The World Cup began yesterday, to much worldwide excitement. The opening ceremony included a performance from Pitbull, J.Lo, and Claudia Leitte, as well as some dancing trees, which are part of today's adorable Google doodle! Following the ceremony, it was time for the game — but not before a moment of panic when Brazilian footballer Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior appeared to twist his ankle in the warm-up. However, he recovered in time for the World Cup opener, and Brazil pulled out a 3-1 win against Croatia. While the U.S. team won't have it's first game until Monday, there are still plenty of games to check out before then.
E3 — an annual computer and video game expo — took place this week, to the delight of gamers everywhere. For those lucky enough to attend the conference, there were opportunities to play and get sneak peeks of not-yet-released games. In depth covered of E3 at places like The Nerdist and CNET reveals just what people are buzzing about, including videos games like the new Super Smash Brothers, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Batman: Arkham Knight, Mortal Kombat X, and Assassin's Creed Unity.
Spurs and Heat
The Spurs have taken a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals. Last night, they played in Miami, and it was a particularly difficult defeat for Heat fans; it marked the team's second consecutive loss at home. The first half the game was riddled with boos from the crowd, who no doubt wanted to see Heat dominate and tie the Finals, and by mid-game, much of the stadium had been emptied. But the Spurs' win last night marked the first time in NBA Finals history that a team won two consecutive games, both on the road, by 15 or more points. Of the game, LeBron James simply said, "They smashed us."
What were you talking about this week?