Weekly Sports Recap & Update – August 6th Edition

Posted by Derrick Harper on August 6, 2021 in

The sports weekend is here, and there is a lot happening in the world of sports. The Tokyo Olympics are coming close to the end. We’ll see some huge Olympic events this weekend.

There will be some huge games on the Major League Baseball docket this weekend. The PGA Tour is back up and going after some of golf’s top names returned from the Olympics. The NASCAR Circuit will have some big events at Watkins Glen in New York. Let’s take a look at some of the major sporting events coming up this weekend.

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Olympic Basketball 

On Friday night, the United States Men’s Olympic Basketball team will take on France for the gold medal. In their first pool play game, the French national team defeated the United States 83-76, breaking the 25-game Olympic winning streak of the US. Kevin Durant has been huge for the United States in these Olympics, as he is now the all-time leading scorer for the United States Olympic team.

Evan Fournier and Rudy Gobert will lead France on a quest to unseat the United States from their perch atop the Olympic basketball mountain.

 

Major League Baseball

Major League Baseball will see some meaningful series this weekend. The top two teams in the National League East will clash this weekend, as the New York Mets will travel to Philadelphia to take on the Phillies. The Mets currently hold a ½ game lead over the Phillies in the National League East divisional race.

Both teams made some moves at the trade deadline to make themselves better. The Phillies acquired some much-needed pitching, while the New York Mets acquired Javier Baez from the Chicago Cubs.

In another big National League series, two divisional leaders will meet up, as the NL West-leading San Francisco Giants will meet the Milwaukee Brewers in a three-game series. The Brewers lead the National League Central. The Giants are looking to make a long playoff run, and they helped themselves at the trade deadline by acquiring Kris Bryant from the Cubs.

San Francisco currently has the best record in the National League, but if the Brewers would somehow happen to sweep San Francisco, the Giants would only hold a one-game lead over Milwaukee.

 

Golf

After seeing some of the top players in the world participate in the Olympics in Tokyo, the PGA Tour stops in Memphis, Tennessee, for the WGC FedEx St. Jude Invitational. This tournament always has a field full of the world’s top golfers. Bryson DeChambeau, Collin Morikawa, Justin Thomas, Lee Westwood, Louis Oosthuizen, Matthew Wolff, Patrick Reed, and Hideki Matsuyama headline the tournament field.

 

NASCAR

The NASCAR circuit will head to Watkins Glen International in New York for a weekend full of racing. On Saturday, the Xfinity Series will be the main attraction, as the Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey 200 will take place. On Sunday, we’ll see the Cup Series drivers take center stage in the Go Bowling at The Glen. Kyle Larson, Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Busch, and Denny Hamlin are a few of the favorites to take home the checkered flag.