All Star Game….National League-W-American League (4-2)….Eric Hosmer and Sal Perez both hit home runs during a 6–pitch sequence in 2nd inning off Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto…leads Ameican League to (4-2) win and gets AL-home field advantage in World Series…….Hosmer-Perez played with Cueto last year in Kansas City winning World Series…American League got 5-shutout innings from 6-relievers….Wil Myers goes (1-3)…Drew Pomeranz threw 1-shutout inning.
MLB….Announces that the hitting champions in each league will be honored with newly named trophies….The Tony Gwynn trophy goes to the top hitter in NL…the Rod Carew trophy willbe handed out in the American League.
MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred….in All Star Game interview talks about hot-button issues in baseball.
…MLB will not consider increasing pay for minor leaguers-calls it an apprenticeship.
…MLB pleased with growth of minorities in game..20% of 1st round picks drafted this year were black.
…MLB disappointed ‘glaring lack’ of Latin managers.
…No expansion on horizon till Stadium issues in Oakland-Tampa Bay resolved.
…Not in favor of dropping draft pick compensation for free agents who are tendered big money contracts.
…Does not forsee internaitonal draft or a global draft in immediate near future
…Struggling to reduce schedule from 162-to-154 games…’work less-get paid less’
…Home runs at highest level since 2000-Steroid scandal..does not see it as increased PEDs or different balls.
…MLB does 22,000-drug tests a season…only 13-positive tests in majors…57-in minors.
…MLB talking to Umpires Union about miking Crew Chief to explain Instant replay calls
…Smokeless tobbacco remains unresolved-it is a ‘freedom of choice’ incident-not illegal-can buy it in stores-must be negotiated
Braves…C-Ty Flowers out with broken hand-8W.
Lamar Odom…ex-Laker-Clippers removed from Delta flight at LAX…was drunk…throwing up in galley-in restroom…tried to get back on plane 2X.
Miami..Criticism of Heat decision to let Dwayne Wade leave as free agent..Teammate Udonis Haslem said ‘deserved better’.
Minnesota..Lose lst round pick Kris Dunne-concussion in Las Vegas Summer League.
San Antonio…Coach Greg Popovich calls retiring C-Tim Duncan-irreplaceable.
Knicks..Sign ex-Lakers-G-Sasha Vujacic.
Brooklyn Nets..Sign FA-F-Luis Scala-ex Spurs-Toronto
WNBA-Controversy….Minnesapolis police walkout on security contract to work Minnesota Lynx home-games after teams dons shirts in warmups that read “Black Lives Matter” and wore black armbands after murders last week.
Penn State….Judge unseals damning documents that show sex scandal of former coach Jerry Sandusky spread and went unchecked….Testimony showed teenager went to Joe Paterno in 1971 to report Sandusky sexually assaulted him at a football camp….Paterno tried to intimidate youth and family by threatening to go police and file complaint….Evidences shows assistant coaches were aware of sexual misconduct involving Sandusky in 1976-and-78…..but that Paterno did nothing about those complaints.
Cleveland…Police say they will cancel all contracts with Browns for security at home games and at their building after RB-Isiha Crowell posted Instagram photo of black man threatening to slash throat of man dressed as police officer….Sheriffs deputies and State Troopers say they will cancel contracts also….Crowell apologized-teams says it is insufficient….Police say they will not accept a store bought philosophy.
Browns…Hire ex-WR-Chad Johnson to be assistant wide out coach on new staff of Hue Jackson.
Jaguars..Owner Shad Khan says ‘time to have ambitions about post-season’ meaning coach Gus Bradley job could be on thin ice.
Denver..DE-Derek Wolfe implores teammates to give back money to hold championship team together-while Von Miller demands 60M-in guarantees
Las Vegas….Nevada legislature refusing to put 750M into package for NFL Stadium….upset that plans changing-Raiders may ask for retractable roof-that could drive cost up to 2.1B
Las Vegas Black Knights….NHL expansion team to hire George McPhee as General Manager…built Washington Capitals into Stanley Cup power.
Arizona Coyotes..Sign 41Y-D-Shane Doan to 1Y-8M extension.
British Open….Top ranked Jason Day leaves practice round with oblique issue…heard ‘pop’ in rib cage area after tee shot during practice roun.d
Manny Pacquiao….Changes mind about retirement-will fight in Las Vegas in late October….coming off April pounding victory over Tim Bradley.
Formula 1…Team Red Bull becomes lst team to begin testing with new Halo canopy to protect drivers.