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Summer 2014: 5 Reasons to Be Psyched About Sports

Posted on March 29, 2014 by Dixie Somers

The 2014 Soccer World Cup highlights a busy sports summer.

As if a cold and snowy winter isn’t enough reason to look forward to the summer, the months of June, July and August 2014 promise something for just about all sports fans.

There is never a bad time to be a sports fan because there are great events spread throughout the year, but this summer should be especially great for fans across the board. Some think that the world of sports slows down in the summer and there isn’t anything worth watching—how wrong they are! If you can’t get enough sports, prepare yourself for an awesome lineup and get psyched for sports this summer. Read ahead for the best events to keep an eye out for:

2014 Golf Men’s U.S Open
The U.S Open is one of the toughest and most prestigious golf tournaments played on the PGA Tour every year. This year’s edition of the tournament will take place June 12-15 in Pinehurst, North Carolina. It will be the third time the U.S Open was held at the No. 2 Course at Pinehurst.

2014 FIFA World Cup
The World Cup is the most watched sporting event in the world, and the 20th tournament will begin on June 12. The entire tournament will last just over a month, and it will be played at 12 different arenas throughout Brazil. There is nothing quite like watching the national soccer teams of 32 country battle it out for one of the most prestigious prizes in professional sports.

2014 NBA Draft
Madison Square Garden will once again be the home of the NBA Draft on June 26. Every NBA team will be looking to add the next superstar to their roster. Jabari Parker, Joel Embiid, Andrew Wiggins, Tyler Ennis and Marcus Smart are expected to declare for the draft, and they all will make immediate impacts in the league.

Serena Williams will be looking for her third straight U.S. Open title.

Serena Williams will be looking for her third straight U.S. Open title.

2014 US Open Tennis Championship
Of course the summer also includes two other tennis major championships in the French Open and Wimbledon, but the sports summer concludes with the US Open in New York, which starts on August 25. Rafael Nadal will be looking to defend his men’s title while Serena Williams will be looking for her third straight (and sixth overall) women’s title.

2014 MLB All-Star Game
Most all-star games fail to replicate the excitement and feel of a real game, but that is not true about the MLB All-Star Game. The game will be held on July 15 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Not only is it fun to watch the best baseball players on the same field, but the winning team will earn home-field advantage for their league in the World Series.

Don’t spend your summer waiting for football and basketball season to come back around—stay engaged in the world of sports with these can’t-miss events. As you can see you’ll have plenty to keep you entertained in the summer of 2014 with baseball, tennis, basketball, soccer, and golf, so no matter what type of fan you are, there will be something for you to watch. If you’re a lover of all sports, get psyched for summer because you’ll have more than enough to keep you preoccupied. Information for this article was provided by a sports medicine and physical therapy clinic in New York that specializes in physical therapy and sports injuries.


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