The Gateway To Your Weekend

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Your poolside calorie consumption isn’t the only thing in excess this weekend. You can expect an overabundance of big sporting events packed into three days.

 

Bring it on,

The Last Night’s Game Team


Indianapolis 500 

When life hands you a bittersweet moment. The iconic Indy 500 is on Sunday and it’s the last race for driver Danica Patrick before she retires. She holds the record for the highest finish by a woman in this race, but can she take home the win? You can also look forward to the winner chugging milk, a dance party on the infield and the drivers literally kissing the ground. Find out more in our Five Things To Know About The Indy 500. READ

 

Soccer

When you’re on top of the world. The world’s most popular athlete, Cristiano Ronaldo and his Real Madrid team will face Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League final on Saturday. (UEFA is the Union of European Football Associations – remember their football is our soccer). This game is a huge deal because the winner will essentially be the best team in European soccer. (Think Super Bowl magnitude).

 

Overtime

Last night the Houston Rockets (NBA – National Basketball Association) honored the victims and students of the Santa Fe High School shooting before their game five playoff win against the Golden State Warriors. Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta and rapper Travis Scott thanked the first responders and over 300 students from the school in attendance. Also at the game, Justin Timberlake and Houston Texans’ J.J. Watt (NFL – National Football League), who offered to pay for the victims' funerals.

 

Sideline stat

Serena Williams is entering this weekend’s French Open, one of tennis’ four Grand Slam tournaments, unranked. Previously ranked #1, she lost her ranking because of her maternity leave, but don’t expect her to be down for long. In addition to playing in the individual tournament, she will also play doubles alongside her sister Venus.

 

Coaches’ corner

The most picturesque sporting event takes place on Sunday when FI (Formula One) takes over Monaco. The cars will race through the streets of this tiny city-state and while the racing is great, the scenery is better. Keep an eye out for Lewis Hamilton in the Mercedes car as he will drive like he stole it to remain at the top of the driver standings. FIVE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT F1

 

What to watch

Your Sunday is going to be busy between pool parties, F1, IndyCar and the NBA playoffs. LeBron James has been in the NBA Finals for seven straight years but his Cleveland Cavaliers are down 3-2  to the Boston Celtics in a best-of-seven series. They're going to have have to win tonight and Sunday to make it to the finals.  IT’S NOT IMPOSSIBLE