Banged Up: Stephen Curry will not compete at the Rio Olympics for USA Basketball, the back-to-back NBA MVP and 2016 scoring champion said Monday. He said he’d be taking the time to heal up after sustaining ankle and knee injuries in the 2016 season. [USA Basketball]
Klay! You’re Grounded for a Week!: Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson wasn’t boasting when he said this year’s Dubs squad is “better than the ‘Showtime’ Lakers”—that’s just a little old-school ribbing of his dad, Mychal Thompson, who won two NBA championships on the ’87 and ’88 squads in Los Angeles. Game 3 against the Lakers is Wednesday.
Don’t Cry for Him, Argentina: Lionel Messi, who’s nursing a sore back, was forced to sit out of Argentina’s Monday night Copa América game against Chile—and fans both Argentine and otherwise were not happy about it. [New York Times]
Speaking of Sitting Out: Michael Phelps didn’t quite perform up to par at the Longhorn Elite Invitational on Saturday, winning the 100 freestyle but finishing fourth in the 200 free and the 100 butterfly before scratching in the finals of the 200 individual medley. [ESPN]
The Sound of Silence: Bose unveiled its new, truly wireless noise-canceling QuietComfort 35 headphones this week, and the reviews have been fairly positive so far. At $350, they’re definitely an investment, but their 20-hour battery life, integrated remote, built-in microphones, and sleek lightweight design make them a great way to focus on what you want to hear (and tune out the noise). [CNET]
The Phone for Gymgoers: Samsung on Monday unveiled its new Galaxy S7 Active, an upgraded model with 33% more battery life and a beefier frame that the company says can withstand a drop from up to five feet and can survive being submerged in up to five feet of water without breaking. Only downside? It’s exclusive to AT&T users. [USA Today]
Sweet Bromance: Matt Damon and Ben Affleck were honored with Spike TV’s “Guys of the Decade” award on Saturday, and naturally they were totally chill about it, dudes. [People]
Swinging for the Fences: Major League Baseball teams will wear special Father’s Day jerseys this year for the first time ever. It’s all part of the Home Run Challenge, which is helping to raise money for the Prostate Cancer Foundation. [Home Run Challenge]
Big Papi Swings Hard: You thought watching Red Sox slugger David Ortiz hit home runs was fun? Just wait ’til you see him crush some freaking piñatas:
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