wrong with Oklahoma City? (not really) It is so distinct that it has been simplified enough to that and simply that.
Meanwhile, love the NBA and Turner collaboration. Having that enables TNT's Charles Barkley and Shaq doing pregame and post-game for NBA TV. Chuck, as always, is the loquacious one. From defending Westbrook from the excessive criticisms by his fellow members of the media, to praising Lebron James, to saying Peter Vecsey is a douchebag, and to the seminal moment with the Wonder Woman. Chuck is the gift to bloggers all around.
Here forth are the links after the jump.
The Czech Republic won their way to the Quarterfinals of the Euro 2012. They face Cristiano Ronaldo and his Portugese teammates. (c/o Football.co.uk and Belfast Telegraph)
Meanwhile, the other QF that is set features Germany and Greece. You may proceed to invent bailout jokes for this one. (c/o The Guardian and The Age)
Later today will be Group C's final set of matches. Spain and Croatia face each other, while Italy tries to make it to QF against Ireland. (c/o Daily Mail and NBC Sports' Pro Soccer Talk)
The Premiership has released its schedule. (c/o BBC Sport)
The David Nalbandian meltdown. (c/o The Sun)
Could be a woeful sign for Wimbledon. (c/o Hamilton Spectator)
Why renovate and not include a roof at Arthur Ashe? (c/o Yahoo! Sports' Busted Racquet)
The conspiracy never ends for Lance. (c/o Crikey)
Adamek wins a belt in the Klitschko division. (c/o Doghouse Boxing)
Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr continues his roll. (c/o The Sweet Science)
The streak is over and done with. (c/o Orlando Sentinel)
Another first-time winner for a major. (c/o Los Angeles Times)
The ride is over for Stony Brook. (c/o New York Daily News)
He can bat with the best of them, earned a trophy, too. (c/o The Ledger)
The unlimited call and text plan. (c/o Rant Sports)
The law of diminishing returns in college basketball gimmicks. (c/o Yahoo! Sports' The Dagger)
Disappointed that it won't be on a campus site, but the rivalry has to continue. (CBS Sports' Eye on College Basketball)
Parting with something Wonder Woman-related.