Biles' Husband Gets Olympic Leave, Prince Harry's ESPY Controversy, UFC's Last-Minute Fight

Biles' Husband Gets Olympic Leave, Prince Harry's ESPY Controversy, UFC's Last-Minute Fight

  1. Simone Biles' Husband Granted Time Off for Olympics - Jonathan Owens, husband of gymnastics star Simone Biles, will be given time off by the Chicago Bears to watch Biles compete in the Paris Olympics. This comes after Biles qualified for the Games at the U.S. Olympic Trials over the weekend​ (TMZ)​​ (TMZ)​.

  2. Prince Harry's Pat Tillman Award Controversy - ESPN has defended its decision to honor Prince Harry with the Pat Tillman Award for Service at the ESPYs. Despite criticism from some, including Pat Tillman's mother, ESPN maintains that Harry's military service and dedication to veterans make him a fitting recipient​ (TMZ)​​ (TMZ)​.

  3. Dan Ige's Last-Minute UFC 303 Fight - UFC fighter Dan Ige stepped in on four hours' notice to fight Diego Lopes at UFC 303. Ige described the experience as an emotional roller coaster and expressed his willingness to do it all over again​ (TMZ)​.

  4. Diana Taurasi Praises Caitlin Clark - WNBA legend Diana Taurasi has changed her tune about rookie Caitlin Clark after their first matchup. Taurasi, who previously predicted struggles for Clark in the WNBA, now calls her performance "nothing short of remarkable"​ (TMZ)​.

  5. Giants' Dexter Lawrence Ties the Knot - New York Giants star Dexter Lawrence married fiancée Donna McCain in a ceremony attended by family, friends, and teammates, including Christian Wilkins and Leonard Williams​ (TMZ)​.

  6. Tour de France Stage 3 Victory - Biniam Girmay of Eritrea won Stage 3 of the 2024 Tour de France, becoming the first Black African rider to win a stage in the race's history. His emotional victory marks a significant milestone for diversity in cycling​ (NBC Sports)​.

  7. Dejounte Murray Traded to Pelicans - The Atlanta Hawks have traded Dejounte Murray to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for Larry Nance Jr., Dyson Daniels, and two first-round picks. This move breaks up the Hawks' point guard duo of Murray and Trae Young​ (NBC Sports)​.

  8. Justin Herbert Praises Rookie WR Ladd McConkey - Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert praised rookie wide receiver Ladd McConkey for quickly picking up the offense. McConkey's impressive adaptability bodes well for his integration into the team​ (​.

  9. Tyreek Hill Eyes New Contract - Miami Dolphins wide receiver Tyreek Hill is looking forward to exploring the new wide receiver market as he seeks a new contract. Hill is excited about his future opportunities as he approaches the end of his current deal​ (​.

  10. Washington Wizards Draft Alexandre Sarr - The Washington Wizards have selected Alexandre Sarr with the No. 2 pick in the NBA draft. The 7'1" center from France is known for his defensive prowess and potential as a shooter, and he is expected to play significant minutes in his rookie season​ (NBC Sports)​.

Sports Hangover Rumors: Simone Biles' Paris Plans - TMZ reports that Simone Biles' husband, Jonathan Owens, will be granted time off by the Chicago Bears to support her at the Paris Olympics, ensuring he can be there for her big moment​ (TMZ)​​ (TMZ)​.

That's all for today's Sports Hangover. I'm Chris, signing off.

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