1st Down: Football has indeed come back home. To England, that is. On Sunday, they won Euro 2022, defeating arch rivals Germany 2-1 in a thrilling affair to hoist the title at Wembley Stadium and make history by inspiring women in Europe and the world in the process. Ella Toone scored the opener after 62 minutes via a beautiful chip, but the Germans would force extra time with a 79th minute equalizer from Lina Magull. In ET, the Three Lionesses would win it with 10 minutes remaining as Chloe Kelly scrambled the ball home, handing the hosts a title that won’t soon be forgotten.
2nd Down: Tony Finau just can’t seem to stop his recent tear. Following victory last week at the 3M Open, he went back-to-back on Sunday by winning by six over three others with a -26 score overall. In doing so, he won two weeks in a row on the PGA Tour, becoming the first to do so in three whole years. It was his third title in 11 months as well, showing he is hitting his stride on the Tour. He also stopped a long stretch of losses when he led after three rounds. Elsewhere on the golf course, Henrik Stenson won his debut on the LIV Golf Series, beating Matthew Wolff and Dustin Johnson by two at Bedminster.
3rd Down: NASCAR’s latest trek to the Brickyard came to a close on Sunday with Tyler Reddick, soon to be departing for 23XI for 2024, claiming his second road course win of the season by seeing off the chasing pack at Indy. Reddick is assured of a playoff spot for sure now, and he will set his sights on building momentum for the playoff push. In F1, Max Verstappen further built a commanding lead by winning the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday.
4th Down: England weren’t the only women putting on a show and inspiring on Sunday as the Women’s Tour de France came to a close with Annemiek van Vlueten coming through to win the eight-stage race over Demi Vollering by outdueling her to win the last stage in the mountains on a treacherous climb. She overcame a stomach bug during the week, and the 39 year-old was also forced to overcome mechanical issues on the final day to claim the crown.