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week in review

The Week George Steinbrenner Died

This week, just two days after the Yankees lost one icon in Bob Sheppard, they lost another in George Steinbrenner. Steinbrenner always did everything big — he died the morning of the All-Star Game — and though not everyone had nice things to say, there's no doubt the man had a lasting impact, and a funny bone to boot. (Both men will be remembered this weekend at Yankee Stadium, which hosts Old Timers' Day tomorrow afternoon.) But what happened this week that didn't involve eulogies?

Spain won the World Cup. We watched the game with fans of the Netherlands, and also watched it in 3-D.

The Knicks continued to fill out their roster.

The Tour de France rolled on, complete with head-butting and grand-jury subpoenas.

The Home Run Derby happened. So did the All-Star Game. And so did the ESPYs.

The Mets got Lincecum-ed in their return to action.

We looked at LeBron's ultimate mistake: making an entertainment spectacle out of a completely justifiable life choice.

And Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium in Newark took the lead in our Minor League Stadium Crawl standings.

That's it for us. Have a nice weekend.

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