All-Star lineups...Prince the king of Home Run Derby
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Detroit's Justin Verlander will start on the mound for the American League, and Matt Cain of San Francisco will go for the National League in Tuesday night's All-Star game.
Verlander posted a 9-5 record with a 2.58 ERA for the Tigers in the first half of the season. Cain went 9-3, including a perfect game, with a 2.62 ERA for the Giants.
American League manager Ron Washington announced his starting lineup. Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter will lead off, followed by his teammate Robinson Cano (kuh-NOH') at second. Texas left fielder Josh Hamilton bats third, followed by Toronto right fielder Jose Bautista, Detroit first baseman Prince Fielder, Texas third baseman Adrian Beltre (BEHL'-tray), Boston designated hitter David Ortiz, Texas catcher Mike Napoli (NA'-poh-lee) and Yankees center fielder Curtis Granderson.
National League skipper Tony La Russa's lineup has Colorado's Carlos Gonzalez leading off as the DH, followed by San Francisco center fielder Melky Cabrera, Milwaukee left fielder Ryan Braun, Cincinnati first baseman Joey Votto (VAH'-toh), St. Louis right fielder Carlos Beltran, Giants catcher Buster Posey, San Francisco third baseman Pablo Sandoval, Atlanta second baseman Dan Uggla and St. Louis shortstop Rafael Furcal (fur-KAHL').
Two of baseball's youngest phenoms -- 19-year-old Bryce Harper of Washington and 20-year-old Mike Trout of the L.A. Angels, will be part of the bench strength for each team. Harper is the youngest position player in All-Star history and a key part of the Washington Nationals' transformation to a first-place team while Trout is leading the American League in hitting.
Detroit's Prince Fielder outslugged Toronto's Jose Bautista to win Monday night's Home Run Derby. Fielder defeated Bautista 12-7 in the final round. He's only the second player to win the derby more than once, having won it in 2009. Fielder hit 28 during the three rounds, including one measured at 476 feet, longest of the night.
Ken Griffey Jr. won three derby crowns.
Defending champ Robinson Cano (kuh-NOH') was blanked in his round and was booed by the Kansas City crowd. Cano, Bautista, who is the current major league co-leader with 27 homers, Fielder and Mark Trumbo represented the AL.
National Leaguers trying to clear the fences were Matt Kemp, Carlos Gonzalez, Carlos Beltran and Andrew McCutchen.
Braves to honor retiring Chipper
UNDATED (AP) — The Atlanta Braves will honor Chipper Jones before the start of his final home regular-season series.
The Braves have announced plans to honor Jones in a pregame ceremony Sept. 28 before they open a series against the New York Mets. Jones has spent his entire career in Atlanta and plans to retire after the season.
The 40-year-old is hitting .318 with six homers and 33 RBIs. He will be a reserve in Tuesday night's All-Star game in Kansas City.
In other baseball news:
— The Braves say rookie shortstop Andrelton Simmons will miss at least a month with a broken right little finger, he suffered while sliding head-first in Sunday's game at Philadelphia. The 22-year old Simmons was called up on June 1 and is hitting .294 in 33 games. He was NL rookie of the month for June.
— The Baltimore Orioles have reinstated outfielder Nick Markakis (mar-KAY'-kihs) from the 15-day disabled list and optioned infielder Joe Mahoney to Triple-A Norfolk. Markakis was reinstated Monday after going on the DL June 1, retroactive to May 30, with a broken hamate bone of the right wrist.
--Toronto Blue Jays reliever Luis Perez will miss the rest of the season with a torn ligament in his left elbow. He's 2-2 with a 3.43 ERA this season.
— The New York Yankees have told Mr. October to stay away this summer. A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that the Yankees want Reggie Jackson to steer clear of the clubhouse and team events following his pointed remarks about Alex Rodriguez and several former Yankee stars in a Sports Illustrated article.
Camby to rejoin Knicks...Heat star has knee surgery... AP source: Hinrich to rejoin Bulls
UNDATED (AP) — — Marcus Camby has agreed to rejoin the New York Knicks in a deal that sends three players and two second-round draft picks to the Houston Rockets, according to a person with direct knowledge of the move.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because neither team has announced the trade.
The Rockets will get guard Toney Douglas, centers Josh Harrelson and Jerome Jordan and second-round picks in 2014 and 2015.
Camby played for the Knicks from 1998-2002.
In other NBA news:
Miami's Dwyane (dwayn) Wade has had surgery on his left knee, and is expected to need up to eight weeks to fully recover. The star guard of the NBA champs is expected to be ready for the start of training camp. Wade was bothered by knee pain and swelling throughout the playoffs, but played in all 23 of Miami's playoff games.
