Sunday's Euro 2012 final is set. Shakira's boyfriend ready to help Spain mount its best defense against Italy:
La final de la Eurocopa será España-Italia! Vamoos! #euro2012
— Gerard Piqué (@3gerardpique) June 28, 2012
Imagine what Mario Balotelli will accomplish by the time he's 30:
If italy win the Cup, #Balotelli would have won the euros, champions league, premiership, italian league 3 times, at the age of 22, BOSS.
— Big H(@iamhamdi1) June 28, 2012
Italy might ride this bus all the way to the Euro 2012 championship:
— Now Football (@Now__Football) June 28, 2012
Super Mario? Try superb?
Mario Balotelli: "Best moment of the night was when I saw my mother after the game. Those goals were for her" twitter.com/AnfieldCat/sta…
— Anfield Cat (@AnfieldCat) June 28, 2012
OK, the real Prince Charles might have kept Chancellor Merkel's message to himself. But his faux counterpart couldn't wait to spread the word:
Text from Angela Merkel: "I want that bloody #Balotelli's head on a plate".
— Prince Charles (@Charles_HRH) June 28, 2012
Ann Curry wasn't the only big name to make a surprising exit on Thursday. The big upset at Wimbledon was not lost in the Euro 2012 shuffle by this English footballer:
Wow nadal out , ballotelli scores 2 , Italy win , what a night of sport
— Robbie Savage (@RobbieSavage8) June 28, 2012
Rafael Nadal was humble and gracious in any language after losing to Lukas Rosol. (The very rough and not-at-all-literal translation: "You win some, you lose some.")
No pudo ser... así es el deporte, hay q saber celebrar las victorias y encajar las derrotas! enhorabuena a Lukas... fb.me/2fZKHm3ea
— Rafa Nadal (@RafaelNadal) June 28, 2012
This is what happens when you go from 1,500-1 to 20-1 to win Wimbledon after upsetting the No. 2 player in the world:
Rosol post match interview 'I don't know what to say. I'm not just surprised, its a miracle for me!' twitter.com/Wimbledon/stat…
— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) June 28, 2012
NBA Draft - "Believe It or Not Edition." Well, believe it:
I can't believe this... I'm in the NBA.
— Kendall Marshall (@KButter5) June 29, 2012
It was a family affair for this father and son duo from Winter Park, Fla.:
Let the games begin lol!instagr.am/p/McPtSiKzVk/
— Austin Rivers (@AustinRivers25) June 29, 2012
More than one person tweeted speculation on who would be signed first in New Orleans: No. 1 pick Anthony Davis or franchise QB Drew Brees?
— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) June 28, 2012
The NBA draft triggered this tearful exchange between the No. 3 pick in the NHL draft, defenseman Alex Galchenyuk of the Canadiens, and the Bruins first-round pick and goalie Malcolm Subban. Galchenyuk had questioned why so many rookie NBA players were crying on draft night.
@SubbZero30 I heard u cried too lol hahah
— Alex galchenyuk (@AGally94) June 29, 2012
The New York Mets made a last-minute recruiting pitch to some heavy hitters in their quest to get David Wright elected to the All-Star Team:
— New York Mets (@Mets) June 29, 2012
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