All Star Game….Tuesday night in Miami….Max Scherzer-Washington-vs-Chris Sale-Red Sox in starting pitching matchup..Zach Grienke-Arizona expected to follow Scherzer…American League limited with 4-pitchers scratched because they threw over the weekend.
National League…Loaded home run hitting roster…paced by Bryce Harper..Charley Blackmon..Cody Bellinger..Justin Turner..Giancarlo Stanton..Paul Goldschmidt.
American League..Led by Astros stars Jose Altuve-Carlos Correa-George Spring…Yankees slugger Aaron Judge..Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts
Miami…Controversy trails the All Star Game…which is not sold out..upper deck tickets were still available at Marlins Park…
Home Run Derby…Yankees slugger Aaron Judge beats Twins slugger Miguel Sano (11-10) in the finals….Judge came from behind to beat Marlins star Justin Bour (23-22) in first round…then nipped Dodgers rookie Cody Bellinger (13-12) in semi-finals…..Judge had home runs that hit the roof at Marlins Park…hit the light towers…hit a 3rd deck homer…and one that travelled 513-feet.
Miami… Mayor Carlos Giminez enraged that owner Jeffrey Loria is trying to sell the Marlins at 8-times what he purchased the team for…after Miami paid a large portion of the 650M-to build the new Orange Bowl Stadium.
Miami…Marlins taking court action-suing former season ticket holder who reneged on paying the final 3-years of a contract…Fan walked away from season tick package, owes team 97,200-charges Marlins breached the season ticket contract in first year at Marlins Park.
Padres…P-Jeered Weaver suffers setback in rehabbing hip issue-will not make another rehab start…Shutdown for 2nd time this season.
Padres..3B-Yanger Solarte begins baseball exercises while recovering from oblique injury.
Padres…Refuse comment on report that MLB wants to send Padres-Dodgers to play 3-game regular season series next April in Mexico City…Padres might have to give up 3-home games on schedule in 2018.
Padres…Reports team is shopping starting pitchers Clayton Richard-Jhoulys Chacin and relievers Brad Hand-Craig Stammen heading towards trading deadline.
Padres..Baseball America names its Hot 100-minor league players at mid-season..Padres have 6-ranked in top 100…led bny P-Cal Quantrill (#21)….SS-Luis Urias (#37)…..SS-Fernando Tatis (#100)….The other 3-are rookies who are just debuting…P-MacKenzie Gore (#31)…P-Anderson Espinoza (#64)….P-Adrian Morejon (#85).
Dodgers…Involved in trade talks-interested in A’s starting pitcher Sonny Gray..Tigers-Justin Verlander.
Dodgers..Baseball America ranks LA with 2-top minor leaguers…P-Walker Beuhler (#17)….OF-Alex Verdugo (#35).
Angels..Say OF-Mike Trout will rejoin the team after All Starbreak and be ready to play on Friday…has missed 39-games with torn thumb ligaments.
Yankees-Miami..discussing trade for Marlins 1B-Justin Bour.
Mets..shopping OF-Jay Bruce in trade
Marlins..shopping relief P-Brad Ziegler..David Phelps..AJ Ramos.
Indians…DL-Jason Kipnis-out 4W-hamstring.
Milwaukee..DL-P-Junior Guerra-shin injury
Mets..P-Noah Syndegaard-cleared to throw next week-coming off lat injury
Washington..P-Joe Ross-tricep injury
White Sox..Shutdown P-Natre Jones-reinjured elbow 3rd time this year
Red Sox..;Send OF-Brock Holt out on rehab assignment
Twins..P-Craig Breslow sent on rehab
Yankees..1B-Matt Holliday sent out on rehab
Miami..Rehab stint for 3B-Miguel Rojas.
Baseball America…rates top 100-minor leaguers
..White Sox-Yoan Moncada-2B-top prospect
..Blue Jays-OF-Vlad Guerrero-ranked 2nd best
..Yankees-SS-Gleyber Torres is 3rd on list
..Mets-SS-Amed Rosario ranked 4th best in minors
Seattle..Mike Hampton quits as bullpen coach after just 1-and-half years on job…16-year major league veteran.
Yankees..GM-Brian Cashman says changes are coming..team has lost 18-of-25-despite loaded lineup…calls 1st base situation ‘horrific’
Lakers-Sacramento…NBA Summer League….Lonzo Ball-did not play in the 3rd game in Las Vegas..indicated he had groin soreness after playing both Friday and Saturday in opening weekend of action..
Knicks…David Griffin-ex-GM-Cavaliers-pulls name out of running…wanted to hire his own staff…Team President Steve Mills wanted him to retain much of Phil Jackson’s front office.
Spurs..Sign FA-F-Joff Lavergne-ex Denver.
Golden State…Sign FA-F-Omri Casspi-ex Kings
Boston..Sign FA-C-Aron Baynes-ex Pistons.
Pacers..Sign FA-G-Darren Collison-ex Trailblazer
Pistons..Reopen contract talks to re-sign G-Kentavious Pope
Orlando..Release G-CJ Watson
Pacers-Toronto..Indians deals G-CJ Miles to Raptors for G-Corey Joseph.;
Chargers…Ken Derrett-Longtime team Vice President Business-leaves franchise-will not accompany team to Los Angeles.
Chargers..DT-Brandon Mebane cites ‘racism’ in Orange County in attempts to purchase a home in Irvine and in Newport Beach…says other Chargers players-who are African Americans-are having the same difficulty…Mebane shocked he could not close on a house in Irvine gated community despite making (3.5M) a year.
Chiefs…Promote Brett Veach to GM replacing the fired John Dorsey.
Carolina…Become 1st NFL team to charge fans an admission fee to watch preseason practices.
Saints..Sign FA-QB-Chase Daniel-former backup Chiefs-Eagles
LA Kings..Hire Pierre Turgeon as assistant coach…ex Sabres-Montreal star..scored (515G) in 17-year career…will handle offense and power plays
Rangers..Hire Lindsey Ruff as assistant coach for defense
Islanders..Hire Fred Brathwaite as goaltending coach-had worked with US Olympic team.
Ilya Kovulchuck-signs 1Y-contract to stay in KHL-at-St Petersburgh..can return to NHL next year as unrestricted free agent.
Edmonton..F-Anton Lander leaves Oilers to sign with KHL-Ak Bar franchise.
Toronto..1st round pick D-Tim Liljegren to stay in Sweden next year.
Oilers..Sign FA-D-Yohann Auvito-New Jersey Devils
Wimbledon….Top seed Angelique Kerber upset-loses in straight sets…Venus Willaims posts another win-heads to quarterfinals..has not won at Wimbledon since 2008…Andy Murray also wins….Roger Federer wins…but Rafael Nadal lost in a (4:48) minute marathon that included a 28-game…fifth set…Novak Djokovic heads group playing on Tuesday after his match was suspended by late start..