Iowa 200

Iowa 200: An NASCAR Speedway 2019 firestorm accuses Cedar Bend Humane Society of adopting out two dogs who have homes, but documentation shows the dogs had been in their care since May 23.

The posts accuse Cedar Bend of adopting out the dogs after only having them in their care for a short period of time. However One dog was adopted on June 8 and the other on June 11, both past their required time to keep the animals.

Documentation filled out by Waterloo Animal Control shows that both dogs were picked up May 23 in the 200 block of Oneida Street.“If an animal arrives that has tags or a microchip, we immediately try to contact their owners. We hold the animal for 7 days,” said Kristy Gardener, co-director of Cedar Bend Humane Society.

She said they did find a microchip on the male dog and tried to contact the owner but never received a response.They were able to make contact with the owner Wednesday. Per the contract with the city of Waterloo, they must hold animals for three days that do not have any form of identification and seven days for those that do.

We were unable to contact the owner of the dogs. A person close with him said he was working late into the evening. We welcome the story of the owner’s and will afford him time to do so. After making just four appearances during a two-day swing here in late April, Biden has been AWOL from a key early state that’s accustomed to seeing presidential candidates in the flesh.

He’ll be returning to Iowa Tuesday and Wednesday — and recently announced plans to add 50 paid staffers in the state by the end of the month — but Democratic officials say Biden has already fallen behind in organizing and needs to accelerate his efforts.

Just in the six weeks since he was last here, his leading 2020 rivals — including Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg — have held close to a dozen events or more each. Even Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, who launched his campaign three weeks after Biden, has already held a dozen Iowa events.

“He needs to come out and do some retail politics with us. He comes here with higher name ID but that isn’t going to totally carry the day. I don’t think he can take anything for granted,” said former Iowa Lt. Gov. Patty Judge. “I don’t think Bernie Sanders can take anything for granted either … We have some people who are working really hard here.”Biden’s light campaign schedule in general has come under scrutiny.

At the moment, he remains the front-runner in Iowa, just as in national polls, but there are warning signs: a Des Moines Register/CNN/Mediacom survey of likely Iowa caucusgoers released Saturday shows that although Biden leads the sprawling field with 24 percent, the former vice president is down 3 percentage points since the last poll in March.

At the state party’s first major event Sunday — a Hall of Fame dinner attended by 19 candidates — Biden was a no-show. Even so, many here were surprised that his campaign lacked any presence whatsoever at the festivities surrounding the dinner, where party enthusiasm ran high and each campaign competed to show how many supporters they could turn out.

Mississippi State vs Auburn

Mississippi State vs Auburn Live : Ride it has been for these Auburn Tigers one year removed from a stunning, Mississippi State vs Auburn heartbreaking loss to Florida in which the Gators’ Austin Langworthy hit a walk-off homerun to send Florida to the College World Series, and sent Mississippi State vs Auburn Auburn home, bags packed and all. Winsipedia – Mississippi State vs Auburn Database and infographics of Auburn Tigers vs Mississippi State Bulldogs football series Mississippi State.

Don’t let senior right fielder Elijah MacNamee’s brief mental lapse fool you.When Mississippi State pitcher Cole Gordon recorded the final out of the Starkville Super Regional this past Sunday, his teammates swarmed him from all sides.

The first Bulldogs to blast him were the ones who hopped over the dugout wall at Dudy Noble Field. Infielders flanked him from the left and right shortly thereafter. It took nearly 30 seconds for the outfielders to reach the pile of Diamond Dawgs.

“I completely forgot you dog pile to go to Omaha,” said MacNamee, the last to eventually hop on the pile.

Before they realized the party was taking place near the pitcher’s mound and heading that way, MacNamee and senior center fielder Jake Mangum embraced briefly in the outfield and shared a short exchange — one that defines the 2019 version of the Mississippi State Bulldogs.

MacNamee talked to reporters Friday in Omaha about what feels different about making it to the CWS this year versus last year.

“It was definitely a different feeling because of the roller coaster we had,” MacNamee said. “This year, it’s like, ‘We’re going to Omaha, but we’re not just going to Omaha. We’re going to win.’ We’re going there with a job to to and a job to finish.”

