DAILY LINKS: Aaron Judge wins Home Run Derby with impressive power show

The rookie rises: Aaron Judge meets the hype with Home Run Derby power show – ESPN
Aaron Judge arrived in Miami for the All-Star Game festivities surrounded by daunting expectations stemming from his colossal first half with the New York Yankees. He responded by doing what phenoms do: He cinched up his belt, stepped in the box and put on a show.

As MLB fights for recognition, its players see a superstar in their midst: Aaron Judge – USA Today
In time, the gathering of young talent at this 88th All-Star Game might be remembered as one of the finest in baseball history. Yet this generation must vie for fame, endorsements and glory amid a cluttered landscape. Mixed martial arts, esports, social media, fidget spinners – none existed as Generation Jeter came of age.

VIDEO: Dan’s Den: No Way Chargers Make Playoffs This Year
Dan Sileo and Joe Tutino discuss recent reports from CBS Sports, the NFL Network, and ESPN that say the Chargers have a real chance to win the AFC West this year, and possibly be a sleeper Super Bowl contender.

AUDIO: Keith Law: “They’d Be Crazy To Keep Brad Hand Past July 31st”
ESPN’s Keith Law discussed what he saw from the Padres prospects in the future’s game, why they should trade Brad Hand and surprises from baseball’s first half.

88th All-Star Game lacking for familiar faces – Union Tribune
This is not your grandfather’s All-Star Game. It’s not your father’s ASG, either. Gone are the days when seemingly every other player who took the mound or stepped to the plate was a future Hall of Famer.

Review confirms decision for Jeff Horn over Manny Pacquiao – USA Today
An independent review of the scoring in Manny Pacquiao’s contentious WBO welterweight world title loss to Jeff Horn has confirmed the outcome in favor of the Australian former schoolteacher.

Fill Your Tank Tuesday – San Marcos Shell
Come visit us at the San Marcos Shell station today, July 11 from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm and be one of the first 50 cars with Mighty 1090 as you’re #1 preset in your car and you get $10.90 in free gas plus you’re entered to win GAS FOR A YEAR!

AUDIO: Rob Stone Recapped The Gold Cup & Why Tampa Could Be Ready For Expansion
Fox Sports host Rob Stone discussed a disjointed performance by Team USA in the Gold Cup, why Mexico is better put together and why Tampa might be turnkey ready for expansion.

Floyd Mayweather asks IRS to wait until Conor McGregor fight for 2015 tax liability – CBS Sports
It has been no secret that Floyd Mayweather’s Aug. 26 return from a two-year retirement against UFC champion Conor McGregor has just about everything to do with money. What wasn’t known until know is that Mayweather, who has earned approximately $700 million over his 19-year career, is in more need of the payday than you might think.

AUDIO: Steve Mason: “The Chargers Are The “C” Team In Los Angeles”
From ESPN LA Steve Mason joined Scott and BR to talk about Lonzo Ball’s debut for the Lakers, Lavar Ball already comparing him to Magic Johnson and the lack of buzz for the Chargers in Los Angeles.

The LA Galaxy will host Manchester United on July 15 at StubHub Center at 7 p.m. PT live on ESPN. Tickets are on sale now at www.lagalaxy.com/tickets.

Madison Bumgarner ready to rejoin Giants’ rotation – ESPN
San Francisco Giants ace Madison Bumgarner, who has not pitched in the majors since suffering a sprained AC joint in his pitching shoulder and bruised ribs in a dirt bike accident on April 20, is ready to return.

LA 2024 Olympics contingent happy after IOC presentation as decision on 2024, 2028 award looms – USA Today
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and LA 2024 chairman Casey Wasserman smiled and high-fived as they sat down. By all accounts, LA 2024’s 45-minute presentation went well, and bid officials fielded about eight questions in a 30-minute session after it. Los Angeles presented first, followed by Paris, in the morning session. The IOC will reconvene Tuesday afternoon to vote on a recommendation from the executive board to award the 2024 and 2028 Summer Olympics to the two cities.

Even Tim Hardaway Jr. was surprised the Knicks offered him a $71M contract – CBS Sports
Many were shocked the Knicks would offer $71 million to a player they dealt away, including Hardaway Jr. himself. While meeting with the media Monday, the 25-year-old said he was “surprised.”

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