Luka Doncic waves to the fans after Slovenia won its first ever EuroBasket title. Miami Heat point guard Goran Dragic led Slovenia to its first ever European basketball championship, scoring a EuroBasket-high 35 points in a 93-85 title-clinching victory against Serbia and capturing MVP honors in the process, but he deflected praise in the postgame to 18-year-old teammate Luka Doncic.
Fresh off the fifth world championship in franchise history, the New England Patriots are now tied with the New York Yankees as the second most valuable franchise in professional sports. According to Forbes, the reigning Super Bowl champion Pats are now worth $3.7 billion, a nine percent increase since their historic 34-28 overtime comeback against the Falcons in Super Bowl 51. Despite capturing a fifth Super Bowl victory, the Patriots and owner Robert Kraft still trail the Dallas Cowboys as the most valuable professional sports franchise.
Bayern Munich coach Carlo Ancelotti was pleased with James Rodriguez's display in his team's 3-0 win at Schalke, but said the attacker was not yet at full fitness. James, 26, marked his first Bundesliga start with a goal and an assist as Bayern moved top of the table. Ancelotti praised the Colombia international, who is on loan from Real Madrid, for his display, but added the attacker was still working his way back to fitness after a thigh injury.