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Jeongeun Lee6 — who has the six at the end of her name because she was the sixth player named Jeongeun Lee on the Korean LPGA Tour — won the U.S. Women's Open on Sunday in Charleston, S.C.
Why it matters: Lee6 is the latest in a long line of South Korean women's golf champions. They're absolutely dominating the sport.
By the numbers: She's the 18th South Korean winner in the past 36 women's majors, and the eighth U.S. Women's Open winner since 2008.
The backdrop: 21 years ago, 20-year-old Se Ri Pak, the only Korean on the LPGA Tour, came out of nowhere to win the U.S. Women's Open and the PGA Championship in the same year.
How they did it: Here are three key ingredients you'll need to build a golf superpower virtually overnight.
What happened: The Blues beat the Bruins 4-2 (highlights), rebounding from a bad loss just like they did in Game 2. It was the Blues' first-ever Stanley Cup Final win at home and guarantees that, for the eighth time in the last 10 years, we'll need at least six games to decide a champion.
Star of the night: Ryan O'Reilly, who is known for his uniquely-curved stick, scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third period, his second of the night.
Injury report: Bruins captain Zdeno Chara took a puck to the mouth that knocked him out of the game and may have broken his jaw. ... Meanwhile, Blues defenseman Vince Dunn made a huge impact in his return after breaking his jaw last round.
Fan of the night: St. Louis native Jon Hamm was in the house and boy was he loving it. Even had his own little postgame presser. Here he is wearing two scarves indoors in June. Movie star stuff.
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Position players dominated the first round of the 2019 MLB draft, with 14 being taken in the first 17 picks. Last night's top five selections (full recap):
1. Baltimore Orioles: Adley Rutschman, C, Oregon State
2. Kansas City Royals: Bobby Witt Jr., SS, Colleyville Heritage HS (Texas)
3. Chicago White Sox: Andrew Vaughn, 1B, Cal
4. Miami Marlins: J.J. Bleday, OF, Vanderbilt
5. Detroit Tigers: Riley Greene, OF, Hagerty HS (Fla.)
What's next: The draft resumes today at 1pm ET with Rounds 3–10 and concludes on Wednesday with Rounds 11–40.
P.S. ... Speaking of high draft picks, Manny Machado (No. 3, 2010) hit a grand slam over Bryce Harper (No. 1, 2010) in their first showdown since signing $300+ million contracts this summer.
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Minnesota Vikings' COO Kevin Warren is expected to be named the new Big Ten commissioner today, per multiple reports. He will replace Jim Delany, who is retiring in 2020 after 30 years at the helm.
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From Mike Sykes: The NBA draft's likely top three picks have all signed with agencies — Zion Williamson with CAA, Ja Morant with Tandem Sports and R.J. Barrett with BDA Sports. Here's what the agency landscape looks like:
1. Creative Arts Agency (CAA)
2. Excel Sports Management
3. Priority Sports
5. BDA Sports
Next five: Octagon, $229 million (Steph Curry); Klutch, $221 million (LeBron James); Goodwin, $221 million (Damian Lillard); Tandem, $98 million (Ja Morant); Landmark, $88 million (James Harden).
Go deeper: List of all the NBA agencies
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45 years ago today, the NFL awarded its 28th franchise to Seattle. Two years later, the Seahawks took the field.
Hometown hero: In 1996, the Seahawks nearly moved to Los Angeles, but Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen stepped in and bought the team to keep them in Seattle. During his tenure, the Seahawks made their only three Super Bowl appearances, winning in 2014. RIP, Paul.
Go deeper: How Paul Allen saved the Seahawks
Answer at the bottom.
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England's Gary Hunt and Australia's Rhiannan Iffland stretched their leads atop the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series standings with two wide-margin victories in Polignano a Mare, Italy this past weekend. Quite the setting.
Standings (after three stops):
Next four stops:
Today's Pick 3 contest will take place within The Action Network app.
Yesterday's results: 60% said the Blues would score first … 37% said Jaden Schwartz would not score a goal … 29% said a combined six goals would be scored.
See you tomorrow,
Kendall "Does not own a single scarf" Baker
Trivia answer: Chipper Jones