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2012 June Sports Preview

Jun 01, 2012

It’s June and everyone is probably glued to the TV watching NHL and NBA playoffs as they get closer to the Championship Final Game, but what about everything else that is going on. Here is Kidzworld’s preview to all the big sports events happening in June!

Euro Cup Countdown

Euro Cup starts on June 8th for all you soccer nuts. The Euro Cup obviously only has the European teams competing so it should be full of great goals and… great dives! Yes, usually the team whose players put on the most spectacular diving show wins the Euro Cup. Here are the groups:

Group A

  • Czech Republic
  • Greece
  • Poland
  • Russia

Group B

  • Denmark
  • Germany
  • Netherlands
  • Portugal

Euro Cup 2012 Poland-UkraineEuro Cup 2012 Poland-UkraineCourtesy of Euro Cup 2012
 

Group C

  • Croatia
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Spain

Group D

  • England
  • France
  • Sweden
  • Ukraine

Clay Court Championships

Milos RaonicMilos RaonicCourtesy of the ATP
 

The French Open is one of tennis’ biggest Grand Slam tournaments and all the Top Seeds are through to the 3rd round including Canadian’s #19th seed, Milos Roanic. He is actually the only player from North America left in the tourney since Andy Roddick lost in the first round to Nicolas Mahut, and John Isner lost to Paul-Henri Mathieu. However, the Americans can watch all the tennis they like on the Ladies side of the bracket as they have 4 players approaching the quarter finals.

Xcitement for X games

Summer X Games LAXSummer X Games LAXCourtesy of the X Games
 

And at the very end of June, all the extreme sports fans have their favorite competition going down in Los Angeles… the X Games. If you are interested on how the athletes prepare for the X Games, you catch watch a new series of webisodes called “Road to X Games” online!

Have Your Say

What are you looking forward to this month? Leave a comment and let us know!

 

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PitbullLover777
Cheer-leading is a sport - most people think that it is not - but it is Yes it looks like they are just cheering on the football players - but their routines and being able to hold up girls over their head takes strength, and they work really hard to make everything look good.
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ererie
ererie posted in Basketball:
I liked cheering for the underdog, so I've always cheered for the Cavs. I'd like to see how this year's line-up goes, though our past best point guard left for the Celtics.  :/
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ererie posted in Basketball:
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Basketball.
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MikeYT
Mayo lost against Dublin again. 1-16 to 1-17. I support Mayo, and I am horrified to be honest. I don't want to sound like a sore loser, but I think Dublin fouled Mayo way more times than they were punished for it. Mayo rarely got any frees and the last free of the game was a minute before it ended and Dublin were taking it from very far away. Of course, they got it. Up until then, it was 1-16 to 1-16. I guess Mayo won't be taking home the cup again for another year.
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