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Jeter, Trout lead AL over NL 5-3 in All-Star game
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Helping send Derek Jeter go out a winner in his last All-Star game appearance, Mike Trout drove in two runs with a triple and a double to lead the American League past the National League 5-3 on Tuesday night.
Jeter started his 14th and final All Star game with a vintage opposite-field double, following an ovation from the Target Field crowd of more than one minute. The Yankees captain went 2 for 2 and was removed to another roar from the fans in the top of the fourth inning.
Max Scherzer picked up the victory with a scoreless inning, and Twins closer Glen Perkins pitched a perfect ninth for the save in front of his home crowd to again give the AL home-field advantage for the World Series.
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.
Red Wings hire Granato as assistant
DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Red Wings have hired Tony Granato as an assistant coach.
Granato was an assistant for the Pittsburgh Penguins for the last five seasons, and he was also part of Team USA's staff at the 2014 Olympics. Granato also has been a head coach with the Colorado Avalanche.
Granato played 773 games with the New York Rangers, Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks, totaling 248 goals and 244 assists in 13 seasons from 1988 through 2001.
The Red Wings announced the move on Tuesday.
Tom Renney, a Detroit assistant the last two seasons, has been hired as president and chief executive officer of Hockey Canada.
Rapids' O'Neill suspended; Crew's Anor wins appeal
NEW YORK (AP) - Colorado Rapids defender Shane O'Neill has been suspended one game and fined an undisclosed sum for his play Saturday against the Philadelphia Union.
The league said Tuesday that O'Neill endangered an opponent during the 11th minute.
Also, Columbus Crew midfielder Bernardo Anor won his appeal of a red card he drew Saturday in the 84th minute against the New York Red Bulls. The appeal through the players' union was upheld and Anor will be available for Wednesday's game against Sporting Kansas City.
Balanced NBA field will make title chase tougher
LAS VEGAS (AP) - When Patrick Ewing played, he saw the league as having one superstar per team.
He sees it heading back that way now.
LeBron James' decision to leave Miami for Cleveland surely shifted the NBA power structure. And while there's obviously a team loaded with future Hall of Famers in San Antonio, plus plenty of teams with two players worthy of at least superstar argument, there's nothing that mirrors what the Heat had when James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh were teammates.
James' latest decision also gives Cleveland a better chance to win a title.
But like Ewing knows, since he never won a championship, a more-balanced playing field across the NBA means many other teams figure to have a better chance as well.
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