WEDNESDAY, JULY 16
New York at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
Union host Red Bulls in crucial matchup
CHESTER, Pa. (AP) - The Union are looking to make up some ground in the MLS East tonight when they host the Red Bulls at PPL Park.
The Union are in the basement of the Eastern Conference, but Philadelphia can grab six points by knocking off New York tonight and Chicago this weekend. Sweeping both games will be no easy feat. The Red Bulls are unbeaten in their last five matchups. New York forward Bradley Wright-Phillips has a league leading 15 goals in 17 matches. Teammate Thierry Henry (TEE'-uh-ree ahn-REE') has nine assists, also the most in MLS.
Philadelphia will be without midfielders Amobi Okugo and Michael Lahoud. Both players were ejected during Saturday's 3-3 draw against Colorado.
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.
US Olympic pairs skaters Zhang, Bartholomay split
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - U.S. Olympic pairs skaters Felicia Zhang and Nathan Bartholomay have ended their partnership.
The announcement Wednesday means both American teams that competed in Sochi have split. Two-time U.S. champions Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir said in May they were moving on.
Zhang and Bartholomay finished second behind Castelli and Shnapir at nationals in January, then placed 12th at the Olympics. The 25-year-old Bartholomay, from Pennsylvania, is interested in finding a new partner. The 20-year-old Zhang, from New Jersey, will attend the University of South Florida full time.
The two had competed together for three years. The United States has struggled in pairs recently as teams have failed to stay together.
Castelli and Shnapir were ninth in Sochi as the U.S. narrowly improved on its worst-ever Olympic showing in pairs four years earlier.
Get some sleep
HOYLAKE, England (AP) - If you want to catch the beginning of the British Open tomorrow you better get to bed early tonight. The first tee time tomorrow morning is around 1:30 a.m. New York time. That's when American David Duval tees off with two other players.
The big names tee off later in the day. Tiger Woods starts play at 3:26 eastern time with Phil Mickelson around 9 a.m.
This is the third major of the year. Bubba Watson won the Masters back in April while Martin Kaymer (KY'-mur) won the U.S. Open last month.
This is the 143rd running of the British Open and it is being contested at Royal Liverpool in Hoylake, England.
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