Wil Myers absent from All-Star Game vote-getters

San Diego Padres 1B Wil Myers

Padres can’t contain Orioles’ relentless offense – MLB.com
The Orioles scored at least one run in five straight innings and right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez notched a quality start as the O’s earned a 7-2 win over the Padres on Wednesday night to split the two-game series.

2016 All-Star Game: Myers absent from top 1B vote-getters – San Diego Union-Tribune
Padres first baseman Wil Myers has been one of the hottest players in baseball this month, leading the majors with nine home runs in June while batting .360 with 23 RBIs and an .827 slugging percentage. On top of that, he has played sterling defense.

None of that has helped Myers’ candidacy in the All-Star voting at first base. In fact, he isn’t even close to the leaders at the position.

Merriman, Jammer Return to Advise Rookies – Chargers.com
Many years have passed since Shawne Merriman and Quentin Jammer were first round draft picks of the San Diego Chargers.

Selected fifth overall in 2002, Jammer spent 13 years in America’s Finest City while Merriman spent six electric seasons on the Bolts.

Over a decade after each player was selected, they returned to Chargers Park on Wednesday to offer sage advice to a new crop of Chargers rookies.

Bulls trade Derrick Rose to Knicks – Sports Illustrated
The Chicago Bulls have traded guard Derrick Rose to the New York Knicks, the Knicks announced Wednesday.

Chicago selected Rose with the No. 1 overall pick of the 2008 draft. He quickly established himself as one of the top guards in the league, becoming the youngest player ever to win MVP in 2011. However, Rose’s career has since been derailed by knee injuries, starting in 2012 when he tore his ACL.

AUDIO: Luke Walton On A Whirlwind Year & Landing His Dream Job With Lakers
New Lakers head coach Luke Walton on a whirlwind season and landing his dream job in Los Angeles.

VIDEO: Charles Barkley: LeBron will never be a top-5 NBA great – For The Win
TNT basketball analyst and Hall of Famer Charles Barkley has been a consistent critic of LeBron James. He’s stated in the past that he wouldn’t rank LeBron among his top 5 all-time NBA players. That hasn’t changed.

But according to Barkley, there’s nothing LeBron can do to ever jump into his top 5 of Michael Jordan, Oscar Robertson, Bill Russell, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Wilt Chamberlain.

USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann emerges as favorite for Southampton coaching job – USA Today
Jurgen Klinsmann was installed as the odds-on favorite to become the head coach of English Premier League soccer team Southampton on Thursday, casting some doubt over his future in charge of the United States national team.

AUDIO: Eric Wynalda On Bad Performance By USMNT & How Much Blame Is On Coaching
Fox soccer analyst Eric Wynalda on a disappointing performance by USMNT, how much blame is on the coaching and if US soccer has progressed under Klinsmann.

NHL award winners: Patrick Kane wins the Hart Trophy – Sports Illustrated
Patrick Kane took home the The Hart Trophy for the player voted most valuable to his team. Kane is coming off a season in which he set a career-best of 46 goals and 60 assists and led the league in scoring. He also won the Ted Lindsay Award, which is awarded to the most outstanding player as voted by fellow players.

Yasiel Puig hit a walk-off ‘Little League home run’ and it was bonkers – For The Win
Yasiel Puig was at the plate in the ninth inning with Howie Kendrick on first base. Puig hit a grounder up the middle for a single past Danny Espinosa, but as Michael Taylor charged to field the ball and make a quick throw, he brought his glove up early. The ball went right by Taylor, turning a routine base hit into absolute insanity.

Meet The Kid Who Snuck His Way Into Game 7 With A Fake Press Pass – Vocativ
Micah Poag knew that nothing could stop him from seeing Game 7 of the NBA Finals in person, not even not having tickets. So he went anyway, and got right in using a forged press pass.

 

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