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Anchor Drop, May 20, 2019: Nearing the end

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Vanderbilt women’s golf faces elimination at the NCAA Championship.

Golf: Amy Bockerstette The Arizona Republic-USA TODAY N

Good morning.

Entering the final round of the rain-shortened stroke play portion of the NCAA Championship, we can fairly safely say that the Vanderbilt women’s golf team will not be competing in the eight-team match play event for the title. The Commodores finished Sunday 28 strokes out of eighth place, which makes today’s round with Indiana (tied with the Commodores at 635) and Tennessee (in dead last with 638) a little bittersweet.

The women’s tennis team may have ended its season with a loss to Georgia, but Fernanda Contreras and Christina Rosca are competing in the NCAA individual championships starting today.

You might have heard: Vanderbilt baseball is your SEC regular-season champion with a 23-7 record, 45-10 overall. The Commodores will open the SEC Tournament on Wednesday at 4:30 PM CT (allegedly) against the winner of Tuesday’s 8-9 game between Auburn and Tennessee.

Off the West End

Oh look, ESPN is starting a 100 days to college football countdown, which is weird because we’re still 104 days away from Vanderbilt’s opener.

The Sporting News looks at some potential MLB Hall of Famers from the past whose careers were cut short by injury.

Chris Long is retiring, presumably to spend more time tweeting.


PGA Championship: Brooks Koepka won the PGA (which for some reason is now in May...) for the second year in a row, and it’s his fourth major. Koepka has won five times on tour and four of them are majors, which is very weird.

Stanley Cup playoffs: The St. Louis Blues are one win away from the Stanley Cup finals after Sunday’s 5-0 win over San Jose.

NBA Playoffs: It won’t be a sweep in the Eastern Conference final, as the Toronto Raptors beat Milwaukee in double overtime to bring the series to 2-1.

MLB: The Red Sox avoided a sweep against Houston ... the Yankees beat the Rays 13-5 to take the AL East lead ... the Phillies beat the Rockies 7-5 to complete a sweep ... Shane Bieber struck out 15 in the Indians10-0 win over the Orioles ... the A’s and Tigers were suspended in the seventh inning ... Hyun-jin Ryu extended his scoreless streak to 31 innings in the Dodgers8-3 win over the Reds ... the Marlins completed a sweep of the Mets behind Sandy Alcantara’s complete game two-hit shutout ... the Brewers beat the Braves 3-2 in ten innings ... Vlad Guerrero Jr. homered and the Blue Jays beat the White Sox 5-2 ... the Rangers beat the Cardinals in extras ... the Giants beat the Diamondbacks in ten ... the Royals beat the Angels 5-1 ... the Pirates beat the Padres 6-4 ... the Mariners beat the Twins 7-4 ... the Cubs took two of three in Washington with a 6-5 win over the Nationals.

Today: David Price takes the mound for the Red Sox against the Blue Jays at 12:07 PM CT ... Mike Minor is on the mound for the Rangers against the Mariners at 7:05 PM CT ... the Warriors look to finish off a sweep of the Blazers at 8:00 PM CT on ESPN