DAILY LINKS: Croatia reaches World Cup Final with 2-1 win over England

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Croatia tops England in extra time to reach World Cup final – USA Today
England saw its best chance of ending several generations’ worth of World Cup pain slip away on Wednesday night, as Croatia fought back for a 2-1 win in extra time, securing a spot against France in Sunday’s final.

Landon Donovan joined Scott Kaplan: “France Will Find A Way To Score A Special Goal And Win It”
U.S. Soccer Star Landon Donovan joined Scott Kaplan to preview the World Cup Final between France and Croatia.

Andy Green joined Darren Smith: On Lauer’s Near CG, Measuring Improvement & Why He Likes OF Rotation
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Lucchesi, Padres pay for sloppy 3rd vs. Dodgers – Padres.com
Joey Lucchesi hopes to be a part of that ever-promising future, and the rookie entered Wednesday’s matchup against Kenta Maeda and the Dodgers hoping to finish his breakout first half on a high note. But he fell a little short as the Padres dropped the third game of this four-game series, 4-2.

Ron Fowler joined Ben & Woods: “Obviously We’re Not On A Road To .500 At This Point, Which Is A Bit Disappointing”
Padres Executive Chairman Ron Fowler joined Ben and Woods as we approach the All-Star break. What are his thoughts on the season up to this point? How has Eric Hosmer impacted the team? Is it tough for him to sit and watch “the process” as an owner? All that and more.

Hometown fave Harper joined by 7 in Derby – MLB.com
There will be dingers in the District when the 2018 T-Mobile Home Run Derby gets underway at Nationals Park, and, after Wednesday night’s announcement on ESPN, we now know the players who will be crushing in the capital. With the exception of Harper, who participated in the 2013 Derby at Citi Field, all of the above are first-time entrants to the Derby.

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Dan Woike joined Ben & Woods: “I Think The Hope Is Next Year To Have Dan Fouts Back In The (Chargers) Broadcast Booth Next Pre-Season”
Dan Woike from The LA Times discusses what it’s like covering all of the newfound excitement surrounding the Las Vegas Summer League, plus he shares some thoughts on recent Chargers broadcasting moves and how year two in Los Angeles is shaping up.

Fit For The King: LeBron James and the Lakers Form Hollywood’s Ultimate Marriage – Sports Illustrated
It’s Hollywood’s ultimate celebrity marriage: the best and brightest star joining the league’s glitziest franchise. With his latest seismic signing as a free agent, LeBron James gives the Lakers new life. But will he ever get the help he’ll need to raise their 17th banner?

John Browner joined Scott Kaplan: “The Spurs Are Stupid Enough To Let This Play Out, Thinking They Can Convince Kawhi To Stay”
Street Cred with John Browner on the latest with Kawhi Leonard, LeBron James officially signs with the Lakers and new music of the week.

Roger Federer fell, but he can get back up – ESPN
He was already up a break in just the second game of the match, and after flicking a brilliant reaction shot past Kevin Anderson, eight-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer reached 30-love. He was rolling. A few rows up in sunlit Court No. 1, a fan opened a bottle of champagne with an audible pop. The celebration was premature.

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