Mississippi State was one win away from the championship series last year. The Bulldogs dropped two in a row to Oregon State in the semifinals to prevent them from getting there.

Sure, there was a bitter taste in the Bulldogs’ mouths because of those defeats to the eventual national champion, but there was not a sense of devastation. Mississippi State was not supposed to be in Omaha.

Not after a season-opening sweep at the hands of Southern Miss. Not after one of the more embarrassing head coach firings in recent memory a week after that. Not after starting the SEC slate of the season with a 2-7 record.

First-year MSU head coach Chris Lemonis arrived on campus a couple days after Mississippi State’s final loss of the 2018 season. He said it was already evident then how hard his players were going to work to get back in 2019.

Lemonis inherited most of the players from last year’s unpredictable run to the CWS. He knew he was coming in to coach an immensely talented group of guys who couldn’t stop talking about wanting to get back to Omaha.

“Our kids have been really focused on getting back here,” Lemonis said Friday at a press conference in Omaha. “I know every team in the country has, but our group, after the loss they had last year, it’s been a piece they’ve talked about.”

Still, getting to the College World Series isn’t something teams can just speak into existence. They still have to win games on the field. It doesn’t matter how good they look on paper or how destined they are to get back to the pinnacle of the sport.

The Bulldogs have held up their end of the bargain. The season has gone about as smoothly as anyone could have predicted.

Gordon, who has 11 saves this season, said he realizes there is still work left to do, but he acknowledged the fact that Mississippi State is in a much better spot this year than it was last year.

“It’s even more exciting this year because we know what to expect,” the senior said. “We know how exciting it is, how important it is and how much it means to us and our fans… Getting there last year just allowed us to realize how badly we want that national championship and how much more we need to do (to win it).”

Last Sunday celebrating in the outfield with Mangum, MacNamee thought back to the promise he made last year in the locker room at TD Ameritrade Park after MSU lost to Oregon State when he told reporters with certainty that they would be back in Omaha in 2019.

San Diego Legion vs Seattle Seawolves

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The Seattle Seawolves enter the Major League Rugby championship game Sunday facing a team they lost to twice during the regular season.But they’ve done that before and managed to win the league’s inaugural championship in 2018 by beating the Glendale (Colo.) Raptors.

This year, the Seawolves take on the San Diego Legion. While they lost to the California team twice this year, the games were close.

“Those were regular-season games,” said fullback Mat Turner. “Playoff games are different, and we have big-time players who have the ability to adjust during the games.”

Chief among them might be Brock Staller, who led the league in points scored with 217, including 50 kicked two-point conversions (points after touchdown in the slower game of football), 29 penalty kicks each worth three points and six tries (ball touched down over goal line, worth five points). Nearest to him is Houston’s Sam Windsor with 160 points.

Staller remembers the last San Diego game in March as a “bad kicking day.” The Seawolves came within six points of the Legion after being down 17-0 early on. It was a rare off day for Staller, who missed three conversions that would have turned the 28-22 defeat into a draw.

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In February, Seattle lost 17-13, giving up a penalty try (the referee decides one team would have scored except for the penalty, so awards it and the conversion for seven points). Seattle was then caught napping when San Diego pulled off a quick throw-in from out of bounds and ran in for a try.

San Diego finished the season with a 12-3-1 record; Seattle is 11-4-1.

The 2018 championship game was held at a neutral site, but now the top-ranked team hosts the game — meaning San Diego will play at Torero Stadium, its home field.

In its semifinal game, San Diego needed a try in the last two minutes and a conversion kick from the sidelines by Joe Pietersen to get past Rugby United New York, 24-22. Seattle beat Toronto 30-17 in its semifinal.

With San Diego scoring 163 more points than all of its opponents over the season (compared to Seattle’s 106 more), the Legion will be a challenge for the Seawolves defense, known as the “Seawall.”

Richie Walker, Seattle’s head coach, has had the team review videos of games San Diego lost, including two to Toronto. He’s had to deal with many injuries but has worked in his replacements slowly to give them game time rather than dropping them in fresh, unaccustomed to the other players. He’s satisfied with how the team is ending the season and doesn’t expect much change in the roster from the semifinal game.

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One stat that might be to the Seawolves’ advantage: San Diego leads the league in penalties at 182; Seattle is the lowest at 134. Walker has run his last few practices with a referee, trying to keep penalties to a minimum.