— The Sacramento Kings have signed first-round pick Thomas Robinson to a rookie contract, after they selected him fifth overall in the NBA draft. Robinson led the Jayhawks to the national championship game against Kentucky, where Kansas lost 67-59. The Big 12 Player of the Year averaged 17.9 points and 11.8 rebounds in 31.8 minutes per game in his junior season and led the nation with 27 double-doubles.
— Veteran guard Kirk Hinrich (HYN'-rihk) has agreed to a deal to return to the Chicago Bulls. A person with knowledge of the NBA has confirmed the deal on condition of anonymity because it has not been announced. Free agents can't sign new contracts until Wednesday. The 31-year-old Hinrich spent his first seven seasons with Chicago before he was traded to the Washington Wizards two years ago. He was later dealt to Atlanta, where he averaged 6.6 points in 48 games last season.
__There were multiple reports Monday that the Nets and Magic were talking with the Clippers and Cavaliers about a deal that would ultimately send Dwight Howard to Brooklyn. The Nets have already had a good July, acquiring All-Star guard Joe Johnson from Atlanta and getting Deron (DEHR'-ihn)Williams to commit to a five-year, $98 million extension, rather than join the Dallas Mavericks. Williams can finally sign the deal late Tuesday night and will be able to fully participate in the U.S. Olympic team's practices Wednesday after sitting out the contact portions for now.
Armstrong suit against USADA dismissed
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed Lance Armstrong's lawsuit against the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, but says the cyclist can refile it within 20 days.
The seven-time Tour de France champion sued USADA in an attempt to prevent it from moving forward with charges that he used performance-enhancing drugs throughout much of his career.
Solo warned for positive test
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — U.S. national team goalkeeper Hope Solo has received a public warning from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency after she tested positive for a banned substance.
Solo has accepted the warning and will still play for the United States in the Olympic tournament.
The 30-year-old Solo says she took a medication prescribed by her doctor that she did not know contained a diuretic.
Peterson attorney: Allegations fabricated
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The attorney for Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson says his client was a victim and a charge of resisting arrest is a "fabrication."
Texas attorney Rusty Hardin released a statement Monday, two days after Peterson was released from a Houston jail. The running back was arrested and charged with resisting arrest after allegedly pushing an off-duty police officer who was working security at a night club.
Hardin says the allegations are "a total fabrication" and that Peterson was "the victim, not the aggressor." Peterson has an initial court appearance on the misdemeanor scheduled for Friday.
HORSE RACING-I'LL HAVE ANOTHER
Japanese farm buys I'll Have Another
NEW YORK (AP) — The owner of I'll Have Another says he sold his Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner to a farm in Japan for $10 million, a price that far exceeded any amount he was offered in the United States.
I'll Have Another was retired with a tendon injury the day before he was to run in the Belmont Stakes and attempt to become the first Triple Crown champion in 34 years.
Hornish replaces suspended Allmendinger
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — AJ Allmendinger's business manager says the driver is "shell-shocked" by his failed drug test and that he's is working hard to determine what went wrong. Allmendinger was suspended shortly before Saturday night's race at Daytona for failing a random drug test. He has until tomorrow to ask for his "B'' sample to be tested.
Penske Racing says Sam Hornish Jr. will replace suspended driver AJ Allmendinger this weekend at New Hampshire.
Larry Robinson finds his way to San Jose
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks hired Hall of Fame defenseman and former Stanley Cup winning coach Larry Robinson as associate coach on Monday. Robinson will join Todd McLellan behind the Sharks bench, having signed a two-year contract with an option for a third.
Robinson coached New Jersey to the Stanley Cup title in 2000.
The two-time Norris Trophy winner as the league's top defenseman was the playoff MVP in 1978 during a 17-year career with Montreal and Los Angeles. He won six Stanley Cups as a player.
TOUR DE FRANCE
Still wearing the yellow jersey
BESANCON, France (AP) — Britain's Bradley Wiggins has won the first big time trial of the Tour de France and extended his overall lead.
The three-time Olympic track champion beat runner-up Christopher Froome of Britain in the 25.8-mile ninth stage by 35 seconds.
Wiggins retained the leader's yellow jersey by extending his overall lead over defending champ Cadel (kuh-DEHL') Evans to 1:53.
Ex-Stanford basketball captain dies at 35
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Peter Sauer, a former basketball captain at Stanford who helped lead the Cardinal to the 1998 Final Four, has died. He was 35.
The school said Monday that Sauer died Sunday night in White Plains, N.Y., while playing in an adult league recreational basketball game. The 6-foot-7, 225-pound forward from Pittsburgh was part of a Stanford team that reached four straight NCAA tournaments under former coach Mike Montgomery.