Hey there, I’m Houston Mitchell, your friendly host. Let’s dive right into the news. Newsletter Get the latest scoop on L.A.’s teams in the daily Sports Report newsletter. Enter email address Sign Me Up Don’t worry, we won’t spam you. From Mike DiGiovanna: Daniel Hudson, the Dodgers reliever who made an incredible comeback after a year of rehabbing from left knee surgery, unfortunately, suffered a sprain in his right knee during Wednesday night’s game. This setback might put an end to his season, which is heartbreaking for him and the team. Hudson had just notched his first save in over a year, bringing some much-needed relief to the struggling bullpen. We wish him a speedy recovery! Continue reading herePlaschke: Enough! Dodgers need to rescue lousy rotation and trade for an ace, now! Enjoying this newsletter? Consider subscribing to the Los Angeles Times Your support helps us deliver the news that matters most. Become a subscriber. DODGERS POLL RESULTS
Will the Dodgers make the postseason this year? After 19,453 votes:Yes, as a wild-card, 50.7%Yes, as NL West champ, 24.9%No, 24.3%BASEBALL
From Bill Shaikin: Bethany Li, a kindergarten teacher who isn’t much of a baseball fan, found herself learning about government in an unexpected way. Her class voted for a hamster as their class pet, and Biscuit the hamster ended up going home with Li for the summer. However, Biscuit’s attempt to take a bite out of Li’s finger landed him in time out. Meanwhile, as the Oakland Athletics seek taxpayer money to build a ballpark in Las Vegas, Li got a firsthand lesson in how government works. Read more about her hamster adventures here.TRACK AND FIELD
From Andrew Greif: Track and field, a sport aiming to grow its fanbase in the U.S., will have a chance to shine in 2022 as it hosts the World Athletics Championships for the first time in the country. However, this year might feel a bit quieter as other sports take the spotlight. The U.S. championships, happening this week, won’t be broadcast live on NBC for the first time in 17 years. But don’t worry, the performances will still be top-notch. Last year, the U.S. team dominated the world championships, and this year’s team will be formed in Oregon. Check out the storylines to watch here.THIS DATE IN SPORTS
Let’s take a quick trip down memory lane with some notable sports moments from July 7th throughout history: In 1911, Dorothea Lambert Chambers set a record for the shortest championship match at Wimbledon, winning in just 25 minutes. In 1973, Billie Jean King beat Chris Evert in the first all-U.S. women’s Wimbledon final. And in 2019, the U.S. Women’s National Team won their record 4th FIFA Women’s World Cup title. Relive these moments and more here.And finally…
Relive the excitement of the U.S. Women’s World Cup win in 2019 by watching and listening here. That’s all for today’s newsletter. If you have any feedback or ideas for improvement, shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, and don’t forget to follow me on Twitter at @latimeshouston. To get this newsletter delivered straight to your inbox, click here.