Staller likes the way the Seawolves played Toronto in the semis: Getting the ball to the right area of the field with strategic kicking, putting pressure on early to score. A good “kicking day” like that would help.

Uruguay vs Ecuador

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Paraguay head into the Copa America on a run of relatively poor form, prior to their 2-0 victory over Guatemala last week the La Albirroja had not had a victory in their last seven international outings. The 1979 champions failed to get out of the group stage in 2016 and will face an uphill challenge in a group alongside Colombia, Argentina and Asian Champions Qatar.

A victory will be the number one priority for Eduardo Berizzo’s side ahead of games against Argentina and Colombia respectively. Miguel Almirón will be the man to watch for the Paraguayans. The Newcastle playmaker has impressed since joining in January, Almirón is likely to be tasked with dictating play from central midfield.

As for Qatar, they have become the first ever Arab nation to be invited to the Copa America and will be seeing both the 2019 and 2020 versions of the tournament as an important opportunity to test themselves against the very best South America has to offer before the 2022 World Cup.

For now, Qatar seems to be happy to learn from each group game they will play in. However, fresh from signing a new deal to 2022, Maroons boss Felix Sanchez will be targeting this game for points ahead of games against Colombia and Argentina.

Prior to Sunday evenings game, Qatar fell to a 2-0 defeat to Brazil which halted a run of seven consecutive victories which also saw the maroons lift the Asian Cup with wins over South Korea, the UAE and Japan.

Almoez Ali will be an attacking threat for the gulf side, Alo scored nine goals at the Asian Cup including decisive goals in both the semi-final and final. The 22-year old thrives on the big occasion, and it will be interesting to see what the Duhail striker brings to the table for Qatar.

Paraguay and Qatar will meet on Sunday for their first games in Copa America 2019 at the amazing Maracana in Rio de Janeiro. The Paraguayans are two times champions in the competition, with their last triumph arriving back in 1979. This will be the first since forever participation for the Arabic nation in this tournament, however it will be commendable involvement in one of the greatest competitions for national sides, as Qatar are the hosts of World Cup 2022.

Paraguay have not been given quite a bit of an opportunity in front of the 2019 Copa America however will believe they have a genuinely strong squad heading to Brazil and they will trust they can in any event set up a challenge to make it out of the group stage.

They should be getting it done with an aggressive Group B lying in hold up with their opening game against Qatar apparently an unquestionable requirement win with increasingly troublesome errands in Columbia Argentina still to come.

It is anything but difficult to perceive any reason why they have been written off because of their poor form in recent years and with only one win to their name since their World Cup qualifying campaign in 2017, a great deal will rest on the shoulders of Newcastle’s Miguel Almiron.

Qatar will show up at the 2019 Copa America however they will endeavor be competitive rather than simply seeming to make up the numbers particularly after a splendid Asian Cup.

They won every game in that competition, culminating in them lifting the trophy after the 3-1 triumph over Japan in the final as they head into the Copa America in superb form however this will be an alternate recommendation.

A 2-0 defeat to Brazil in their agreeable toward the beginning of the month featured the level of restriction they could look in this competition however one man who will be relishing this tournament is Almoez Ali after he scored nine goals during the Asian Cup.

Qatar are one of the two visitor teams to include in the current year’s Copa America however before hosting the World Cup in 2022, they are planning on not just going up to make up the numbers after they won the Asian Cup toward the beginning of the year. They face Paraguay in their first match who have battled for any kind of form for more than 18 months which could open the door for Qatar to snatch a draw from this opening contest.

Paraguay vs Qatar

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Paraguay head into the Copa America on a run of relatively poor form, prior to their 2-0 victory over Guatemala last week the La Albirroja had not had a victory in their last seven international outings. The 1979 champions failed to get out of the group stage in 2016 and will face an uphill challenge in a group alongside Colombia, Argentina and Asian Champions Qatar.

A victory will be the number one priority for Eduardo Berizzo’s side ahead of games against Argentina and Colombia respectively. Miguel Almirón will be the man to watch for the Paraguayans. The Newcastle playmaker has impressed since joining in January, Almirón is likely to be tasked with dictating play from central midfield.

