Sports News for Tuesday July 12, 2016

>>Spurs’ Duncan Retiring After 19 Seasons


(San Antonio, TX)  —  One of the NBA’s all-time greats is calling it a career.  Tim Duncan is announcing his retirement after 19 seasons.  The 40-year-old Duncan won five NBA championships, two Most Valuable Player awards and was named an All-Star 15 times.


>>Report: Warriors’ Green Arrested On Assault Charges


(East Lansing, MI)  —  Warriors forward Draymond Green is free on bond after being arrested for assault in Michigan over the weekend.  ESPN reports Green was arrested Sunday at an East Lansing restaurant after an altercation between Green and another man.  Police say there were no injuries.


>>Marlins’ Stanton Wins Home Run Derby


(San Diego, CA)  —  Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton is the 2016 Home Run Derby champion.  Stanton defeated White Sox third baseman and defending champion Todd Frazier in the final round, 20-13.  Stanton’s 61 total home runs are the most in the history of the event.


>>MLB All-Star Game Tonight


(San Diego, CA)  —  The 2016 MLB All-Star Game takes place tonight in San Diego.  Chris Sale will get the start on the mound for the American League.  The National League counters with Johnny Cueto.  The winning league will have home-field advantage in the World Series.


>>No Olympics For Spieth


(Troon, Scotland)  —  The top four golfers in the world will not be competing in next month’s Olympics.  Jordan Spieth tells the International Golf Federation he will not be playing.  Matt Kuchar will replace Spieth for the U.S., which will also have Rickie Fowler, Bubba Watson and Patrick Reed as its representatives.


>>Colts To Honor Super Bowl Team


(Indianapolis, IN)  —  The Colts will honor the Super Bowl 41 championship team during the upcoming season.  The team will be honored during halftime of Indianapolis’ game against the Titans on November 20th.  The Colts beat the Bears, 29-17, in Super Bowl 41 in 2007.

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