VICE Sports World News Roundup: June 27, 2016
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Chile beat Argentina on penalties after a 0-0 draw to retain the Copa America. The big news is that Lionel Messi indicated that he's going to retire from international soccer. Javier Mascherano will also retire. Messi is now Argentina's leading goal scorer. He's played in four finals and lost them all. The list of Argentina's retirees is expected to grow...
Yesterday, France labored to beat Ireland. As you may recall, France beat Ireland in a playoff a few years back thanks to a Thierry Henry handball. Following France's victory over the weekend, Henry took a bit of schtick.
Rejoice: Wimbledon begins today.
In the wake of some incidents and allegations involving "mechanical doping," the Tour de France will use heat detecting sensors to check for motors in bikes.
Citing an ankle injury, Tyson Fury pulled out of a scheduled rematch with Wladimir Klitschko. Rumors are swirling that Fury actually failed a drug test, a rumor Fury naturally denies.
Photo of the Day
I somehow missed this amazing picture last week. Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts hit a game-winning RBI against the Chicago White Sox and received a customary Gatorade shower. Reporter Guerin Austin took a lot of friendly fire.