As for Qatar, they have become the first ever Arab nation to be invited to the Copa America and will be seeing both the 2019 and 2020 versions of the tournament as an important opportunity to test themselves against the very best South America has to offer before the 2022 World Cup.

For now, Qatar seems to be happy to learn from each group game they will play in. However, fresh from signing a new deal to 2022, Maroons boss Felix Sanchez will be targeting this game for points ahead of games against Colombia and Argentina.
Prior to Sunday evenings game, Qatar fell to a 2-0 defeat to Brazil which halted a run of seven consecutive victories which also saw the maroons lift the Asian Cup with wins over South Korea, the UAE and Japan.

Almoez Ali will be an attacking threat for the gulf side, Alo scored nine goals at the Asian Cup including decisive goals in both the semi-final and final. The 22-year old thrives on the big occasion, and it will be interesting to see what the Duhail striker brings to the table for Qatar.

Paraguay and Qatar will meet on Sunday for their first games in Copa America 2019 at the amazing Maracana in Rio de Janeiro. The Paraguayans are two times champions in the competition, with their last triumph arriving back in 1979. This will be the first since forever participation for the Arabic nation in this tournament, however it will be commendable involvement in one of the greatest competitions for national sides, as Qatar are the hosts of World Cup 2022.

Paraguay have not been given quite a bit of an opportunity in front of the 2019 Copa America however will believe they have a genuinely strong squad heading to Brazil and they will trust they can in any event set up a challenge to make it out of the group stage.

They should be getting it done with an aggressive Group B lying in hold up with their opening game against Qatar apparently an unquestionable requirement win with increasingly troublesome errands in Columbia Argentina still to come.

It is anything but difficult to perceive any reason why they have been written off because of their poor form in recent years and with only one win to their name since their World Cup qualifying campaign in 2017, a great deal will rest on the shoulders of Newcastle’s Miguel Almiron.

Qatar will show up at the 2019 Copa America however they will endeavor be competitive rather than simply seeming to make up the numbers particularly after a splendid Asian Cup.

They won every game in that competition, culminating in them lifting the trophy after the 3-1 triumph over Japan in the final as they head into the Copa America in superb form however this will be an alternate recommendation.

A 2-0 defeat to Brazil in their agreeable toward the beginning of the month featured the level of restriction they could look in this competition however one man who will be relishing this tournament is Almoez Ali after he scored nine goals during the Asian Cup.

Qatar are one of the two visitor teams to include in the current year’s Copa America however before hosting the World Cup in 2022, they are planning on not just going up to make up the numbers after they won the Asian Cup toward the beginning of the year. They face Paraguay in their first match who have battled for any kind of form for more than 18 months which could open the door for Qatar to snatch a draw from this opening contest.

Costa Rica vs Nicaragua

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For the first time in 14 appearances in the Concacaf Gold Cup, Costa Rica will play a match on home soil when they meet Nicaragua at Estadio Nacional in both teams’ Group B opener Sunday at 8:30 pm.

Although the teams have never met in the Gold Cup, Costa Rica lead the all-time series that dates back to 1941, 16-1-1.

Costa Rica, who reached the Gold Cup final in 2002, are seeking their first title and will be among the favorites to do so. Los Ticos qualified as a result of finishing second in the Hexagonal stage of World Cup 2018 qualifying and have reached the quarterfinals 10 consecutive times.

Costa Rica, 1-2 since Gustavo Matosas took over as coach in October, lost to Peru in Lima in a Gold Cup tune-up match with Christian Cueva scoring the lone goal in the 53rd minute.

Nicaragua left it late to clinch a third Gold Cup appearance, and second in a row, with Juan Barrera scoring the 65th minute-winner against Barbados on the final day of the Concacaf Nations League qualification. The win moved Los Pinoleros into ninth place and booked their Gold Cup ticket.

Henry Durante’s side have yet to win a Gold Cup match, being outscored 15-1 in six previous group-stage matches. In their only Gold Cup tune-up match, Nicaragua fell to Argentina 5-1, with Lionel Messi and Lautaro Martinez each scoring a brace for the hosts. Barrera scored the lone goal for Nicaragua.

