As of 7:45 a.m. (et)
The All-Star Game rosters were finalized on Monday and 26 of the 66 players on
the squads for next Tuesday's game in Cincinnati will be first-timers. The
Kansas City Royals will have the most players in the contest with six, as
relief pitchers Kelvin Herrera and Wade Davis were added to the AL roster to
join Kansas City starters Salvador Perez, Alcides Escobar, Alex Gordon and
Lorenzo Cain. Angels slugger Albert Pujols was selected and will start at
first base for the American League in place of the injured Miguel Cabrera.
Starting pitchers chosen for the American League team were Tampa Bay's Chris
Archer, Oakland's Sonny Gray, Seattle's Felix Hernandez, Houston's Dallas
Keuchel, Detroit's David Price and Chris Sale of the Chicago White Sox. The
New York Yankees' Dellin Betances, Tampa Bay's Brad Boxberger, Baltimore's
Zach Britton, Baltimore's Darren O'Day and the Minnesota Twins' Glen Perkins
were named as the other relievers. Washington's Max Scherzer, Pittsburgh's
Gerrit Cole, the Dodgers' Zack Greinke, Atlanta's Shelby Miller, the New York
Mets' Jacob deGrom, San Francisco's Madison Bumgarner, St. Louis' Michael
Wacha and Pittsburgh's A.J. Burnett are the starting pitchers on the National
League team, while the relievers for the Senior Circuit will be St. Louis'
Trevor Rosenthal, Pittsburgh's Mark Melancon, Cincinnati's Aroldis Chapman,
the Philadelphia Phillies' Jonathan Papelbon and the Milwaukee Brewers'
Fans will select between Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw, St. Louis starter
Carlos Martinez, Cincinnati starter Johnny Cueto, Mets reliever Jeurys Familia
and Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki for the Final Man on the NL side. Boston
shortstop Xander Bogaerts, Detroit outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, Yankees
outfielder Brett Gardner, Twins second baseman Brian Dozier and Kansas City
first baseman Mike Moustakas are the final vote ballot for the AL.
Women's quarterfinal play will take place today at Wimbledon. Serena Williams
will continue her quest for a calendar-year Grand Slam and a fourth straight
major championship against Victoria Azarenka. Maria Sharapova will meet
American Coco Vandeweghe and another American, Madison Keys, will play 2012
Wimbledon runner-up Agnieszka Radwanska. The remaining quarterfinal will
feature Timea Bacsinszky against Garbine Muguruza.
Just one men's singles match is on the schedule, as Novak Djokovic will
continue his fourth-round encounter against Kevin Anderson. The two split the
first four sets, as Anderson won the first two before the defending Wimbledon
champion rallied to even it. Roger Federer, Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka were
among the fourth-round winners on Monday.
The Memphis Grizzlies have come to terms with all-star center Marc Gasol on a
five-year deal worth $110 million, according to multiple reports. The deal,
which cannot be finalized until July 9, includes a player option after the
fourth year. Gasol, who was born in Spain but grew up in Memphis during older
brother Pau's tenure with the Grizzlies, has spent his entire seven-year
career with the Grizzlies and developed into one of the league's elite two-way
players. The 2013 Defensive Player of the Year and two-time All-Star averaged
a career-best 17.4 points and added 7.8 rebounds per game last season,
landing him a spot on the All-NBA First Team.
The San Antonio Spurs will sign forward David West to a veteran's minimum
deal, according to multiple reports Monday. The deal, which can not be signed
until July 9 when the league's free agency moratorium period ends, would be
worth $1.49 million next season. West, 34, averaged 11.7 points, 6.8 rebounds
and 3.4 assists in 66 games last season with the Indiana Pacers. Spurs guard
Manu Ginobili says he is returning for the 2015-16 NBA season. "Happy to
announce that I'm coming back next season," Ginobili tweeted Monday. Ginobili,
who will turn 38 on July 28, has spent his entire 13-year NBA career with the
Spurs, who drafted him in the second round in 1999.
Rory McIlroy might not be around to defend his British Open title next week at
St. Andrews because of an ankle injury. The world's top-ranked golfer said
Monday he was hurt while playing soccer on Saturday and posted a picture of
himself on Instagram with his left foot in a walking boot. McIlroy did not
give a timetable for a potential return, but said he ruptured an ankle
ligament and is continuing "to assess extent of injury and treatment play day
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