All Star Game…. Petco Park-5pm….National League leads series (43-41-2)….White Sox P-Chris Sale starts against Giants P-Johnny Cueto….Ameican League team loaded with power bats…(143-home runs-636-RBI)….National League loaded with power arms out of bullpen….Sale salutes Tony Gwynn’s life-saying he quit chewing tobacco the day Gwynn died of cancer to the mouth…Padres Will Myers will bat 4th and be DH in game tonite.
All Star Game…Began as 1-game experiment
1933-in Chicago as part of World’s Fair…Babe Ruth hit game winning home run….Game was such success-it became a summer tradition.
1934..P-Carl Hubbell struck out 5-Hall of Famers in a row..Babe Ruth-Lou Gehrig-Jimmie Fox-Al Simmons-Joe Cronin.
1941..OF-Ted Williams hits 3R-HR in 9th inning for win-year he hit (.406) and went off to war
1955..OF-Stan Musial hit game winning home run in 12th inning to cap comeback.
1970..Pete Rose runs over Ray Fosse in home plate collission to win game.
1971..Reggie Jackson hits homerun atop Tiger Stadium roof.
2001..Cal Ripken hits home run in final All Star at-ba before retirement.
Home Run Derby…Miami Marlins-Giancarlo Stanton sets record with 61-home runs last night in 3-rounds…Beat Todd Frazier of White Sox in finals…..Stanton hit (467′-HR) in derby….Orioles Mark Trumbo hit 5-homers on 5-pitches…also hit the left center scoreboard with blast …and homered onto top roof of Wesstern Metals building…Padres Wil Myers hit just 10-homers in the first round.
Detroit…OF-Anthony Gose disappears from Toledo Mudhens…violent argument during game in dugout with Manager Lloyd McLenden…then is no-show for next game.
Denver Broncos…up their offer to LB-Von Miller…now willing to offer him 60M-in guaranteed money-up from 39M….as part of (6Y-114M) package.
Dallas..Opens talks with FA-LB-Justin Durant-played last year in Atlanta.
Seahawks..Doctors clear RB-Thomas Rawls for full workouts-fully recovered knee surgery.
Chiefs..RB-Jamal Charles making all runs-including cuts-coming off knee surgery.
Dallas..ex-Cowboys RB-Joe Randle-threatened to kill deputy in prison for refusing to allow him to make phone call.
Browns..RB-Isiah Crowell criticized for putting picture of black man-threatening to slash throat of police officer on his Instagram account.
Miami..Wife of ex-Dolphins CB-Brent Grimes-tweets anti-semetic slur at Dolphins owner Steve Ross…charging “he hired his Jew boy friend Mike Tennenbaum as GM”
Virginia…Marcus Vick-ex Va-Tech-NFL quarterback-sentenced to 11-months in jail fo punching police officer.
Las Vegas..Casino icon Steve Wynn joins forces to try to help finance new NFL Stadium for Raiders in Las Vegas.
San Antonio….C-Tim Duncan announces retirement after 19Y-career in NBA.
Golden State..F-Draymond Green under investigation-possible assault case in East Lansing, Michigan.
Atlanta..Sign FA-G-Jarrett Jack-ex Brooklyn Nets.
Toronto..Sign FA-C-Jared Sullinger-ex Celtics.
Pistons..Sign FA-G-Bosin Marjanovic-ex Spurs
Miami..Sign FA-G-Willie Green-Nets
Brooklyn..Sign FA-G-Greivis Masquez-ex Raptor
Las Vegas…NHL expansion team interviews longtime Florida Panthers GM-Dale Tallon.
American Hockey League…Montreal moves its St. John’s Ice Caps team from Newfoundland to Laval, Quebec as AHL franchise shifts continue.