>>Knicks Reportedly Pause Anthony Talks
(New York, NY) — Carmelo Anthony may not be going anywhere after all. ESPN reports the Knicks are pausing trade talks involving the 10-time All-Star. ESPN also says the Knicks want to speak with Anthony about staying in New York. The Knicks have talked with the Rockets and Cavaliers about Anthony, who averaged 22.4 points last season.
>>Tebow Blasts Walk-Off Homer
(Port St. Lucie, FL) — The legend of Tim Tebow is growing. Tebow’s walk-off homer gave the St. Lucie Mets a 5-4 win over Daytona Tortugas last night. The former Heisman Trophy winner is riding an 11-game hitting streak. Tebow is also batting .327 with three homers since being promoted to the High-A Florida State League 16 games ago.
>>MLB Season Resumes Tonight
(Undated) — The second half of the Major League Baseball season begins this evening. Every team in the majors returns from the All-Star break and will be back on the diamond. The Dodgers come out of the break an MLB-best 61-and-29 on the season.
>>Cards Face Pirates
(Pittsburgh, PA) — The Cardinals return to the diamond and open a three-game series with the Pirates in Pittsburgh tonight. Mike Leake gets the ball in the opener for St. Louis. The Bucs counter with Gerrit Cole. The Cardinals are five-and-a-half games out of first place in the NL Central.
>>Cubs Visit Orioles
(Baltimore, MD) — The Cubs open the second half of the season against the Orioles in Baltimore this evening. Mike Montgomery is scheduled to start for Chicago. The O’s are sending out Kevin Gausman. Chicago is five-and-a-half games behind Milwaukee for first place in the NL Central.
>>White Sox Host M’s
(Chicago, IL) — The White Sox return from the All-Star break and open a three-game series against the Mariners on the Southside tonight. Chicago is last in the AL Central. James Shields gets the ball for the Sox. Seattle counters with James Paxton.
>>White Sox Trade Quintana To Cubs For Four Prospects
(Chicago, IL) — White Sox starting pitcher Jose Quintana is going from the Southside to the Northside. The Sox have traded Quintana to the Cubs in exchange for four minor leaguers, including their top two prospects in outfielder Eloy Jimenez and pitcher Dylan Cease. The Sox also get infielders Bryant Flete and Matt Rose in the deal.
>>Dewar Named President Of NASCAR
(Charlotte, NC) — Brent Dewar is the new president of NASCAR. Dewar has been serving as the chief operating officer of NASCAR since December 2013. Dewar becomes the fourth president in NASCAR history.
>>Monster Series Heads To New Hampshire
(Loudon, NH) — The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to New Hampshire for the Overton’s 301. Qualifying takes place early this evening, with the 301-lap race to follow Sunday afternoon. Martin Truex Jr. enters the weekend atop the driver standings.
>>Williams Advances To Wimbledon Final
(London, England) — Venus Williams is moving on to the women’s final at Wimbledon. Williams advanced with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Johanna Konta. The 37-year-old Williams will face Garbine Muguruza, who also posted a straight-set win in the semifinals.
>>FanDuel, DraftKings Abandon Merger Deal
(New York, NY) — Fantasy sports betting sites FanDuel and DraftKings are bailing on plans for a merger. The two companies faced a fight with the U.S. government over the merge because of claims it would’ve threatened competition. FanDuel and DraftKings are the two largest fantasy betting sites.