The Rundown: Weekend Preview Edition - Going Global

Congratulations! You’ve made it to Friday. Your reward? The Rundown - full of laughs and all the sports information you need to know. Go forth and conquer your weekend.

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The Last Night’s Game Team


Global goals. Copa America Centenario begins Friday. Copa America is the battle of 16 of the best teams throughout the Americas. The tournament takes place every four years and coincides with the Olympics. The group stage of the tournament will take place from June 3-14 across 10 U.S. cities and it all starts with the U.S. vs. Columbia on Friday at Levi Stadium (Santa Clara, CA) at 9:30 pm EST. Click here for the full schedule.

NBA (National Basketball Association)

Warriors for the win. The whole Warriors team stepped up last night and brought home a win in game one of the finals against LeBron and his Cleveland Cavaliers. Game two is on Sunday at 7 pm EST on ABC.

Move over Kardashians. If you just can’t get enough of NBA MVP and Warriors’ guard Steph Curry, you can now download special emojis to use while texting about the NBA Finals. The emoji app features his show stealing little girl Riley, his wife Ayesha and even that mouthpiece he’s always chewing on. His emoji app, released on June 1st, surpassed Kim Kardashian’s similar app and sits at the top of the charts.

NHL (National Hockey League)

Stanley Cup slaying. Pittsburgh Penguins took a 2-0 series lead over the San Jose Sharks after winning game two in sudden death overtime. Will the Penguins extend their lead? Check out game three on Saturday at 8 pm EST on NBCSN to find out.


Oui. The French Open will crown the men’s and women’s champions this weekend. The tournament hasn’t gone exactly as planned as the rain is the only one dominating the court. For the first time in 16 years, play has been stopped by the rain. Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams and Garbiñe Muguruza are a few notable players in the semifinals. Click here for the complete schedule


The NFL Pro Bowl said aloha to Orlando and goodbye to Hawaii for the upcoming season. Sine 1980 the game has been played in Hawaii for all but two years. The NFL implied, like in retirement, this move to Florida is permanent.

Sideline stat

Boston Red Sox Slugger Mookie Betts hit three home runs on Tuesday and two home runs on Thursday – five home runs in two days. So many hits that Beyoncé would be proud.

Coaches’ Corner

Three crew chiefs (basically a head coach in NASCAR) have been suspended because of rule infractions during last week’s NASCAR race. 

Greg Biffle’s crew chief was suspended for two races for illegal body measurements. (Good thing doesn’t penalize for that). And remember all that controversy about the lug nuts? (If not, read here). The crew chiefs for Kurt Busch and AJ Allmendinger were suspended for one race for not having the five lug nuts properly secured on the tires. This weekend’s race is on Sunday at the Pocono Motor Speedway. (1:18 pm EST on Fox Sports 1).