While opening ceremonies are Friday, Rio 2016 Olympics competition began today with matches in women’s soccer. Meanwhile, other athletes held practices, team welcoming ceremonies were held, and the Olympic torch neared the end of its journey.
Photos of the U.S. Open of Surfing at Huntington Beach, Calif.
See photos of bull-riding rodeo action at the Calgary Stampede in Alberta.
Athletes compete for an Olympic spot in the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials in Eugene, Oregon through July 10.
After an eventful first stage of the Tour de France, Mark Cavendish earned his first yellow jersey. “It’s quite emotional. This is the only jersey in cycling I’ve not worn. I’ve had all three points jerseys, the worlds jerseys and the leaders jerseys in the Giro and the Vuelta and now this. I just wanted to win the stage and to wear this jersey is an honor,” Cavendish said.
There were two crashes during the stage, one involving race-favorite Alberto Contador, who finished the stage with superficial injuries.
LeBron James and Kyrie Irving helped end Cleveland’s 52-year championship drought with a win over the defending-champion Golden State Warriors in Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals. Cleveland fans greeted the Cavs at the airport on June 20, 2016.