- All Star Nite-Minnesota…Felix Hernandez-Seattle (11-2) vs Adam Wainwright-StLouis (12-4)…Derek Jeter makes final All Star appearance-14X-All Star will bat leadoff….AL paced by Mike Trout-Angels-Miguel Cabrera-Tigers-Nelson Cruz-Orioles….NL-led by power hitters Andrew McCutcheon-Pirates-Yasiel Puig-Dodgers-Troy Tulowitzki-Rockies-Giancarlo Stanton-Miami.
- Home Run Derby-Yoeniss Cespedes-A’s-30HRs-Todd Frazier-Reds-11HRs…Cespedes wins 2nd year in row..biggest disappointment-Dodgers star Yasiel Puig-0 home runs in event…
- Padres-2nd Interview-AJ Preller-Texas Rangers assistant GM…strong International Scouting background.
- Fox TV reporting-Angels contacted Padres about trade relief ace Huston Street….Padres interested in power hitting minor league 2nd baseman Taylor Lindsey, 1st baseman CJ Cron in any trade talks
- Cleveland-Tampa Bay-open trade talks-David Price-P-deal….Rays want Carlos Santana–Danny Salazar-P in trade.
- NYMets-put Bartolo Colon-P on trade block…owed 4M this year-11M next year.
- Alex Rodriguez-hit with lawsuit by baseball lawyer David Cornwell-seeking 380,000-back legal fees, plus interest, plus lawyers fees..Cornwell represented A-Rod during the Biogenesis suspension hearings…Yankees star reportedly failed to pay 3-of-5 law firms who were with him in court.
- Pete Rose-speaks out again about lifetime suspension from Bud Selig….”Betting on baseball-bad…but PEDs bad too…I never impacted the outcome of games”.
- Atlanta-suspends 2nd baseman Dan Uggla-insubordination…making 16M-this year-benched virtually all year-slumping.
- Colorado-Owner Dick Monfort gives Vote confidence to GM-Dan O’Dowd…Manager-Walt Weiss.
- Sports Business Journal reports the Dodgers TV ratings are down 70% because of feud with Time Warner Cable…says Dodgers games being seen in just 40,000-homes….Angels TV ratings are rocketing-80,000 homes…Padres-despite full market coverage-just 32,000 viewers per night.
- Lakers-Disarray continues-Club not ready to hire a head coach yet…Interviewed Byron Scott 2X-just did conference call with longtime NBA head coach George Karl.
- Miami-Chris Bosh-Dwayne Ward-“Should be no bitterness directed at LeBron James decision to go home-led us to finals 4X”
- Detroit-Sign-FA-Caron Butler-F
- Chicago-Sign-FA-European-F-Nikola Mirotic.
- Red Clotz passes away-93Y-was playing-coach of Washington Generals-toured with the Harlem Globetrotters.
- Cleveland Browns owner Jim Haslam-Corporation-Fined 92M-for cheating on fuel rebates-discounts to 550-trucking companies…10-executives fired.
- Boston Globe-Patriots owner Robert Kraft-Bill Belichick questioned about their knowledge of Aaron Hernandez-lifestyle-friends while playing in New England.
- Baltimore Ravens-CB-Jimmy Smith-arrested by police in a women’s restroom in bar-female friend passed out-had cocaine in her purse…Obstruction of justice charge.
- Detroit-WR-Titus Young-arrested again-felony assault-vandalism….already facing 4-other felony charges..had been undergoing psychiatric in-patient treatment for acute Bipolar disorder.
- Fox TV-demotes sideline reporter Pam Oliver…Erin Andrews will replace her as lead sideline reporter
- SEC-Commissioner Mike Slive tells the NCAA-make immediate reforms to help student-athletes, or top 5-conferences will breakaway from NCAA and form their own Alliance.
- USan Diego-former star QB-Mason Mills-signs with the CFL-Winnipeg Blue Bombers-threw 95TDs career.
- NHL Player Agent Gilles Lupien-leading a drive with Players Association-to form a union to help 1300-junior hockey players in Quebec-Ontario-Western Canada…better health care for young players…better living allowances..less travel time.
- Brazil-fires-Coach Luis Scolari after worst finish in 100Y of World Cup soccer.
- World Cup TV Ratings-Germany-Argentina-all time record 26M-viewers in US…on ESPN-Univision.
- Manchester United-signs record 103-B marketing deal with Adidas
- Tour-de-France-2X-champ Alberto Contador-drops out-injuries crashes…last Friday-defending champ Chris Froome quit.