Costa Rica will become a part of soccer history this weekend. That’s because they will host their Group B opener against Nicaragua Sunday night on their home field. It will mark the first time that a Gold Cup game has been hosted on Costa Rican soil. And this comes at a time when “Los Ticos” have significantly built up their international standing. This year will mark the ninth straight Gold Cup appearance for Costa Rica’s National Football Team and their 11th qualifying appearance overall.

They were second in 2002, finished third in 1993, 2009, and 2017, and placed fourth in both 1991 and 2003. In fact, 1998 was the only year in which Costa Rica didn’t advance past the group stage, and their record at the Gold Cup stands at 19-18-14. Being able to start this tournament on their home field should provide plenty of motivation.

Costa Rica will welcome Nicaragua at Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica on Sunday for their first game of Gold Cup 2019. The Costa Ricans have the advantage to play in front of their own fans, and the win is mandatory for them. The hosts have been a constant participant in the CONCACAF Championship known now as the Gold Cup. They took part in nineteen out of twenty-four editions of the tournament and were able to win it three times back in 1963, 1969 and 1989. For Nicaragua, this will be the fifth participation in the CONCACAF major tournament, but they don’t have any significant success so far.

Costa Rica has met Nicaragua five times in the history so far. Four of those games were won by the Costa Ricans, as only the most recent one ended in a draw. The Nicaragua national football team have been unable to hit the back of the Costa Rica net in any of the five encounters between those nations and just one of these five games produced over 2,5 goals.

None of the previous ten Costa Rica outings finished in a draw. Only one of their last five matches featured over 2,5 goals, and one witnessed goals at both ends. The previous three games involving Costa Rica finished with the same scoreline of 1:0 for the home side. Only one of their last five home matches produced over 2,5 goals, and two saw both teams hitting the back of the net.
Nicaragua are currently in a row of two back-to-back losses. Two of their last five outings produced over 3,5 goals, and only the same games witnessed goals at both ends. Nicaragua was able to score in each of their last four away games.

Haiti vs Bermuda

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Haiti and Bermuda will face each other for their opening Gold Cup game on Monday, which will take place at Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica in San Jose. Both teams are in group B with the national teams of Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Haiti took part in thirteen out of the twenty-four editions of the CONCACAF Championship/Gold Cup and they won it back in 1973, while Bermuda are going to make their debut in the tournament.

Draw has been registered in Haiti’s last ten encounters. Three of the previous five Haiti matches featured over 2,5 goals, and the same saw both involved sides hitting the back of the nets, as both of the other two ended up in 1:0 Haiti losses. The Haitians were able to score in fourteen of their last twenty games.

Bermuda won all but one of their last five outings, three of them producing over 2,5 goals, and just one witnessing goals at both ends. In fourteen of their previous twenty matches, Bermuda were able to score once or more. Four of the last five Bermuda away clashes produced over 2,5 goals and the same number of games witnessed goals at both ends.

Haiti ended a two-match losing streak last night, beating Guyana 3-1 ahead of its Gold Cup opener against Bermuda on Sunday.

Earlier this month Haiti lost 2-1 versus Chile and 1-0 against El Salvador.

Bermuda and Haiti share two common opponents over the past year with Bermuda edging Guyana 1-0 this month on a Donte Brangman goal and slipped past El Salvador 1-nil on a Nahki Wells strike.

Haiti and Bermuda will tangle on Sunday, June 16th at the Estadio Nacional in Costa Rica, which will mark Bermuda’s first game of the Gold Cup.

Bermuda’s team includes Nahki Wells, Dante Leverock, Jonte Smith, Reggie Lambe, Dale Eve, Oliver Jalen Harvey, Calon Minors, Roger Lee, Kacy Milan Butterfield, Jaylon Bather, Lejaun Simmons, Donte Brangman, Chikosi Basden, Zeiko Lewis, Willie Clemons, Jahquil Hill, Osagi Bascome, Cecoy Robinson, Justin Donawa, Wendell Tre Ming, Liam Evans, Marco Warren, and Quinaceo Hunt.

The Gombey Warriors will take on Haiti on June 16th in Costa Rica, then Costa Rica on June 20th in Dallas, and then match up against Nicaragua on June 24th in New Jersey, and in an effort to provide comprehensive coverage of Bermuda’s debut in this highly prestigious regional competition, Bernews has a dedicated reporter traveling with the team in order to bring all the latest action and insights, with the special coverage thanks to the support of Butterfield & Vallis, One Communications, and Bermuda Security Group.

