Padres’ Wil Myers makes his first All-Star team

Wil Myers

Big night from Myers not enough as Pads fall –
Arizona notched a 7-5 victory over the visiting Padres on Tuesday night, winning for just the second time in their last 10 games and improving to 15-31 at home, in front of a crowd of 14,110 — the smallest at Chase Field since the ballpark opened in 1998. All-Star first baseman Paul Goldschmidt drove in the go-ahead run in the fifth inning with an RBI sacrifice fly after Jean Segura led off the inning with a triple.

Padres 1B Wil Myers Named To NL All-Star Roster
Wil Myers was the likeliest candidate to represent the San Diego Padres in the 2016 All-Star Game, hosted at Petco Park, after the team traded Fernando Rodney this week. Now, it’s expected to be made official. Still, it will be interesting to see if he actually makes it into the starting lineup (as a first baseman, outfielder, or designated hitter).

2016 MLB All-Star Game: Here are 20 All-Star snubs left off the initial rosters – CBS Sports
The All-Star rosters have been revealed by Major League Baseball, and you know what that means. It’s an annual tradition. Break out the tissues because it’s time to cry me a river about how all your favorite players got jobbed. Yes, it’s time to talk snubs.

AUDIO: Ben Badler On The Padres Haul Of Talent In International Signings
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Crucial July recruiting period opens for SDSU hoops – San Diego Union-Tribune
It is college basketball’s version of window shopping, the July evaluation period that opens Wednesday and allows Division I coaches to watch as many club games as they want over three weeks but not talk to players, parents or pretty much anyone else in the gym. Look but don’t touch.

AUDIO: Lee Jenkins On Kevin Durant To Warriors & How It Impacts Westbrook
SI’s Lee Jenkins on a costly game 6 of the Western Conference Finals, why Kevin Durant’s decision wasn’t surprising and how it impacts Russell Westbrook.

Messi, father guilty of tax fraud, given suspended 21-month sentences – Sports Illustrated
Lionel Messi and his father have been sentenced to 21 months in prison after being found guilty of three counts of tax fraud, the Associated Press reports.

Because Spain suspends the sentences of first-time offenders if the sentence is for less than two years, neither Messi nor his father will serve time in jail.

AUDIO: Fred Maas: “Gonna Be A Difficult Hurdle But Not An Impossible One”
Head Man for the Chargers Stadium Search, Fred Maas discusses the Supreme Court ruling, support of Mayor Faulconer and what’s next.

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to six years for murder of girlfriend – USA Today
Former Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to six years in prison Wednesday for the 2013 murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp

Pistorius, 29, had faced a mandatory prison term of at least 15 years but South African Judge Thokozile Masipa said substantial and compelling circumstances allowed her to reduce the sentence.


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