KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Owner of the best record in baseball, R.A. Dickey was hoping to become the first knuckleballer to start an All-Star game since Dutch Leonard in 1943.
SAN JOSE (AP) - The San Jose Sharks hired Hall of Fame defenseman and former Stanley Cup winning coach Larry Robinson as associate coach on Monday.
OAKLAND (AP) - Just like that last winter, the Oakland Athletics traded away three of their best pitchers: All-Stars Trevor Cahill and Gio Gonzalez, and 2009 Rookie of the Year closer Andrew Bailey.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Prince Fielder made a splash at the All-Star Home Run Derby. Eight of them.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - One more lineup card for Tony La Russa to fill out. One more chance to put on the uniform.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Bryce Harper remembered back to Oct. 27, when just 414 fans were at Scottsdale Stadium to watch his Scorpions play the Mesa Solar Sox in the Arizona Fall League.
NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Yankees have told Mr. October to stay away this summer.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A federal judge handed Lance Armstrong a quick setback Monday as he went to court to save his seven Tour de France titles and his reputation as one of the greatest cyclists ever.
BESANCON, France (AP) - If Monday's time trial at the Tour de France was "the test of truth" - as one top rider called it - then Bradley Wiggins aced it.
STANFORD (AP) - Peter Sauer, a former captain at Stanford who helped lead the Cardinal to the 1998 Final Four, has died. He was 35.
HOUSTON (AP) - Marcus Camby is returning to New York, while the Houston Rockets continue to reshape their roster.
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) - A Grand Slam title drought did indeed end in Sunday's historic and riveting Wimbledon final, only it was Roger Federer's lengthy-for-him gap between trophies that came to a close, rather than Britain's 76-year wait for a homegrown men's champion.
OAKLAND (AP) - Josh Reddick provided a fitting ending to a promising first half of the season for the Oakland Athletics.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Tim Lincecum wants to avoid saying he's hit rock bottom, but he sure hopes his nightmarish season doesn't fall any lower.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Holdout right guard Alex Boone has agreed to a $6 million, two-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers that replaces the two years remaining on his previous deal, a person with direct knowledge of the contract said Sunday.
NAPA (AP) - Napa Valley's seismically reinforced winery buildings generally held up to the largest earthquake to hit Northern California in a quarter-century, but the precious wine piled inside often did not.