All Star Game
- American League used longball and big strikeout pitching-beat Naitonal League 5-3-All Star Game in Minnesota…MIke Trout Double-Triple..MIggy Cabrera 2RHR…Derek Jeter Single-Double…AL pitchers struck out 13-NL batters…Yasiel Puig whiffed 3X….Win means American League will get homefield advantage in World Series.
- National League pitcher Adam Wainwright chastised-comment-serve up pitches Derek Jeter can hit..Clayton Kershaw defended comments-Jeter deserves the spotlight.
- Derek Jeter-Farewell All Star Game…Huge Standing ovation leadoff lst inning…4-minute ovation left field later in game.
- Padres-Phones ringing teams interested in Huston Street-Ian Kennedy. San Francisco Chronicle reporting Giants interest in Street…Fox TV reporting Angels have inquired about Ian Kennedy and Huston Street…Toronto Sun reporting Blue Jays continued interest in Chase Headley.
- Bud Selig-outgoing Commissioner-meets with Union Chief Tony Clark to discuss banning smokeless tobacco-Union stance it must be negotiated…Selig says Baseball needs to be responsible for players health…Union says it should be a players choice issue.
- Bud Selig-says he believes baseball can return to Montreal with new Stadium-market is very different now than decade ago…Montreal hosted 2-Spring Training games and drew 96,000-fans….Says Pete Rose may be allowed to play a role in next year’s All Star Game in Cincinnati.
- Bud Selig-Crowning achievement as Commissioner-Economic health of game…Biggest disappointment-the cancellation of the 1994-World Series…
- Angels-Mike Trout-star slugger-admits Manager Mike Scoscia urged him not to take part Home Run Derby-fear injury
- NYPost-reporting Alex Rodriguez is demanding rebates from 3-of-5 law firms that worked with him during Biogenesis scandal…being sued by longtime baseball attorney David Cornwell for 500,000-in unpaid legal fees.
- NCAA continues to be in middle of crossfire over Student Athletes-need to give more money to them…Associated Press reported NCAA made 32M-profits in college athletics last year…President Mark Emmert made 1.7M salary….5-Major Conferences threatening to pull out of NCAA and form own Alliance with own scholarship rules-unless Emmert agrees to upgrade funding for players.
- Minnesota-ex-Vikings punter Chris Klue threatening to sue NFL team for discrimination over his release for his outspoken support of Gay Marriages…Klue calls special teams coach Mike Priefer “bigot” for gay slurs while on he roster…wants NFL team to release full report they did on Priefer’s interaction with players.
- Deion Sanders-who founded a Prep school in Texas-faces revocation of license-for illegal fundraising, illegal use of federal grant money in a computer program, theft of funds meant for a food program…Co-founder of Prime Prep Academy has been fired.
- Boston Herald reports Prosecutors have 33-pages of text messages between Coach Bill Belichick and jailed tight end Aaron Hernandez, covering a 1-year span right up till his arrest on murder charges.
- NFL says it will not take any discipline action against Miami Dolphins-C-Mike Pouncey, for his role in Bullygate scandal.
- Detroit-ex WR-Titus Young charged with 4-counts of assault for attacking doctors and aides over the last two weeks at a psychiatric center in Los Angeles…Young facing 5-felony charges from past incidents-suffers from Bipolar disorder.
- Carolina Panthers-DE-Greg Hardy-found guilty of assault of girlfriend-making threats to kill her…faces 60-days in jail-possilbe NFL suspension.
- Saints sign TE-Jimmy Graham to (4Y-40M) extension-ending feud over him being franchise tagged.
- Family legendary Giants-49ers QB-YA Tittle-confirm 87Y-old star suffering from Acute Demential
- Miami Heat-Sign-Dwayne Wade-G-2Y contract extension.
- Chicago Bulls-Buyout-Carlos Boozer-C-contract under amnesty clause-he gets 16.7M-payoff.
- Cleveland Cavaliers-Sign-FA-F-Mike Miller-ex Heat player..rejoins LeBron James..played in Memphis last year.
- Oklahoma City-Sign-FA-G-Steven Telfair..former lst round pick played in China last year..headed to 8th NBA team
- Boston-Washington-Trade-Celtics ship Kris Humphries-F to Wizards.
- NYKnicks-Carmelo Anthony agrees take 5M-less per year on contract-give team cap room-but gets no trade clause in deal.
- Lakers-meet 3rd time-today-with Byron Scott-evidentally now lead candidate for head coaching job
- Iowa State Coach-Fred Hoiberg-undergoes 2nd heart pacemaker surgery.
- Pittsburgh-Doctors cancel-Sidney Crosby-wrist surgery-say he will rehab for 3-months instead.
- Nashville Predators-sign-FA-Mike Ribiero-C-Phoenix…Derek Roy-C-ex Buffalo Sabre.
- Oscar Pistorius-evicted from Bar in South Africa after getting into brawl -insulted patrons-started yelling about his murder trial.
- Tiger Woods-14 Grand Slam titles-struggles thru practice round at Hoylake, England-sight of British Open.
- British Open-Thursday…Tiger Woods tees off (1:04am)…Phil Mickelson (4:04am) Pacific Time-lst round
- Chelsea-English Premeire League-signs Spanish star Diego Costa to 58M-deal…Scored 35 Goals-Atletico last year.