If you want additional coverage, please feel free to join Bernews new Sports Facebook group, where our traveling reporter is providing daily updates and some ‘behind the scenes’ coverage.

Still, getting to the College World Series isn’t something teams can just speak into existence. They still have to win games on the field. It doesn’t matter how good they look on paper or how destined they are to get back to the pinnacle of the sport.

The Bulldogs have held up their end of the bargain. The season has gone about as smoothly as anyone could have predicted.

Gordon, who has 11 saves this season, said he realizes there is still work left to do, but he acknowledged the fact that Mississippi State is in a much better spot this year than it was last year.

“It’s even more exciting this year because we know what to expect,” the senior said. “We know how exciting it is, how important it is and how much it means to us and our fans… Getting there last year just allowed us to realize how badly we want that national championship and how much more we need to do (to win it).”

Last Sunday celebrating in the outfield with Mangum, MacNamee thought back to the promise he made last year in the locker room at TD Ameritrade Park after MSU lost to Oregon State when he told reporters with certainty that they would be back in Omaha in 2019.

US Open Golf Final Round 2019

US Open Golf Final Round 2019 Live : The U.S. Open returns to Pebble Beach Golf Links this week, marking the major championship’s sixth appearance on the scenic course in California. Each time the national championship has been played at Pebble Beach, a worthy US Open Golf Final Round champion has emerged, producing indelible shots and images forever associated with this beautiful layout cut along the US Open Golf Final Round rugged Carmel coast.

1. Gary Woodland (-11): All of the pressure in the world was on Woodland, but the leader was comfortable in that position. His two scores of bogey or worse are the fewest in the field across 54 holes and some of the par saves on Saturday were as impressive as the birdies. Woodland’s 54-hole score of 202 is the tied for the third-best in U.S. Open history, matching Martin Kaymer (2014) and trailing only Jim Furyk (2003) and Rory McIlroy (2011). Those three players all went on to win their respective events, and Woodland hopes to add his name to that list.

There’s something to be said for the way that Rose has been grinding through this championship. Rose was two shots back after 54 holes when he won at Merion in 2013, and here — in this position — he has to like his form heading into Sunday. There were some tough challenges for Rose on Saturday, and he delivered time and again, including a birdie on the last.

T3. Brooks Koepka, Chez Reavie, Louis Oosthuizen (-7): We’re going to have our attention focused on Koepka, but this is a strong position for both Reavie and Oosthuizen. Reavie has no top-10s in 17 major starts and is in position for his best-ever major finish. Oosthuizen, the Open Championship winner in 2010, is on pace for his best U.S. Open finish since Chambers Bay in 2015.

6. Rory McIlroy (-6): Everything about this visit to Pebble Beach has going against the grain from Rory’s recent U.S. Open appearances. In missing the last three cuts at the U.S. Open, McIlroy was punished by poor scores in early rounds. So while the misses and tough breaks came during Saturday’s third round, he kept confidence knowing that he was still in the hunt and continued to battle for birdies down the stretch. McIlroy is the most dangerous threat to Woodland behind Koepka, and I think the leader should expect to see the four-time major winner shoot a low score on Sunday afternoon.

T7. Matt Kuchar, Chesson Hadley (-5): A quiet 70 for both of these golfers is probably a good thing as they were able to hang in contention as others took their lumps on a cold day with some unpleasant scores on the board. Kuchar was in a great spot before bogeys at 16 and 17 coming down the stretch, but both golfers are going to have a chance for a high finish on the leaderboard heading into the final 18 holes.

Willett had one of the best rounds of the day with his 67, while McDowell and Stenson have to be pleased with one-under rounds of 70 to remain among the top 10 of the leaderboard. Given where Woodland sits it’s difficult to imagine any of these players ending up as the champion but there will be plenty on the line — from prize money to exemptions and FedEx Cup Standings points — on Sunday.

T17. Dustin Johnson (-2): There have been three-to-four hole runs for DJ here at Pebble Beach that make it look so easy that you can easily imagine him strutting to a U.S. Open title. But there have been a few brief moments that have been so penalizing that DJ has never really been a threat to win. Backdoor top 10 alert here, as a really low score on Sunday would be no surprise given how close he’s been at times this week.

