Quote of the Day

"We have no prohibition about bringing All Star Weekend back to Las Vegas. From our standpoint, it was a tremendous experience and the city has embraced us with open arms. So we’re looking at doing all kinds of different events here."
-- NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, on plans to hold more events in the city in the wake of the NBA Summer League’s success there. (LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL, 7/15)
Tuesday July 15, 2014 Vol. 20 — No. 213 Print This Issue

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  • Hitting The Target?

    Cespedes said the change in format affected some batters in later rounds

    A crowd of 40,558 withstood a one-hour rain delay prior to last night's Gillette Home Run Derby at Target Field, but little "spectacular materialized" until A's LF Yoenis Cespedes "found his groove late to secure his second consecutive Derby crown," according to Joe Christensen of the Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE. Due to the new bracket format, the hitters were "limited to seven outs per round, down from 10 in previous years." Marlins RF Giancarlo Stanton "got a bye into Round 3" -- another format change -- but "proceeded to post a big fat zero," allowing Reds 3B Todd Frazier to move to the finals with a 1-0 victory. In the AL semifinal, Blue Jays RF Jose Bautista, after "getting a bye, couldn't keep his first-round momentum and fell 7-4 t ...

  • The Grand Finale

    In final year with World Cup rights, ESPN and Univision both set U.S. audience records.

  • Protecting His Net

    Tim Howard closing in on at least three new sponsor deals.

  • What The Future Holds

    Can U.S. Soccer maintain its newfound growth, momentum between World Cups?

  • Truck Stop Blues

    How will Haslam's $92M fine for trucking scandal affect Browns?

  • Who's Coming With Me?

    SEC's Slive again threatens D-IV if not granted autonomy.

  • Let's Go To The Sideline

    Fox moves longtime reporter Pam Oliver to its No. 2 NFL team in favor of Erin Andrews.

  • Summer Lovin'

    Attendance records for the 24-team NBA Summer League in Las Vegas seem likely to fall.

  • Loyal To A Fault

    Monfort's reluctance to change is drawing ire of Rockies fans.

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