>>AL Beats NL In 87th All-Star Game
(San Diego, CA) — The American League knocked off the National League, 4-2, in the 87th MLB All-Star Game in San Diego. The American League will have home-field advantage in the World Series for the fourth straight year. The AL has won 11 of the 14 games since the format change in 2003.
>>Royals’ Hosmer Named MVP
(San Diego, CA) — Eric Hosmer is the Most Valuable Player of the 2016 MLB All-Star Game. The first baseman for the defending World Series champion Royals smacked a solo homer and an RBI single in win. Royals teammate Salvador Perez also launched a go-ahead two-run homer in the victory.
>>Cards Begin Second Half With Homestand
(St. Louis, MO) — The Cardinals begin the second half with a 10-game homestand. St. Louis opens with a three-game series versus the Marlins starting on Friday. That’s followed by four against the Padres and three opposite the Dodgers. The Cards are 46-and-42.
>>Cubs Open Second Half Vs. Rangers
(Chicago, IL) — The Cubs will begin the second half of the season against the Rangers on Friday. It’s the opener of a three-game set at Wrigley Field. Chicago enters the second half with a seven-game lead on the Cardinals for first place in the NL Central.
>>White Sox Visit Angels Friday
(Anaheim, CA) — The White Sox will kick off the second half of the year against the Angels in Anaheim on Friday. The affair will be the first of a three-game series. The Sox are seven games out of first place in the AL Central.
>>”Big Papi” Receives Standing Ovation In Final ASG
(San Diego, CA) — David Ortiz is bidding farewell to the All-Star Game. The Red Sox slugger went 0-for-1 with a walk in last night’s game before departing to a standing ovation. The 40-year-old is retiring at the end of the season.
>>NBA Tweaks Foul Policy
(Undated) — The NBA is tweaking the “Hack-a-Shaq” rules. Away-from-the-play fouls in the final two minutes of any quarter will now result in one free throw and the ball. These intentional fouls previously only awarded a free throw and the ball in the final two minutes of the fourth quarter or overtime.
>>Pacquiao Returning To Ring
(Undated) — “Pac-Man” is returning to the boxing ring. Manny Pacquiao [[ PACK-ee-ow ]] has announced he will come out of retirement to fight later this year. Pacquiao’s retirement was short lived, as the 37-year-old announced he was walking away from the sport in April.