πŸŽ‰ Happy Friday! Let's sports.

  • Congrats to the winners of our most recent NFL jersey giveaway contest, Mike K. and Jeremy P. from Idaho. Mike's getting a Matt Paradis Panthers jersey and Jeremy went with a Russell Wilson Seahawks jersey.
  • Join us on Sunday: Overtime, our new community for Axios Sports readers, goes live on Sunday. To join, refer 3 friends to this newsletter using your unique link below (very bottom of email).
  • FIBA World Cup: USA lost to Serbia, guaranteeing their worst-ever finish. … Marc Gasol (33 pts) and Spain just beat Patty Mills (34 pts) and Australia in double-OT to advance to the final, where they'll play Argentina or France (playing now).

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Talk Monday,

Kendall "Good vibes heading into the weekend" Baker

Trivia answer: George Karl