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Sports Report: American League Bests National League In All-Star Game


Mike Trout homered on the game's fourth pitch and Brian Dozier added a solo blast in the eighth inning of the American League's 6-3 win over the National League in the All-Star Game at Cincinnati -- Giving the American League home field advantage in this years world series. Trout went deep off NL starter Zack Greinke, who entered the All-Star break on a streak of 35 2/3 scoreless innings. The game was tied 1-1 in the fifth until Prince Fielder hit an RBI single and Lorenzo Cain added a run-scoring double.

Pete Rose received a long ovation as he made a rare on-field appearance before the game. Rose, Johnny Bench, Barry Larkin and Joe Morgan were introduced on the field after being voted the Cincinnati Reds' Franchise Four players as part of a Major League Baseball promotion.


Buffalo Bills President Russ Brandon says offensive line coach Aaron Kromer has been put on paid administrative leave after being accused of punching a boy in the face for using his beach chairs. Brandon says the team is following the league's personal conduct policy, putting Kromer on leave while investigating with the league. The Walton County Sheriff's Office says Kromer was arrested and charged with battery that caused bodily harm over the weekend after confronting two boys, pushing one to the ground and punching him.

An attorney for an associate of former NFL player Aaron Hernandez says his client was pressured into talking to police investigating the death of Odin Lloyd. The Herald News reports attorneys presented final arguments on Monday for why Carlos Ortiz's statements should either be allowed or suppressed when he is tried on a murder charge in Lloyd's 2013 shooting. Hernandez was convicted and sentenced to life in prison.

Police say former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb had a blood alcohol level that was more than twice the legal limit when he was arrested on suspicion of DUI in Arizona last month.

Police in the Phoenix suburb of Gilbert say lab test results show McNabb's blood alcohol level was 0.17. The legal limit in Arizona is .08 and anything 0.15 or higher qualifies as extreme DUI.

Police say McNabb's vehicle rear-ended another vehicle June 28.


The Boston Celtics have acquired forward Perry Jones III from the Oklahoma City Thunder along with a second-round draft pick and cash. The Celtics will send the Thunder a conditional second-round pick. Boston gets the 2019 second-rounder Oklahoma City had acquired from the Detroit Pistons.

The Orlando Magic have signed free-agent center Jason Smith as the team tries to bolster its front court. The 29-year-old Smith is entering his eighth NBA season and joins his fourth NBA team. He spent last season with the New York Knicks, averaging eight points and four rebounds in 82 games.

Deron Williams has joined his hometown Mavericks after clearing waivers and accepting a buyout with the Nets. Williams accepted a two-year, $10 million package that includes a player option for the second season. He averaged 13 points and 6.6 assists while starting 55 of his 68 games last season.


The New York Rangers have re-signed restricted free agent forward Oscar Lindberg. General manager Jeff Gorton announced the move on Tuesday.

Lindberg had 28 goals and 28 assists in 75 games with the Hartford Wolf Pack this past season, establishing AHL career-highs in goals, assists, points, power play goals (10) and shots on goal (214). He tied AHL career-highs in games played and game-winning goals (six).

Lindberg played in one game with the Rangers last season, making his NHL debut on Feb. 24 vs. Calgary. Prior to beginning his professional career in North America, Lindberg played with Skelleftea in the Swedish Hockey League. He was acquired from the Coyotes in exchange for Ethan Werek in 2011.

The New Jersey Devils have re-signed defenseman Eric Gelinas to a two-year, $3.15 million contract. Gelinas led all New Jersey defensemen with six goals in a career-high 61 games last season after providing seven goals and 29 points in 60 games the previous year. He's been with the Devils since being selected in the second round of the 2009 draft.


The UMass-Lowell student who drowned while swimming with friends in western Massachusetts last weekend has been identified as a top student and a member of the school's track team. The school says Oluwatoni Onikeku drowned Sunday while swimming in the Deerfield River in Deerfield. Onikeku was an all-conference high jumper and sprinter on UMass-Lowell's track team.

A U.S. Magistrate has ruled the NCAA must pay more than $46 million in bills stemming from last year's Ed O'Bannon case. Judge Nathanael Cousins wrote in his 28-page ruling that the organization was responsible for slightly more than $44.2 million in fees for O'Bannon's lawyers, and another $1.5 million in costs and expenses. O'Bannon's side had requested about $50.8 million.


In the WNBA, Minnesota beat Connecticut 85-79 and it was Phoenix over Atlanta 80-71.

Elena Delle Donne is the leading vote-getter for the WNBA All-Star Game. The league's leading scorer will be joined on the Eastern Conference team by Indiana's Tamika Catchings, who will be playing in a record 10th All-Star Game. New York's Tina Charles is the third member of the front court on the east team announced Tuesday.

Atlanta's Angel McCoughtry and Shoni Schimmel will start in the backcourt. Schimmel became just the third reserve to start an All-Star Game last season and she went on to win MVP honors of that contest.

Tulsa guard Skylar Diggins leads the West All-Stars. Diggins, who tore her ACL a few weeks ago and will miss the game, is joined by Minnesota's Seimone Augustus in the backcourt. Maya Moore of Minnesota, Brittney Griner and Candice Dupree of Phoenix will start in the front court.

Tour de France:

Chris Froome used the first high-mountain stage of this year's Tour de France to take control of the race.

Froome powerered up a punishing climb in the Pyrenees at a pace that none of his rivals could match. He and his Sky teammates killed off the hopes of one contender after another, including 2014 winner Vincenzo Nibali.

Froome has stretched his overall lead to 2 minutes, 52 seconds over Tejay van Garderen, an American on the BMC team.

Soccer- Gold Cup:

Jamaica has clinched first place in Group B in Gold Cup by beating El Salvador 1-0 in Toronto on Tuesday. Jamaica finishes group play with a 2-0-1 record, while El Salvador failed to wrap up a berth in the knockout round.

Jamaica will take on Haiti on Saturday in Baltimore.

Costa Rica took second by playing Canada to a scoreless draw. Costa Rica tied all three of its group matches.

Horse Racing:

American Pharoah has arrived at Del Mar Race Track to begin training for next month's Haskell Invitational in New Jersey. The 3-year-old is the first horse to win the Triple Crown in 37 years.

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