Roundup: U.S. Soccer Shocks Mexico to Win Gold Cup; Chris Paul Opts For Free Agency; U.S. Vaccination Rate Rising

Ryan Phillips
United States v Mexico: Final - 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup
United States v Mexico: Final - 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup / Omar Vega/Getty Images

U.S. has seen a steady increase in vaccinations in July ... Willie Nelson headlines Texas protest rally ... Joe Manchin says Senate will pass infrastructure bill by Thursday ... July jobs report could give economy a jolt ... Concerns mount over impact of COVID-19 on children ... Investors bet high prices will ease over time ... Welfare rolls declined during the pandemic ... Lily James wraps filming for Pam & Tommy ... Jungle Cruise won the global box office with $61.8 million ... MTV turned 40 ... U.S. men's soccer team tops Mexico to win Gold Cup ... Kawhi Leonard is opting for free agency ... Chris Paul declined his $44 million player option with the Suns ... Five-star Dariq Whitehead committed to Duke ... Jasmine Camacho-Quinn wins incredible 100m hurdles final ... Could the Bills move to Austin? ... Tyler Glasnow is headed for Tommy John surgery ... Evander Kane denies gambling on games ...

An early look at NBA free agency [CBS Sports]

Caeleb Dressel's picture perfect Olympics [Sports Illustrated]

The pandemic enters an uncertain new phase [The New Yorker]

Give Olympic horses their damn medals already [The Ringer]

U.S. silver medalist Katherine Nye has a message about bipolar disorder [Yahoo Sports]

Four potential destinations for Kawhi Leonard in free agency [The Big Lead]

Highlights from U.S. soccer's Gold Cup win over Mexico:

Anthony Rizzo, Javy Baez and Kris Bryant all went deep in debuts with their new teams:

I don't know when or where this is from but it's incredible:

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