…(All Star Game)…Coors Field-Colorado tonight
Shohei Ohtani….Angels ace will start for American League tonight.
Shohei Ohtani…will also DH and bat leadoff for American League.
Max Scherzer…Washington ace will start for National League.
Fernando Tatis..Padres will bat leadoff for NL
Home Run Derby…Mets star Pete Alonso wins for 2nd year in a row…
..Alonso hit 35-home runs to beat Sal Perez to start
..Alonso then beat Trey Mancini in finals with 23-HRs..including 6 in (:29)
..Ohtani struggled early…hit 22 HRs..but lost i overtime to Juan Soto
ESPN…Stephen A-Smith profusely apologizes for Monday morning statement Shohei Ohtani cannot be the face of baseball because he does not speak English….12-hours later Smith profusely apologizes for insulting insinuation towards Asian Americans.
Padres…GM AJ Preller says solutions for battered pitching staff must come from ‘within organization’.
Padres..P-Ryan Weathers has strained foot but no Achilles damage……Will be out 3-to-4 weeks-not months….could be back mid-August.
Padres..SS-Fernando Tatis did 1-hour press conference at All Star game with National Media-put on show-answering questions.
Padres…Facing reality could have 4-starters on DL when second half of season begins on Friday
Padres…2nd day of MLB Draft
..2-James Wood (6’7-OF) from IMG Academy-Bradenton
..3-Rob Gasser (P) University of Houston
..4-Kevin Copps (P) University of Arkansas (0.90-ERA)
..5-Jackson Wolf (P) West Virginia University
..6-Ryan Bergert (P)-West Virginia University
..7-Max Ferguson (2B)-University of Tennessee
Dodgers…P-Clayton Kershaw ill not throw this week to rest ailing forearm…MRI came back clean.
Dodgers…Linked to possible trade for Cubs relief ace Craig Kimbrel (0.90-ERA)…Dodgers bullpen has 17-blown saves.
Dodgers…Drafted 8-pitchers on second day of draft
..3-Peter Heubeck (P)-Baltimore
Angels-Draft-Took 10 pitchers in row over first two days.
..2-Ky Bush (P)-St Mary’s College
..3-Landon Marceaux (P)-LSU
..4-Luke Murphy (P)-Vanderbilt
SDSU-2 players drafted
..6-SS-Mike Jarvis-drafted by Pirates..hit (.367) this spring
..7-C-Wyatt Hendrie-drafed by Piates..hit (.379)
USD-1 player drafted
..9-C-Shane McGuire-drafted by A’s..hit (.307)
White Sox..Release OF-Adam Eaton…Sox eat 8.1M contract
Cubs..GM-Jed Hoyer says team intends to be ‘seller’ at trade deadline
Mariners..P-Yusei Kikuchi placed on Covid list
Phillies..3B-Alex Bohm..P-Aaron Nola..P-Bailey Falter..P-Connor Brogdon all placed on Covid list.
Seattle…1B-Evan White moved to 60-day DL-hip issues.
Denver..FBI arrests 4-people…Seize rifles and 100-rounds of amunition from hotel 1-block from All Star Festivities…may have been involved in drug deal-not an act about All Star Festivities.
MLB-Union…negotiating to return to 9-inning doubleheaders in 2022.
Suns-Milwaukee…Off night in playoffs….Suns lead (2-1)
76ers…Hire Tad Brown as CEO…Spent 15-years as CEO with Houston.
Cleveland..C-Ante Zizic-signs to play for Maccabi Tel Aviv
Ohio University…Star G-Jason Preston hires agent-will stay in NBA draft (16P-7R-7A) a game for Bobcats last year.
Denver…Longtime NFL legendary OL coach Alex Gibbs-passes away (80Y)…coached 14Y with Denver Broncos…coaches Chargers-Chiefs-Atlanta-Seattle among others.
Houston…Longtime Oilers OL-David Carter passes away (60Y)…played 9-years in NFL
Denver….Longtime Broncos QB-Jay Cutler confirms he is worried about CTE issues from concussions in career….Played 8-years with Broncos…3-years in Chicago…Threw (227TD).
Chiefs…OG-Laurent Tardif returns to NFL after spending last year working in Montreal hospital with Covid patients.
Greg Hardy…former Cowboys DE-who left NFL because of off field arrests…knocked out in (:53) into first round in first bout in UFC.
Denver…LB-Anthony Chickillo retires.
San Diego Gulls…Introduce new head coach Joel Bouchard-spent last 3-years coaching Montreal’s AHL farm team in Laval, Quebec…GM-Bob Murray hired him the day he became free agent…”He fits the bill-he’s all about development”…Bouchard “offer came out of left field”
Calgary…Hires Mitch Love to coach Stockton Heat AHL
Toronto..Hires Dean Chynoweth as Assistant Coach
Ottawa…Hire Pierre McGuire-VP Player Development…Spent 24-years at TSN-NBC as hockey analyst.
Chicago-Edmonton….Blackhawks trade D-Keith Duncan to Oilers for D-Caleb Jones and # 3 pick.
NY Islanders-St Louis…Open trade talks about Blues F-Vlad Tarasenko.
WCHA…Legendary college hockey league folds…Been in operation since 1951…had 37-NCAA Champions…16-Hobey Baker winners…Put 1,044 players onto NHL rosters.
British Open….Zach Johnson tests positive for Covid on Sunday night-barred from boarding plane to Sandwich, England for this weeks British Open