BC-AP Sports Digest

BC-AP Sports Digest,1097

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Melky Cabrera and Pablo Sandoval sent the National League to a big early lead. Matt Cain and the rest of an imposing pitching staff finished off a Giant blowout in the All-Star game. By Ronald Blum.

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— KANSAS CITY, Mo. — BBO--All-Star Game-Notebook. Chipper gets KC sendoff. By R.B. Fallstrom.

— KANSAS CITY, Mo. — BBO--All-Stars-Cano Booed. Cano reception during Home Run Derby causes stir. By Dave Skretta. Sent



Better hitters, better pitchers and a much, much better record in interleague play, yet somehow the American League got clobbered and lost the All-Star game — and with it home-field advantage in the World Series — for a third straight season. By Sports Columnist Jim Litke.

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— San Francisco sluggers Pablo Sandoval and Melky Cabrera keyed a five-run blitz against Justin Verlander in the first inning that sent the National League to an 8-0 romp over the American League on Tuesday night.

— Karl Kissner was cleaning out his grandfather's attic when he found hundreds of untouched baseball cards from an extremely rare series issued around 1910. Up to now, the few known to exist were in so-so condition at best.



STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — The team brought in by Penn State to investigate "the facts and circumstances of the actions" at the university surrounding molestation of boys by former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky will release its highly anticipated report on Thursday, with the school's reputation and future direction hanging in the balance. By Genaro C. Armas and Mark Scolforo.

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— STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — US--Penn State-Abuse-Paterno. Paternos: Late coach didn't cover up at Penn State. By Genaro C. Armas. Sent


Deron Williams hit the jackpot in Las Vegas, and Blake Griffin signed on for a few more years in Los Angeles. Free agents could finally sign contracts starting at 12:01 a.m. EDT Wednesday, and the Brooklyn Nets wasted no time getting their All-Star point guard to put pen to paper — well, iPad actually — on a new deal worth $98 million over five years. By Brian Mahoney.

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AUSTIN, Texas — With Lance Armstrong digging in for a legal fight, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency issued lifetime sports bans Tuesday to three former staff members and consultants on the cyclist's winning Tour de France teams for drug violations. By Jim Vertuno. Sent

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — During this, the summer of the 40th anniversary of Title IX, American women have reached another milestone in sports: For the first time, they outnumber men on the U.S. Olympic team. Sent


— LONDON — OLY--ATH-Bolt. Bolt's agent says Olympic champion 'feeling good.' By Gerald Imray. Sent

— LAS VEGAS — OLY--BKO-Friends and Foes. With James around as a US Olympic teammate, no hiding from NBA Finals pain for Durant. By Brian Mahoney. Sent

— OXFORD, England — OLY--London 2012-Bannister-Torch. Roger Bannister carries Olympic torch on track where he broke 4-minute mile. By Barbara Surk. Sent

— LONDON — OLY--London 2012-Missiles. Judge OKs rooftop missiles during London Olympics. By Jill Lawless. Sent



VILLIE-MORGON, France — The longtime problem of doping hit the Tour de France head-on when French rider Remy Di Gregorio was arrested at his team hotel and suspended by his team Tuesday. By Greg Keller. Sent

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DETROIT — Justin Verlander had about as good a year as a pitcher could have last season, and in 2012 he's been almost as good. He's not likely to go 24-5 again, but the Tigers have needed his consistent excellence to stay within striking distance of first place. By Noah Trister.

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HOUSTON — Houston manager Brad Mills wasn't being facetious when he talked about his team's major-league worst 9-32 record away from Minute Maid Park in the first half of the season. "That became a big roadblock," he said. Indeed. As the Astros limp into the second half in the now-familiar position of holding baseball's worst record, Mills' biggest task is to help his young team find a way to win on the road. By Kristie Rieken.

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— KANSAS CITY, Mo. — BBO--MLB-HGH-Testing. MLB's HGH tests could be expanded to in-season. By Ronald Blum. Sent

— KANSAS CITY, Mo. — BBO--Selig-Valentine. Bud Selig critical of film about Dominican prospects produced by Bobby Valentine. By Ronald Blum. Sent

— KANSAS CITY, Mo. — BBO--Interleague Rivalry Schedule. Interleague rivalry games to be reduced in 2013. By Ronald Blum. Sent

— DEFIANCE, Ohio — US--Baseball Card Discovery. Baseball cards found in Ohio attic might fetch millions. By John Seewer. AP Video. Sent



CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NASCAR penalized two championship contenders on Tuesday — including suspensions for Nationwide Series driver Austin Dillon's team — for problems found during qualifying at Daytona. By Jenna Fryer. Sent

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— CHARLOTTE, N.C. — CAR--NASCAR-Allmendinger Suspended. Allmendinger denies knowingly taking banned drug. By Jenna Fryer. Sent

— CHARLOTTE, N.C. — CAR--NASCAR-Army Sponsorship. Army pulling out of NASCAR at end of season. By Jenna Fryer. Sent

— INDIANAPOLIS — CAR--Patrick-Couric. Katie Couric, Danica Patrick go for a spin in Indianapolis. Sent



MILWAUKEE — The Green Bay Packers announced Tuesday that they had a record year financially, driven in large part by their 13-0 start to a season in which they were the defending Super Bowl champion. By Dinesh Ramde. Sent


— LOS ANGELES — BKN--Jerry Buss. Lakers owner Jerry Buss treated for dehydration. Sent

— LOS ANGELES — Prep Athletes of Year. Johnathan Gray of Texas, Breanna Stewart of New York win national prep athletes of year awards. By Beth Harris. Sent

— DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — SOC--Al Wasl-Maradona Fired. Diego Maradona fired by Dubai club. By Michael Casey. Sent

— FISHERS, Ind. — BKO--Coach Attacks Player. Wis. girls coach punches player, 17, after loss. Sent

Wednesday's Time Schedule (EDT)


San Antonio at Chicago, 12:30 p.m.

Atlanta at Seattle, 3 p.m.

Washington at Connecticut, 7 p.m.


Vancouver at Toronto FC, 7 p.m.