All-Star Game..Cincinnati..National League power-laden lineup and loaded pitching staff vs American League limited batting order…Dodgers-Zack Greinke (1.39-ERA)-thrown 35-straight shutout innings-starts for NL…Astros ace Dallas Keuchel (11-4) 2.34-ERA starts for AL.
National League…Loaded lineup includes Joc Pederson-Dodgers..Todd Frazier-Reds..Bryce Harper-Nats..Paul Goldschmidt-Arizona..that group combined for 92-HRs so far.
American League..Lineup features Mike Trout-Albert Pujols-Angels-combined 52HRs and Nelson Cruz-Seattle.
Home Run Derby…Todd Frazier-Reds outhit Joc Pederson-Dodgers (15-14)…Frazier hit 6-homers on 9-pitch sequence at the end for victory.
Pete Rose…Disgraced Reds star will take part in festivities…scheduled for meeting with Commissioner Rob Manfred sometime this month to discuss his reinstatement petition…has been suspended from baseball for more than 25-years.
NFL…Sources tell LA Times that Chargers opened lease negotiations to rent the LA Coliseum more than a year ago…USC controls operation of the Coliseum…Chargers would play there for two years till Carson Stadium is built.
NFL…Reports league is about to launch a season ticket drive to see how many fans would buy tickets for an un-named NFL team is a stadium still to be selected.
Dallas..WR-Dez Bryant-says he will boycott camp and regular season games if team does not reach multi-year contract deal with him by July 15th deadline…Must play under 12.8M franchise tag fee if he does not reach multi-year deal…Would forfeit 754,000 in game checks if he sits out.
Kansas City…Contract talks with LB-Justin Houston continue-he is facing the same deadline on a 13M franchise tag deal.
Denver..WR-Demaryius Thomas has been offered a multiyear deal worth nearly 13M per season.
New England..S-Donta Hightower to miss start of camp recovering slowly from labrum shoulder.
NFL..Begins probe of assault charges against Bills OL-coach Aaron Kromer for punching boy in eye in argument over stolen lawn chairs.
NFL…Suspends Packers S-Jarrett Bush-4G-off season arrest…Jakar Hamilton-S-Carolina 10G-PED violations…Colts CB-Lou Purifoy-10G-failed drug test.
Fox TV..Suspends analyst Donovan McNabb for 2nd DUI in a year.
Cleveland…Former Browns DB-JaJuan Dawson feared drowned in boating accident in Texas lake.
Rams..Spend 5th round draft pick to select LT-Isiah Battle-Clemson in supplemental draft.
Brooklyn Nets…Sign FA-F-Andreas Bargnani-Toronto.
Sacramento..Sign FA-F-Luc Mbah-a-Moute-76ers
Orlando-Portland…Trade..Magic deal F-Moe Harkless to Blazers for 2nd round pick.
Oklahoma City..Match (4Y-70M) contract Portland made to C-Enes Kanter.
Brooklyn-Detroit…Trade-Nets deal G-Stevie Blake to Pistons.
NYKnicks..impressed-1st round pick F-Kris Porzingas-Las Vegas Summer League…lst game..18-minutes…(12P-3R-2 Blocked shots)
Denver…1st round pick G-Emmanuel Mudiay-China..averaging 18P-game in Las Vegas summer league.
Lakers..Rookie FA-C-Robert Upshaw-U Washington…(12Min-2P-3BS-6R) in first summer league game.
Buffalo…Newly acquired F-Ryan O’Reilly charged with DUI-leaving scene of accident after ran into a building-drove away while drunk.
Buffalo..Opens contract talks with Bruins D-Johnny Oduya.
Nashville-Toronto…Trade-Predators ship F-Taylor Beck to Maple Leafs.
American Hockey League adopts “3-on-3” for overtime games this year….Coaches will have 1-replay challenge on goaltender interference…Playoff format-top 4-teams in each division will qualify, not on points, but percentage of games-won….AHL-Pacific will play 68G…other divisions will play 76G.
Pittsburgh Penguins…Sale of club nearly complete…Price tag will be between 750-850 M…Part owner Mario Lemieux will remain in some capacity with club.