TUESDAY, JULY 15
All-Star Game at Minneapolis, 8 p.m.
Cespedes wins again, beating Frazier in HR derby
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - 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 Monday 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. That was four fewer than last year, when he beat Washington's Bryce Harper 9-8 in the final round.
Cespedes saved his best for last, a 452-foot blast to the third deck above left field that officially measured as the longest of the night.
Hernandez vs Wainwright in All-Star game
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Seattle's Felix Hernandez will start Tuesday night's All-Star game for the American League and Adam Wainwright of the St. Louis Cardinals will open for the National League.
Hernandez is 11-2 with a 2.12 ERA. He is the second Seattle pitcher to start an All-Star game following Randy Johnson in 1995 and 1997.
NL manager Mike Matheny of the Cardinals chose the ace of his own staff. Wainwright is 12-4 with a 1.83 ERA and three complete games in 19 starts. It will be the 11th All-Star start by a Cardinals pitcher.
Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, a 14-time All-Star who is playing his final season, will lead off for the AL.
Pittsburgh center fielder Andrew McCutchen leads off for the NL.
Derby contestant Morneau makes return to Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The choice for the final spot on the National League home run derby squad was easy for captain Troy Tulowitzki.
Justin Morneau, his Colorado teammate, had the chance to go back to his baseball home in Minnesota.
Morneau missed out on the NL All-Star team, despite a renaissance season with 13 homers, 60 RBIs and a .312 batting average in his first 89 games for the Rockies. But as a former home run derby champion and a four-time All-Star with the Twins before a concussion derailed his career, Morneau seemed destined to be at the festivities this week at Target Field, in some form.
Morneau was traded by the Twins last summer to the Pittsburgh Pirates and signed with Colorado over the winter. He played 10 years for Minnesota.
Watson watching Woods closely for Ryder Cup team
HOYLAKE, England (AP) - U.S. captain Tom Watson had been looking forward to seeing Tiger Woods at the British Open to talk to him directly about the Ryder Cup.
But on Monday, the captain said there wouldn't be a lot to say.
Watson says it's all about performance, and he'll be keeping an eye on Woods the next month before he makes his three captain's picks.
Woods was out for three months because of back surgery and is a long shot to earn a spot on the team unless he wins. He is at No. 72 in the standings, though a victory at Royal Liverpool likely would put him in the top nine.
Watson says he hopes Woods makes it to the FedEx Cup playoffs. He says he wants him on the team.
More than 26 million watch World Cup final in US
NEW YORK (AP) - 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 said Monday that 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.
That tops the 24.7 million who watched the U.S.-Portugal match earlier in the tournament, and the same number of people who saw the 2010 World Cup final between the Netherlands and Spain.
Between well-played games and a time zone compatible with U.S. viewing, both networks were up significantly throughout the tournament from four years ago.
Emmert paid $1.7 million as NCAA revenues increase
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - NCAA President Mark Emmert received $1.707 million in compensation in 2012-13, a year in which the governing body turned a $32 million profit.
The figures come from the NCAA's latest tax returns, which were released Monday.
Jim Isch, the NCAA's chief operating officer, and top legal counsel Donald Remy also topped the $500,000 mark. Isch received $1.013 million in total compensation. Remy, who is listed as an executive vice president, was third at $619,663.
During that fiscal year, the NCAA generated $874 million in revenue - a 4 percentage-point increase over 2011-12 - and had $842 million in expenses, a 6.4 percentage-point increase over the previous fiscal year.
The tax documents also show a record $546 million was distributed to member schools in 2012-13.
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