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Sports Report: MLB's All-Star Game Tonight At 8

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Oakland's Yoenis Cespedes became the first repeat winner of the All-Star home run derby in 15 years, powering his way past Cincinnati's Todd Frazier by a whopping 9-1 in the final round last night. Ken Griffey Jr. took the title in 1998 and 1999. With a serious, determined look on his face the whole time, Cespedes finished with 28 homers.

Seattle's Felix Hernandez will start tonight's All-Star game for the American League and Adam Wainwright of the St. Louis Cardinals will open for the National League. Pittsburgh center fielder Andrew McCutchen leads off for the NL, and Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter will lead off for the AL.  With the 40-year-old captain of the New York Yankees set to retire after the season, Jeter's 14th All-Star game will be his last. Jeter will be squarely in the spotlight tonight when the stars take over Target Field in Minnesota. The game starts at 8 p.m. in Minneapolis.

Alex Rodriguez is being sued by his own lawyer. Attorney David Cornwell's law firm filed papers yesterday in Manhattan federal court saying the baseball star owes more than $380,000 related to their work against his steroid suspension.

World Cup:

With an estimated 26.5 million viewers, Sunday's World Cup final stands as the most-watched soccer game in U.S. history. The Nielsen company says 17.3 million people watched Germany beat Argentina 1-0 on ABC. An additional 9.2 million tuned in to the game on the Spanish-language Univision network.

The Brazilian football confederation says it won't keep Luiz Felipe Scolari as Brazil's head coach.

The move comes after the Brazilians were crushed in the semifinals by eventual champ Germany 7-1, then lost the third place game to the Netherlands 3-0.

Scolari's contract ended after the World Cup and he said it would be up to the confederation to decide whether he would remain at the helm of the five-time world champions.

His replacement was not immediately announced.

Tour de France:

Two-time champion Alberto Contador has dropped out of the Tour de France after crashing during a high speed mountain descent in stage 10. The 31-year-old Spaniard suffered a fractured shin in the spill.

The winner of the stage was Italy's Vincenzo Nibali, who regained the overall race lead.


The Chicago Bulls have made two trades to clear salary-cap space, setting the stage for the addition of free-agent center Pau Gasol.

First, the Bulls sent forward Anthony Randolph, two second-round draft picks and cash considerations to Orlando for the rights to Milovan Rakovic. Randolph was acquired in a draft-night trade with Denver that gave the Bulls the rights to high-scoring Creighton forward Doug McDermott.

Chicago also traded forward Greg Smith to Dallas on Monday for the rights to Tadija Dragicevic.

The pair of moves helps make room for Gasol, who announced over the weekend that he planned to join the Bulls.

The Harlem Globetrotters needed someone to beat up on, and Red Klotz supplied them.

The basketball barnstormer who owned the Washington Generals and other teams that lost thousands of games to the Harlem Globetrotters has died at age 93.

Klotz formed a working relationship with the Globetrotters in 1952, putting together the opposing teams that almost always lost. In 1971, he hit the game-winner in a rare Globetrotter loss as a 50-year-old player/coach.


Alice Coachman Davis was the first black woman to win an Olympic gold medal when she captured the high jump in the 1948 London Games. She has died at age 90.

Davis' daughter, Evelyn Jones, says her mother died early Monday morning in Albany, Georgia..

Davis attended Tuskegee University and won 25 national track and field championships — including 10 consecutive high jump titles.

She was inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame in 2004.

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