• Ortiz leaves All-Star Game to standing ovation
Ortiz leaves All-Star Game to standing ovation

The last pitch in Ortiz's final All-Star at-bat wasn't a fastball, either. We are in the 14th year of that gimmick - Fox's original slogan, remember, was "This Time It Counts" - and for the 11th time the American League will "earn" the opportunity to play World Series games 6 and 7 at home, after Tuesday night's 4-2 victory.

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  • Marlins offering ticket discounts in honor of Stanton's Derby victory
Marlins offering ticket discounts in honor of Stanton's Derby victory

McGwire "only" hit 13 home runs in the first round, a record at the time . "What you saw right there", Ortiz said while being interview by ESPN's broadcast team during the competition, "that ain't human". SAN DIEGO (AP) - American League All-Star starter Chris Sale paid tribute to late Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn , saying he quit chewing toba...

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  • Misfiring Ronaldo `amazing` in Portugal's win over Poland: coach Santos
Misfiring Ronaldo `amazing` in Portugal's win over Poland: coach Santos

Two hours earlier Robert Lewandowski put Poland ahead with a second minute strike only for teenager Sanches to equalise with a superb shot 33 minutes into his first worldwide start. With no more goals , and Ronaldo missing chances, the match was pushed to penalty kicks where heartbreak is guaranteed. The new Bayern Munich signing, making h...

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  • Froome on the attack again as Sagan takes another stage
Froome on the attack again as Sagan takes another stage

The Tinkoff rider was clocked at 71kph as he burst clear of the pack with team-mate Maciej Bodnar, and Froome was first to respond before being joined by Geraint Thomas. He has now finished second on Tour stages 17 times since 2012, while securing just five victories. Overall leader Chris Froome, who won at the top of the Ventoux in 2013, said it...

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  • Boston Celtics to Sign Al Horford
Boston Celtics to Sign Al Horford

The Hawks could still re-sign Horford . Small forward Kent Bazemore agreed to a new four-year, $70 million deal with the Hawks . It seems like there may be more to this than $6 million dollars, regardless- Horford will be wearing Celtic green heading into the 2016-17 season.

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  • Shahid Afridi: Pakistan not producing players to match standards of worldwide cricket
Shahid Afridi: Pakistan not producing players to match standards of worldwide cricket

The 36-year-old said the quality of the player pool in Pakistan cricket does not match the worldwide standard. He went on to say that a number of things have to be changed in the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). When I was part of the team I played respectfully, and when I resign I will do that respectfully too. "I always wanted to make a better t...

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  • Enough Olympic talk: It's time for the British Open
Enough Olympic talk: It's time for the British Open

I believe there's out of bounds just over the back of the green. Scotland's Colin Montgomerie, now 53 and seen as one of the best players never to win a major, came through qualifying for this year's championship. If he is to bridge the gap between the triumph of 2014 at Hoylake and Royal Troon 2016, McIlroy must defeat a host of threats, predomi...

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  • U.S. Women's Olympic gymnastics team chosen
U.S. Women's Olympic gymnastics team chosen

She won the world title in 2015, and is considered an "event specialist". Biles hasn't lost a major competition since winning the world championships in 2013. "I think there's more expectations now than there were before", she said. Despite a couple uncharacteristic mistakes on balance beam each day, she scored 123.250 to win by 2.1 points.

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  • Hamilton claims British Grand Prix glory
Hamilton claims British Grand Prix glory

It was all celebration for Hamilton , however, who had his fourth career British GP win. Mercedes have decided not to appeal Nico Rosberg's 10-second radio dialogue penalty at the British Grand Prix , the Formula One world champions announced on Monday.

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  • Prime Minister-in-waiting Theresa May confused with porn star Teresa May
Prime Minister-in-waiting Theresa May confused with porn star Teresa May

Mrs May has said there was an "immediate attraction" between the two, and they quickly bonded over a shared love of cricket. Britain's decision to leave has rocked the bloc it joined 43 years ago, and thrown decades of European integration into reverse.

