The Rundown: A Winning Combination

It’s Friday and National Junk Food day – a stellar duo if we do say so ourselves. Now if only Last Night’s Game delivered coffee alongside your morning read.


Now that’s a winning combination,

The Last Night’s Game Team

Tour de France

  • A force to be reckoned with. The Tour's defending champion Chris Froome is hanging onto the overall lead in this grueling race. With three stages left, the race ends Sunday, he appears to have his fourth title in five years all but locked up. Ever wonder how taxing the race is on a rider's body? Check out this photo. Eww.

PGA (Professional Golfers' Association)

  • Swinging in the rain. It’s day two of The Open in England. (The Open – also known as The British Open - is the third of four Major tournaments in golf). The tournament is currently being led by three Americans who will have to brave the Irish Sea’s elements to win.

College Football 

  • Just plain wrong. After six questionable seasons at Ole Miss, head football coach Hugh Freeze has resigned. A U.S.A. Today investigation revealed that the coach’s phone records featured a plethora of calls on a school-issued phone to a number associated with an escort service. The university promptly escorted him out.


  • Sports Illustrated released its list of the Fashionable 50 in sports. The NBA (National Basketball Association) MVP, Oklahoma City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook, also claimed the title of fashion MVP for his eccentric dressing. Tom Brady, Misty Copeland and Serena Williams are a few of the other athletes at the top of the list.

Speaking of fashion, check out our Five Things You Never Knew About Baseball Uniforms to impress the best this weekend.

Sideline stat

  • The Houston Rockets (NBA) are for sale. Leslie Alexander bought the team in 1993 for $85 million. Forbes estimates the team’s value at $1.65 billion, the eighth most valuable NBA franchise. Shall we all pool our money?

Coaches’ corner

  • There was no way to avoid the coverage of yesterday’s parole hearing for OJ Simpson . (Spoiler alert: he was granted parole). What you may not have heard is that he’ll be walking out of prison with some cash in his pocket. His NFL (National Football League) pension, which is protected by state law, has reached close to $600,000 during his stint in prison. Here’s how the math works.