All Star Game..American League turns tables on National League, hitting home runs and beating up AL bullpen in (6-3) win….Mike Trout led off game with HR…Twins-Brian Dozier HR…Orioles-Manny Machado RBI-double…Texas-Prince Fielder 2-RBI…Dodgers-Zack Greinke dominant after giving up lead off home run…Reds P-Aroldis Chapman struck out side in 9th with 12-100mph pitches…..American League to get home field advantage in World Series.
All Star Game..Pete Rose-suspended since 1989-given raucous welcome from Reds fans in pregame ceremony with other stars from Big Red Machine era.
Commissioner Rob Manfred..No timetable meeting with Pete Rose-enormous number of documents to review…Will not forsee use of instant replay on balls and strikes….Pleased with ‘:Pace of Game’ rules put in place this year…Sees baseball expansion if Montreal-Charlotte-Las Vegas address Stadium situations…No expansion of baseball wildcard playoffs…No progress on talks of 154G-schedule…or DH in National League.
Reds..Manager Bryan Price (39-47) does not believe job in jeopardy despite disastrous month..clubhouse problems…blowups with media.
ESPN…Reporters vote on Pete Rose issues….100% believe will not be reinstated….86% don’t think he should be on Hall of Fame ballot…52% believe he should be in Hall of Fame…..52% believe what Rose did-worse than PED cheaters.
Chargers…City Council votes (6-3) to commit 2.1M for EIR-Environmental Impact Study as part of effort to get NFL-Stadium built….Mayor says NFL told him City should continue its plans to build Stadium eventhough the Chargers have broken off all talks and continue to criticize City efforts….Chargerts response ‘waste of money and time’ will lead to lawsuits…Mayor says study should be done October 15th-in time for City voters ballot on January 15th.
NFL..Deadline 1pm-this afternoon for Franchise Tag players to sign multi-year contract, or have to play 2015-season under terms of 1Y-franchise tag. Dallas-WR-Dez Bryant..Broncos-WR-Demaryius Thomas..Chiefs-LB-Justin Houston amongst players yet to sign franchise tag deals.
Jim Fassel…ex-Giants head coach-says NFL is planning on forming a US-based spring football league starting in 2016….8-years after they folded NFL-Europe.
Donovan McNabb…Phoenix police say he had (.18) Blood Alcohol count-over twice the legal limit in rear-end auto accdient…Lied to police that he was drinking cough syrup.
Will Allen…Ex-Giants-Miami CB-indicted on 23-felony counts of running illegal 31M-Ponzi scheme.
JaJuan Dawson…ex-Browns CB-body recovered after drowning in Texas lake.
Florida State…RB-Dalvin Cook-expelled from school for punching woman in bar fight…had prior arrests for animal crultey-BB guns.
Knicks..GM-Phil Jackson says he is building a team…and players must fit…including 124M-veteran Carmelo Anthony-unhappy with off season acqusitions.
Kings…Coach George Karl has ‘uneasy’ meeting with C-DeMarco Cousins-still on roster-after coach tried to get him traded around draft…”must get back on same page’.
Denver..G-Ty Law-2nd DUI-arrest in 8-months..picked up yesterday morning on 101-Freeway in LA.
Orlando..Sign FA-C-Jason Smith-New York Knicks.
Kings…Visit with FA-G-Matt Bonner-Spurs
Thunder-Celtics…Trade..OKC deals F-Perry Jones and #2 picks for trade exception…Thunder winds up with 7.5M-cap space.
NBA Summer League
Knicks…1st round pick Kris Porzingas (18M-9P-3R-1Block shot)…
Lakers..Fans boo Lakers rookies after they go (2-17) shooting in lst quarter loss to New York.
AHL-Gulls…American Hockey League informs the Gulls they will open season on road October 9th…first home game October 10th…..League schedule not out till August.
British Open..Tiger Woods lectures media at St Andrew’s….I am not dead and buried…I don’t have an AARP card….my game is coming together….Tiger is ranked 241st in world…has not won a major since 2008.
Del Mar…2016 Summer season opens Thursday….Triple crown winner American Pharoah to likely begin light workouts today at Del Mar…preparing for next race “Haskell” at Monmouth Park