1. WORLD CUP

    U.S. Coach Writes Sick Note For America

    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 22:  American fans celebrate after the U.S. scored to take a 2-1 lead over Portugal while watching a video broadcast at the FIFA Fan Fest on Copacabana Beach during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil on June 22, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The game ended in a 2-2 tie.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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    U.S. World Cup Coach Jurgen Klinsmann has your back. He has produced a hand-written letter that American fans can give to their employers in order to skip out from work Thursday to watch the high-stakes game against Germany. “I understand that this absence may reduce the productivity of your workplace, but I can assure you that it is for an important cause,” wrote Klinsmann in the “doctor’s note.” “By the way,” he continued, “You should act like a good leader and take the day off as well. Go USA!” If the U.S. ties or beats Germany, it will advance to the second round.

    Read it at Reuters