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How Do I Get There From Here?

How Do I Get There From Here?

A controversial end to the National Spelling Bee, food wars are on & calling all soccer fans.

The Rundown: Weekend Preview Edition - Decisions, Decisions

Mountains or ocean? Wine or beer? Hamburger or hot dog? We hope that these are the toughest decisions you will have to make this Memorial Day weekend. The one thing you won’t have to think about is what to talk about at your good ‘ol American BBQ. We’ve got that covered for you.

Pass the ketchup please,

The Last Night’s Game Team


It’s kind of a big deal. Atlético Madrid plays Real Madrid in the UEFA (Union of European Football Association) Champions League final on Saturday at 2:45 pm (EST) on FOX. The match takes place in Milan but only 12 miles separate these two teams’ home stadiums in Spain. This game is essentially the Super Bowl of UEFA. The Champions League consists of the 32 best teams in European club soccer. Need another reason to watch? Soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo plays for Real Madrid. 

F1 Racing (Formula One)

Wish we were there. The Monaco Grand Prix is on Sunday (8 am EST on NBC). This is one of the prettiest tracks of the circuit as the cars race literally through the streets of Monaco. It’s like a real life game of Super Mario Cart. Driver Nico Rosberg holds a commanding lead in the standings with Kimi Räikkönen in second and Rosberg’s Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton in third.  

NHL (National Hockey League)

The battle of the ocean dwellers. The final round of the NHL playoffs begins on Monday in Pittsburgh with San Jose Sharks taking on Pittsburgh Penguins for the Stanley Cup. The best-of-seven final series starts with game one at 8 pm (EST) on ESPN.

NBA (National Basketball Association)

Hanging on. Steph Curry and his Golden State Warriors beat Oklahoma City Thunder last night to avoid elimination. The teams head back to Oklahoma City for game six on Saturday (9 pm EST on TNT), where it’s another must win for the Warriors who are down 3-2 in the series.

Cavs closeout? Cleveland Cavaliers play Toronto Raptors in Toronto tonight. (8:30 pm EST on ESPN) The Cavs can close out the series with a win. It could be tough as the home team has one each game so far in this series. Game seven (if necessary) will be on Sunday (8:30 pm EST on ESPN). 


For the third year in the row, the Scripps National Spelling Bee ends in tie. This year’s co-winners are Nihar Janga, 11, and Jairam Hathaway, 13. The two were deadlocked after 39 grueling rounds. Jairam’s final word was “feldenkrais” and Nihar correctly spelled “gesellschaft.” Say that 10 times fast.

Sideline stat

The 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 is Sunday and it is completely sold out. Over 300,000 fans are expected to attend the race. For the first time since ABC began a live broadcast of the race in 1965, the local television blackout has been lifted because of the sellout. Read our five things to know about the Indy 500 and watch the race on ABC at Noon (EST) on Sunday.

Coaches’ Corner

Baylor University fired head football coach Art Briles after eight seasons due to his mishandling of cases of sexual assault by football players. "We were horrified by the extent of these acts of sexual violence on our campus. This investigation revealed the University's mishandling of reports in what should have been a supportive, responsive and caring environment for students," Richard Willis, chairman of the Baylor Board of Regents, said in a statement. Briles brought the Bears to national prominence in short period of time, but at what price?