>>NL Romps AL At All-Star Game
(Kansas City, MO) -- The National League dominated last night's All-Star Game in Kansas City, defeating the
American League, 8-0. It was the first shutout in an All-Star Game since the NL
defeated the AL 6-0 in Philadelphia in 1996. With the victory, the NL will now
host the World Series for the third straight year. Cubs shortstop Starlin
Castro and first baseman Bryan LaHair both went 0-for-1 off the bench. Four
Southsiders made the team, but just two played. Pitcher Chris Sale gave up two
hits and struck out one in a scoreless inning. Paul Konerko did not have an
at-bat but took over at first base for Prince Fielder for a few innings. Adam
Dunn and Jake Peavy did not make an appearance.
The Northsiders and Southsiders both start the second half of the season on Friday. The Cubs open
up a three-game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday afternoon at
Wrigley Field. The ChiSox stay in KC to kick off the second half of the season
on Friday evening with the opener of a three-game set against the Royals.
>>Bulls Start Las Vegas Summer League Next Week
(Las Vegas, NV) -- The Chicago Bulls will be in Sin City next week. The Bulls open
up their Las Vegas Summer League schedule on Tuesday against the Boston Celtics
at Cox Pavilion. Chicago also plays summer league contests versus Houston,
Golden State, Los Angeles Clippers and Milwaukee next week.
>>Brock Given Robinson Legacy Award
(Kansas City, MO) -- St.
Louis Cardinals legend Lou Brock is the 2012 Jackie Robinson Legacy Award winner
for Lifetime Achievement. Brock was presented with the award by the president
of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, Bob Kendrick, in Kansas City. The
six-time All-Star was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1985. In 19
seasons with the Cardinals and Cubs, Brock batted .293 with 3,023 hits and 938
stolen bases. Brock retired as baseball's single-season and all-time leader in
stolen bases. His records were later broken by Rickey Henderson.
>>Blues Keep Langenbrunner
(St. Louis, MO) -- The St. Louis Blues have signed forward Jamie Langenbrunner to a one-year contract.
Langenbrunner had six goals and 18 assists in 70 games with the Blues last
season. In over one-thousand career NHL games with Dallas, New Jersey and St.
Louis, Langenbrunner has 243 goals, 419 assists and 837 penalty minutes. A
two-time Stanley Cup Champion, Langenbrunner has registered 34 goals and 53
assists in 146 playoff games.
>>Blues Ship Crombeen To Bolts
(St. Louis, MO) -- The St. Louis Blues traded forward B.J. Crombeen
and a fifth-round pick in the 2014 NHL Draft to the Tampa Bay Lightning on
Tuesday. In exchange, the Bolts send fourth-round picks in the 2013 and 2014
drafts to St. Louis. The 27-year-old Crombeen scored one goal and had two
assists in 40 games with the Blues last season.