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  • Cespedes defends Home Run Derby title in Minnesota rain

    (Reuters) - Oakland Athletics slugger Yoenis Cespedes brushed off the Minneapolis rain and worked his way through a revamped format to become only the second player to successfully defend baseball's Home Run Derby title on Monday. In the prelude to...
  • Here Are A Few MLB All-Stars You Might Not Know About

    Here Are A Few MLB All-Stars You Might Not Know About
    There are 29 first-time All-Stars on the American League and National League rosters, including injured players who won't participate in Tuesday's Midsummer Classic in Minneapolis. Some, you know. Many, you don't. Let's scroll through some of the first-...
  • Dodgers' Kershaw waiting for first All-Star start

    MINNEAPOLIS — If the Dodgers advance to the World Series this year, Clayton Kershaw might start the All-Star Game next year. That might be the only way, or so it might seem. Kershaw could be the best pitcher in the major leagues, but he will not...
  • All-Star Game just doesn't carry the same luster in today's era

    Baseball's All-Star Game meant a great deal to me when I was a young fan. So it saddens me to see what an embattled institution it's become. The numbers are undeniable. As SI.com's Richard Deitsch noted Monday, last year’s television audience of...
  • MLB team-by-team midterm grades

    The Sports Xchange By Rick Kaplan, The Sports Xchange MLB team-by-team midterm grades With baseball at the ceremonial midpoint of the season, the biggest overachievers and underachievers are division rivals. The American League West is home to the...
  • Stanton falls short in Home Run Derby; Cespedes repeats

    Stanton falls short in Home Run Derby; Cespedes repeats
    Giancarlo Stanton provided a glimpse of his prodigious power for a national television audience Monday night in Minnesota. The Marlins' All-Star right fielder did not, however, reach the seats often enough to win his first attempt at the Home Run Derby....
  • All-Star bonus: It doesn't hurt to have home-field advantage in a World Series

    When Mike Scioscia of the Los Angeles Angels was the American League manager in the 2003 All-Star game, he said he apologized to players before the game. In the past, he told them, he would have been sure to get each of them in the game. Now, maybe not....
  • Parity provides hope along with mediocrity

     Parity provides hope along with mediocrity
    MINNEAPOLIS — Parity has been one of the biggest stories of baseball's first half, with almost everyone still in the wild-card hunt. "Parity is good," White Sox manager Robin Ventura said recently. "More people are in it. Hope is always good."...
  • Adam Wainwright -- not Clayton Kershaw -- to start for NL All-Stars

    Clayton Kershaw might be the best pitcher in the major leagues, but he will not start the All-Star Game. Again. Adam Wainwright of the St. Louis Cardinals will start for the National League in Tuesday’s All-Star Game, NL Manager Mike Matheny...
  • Sports TV and radio: Tuesday's 7/15 log (updated Monday PM)

    6 a.m.    Tennis: Men’s bet-at-home Open (in Hamburg, Germany).--Tennis Ch. 9 a.m.    NBA: Las Vegas Summer League: Sacramento vs. D-League (d.).--NBA TV 9:30 a.m.    Football: Dec. 2002: Phoebus vs. Stafford.--LSC 48 Noon    Soccer: April 2002:...
  • Hernandez, Wainwright named All-Star starters

    Seattle Mariners right-hander Felix Hernandez was named the starting pitcher for the American League for Tuesday's All-Star Game, while St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny gave the nod to his own ace, Adam Wainwright, over Los Angeles Dodgers left-...