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  • Dwyane Wade's Free Agency Being Taken Seriously Across NBA
Dwyane Wade's Free Agency Being Taken Seriously Across NBA

Dwyane Wade could set free agent meetings with the Milwaukee Bucks and New York Knicks early next week if his situation with the Miami Heat is still in a holding pattern, per ESPN's Brian Windhorst . Whiteside also ruled out "loyalty" as a factor in his final decision-making, hinting that he was ready to venture out of South Beach. Hassan Wh...

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  • Crews to begin mop-up work Tuesday on Cold Springs fire near Nederland
Crews to begin mop-up work Tuesday on Cold Springs fire near Nederland

There is a fire ban in place for all of Boulder County . Both air and ground personnel will work together to contain the existing fire perimeter. Both women were evacuated from their homes but say their homes are still standing. In a briefing to media soon after announcing the arrests, Sheriff Joe Pelle told reporters that community tips had led p...

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  • Olympic double hopes dashed as Felix misses 200m team
Olympic double hopes dashed as Felix misses 200m team

A late lean didn't work for Felix , ending her hopes of winning a 200-400 double in Rio and adding unexpected drama as the trials wrapped up. She will go to Rio and presumably compete in two events, the 400m and the 4x400m relay. There were no tears. Simpson, the American champion for the third consecutive year, took the lead from a crowded pack...

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  • South China Sea ruling: China's defiance jeopardises intl arbitration
South China Sea ruling: China's defiance jeopardises intl arbitration

Tribunal members also ruled that numerous islands in the Spratly chain could not be technically deemed islands, since the court ruled numerous land masses cannot sustain a "human community or independent economic life", according to the ruling.

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  • All-Star walk off for Big Papi
All-Star walk off for Big Papi

The popular Big Papi was embraced by almost member of the American League roster Tuesday night when he was replaced by a pinch runner and strolled back to the dugout. Ortiz is nearly definitely going to retire after this season, but as Lester said, we won't know for sure until spring training. "I just want to unplug, " Ortiz said.

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  • Douglas makes Olympic team, debuts new Barbie
Douglas makes Olympic team, debuts new Barbie

In honour of the inspirational Olympic champion, Mattel has designed a "Barbie Shero doll" for Douglas, to shine the spotlight on extraordinary, pioneering women. I'm still trying to process this'. 'I definitely love competing, ' she said. Douglas joins a line-up of respected women who have all been depicted in Barbie form, including Misty ...

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  • McIlroy: I could get away with drugs
McIlroy: I could get away with drugs

This was something I very much struggled with", Spieth said Tuesday at Royal Troon, home to the 145th British Open that begins Thursday. McIlroy said he didn't get into golf to "grow the game", and he'll likely take a lot of heat for that comment, but why should he? I didn't get into golf to try and grow the game.

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  • What's next for Serena Williams after reaching 22
What's next for Serena Williams after reaching 22

Just hours before today's doubles, Serena dominated and won her match against Kerber while also earning her 22nd Grand Slam title. Mouratoglou said that he felt as if the "real Serena" is now back after having gone without a Slam since her sixth win at the All England Club previous year.

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  • Mercedes accept Rosberg's radio penalty
Mercedes accept Rosberg's radio penalty

Spaniard Carlos Sainz was eighth for Toro Rosso and Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel ninth after being handed a five- second penalty for forcing the Williams of Brazilian Felipe Massa off the track. When racing got underway for real, the precocious Verstappen completed an audacious passing move on Rosberg , but lost his advantage during a subsequent r...

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  • What's next for Tom Brady and the New England Patriots
What's next for Tom Brady and the New England Patriots

District Court for the Southern District of NY on September 3, 2015, but was reinstated by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on April 25. "In their collective bargaining agreement, the players and the League mutually decided many years ago that the Commissioner should investigate possible rule violations, should impose appropriate sanctions, ...

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