Monday Edition

Here are you four Monday topics for you to start the week

The U.S. team's solid showing in the Gold Cup has provided coach Jurgen Klinsmann with tantalizing options.
The United State beat Panama 1-0 in Chicago to capture the 2013 Gold Cup. Photo by Nam Y. Huh/AP

First Quarter: MLB

1. MLB scoreboard
2. ESPN Monday Night Baseball: Los Angeles Angels (48-55)/Jered Weaver (5-5, 2.98) @ Texas Rangers (56-49)/Matt Garza (7-1, 2.87), 6:05 pm
3. St. Louis Cardinals (62-40)/Jake Westbrook (7-4, 2.95) @ Pittsburgh Pirates (61-42)/Francisco Liriano (10-4, 2.23), 6:05
3. Tampa Bay Rays (62-43)/David Price (5-5, 3.75) @ Boston Red Sox (63-43)/Felix Doubront (7-4, 3.78), 6:10 pm

Second Quarter: MLB Power Rankings

1. Tampa Bay Rays (62-43) – LW1
2. Boston Red Sox (63-43) – LW2
3. St. Louis Cardinals (62-40) – LW3
4. Oakland Athletics (62-43) – LW5
5. Los Angeles Dodgers (56-48) – LW14
6. Atlanta Braves (60-45) – LW7
7. Pittsburgh Pirates (61-42) – LW4
8. Detroit Tigers (59-45) – LW9
9. Cleveland Indians (56-48) – LW11
10. Baltimore Orioles (58-48) – LW6
11. Cincinnati Reds (59-47) – LW8
12. Texas Rangers (56-49) – LW10
13. New York Yankees (55-50) – LW12
14. Kansas City Royals (51-51) – LWNR

Dropping Out: Arizona Diamondbacks (54-51) – LW13

Third Quarter: 4Q Potpourri (NFL, NHL, NBA, College Sports or else of choice)

1. NFL – All bad contract team
2. NHL – Schedule breakdowns
3. NBA – Team USA turnaround
4. College – Football needs to start just so stories like this can end

Fourth Quarter: Weekend Links
1. Jeff Passans 10 Degrees and Jonah Keri’s the 30
2. Grant Wahl on what’s next for US men’s soccer after the Gold Cup victory and how about this MLS rivalry article
3. Steve Elkington got in trouble this weekend across the pond with some tweets
4. SI.com – Media Circus and a neat story


Alex Gordon‘s 2-run homer got the Royals to the .500 mark and was their first sweep in Chicago since 1999. Photo by Jim Prisching

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