Briann January, a former star from Lewis & Clark HS in Spokane, will make her first appearance as a WNBA All-Star on Saturday. The starting PG for Indiana was voted in by Eastern Conference coaches as a reserve for the East team.
Felix Hernandez was in line to pick up the victory after throwing a scoreless first inning as AL teammates staked him to a 3-0 lead. The National League tied it, but the AL bounced back behind Derek Jeter and MVP Mike Trout.
The New Orleans Saints confirmed a contract with Jimmy Graham, ending a holdout for the standout tight end. ESPN reported Graham’s four-year deal is worth up to $40 million, making him the highest-paid tight end in league history.
Oakland’s Yoenis Cespedes became the first repeat winner of the All-Star Home Run Derby in 15 years, powering his way past Cincinnati’s Todd Frazier by a whopping 9-1 in the final round in Minneapolis.Ken Griffey Jr. of the Mariners took the title in 1998 and 1999.