Two-Minute Drill: MLB Big Names Keep Racking Up Wins, Frankfurt Takes UCL Spot

Jonathan Grant | May 19th, 2022

1st Down: The New York Yankees (four) and the Los Angeles Dodgers (five) each extended their recent winning streaks on Wednesday and remained atop their respective divisions with victories. The Yankees are 5.5 clear of Tampa following a 3-2 win in Baltimore over the Orioles. Gerrit Cole conceded just two runs in seven innings and improved to 4-0 on the campaign. In LA, the Dodgers beat the Diamondbacks 5-3 behind a Justin Turner three-run shot. They are two games clear of San Diego in the NL West.

2nd Down: The Pac-12 will no longer be playing football with divisions, meaning that the Pac-12 title game will now include the two teams that have the greatest winning percentages in the conference instead of the winner of two divisions. This was allowed to happen after the NCAA amended rules that would allow it to take place, and they just so happened to be the first to jump at the chance to change.


3rd Down: Bryson DeChambeau attempted to try and play in this week’s PGA Championship, but he was forced to withdraw during a practice round on Wednesday as he continued to battle wrist problems. DeChambeau is a former US Open winner, but he has been out since April and was not playing well prior to being sidelined.

4th Down: Eintracht Frankfurt made UEFA Europa League history on Wednesday evening as they defeated Rangers in the Final to become the first German club to win the competition. Having finished outside the top four, this was their one and only chance to qualify for the lucrative Champions League next season, and they took it with a penalty shootout win over their Scottish foes in Seville. Joe Aribo got on the board first for Rangers after 57 minutes, but Rafael Borre answered just 12 minutes later to force eventual extra time and then penalties.

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