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Sunday Sundown Rundown - 7/6/14

3 Up

1. Tim Howard - Despite the lost that ended the United States run in the World Cup, Tim Howard's effort against Beglium lands him this week's top spot. A record setting, sixteen saves, Howard was amazing and instantly became a house hold name with the effort. 

2. Ronda Rousey - Rousey had what was thought to be her biggest challenge yet in Alexis Davis, instead, she destroyed Davis in sixteen seconds. 

3. DJokavic vs. Federer - These two were amazing in battling for Wimbledon's crown. A five set gem that was worth the tape delay.  

3 Down

1. Stray Bullet in New Jersey - I hate stories like this one. When will the gun violence in our nation stop? All we do is talk about it. Ugh. 

2. Neymar Injury - The World Cup has been fantastic - absolutely fantastic. However, having to see one of the sport's best leave the tournament due to a broken back is upsetting. Will this hurt Brazil's chance? We'll have to see this week. 

3. "Sources" - I'm so sick of hearing about everyone's "sources" when it comes to NBA free agency. Much of this talk now seems like such trash and hyperbole. It's now simply, I'll believe it when it's official. 

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