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|4||1||College World Series|
Gold fever this week, of the Cup variety. The CONCACAF Gold Cup reaches the final tomorrow at the Rose Bowl, after a impressive month of games all over the country. The US team will face Mexico in the final, the fifth time these two teams have reached the finals together and the third meeting in a row. The odds are stacked against the US, who is down three losses to one win against the Mexican team in the Gold Cup final.
The esteemed Mr. Bieber hangs onto the number two spot, while Taylor Swift surges back from the sixth spot to capture number three. The College World Series, which is still going strong, drops a bit to number four. The championship series will be held next week, providing ample time to secure your tickets to see who walks out of TD Ameritrade Stadium the new NCAA baseball champs.
There’s a long block of new and returning concert stars up next, starting with Eddie Vedder. The Perl Jam front man is on tour to support his recently released solo album: Ukulele Songs. He’s joined by Sade, returning after a bit of an absence. They’re on tour with their latest album, Soldier of Love, for most of the summer. Poof! Maná’s back! In at number seven, the latin rock quartet returns after a few weeks.
Also of note is the Davis Cup, which enters at number nine this week, and promises to climb a lot higher. The international tennis competition between the US and Spain at the Frank Erwin Center is exactly two weeks off, and tickets are in high demand.