Japan upsets Germany at World Cup - Cardinals assistant coach fired - Patrick Beverley ejected for shoving Suns' Deandre Ayton - Aaron Judge to meet with Giants - USA and Wales tie at World Cup
Japan upsets Germany at World Cup
Japan looked strong from the very beginning. The team's coach, Hajime Moriyasu, said before the match that his team will be no less determined to upstage the four-times world champions at the World Cup on Wednesday. That they did, Reuters reported.
It looked like they were taking an early 1-0 lead, but Japan's goal was ruled offside. Later, it would be Germany taking the 1-0 lead as midfielder Ilkay Gundogan punched in the penalty kick, Fox Sports reported. Early in the second half, Japan tied the score. Then, late in the second half, Japan took a 2-1 lead, and that's the way it ended, leaving Germany stunned.
Cardinals assistant coach fired for groping a woman in Mexico City
Arizona Cardinals offensive line coach and running game coordinator Sean Kugler was fired after Mexican authorities notified the team that he groped a woman in Mexico City over the weekend, ESPN reported.
The Cardinals had arrived on Saturday, and the incident happened on Sunday night. The team terminated Kugler on Monday and sent him back to Arizona that morning.
Patrick Beverley ejected for shoving Suns' Deandre Ayton
During Tuesday's game between Phoenix and Los Angeles, Lakers guard Patrick Beverley was ejected for shoving Suns center Deandre Ayton to the floor late in the game. Beverly defended his actions, saying they were prompted by how Phoenix players were treating L.A. swingman Austin Reaves, ESPN reported.
"Got a person on the ground, two people looking over mean-mugging and puffing their chest out and referees don't get into it to kind of separate it, control the game, so I'm going to stand up for my teammate," Beverley said.
"I really didn't see much after I got hit in the nose," Reaves said. "I thought I was bleeding, so I was on the ground. And when I did turnaround, I saw Pat have my back, which I love."
Yankees Aaron Judge to meet with Giants
Yankee slugger Aaron Judge is in San Francisco and is expected to meet with the Giants this week, the New York Post reported. One of the Giants' veterans, Outfielder Joc Pederson, took to Instagram Tuesday night in an effort to get the American League MVP to join the Giants.
"I got 99 problems … winning ain’t one. We’re ready when you are @thejudge44," wrote Pederson, giving a nod to Judge’s jersey number and the famous Jay-Z song '99 Problems.'
Judge grew up in Northern California as a San Francisco Giants fan. The Giants are considered one of the teams that could beat out the Yankees in a bid for Judge.
USA and Wales tie at World Cup
Wales faced the USA in their first World Cup game since 1958. Team USA had a dominant start, taking the lead in the first half, 1-0. But Wales came back strong in the second half and tied the match when the Welch captain Gareth Bale hammered home a penalty kick with eight minutes to go to grab a point. The contest ended in a draw, NBC Sports reported.