Gone are the days when a player could market his brand by playing in New York, Los Angeles or Chicago. For players like LaMarcus Aldridge, it’s possible to remain a star while tucked away in San Antonio.
After a stellar first half to the season, Scherzer was voted to his third consecutive All-Star Game on Monday. He will join Harper, one of the National League’s starting outfielders, in Cincinnati next week.
Kuznetsov, who had a breakout performance with five goals and two assists in the playoffs, signed a two-year, $6 million deal that will allow him to remain a restricted free agent when it expires.
Span left Monday’s loss to the Cincinnati Reds in the third inning because of back spasms, while left hamstring tightness forced Escobar out of the game in the fifth.
After sweeping the Giants over the holiday weekend, Washington fell to Cincinnati on Monday. Casey Janssen gave up the go-ahead solo home run in the eighth inning.
The 1984 Summer Olympic Torch that Bruce Jenner carried through Lake Tahoe, Nevada, is going on the auction block where it could fetch $20,000 or more.
The United States’ win over Japan in the Women’s World Cup final was the most viewed soccer game in the history of American television.
Lloyd had a hat trick in the first 16 minutes of the game and finished the month-long tournament as the winner of the Golden Ball for scoring six goals in seven matches, including in each game of the knockout phase.
Harper’s father, Ron, served as his pitcher in the Home Run Derby in 2013, when he finished second, but Ron recently underwent shoulder surgery and won’t be able to throw to him.
A post-race crash sent Dillon into the catchfence at Daytona International Speedway and reduced his No. 3 car to a pile of rubble, though the 25-year-old escaped from the crash with only minor bruises.
McIlroy injured his left ankle playing soccer with his friends over the weekend, forcing his withdrawal from the Scottish Open this week and putting his ability to defend his British Open title in jeopardy.
Serena won for the sixth time in her past seven matches against Venus, her older sister, and advanced to the quarterfinals at Wimbledon, where she’ll face Victoria Azarenka to continue her Grand Slam pursuit.