Quote of the Day

"That’s the wrong direction. That’d be St. Louis."
-- Baseball HOFer George Brett, correcting ESPN's Chris Berman's proclamation that a shot by Tigers 1B Prince Fielder in last night's Home Run Derby was "almost to Omaha." ("State Farm Home Run Derby," ESPN, 7/9)
Tuesday July 10, 2012 Vol. 18 — No. 214 Print This Issue

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  • Fountain Of Youth

    Mike Trout is one of this year's 19 All-Star selections who has yet to turn 26

    Youth is "being served this season, and accordingly in today's All-Star Game; it's storming baseball's gates," according to a sports section cover story by Steve Wieberg of USA TODAY. Elias Sports Bureau stats indicate that Nationals RF Bryce Harper and Angels CF Mike Trout are "are among 19 of this year's All-Star selections yet to turn 26 -- the most in nearly half a century." Rangers SS Elvis Andrus (23), Cubs SS Starlin Castro (22), Dodgers P Clayton Kershaw (24) and Braves P Craig Kimbrel (24) all are making their second All-Star appearances this year. Kimbrel said, "Organizations used to want to have more veterans, more leadership, more guys like that in the clubhouse. Nowadays, they're letting guys have a chance at a younger age." Wi ...

  • The Butler Made Me Do It

    The talk from last night's Home Run Derby is about the Royals fans' inhospitable welcome to Robinson Cano.

  • Driving Off

    U.S. Army announces it will end its NASCAR sponsorship.

  • Back In Time

    Ralph Lauren's Team USA Opening Ceremony outfits draw on lats Olympics in London.

  • Charged With An Error

    Spanos disappointed that ticket sales rep sent e-mail inviting rival fans to Chargers games.

  • What I Meant To Say

    IOC's Rogge clarifies comments on McDonald's, citing company's "positive impact" as sponsor.

  • Earning Power

    Mark Emmert's $1.6M pay rate 40% higher than predecessor.

  • Dodge Ball

    Tom Brady to make cameo appearances in new Dodge Dart campaign.

  • Book Study

    Athletic funding and expenses examined for Kansas, K-State, Missouri.

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