T27. Tiger Woods (E): A five-birdie, five-bogey, even par round of 71 was as wild as it looks on paper for the two-time U.S. Open champion. Really, it was only a late push that kept him here inside the top 30 on the leaderboard after a poor start and plenty of missed opportunities on and around the green.

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US Open Final Round 2019

US Open Final Round 2019 Live : The 119th US Open is into Round Two at Pebble Beach as golf’s best compete for the third major of the year. Justin Rose is atop the leaderboard at -8, with several golfers crowded around. The fourth and final round for the Open Division Local qualifying tournament for the 2019 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup took place over the weekend of April 6-7 with six matches playing out. The mix of winners includes three first time participants in the tournament as Virginia United FC, Florida Soccer Soldiers, and Academica SC will all be making their tournament debuts

Anything can happen during the final round of a major. Anybody who follows golf closely knows that. We’ve watched blow-ups in all shapes and sizes: Dustin Johnson’s final-round 81 the last time the U.S. Open was played at Pebble Beach, to Jordan Spieth’s infamous quadruple bogey at the 2016 Masters. So golf fans are trained to laugh off anybody saying any major is over before the final round even starts.

According to the stats, however, this one might be pretty close to being decided between just two golfers. Golf Digest contributor Dr. Lou Riccio, a lecturer at Columbia University who uses predictive analysis and modeling to forecast winners in golf, has built a model to predict every player’s odds of winning, round-by-round score and odds of finishing in the top 10. This is as close to a two-horse race as you can get, Riccio says.

Riccio’s model gives Gary Woodland the slight edge—with a 48-percent chance of winning, compared to a 46-percent chance of winning for Justin Rose. Sitting four back of Woodland’s lead, Riccio gives Brooks Koepka a slightly higher than a 5-percent probability of winning. Same with Louis Oosthuizen, who is also four back of Woodland. Rory McIlroy, who’s 6-under and five back of the lead, has just below a 5-percent chance of pulling off the comeback, according to Riccio. Chez Reavie, one better than Rory, is just above 4 percent.

All those stats being true, Riccio knows the stats don’t tell the entire story. Gary Woodland is holding his first 54-hole lead at a major, and the pressure of the final round isn’t necessarily quantifiable by stats.

“A hot front nine by either Brooks Koepka or Rory McIlroy, and an early bogey by either of the leaders, can change those probabilities pretty quickly. Even Oosthuizen can’t be counted out. I think those are the only ones to watch.”

Gary Woodland showed no signs of letting up on the weekend as he continued holding the lead carried it through Saturday at the 119th U.S. Open. Woodland is in the midst of playing the best major golf of his professional career, and after a couple top-10 finishes, it seems appropriate to see his name at the top of the leaderboard at Pebble Beach. However, the question remains: Will Woodland convert this opportunity to his first major win?

Kyle Porter and I have often discussed the idea of win opportunities — that you only get but so many chances to go and win a tournament on Sunday — on the First Cut Podcast, and that idea is particularly prevalent at major championships. There are only four majors in a year and only so many times that a golfer will find himself in striking distance heading into the final round of one of these championships. Woodland may be more than a decade into his professional career, but his major success has all been recent; holding the 54-hole lead against championship-caliber contenders will be as much of a test as trying to best Pebble Beach for a fourth straight day after three rounds under par.

Back-to-back defending U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka is the most dangerous of that group, heading into the final round four strokes off the pace but feeling good about his game after three straight sub-70 rounds. Justin Rose, who played with Woodland on Saturday and will again Sunday, is one shot back. Fellow major champions Louis Oosthuizen and Rory McIlroy are also in striking distance, and Sunday’s biggest question will be which of these proven winners — or maybe another potential first-time winner — will make a run at the lead when things get tight across the final 18 holes of the championship.

1. Gary Woodland (-11): All of the pressure in the world was on Woodland, but the leader was comfortable in that position. His two scores of bogey or worse are the fewest in the field across 54 holes and some of the par saves on Saturday were as impressive as the birdies. Woodland’s 54-hole score of 202 is the tied for the third-best in U.S. Open history, matching Martin Kaymer (2014) and trailing only Jim Furyk (2003) and Rory McIlroy (2011). Those three players all went on to win their respective events, and Woodland hopes to add his name to that list.

