It may be Friday the 13th but it’s your lucky day with today’s weekend preview edition.
Bad luck and bad conversations beware,
The Last Night’s Game Team
When you’re steps away from conquering the world. After a month’s worth of soccer, it all comes down to this. Croatia and France will play for the remarkably tacky but coveted World Cup trophy on Sunday. On Saturday, England will play Belgium to determine which team will claim third place along with the bonus of $24 million. WAIT, HOW MUCH?
What to watch for in Sunday's finals game? France’s favorite teenager with a great name – Kylian Mbappe (pronounced um-baa-pay), Baywatch babe Pamela Anderson in the stands cheering for her boyfriend (and rumored fiancée) - French player Adil Rami and Croatia’s gritty team playing in their first finals ever, representing the second smallest country to ever play in the World Cup finals. BIGGER ISN'T ALWAYS BETTER
Sports Illustrated’s Fashionable 50 issue hits newsstands today. The third annual list recognizes the most fashionable athletes in sports at this moment and is selected by actual fashionable people including stylists, fashion editors and influencers. On the cover? New York Giants player (NFL – National Football League) Odell Beckham Jr. and Olympian Lindsey Vonn posing with her stylish boyfriend, P.K. Subban of the Nashville Predators (NHL – National Hockey League). STRIKE A POSE
We take for granted that Serena Williams is in the women’s Wimbledon final on Saturday, playing for her 24th Grand Slam title. It was only 10 month ago that she gave birth to her daughter from which she suffered from blood clots, underwent multiple surgeries and could barely walk to her mailbox. Now she’s back, taking the world (or at least the grass courts of Wimbledon) by storm. SERIOUS SUPERPOWER
President Trump isn’t the only American working it in England today. The United States’ own John Isner is hoping to doing something rare for an American today, win in the semifinals to make the men's Wimbledon final on Sunday. Isner’s secret to his Wimbledon success? His signature backwards hat and Kit Kat Bars. GIVE ME A BREAK
What to watch
Expect serious celebrity sightings this weekend between the men’s and women’s finals at Wimbledon, including a royal cheering section. Serena Williams was there to celebrate Meghan Markle’s big day and now the newest member of the Royal Family and her sister-in-law, Kate will be there to support Williams during the women’s final. No doubt they’ll follow the dress code, unlike some other Brits. FIVE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT WIMBLEDON