Two-Minute Drill: Morikawa, Dahmen Lead US Open; CWS Kicks Off

Jonathan Grant | June 18th, 2022

1st Down: The US Open is halfway finished following Friday’s second round, but we are still absolutely no closer to knowing who will walk out with the major and all that comes with it. On top of the leaderboard currently are Collin Morikawa, who shot a -4 66 to get himself there, and little-known Joel Dahmen at -5, but there is a slew of stars at -4 that include both Rory McIlroy, who bounced back from an early double bogey to stay in the hunt, and defending champ Jon Rahm. Scottie Scheffler also leads a pack of five that are a further shot back, and with The Country Club expected to play even tougher over the weekend, you just can’t make a prediction as to who will come out of this mess and capture the title.

2nd Down: The first day of the College Baseball World Series is in the books, and it did not prove to be a great day for the ‘chalk.’ In the opener, Oklahoma defeated #5 Texas A&M 13-8 to push the Aggies into the loser’s bracket while Notre Dame, who had knocked #1 Tennessee out in the Super Regionals, finished the evening by beating #9 Texas. Jackson Nicklaus hit one of three Sooners homers, a grand slam, as they fended off the Aggies and the Fighting Irish racked up 11 hits to flood the bases and overwhelm the Longhorns much as they did to the Vols a week ago.

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3rd Down: The future of Deshaun Watson remains up in the air, and it is being reported that it could be sorted soon, with the new Cleveland Browns quarterback said to be possible in store for a one-year ban. Watson has been accused of some serious off-field antics and while the investigation is still open, it seems as if the NFL will follow in the footsteps of Major League Baseball by suspending him. There is also a chance he could miss part of the season, with eight or ten games potential avenues for suspension.

4th Down: In the world of soccer, summer is always an interesting time with plenty of changes about, and one particularly big one might occur as Cristiano Ronaldo, allegedly, wants to leave Manchester United for elsewhere in Europe. Ronaldo is said to be unsure of his spot in the ‘new’ United, so he could seek challenges somewhere else that will give him guaranteed playing time ahead of the World Cup.

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