There’s something to be said for the way that Rose has been grinding through this championship. Rose was two shots back after 54 holes when he won at Merion in 2013, and here — in this position — he has to like his form heading into Sunday. There were some tough challenges for Rose on Saturday, and he delivered time and again, including a birdie on the last.

T3. Brooks Koepka, Chez Reavie, Louis Oosthuizen (-7): We’re going to have our attention focused on Koepka, but this is a strong position for both Reavie and Oosthuizen. Reavie has no top-10s in 17 major starts and is in position for his best-ever major finish. Oosthuizen, the Open Championship winner in 2010, is on pace for his best U.S. Open finish since Chambers Bay in 2015.

6. Rory McIlroy (-6): Everything about this visit to Pebble Beach has going against the grain from Rory’s recent U.S. Open appearances. In missing the last three cuts at the U.S. Open, McIlroy was punished by poor scores in early rounds. So while the misses and tough breaks came during Saturday’s third round, he kept confidence knowing that he was still in the hunt and continued to battle for birdies down the stretch. McIlroy is the most dangerous threat to Woodland behind Koepka, and I think the leader should expect to see the four-time major winner shoot a low score on Sunday afternoon.

T7. Matt Kuchar, Chesson Hadley (-5): A quiet 70 for both of these golfers is probably a good thing as they were able to hang in contention as others took their lumps on a cold day with some unpleasant scores on the board. Kuchar was in a great spot before bogeys at 16 and 17 coming down the stretch, but both golfers are going to have a chance for a high finish on the leaderboard heading into the final 18 holes.

Willett had one of the best rounds of the day with his 67, while McDowell and Stenson have to be pleased with one-under rounds of 70 to remain among the top 10 of the leaderboard. Given where Woodland sits it’s difficult to imagine any of these players ending up as the champion but there will be plenty on the line — from prize money to exemptions and FedEx Cup Standings points — on Sunday.

 

US Open Final Round

US Open Final Round : U.S. Open 2019 Our predictive analysis and statistical modeling tell us whether or not Rory or Koepka have a chance to catch the lead. USA TODAY Published 1:06 a.m. ET June 16, 2019. play Gary Woodland heads into the final round of the U.S. Open. See full 2019 U.S. Open tee times for Sunday’s final round at Pebble Beach here, including Tiger Woods’ tee time at the U.S. Open.

U.S. Open 2019 final-round predictions: Think Brooks Koepka or Rory McIlroy can make a run Anything can happen during the final round of a major. Anybody who follows golf closely knows that. We’ve watched blow-ups in all shapes and sizes: Dustin Johnson’s final-round 81 the last time the U.S. Open was played at Pebble Beach, to Jordan Spieth’s infamous quadruple bogey at the 2016 Masters. So golf fans are trained to laugh off anybody saying any major is over before the final round even starts.

According to the stats, however, this one might be pretty close to being decided between just two golfers. Golf Digest contributor Dr. Lou Riccio, a lecturer at Columbia University who uses predictive analysis and modeling to forecast winners in golf, has built a model to predict every player’s odds of winning, round-by-round score and odds of finishing in the top 10. This is as close to a two-horse race as you can get, Riccio says.

Riccio’s model gives Gary Woodland the slight edge—with a 48-percent chance of winning, compared to a 46-percent chance of winning for Justin Rose. Sitting four back of Woodland’s lead, Riccio gives Brooks Koepka a slightly higher than a 5-percent probability of winning. Same with Louis Oosthuizen, who is also four back of Woodland.

Rory McIlroy, who’s 6-under and five back of the lead, has just below a 5-percent chance of pulling off the comeback, according to Riccio. Chez Reavie, one better than Rory, is just above 4 percent.All those stats being true, Riccio knows the stats don’t tell the entire story.

Gary Woodland is holding his first 54-hole lead at a major, and the pressure of the final round isn’t necessarily quantifiable by stats. “A hot front nine by either Brooks Koepka or Rory McIlroy, and an early bogey by either of the leaders, can change those probabilities pretty quickly. Even Oosthuizen can’t be counted out. I think those are the only ones to watch.”