TUESDAY, JULY 15
All-Star Game at Minneapolis, 8 p.m.
Penguins: No wrist surgery for Sidney Crosby
PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pittsburgh Penguins say captain Sidney Crosby doesn't need surgery on his injured wrist.
Crosby dealt with a wrist injury during the playoffs. The Penguins announced Tuesday on Twitter that "after seeking additional medical advice, doctors have decided not to perform surgery on Sidney Crosby's wrist."
The team says he'll keep receiving treatment and be evaluated ahead of training camp in September.
Crosby had just one goal and eight assists in 13 playoff games. The Penguins were eliminated in the second round by the New York Rangers.
Annual mid-summer classic is tonight
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Baseball's All-Star Game is being played this evening at Target Field in Minneapolis. The starting pitchers are Adam Wainwright of the Cardinals for the National League and Felix Hernandez of the Mariners for the American.
Hernandez, the first Venezuela pitcher to start for the All-Stars, is 11-2 with a 2.12 earned run average. He is just the second Seattle pitcher to start an All-Star game following Randy Johnson in 1995 and 1997. National League manager Mike Matheny of the Cardinals chose the ace of his own staff as 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.
Derek Jeter of the Yankees will be making his last appearance in an All-Star Game. The captain of the New York team is in his 14th All-Star game and is retiring at the end of the season.
The ceremonial first pitch will be tossed out by Rod Carew, an All-Star in all 12 of his seasons with the Minnesota Twins. Carew was an All-Star in the first 18 seasons of a 19-year big league career that started in 1967 and ended with the California Angels in 1985.
Just how much is being an All-Star worth?
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Despite missing tonight's All-Star game because of a sprained right wrist, just getting picked was rewarding for Kansas City outfielder Alex Gordon. He is among 47 of the 81 All-Stars who had bonus provisions in their contracts triggered by their selection for tonight's game at Target Field.
In addition to the $50,000 bonus, Gordon will benefit from an escalator provision in his deal. By making the All-Star team, his 2015 salary and a 2016 player option rise by $500,000 each to $14 million.
Four players earned $100,000 All-Star bonuses: Detroit first baseman Miguel Cabrera (kah-BREHR'-uh), Texas third baseman Adrian Beltre (BEHL'-tray), Detroit second baseman Ian Kinsler and Cleveland outfielder Michael Brantley.
Woods is back and still aiming high at Open
HOYLAKE, England (AP) - Tiger Woods was an early arrival to the British Open with hopes of avoiding an early departure.
Woods has played only two competitive rounds in the last four months because of back pain that led to surgery. That's why he chose to get to England a day earlier than usual - Saturday - to get acclimated to links golf at Royal Liverpool.
He at least can count on his health. Even though Woods missed the cut at Congressional in his return three weeks ago, he was pleased at having no setbacks, and even has been to the gym a couple of times this week.
As for his goals? They haven't changed. When asked what would be a reasonable result at his first major of the year, Woods, replied, "First."
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