CITI FIELD WAS THE HOST OF THE 2013 MLB ALL STAR GAME
(AP) — The Major League Baseball season is in a holding pattern as the four-day All-Star break continues. Following last night's 3-0 win by the American League, the second-half of the season won't start until Friday.
In case you missed the action last night, the AL stars blanked the National League as Mariano Rivera was named the game's MVP. He pitched a 1-2-3 eighth inning. The American League got runs batted in from Toronto's Jose Bautista (boh-TEE'-stah), J.J. Hardy of the Orioles and Cleveland's Jason Kipnis.
The National League tops the series 43-39-2 and the win means the American League champion will have home field advantage in this fall's World Series.
THIRD MAJOR OF THE GOLF SEASON BEGINS LATER TONIGHT
(AP) — The British Open, the third major in men's golf, starts play tomorrow morning in Gullane, Scotland. The defending champion this year is Ernie Els and he's back to defend his title. The field includes all of the top players in the world, including Tiger Woods, who says his sore left elbow is feeling just fine.
The head of golf's governing body says there is no evidence of doping in the sport and emphasizes there will be no complacency in the fight to keep it drug-free. Peter Dawson says his organization is "right on the case" and that "anti-doping policies do as much as they can."
MANZIEL SAYS HE NEEDS TO MAKE BETTER DECISIONS
(AP) — Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel says he missed activities at the Manning Passing Academy because he "overslept," and his absence had nothing to do with being out the night before.
Manziel left the camp for high school prospects run by the Manning family in Louisiana before it ended last weekend.
He says his eventful offseason has been at times "blown out of proportion," though he did acknowledge that he needs to make better decisions because he's such a public figure.
The 20-year-old Heisman Trophy winner faced hundreds or reporters at Southeastern Conference Media Days on Wednesday. Wearing a dark blue suit, the 6-foot-1, 200-pound sophomore discussed his fame, decision-making and even answered a few questions about football.
Manziel is the first freshman to win the Heisman.