(Washington, DC) — The American League is celebrating an 8-6, 10-inning win over the National League in the MLB All-Star Game in D.C. Astros teammates Alex Bregman and George Springer hit back-to-back home runs in the top of the 10th to break a 5-all tie and put the Junior Circuit in front for good. Charlie Morton surrendered two-runs across two innings of work in relief for the AL squad. The teams combined for a record 10 home runs.
Choo Singles, Scores In All-Star Game
(Washington, DC) — Shin-Soo Choo went 1-for-2 and scored a run for the American League All-Stars in a 10-inning 8-6 victory over the National League in D.C. Choo was the lone Rangers’ representative in the game. Choo is the third player from South Korea and the first position player to be selected to the All-Star Game. Choo has reached base in 51 consecutive games, the longest streak in the majors this season. He has hit .337 with a .469 on-base percentage during the streak, drawing 47 walks.
Alex Bregman Named ASG MVP
(Washington, DC) — Alex Bregman is bringing home some hardware from the All-Star Game in DC. Bregman was name Most Valuable Player for his go-ahead shot in the American League victory. Bregman is the first Astros player to receive the honor.
NFL Reinstates Gregory Conditionally
(Undated) — The NFL has reinstated suspended Cowboys defense end Randy Gregory on a conditional basis. Gregory will be allowed to join the Cowboys at training camp and participate in meetings and conditioning work. The league stated once arrangements have been certified on clinical resources in Dallas and continued compliance he would be allowed to practice and play in games. Gregory has not played since 2016 because of repeated NFL substance abuse policy violations.
Lawrence Will Play Under Cowboys’ Franchise Tag
(Frisco, TX) — Cowboys defense end DeMarcus Lawrence will play with the franchise tag this year. A deadline expired for him to reach a multi-year contract with the team. Lawrence will receive just more than 17 million dollars this year with the franchise tag. He had 14.5 sacks last season.
Texas Coach Coy On Who Will Call Offensive Plays
(Frisco, TX) — Texas coach Tom Herman was noncommittal on whether he or Tim Beck would primarily be calling the offensive plays this season. Herman is the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach and called most of the playing during the season. Herman, however, took over the play calling in the Longhorns’ victory over Missouri in the Texas Bowl. Herman said at the conclusion of the Big 12 football media sessions in Frisco the play calling decision does not have to be made in July.
26th ESPY Awards Tonight
(Los Angeles, CA) — Auto racing star Danica Patrick hosts the 26th annual ESPYs tonight, ESPN’s awards show for the year in sports. Patrick will be the first woman to host the show, which airs tonight at 8 p.m. Eastern on ABC. The event will also pay special tribute to Aaron Feis, Scott Beigel and Chris Hixon, three coaches who died while protecting students during the mass shooting at Florida’s Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in February.
Dallas Wings 104, New York Liberty 87
Atlanta Dream 86, Connecticut Sun 83