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week in review

The Week the World Cup Heated Up

Between the time the U.S. earned a draw against England on Saturday and got screwed by a referee settled for a draw against Slovenia today, the following things happened at the World Cup: Spain lost to Switzerland, France lost to Mexico, and North Korea held its own against Brazil. (Many, many other things also happened, of course. For example, the Germans steamrolled Australia.) Stateside, some in talk radio feared some sort of soccer-based global conspiracy, while the rest of us just found a cool bar at which to watch the matches. But what happened this week that didn't involve equalizers?

The Mets finished a sweep of Baltimore, then swept Cleveland.

The Yankees finished a sweep of Houston, knocked around Roy Halladay, but then lost two straight. Next stop: the Subway Series.

The Knicks rounded up celebrities to woo LeBron, who definitely won't be playing for Tom Izzo in Cleveland.

The Giants lost Domenik Hixon for the year, while the Jets' Mark Sanchez remained healthy.

The Lakers won the championship. Queensbridge in the building!

And New York Mutuals captain Tom Fesolowich talked about playing baseball by 1864 rules.

That's it for us. We'll see you Monday.

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