Wednesday Afterschool Special: Argentina Advances

Messi, Argentina demolish U.S.

Many saw a U.S. loss coming, but few predicted it would be this bad. Argentina dismantled the U.S. men's national team last night behind the incredible play of Lionel Messi, who had a curling, upper-90 free-kick goal and two assists. That goal, his fifth of the tournament, was a beauty, and dashed any hope of a U.S. comeback late in the first half.

Now Argentina awaits the winner of Colombia-Chile — which could potentially set up a rematch of last year's Copa final with the Chileans — while the Americans will play for third place against the loser of that game.

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Speaking of Argentina...

Cleveland's parade

The city of Cleveland will be at a virtual standstill today as a reported 800,000 people — which is more than double the city's population — will be in attendance to celebrate the Cleveland Cavaliers' championship.

It's been 52 long years since the city's last championship, so expect a party. JR Smith certainly looks like he's having fun.

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Ben Simmons works out for 76ers

Sam Hinkie would be so proud of this moment.

 

@BenSimmons during today's workout session. Full gallery on Sixers.com

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