Copa Kicks Off: The U.S. faces Colombia Friday in the first match of the centennial Copa America tournament. It’s a major test of the American squad, who will be playing on home turf for the first time in the history of the tournament, which combines 16 teams from North and South America. U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann is, unsurprisingly, staying positive, and is hoping his team has what it takes to at least reach the semifinals—players like Darlington Nagbe will help with that—but it’s certainly an uphill climb for the young Americans. We’ll find out when the tournament begins 9:30 p.m. ET at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara.
Jab With the Right: Stephen Curry wasn’t up to his usual form in Game 1 of the NBA Finals, but that didn’t stop him from absolutely breaking Tristan Thompson’s ankles with this sicknasty side step en route to an easy trey:
"We definitely get a boost when our bench guys come in and change the game." – Stephen Curry #StrenghInNumbers
Posted by Golden State Warriors on Thursday, June 2, 2016
They Don’t Make ‘Em Like They Used To: The Golden State Warriors bench players were an absolute wrecking crew against the Cleveland Cavaliers, but even they couldn’t match up with the damage Steve Kerr did to his clipboard mid-game:
Serena Struggles, Advances Anyway: Serena Williams put away 60th-ranked Yulia Putintseva to reach the finals at Roland Garros Friday, while Novak Djokovic is set to face Andy Murray in the men’s final.
It’s National Donut Day: But that doesn’t mean you have to throw all your hard work out the window—try this recipe for protein-packed donuts. [Men’s Fitness]
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Another Black Eye for FIFA: Just three weeks after new FIFA president Gianni Infantino claimed “the crisis is over,” his predecessor, FIFA president Sepp Blatter, and several other FIFA officials have come under fire for allegedly giving themselves $80 million in raises and bonuses over the past five years alone. The raises appear to break Swiss law, and will be turned over to American and Swiss prosecutors, The Associated Press reported. [FOX Sports]
Member on the Mend: Thomas Manning, the first recipient of a penis implant in the U.S., has returned home from Massachusetts General Hospital after a series of operations to grant him a new penis after his first one was amputated due to penile cancer. “It took me a few days to look at it, so confidence comes and goes,” he told The Associated Press. “It’s one of those things that, if you look at it, it doesn’t look too good.” [CBC News]
Press THIS: Do yourself a favor, and set aside 1 minute and 26 seconds to watch this can of Silly String get crushed by a hydraulic press:
Blizzard Drops the Banhammer: The gaming company has already banned thousands gamers—1,500 of them in China alone—because of cheating at the popular new first-person shooter Overwatch. Attempts to circumvent the ban wall have mostly failed. Sucks to suck, suckers! [PC Gamer]
Ragnarok and Roll: Signups are open for Reebok’s Ragnar Relay, a thrilling/painful 200-mile relay featuring 12-person teams—so, roughly 16 miles a person—running through the night in 18 locations around the United States. [RunRagnar.com]
The Battle Over Gotham Heats Up: Here’s the new trailer for the ULTIMATE EDITION of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which showcases a little more Jena Malone, a little more Amy Adams, and—since it’s rated R—a lot more ass-kickery. [The Hollywood Reporter]