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No case of the Mondays for us. Simone Biles is back in the beam final tomorrow morning.

Making Headlines

Olympics: Jade Carey won gold in the floor exercise, meaning all six members of Team USA women’s gymnasts earned a medal. Also: Simone Biles announced she’ll compete in the beam final Tuesday morning; Caeleb Dressel became the fifth swimmer to win five golds in a single Olympics; Xander Schauffele won the men’s golf tournament; Alexander Zverev won the men’s tennis draw, while Belinda Bencic won the women’s.

Updated Medal Count:

  1. USA 🇺🇸: 64 (22 gold, 25 silver, 17 bronze)
  2. China 🇨🇳: 62 (29 gold, 17 silver, 16 bronze)
  3. ROC: 50 (12 gold, 21 silver, 17 bronze)
  4. GBR 🇬🇧: 35 (11 gold, 12 silver, 12 bronze) 

MLB: Three former Cubs traded at the deadline (Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo, and Javier Baez) each homered in the first game for their respective new teams — the first time in MLB’s Modern Era.

Guest Writer Jimmy Greenfield is a former Chicago Tribune sportswriter and lifelong Cubs fan, who swears he would homer too if they traded him.

You can reach Jimmy at jcgreenx@gmail.com or follow him on Twitter.

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