(Cleveland, OH) — The American League is celebrating its seventh straight win over the National League in the MLB All-Star Game. Joey Gallo’s solo home run in the seventh inning held up as the AL edged by the NL 4-3 in the 90th Midsummer Classic in Cleveland. The Twins’ Jorge Polanco plated a run in the fifth inning, while teammate Jose Berrios struck out two in a scoreless inning of relief.
(Minneapolis, MN) — The Twins open up the second half on Friday against the Indians in Cleveland. The Twins lead the AL Central at 56-and-33, five-and-a-half games ahead of the Tribe. The White Sox are 12-and-a-half back. The Indians have won six straight to close the gap on Minnesota.
(Las Vegas, NV) — The Timberwolves meet the Miami Heat tonight in Summer League action in Las Vegas. It’s the final game in the preliminary round for the Wolves, who are 3-and-0 in Sin City. The Heat are also 3-and-0. A tournament will follow.
(Undated) — Coach’s challenges are coming to the NBA. The league voted yesterday to allow coaches one challenge per game. The rule change is a one-year trial. Plays that can be challenged include personal fouls, goaltending or an out-of-bounds call among others. The rule has already been in place in the NBA G-League for two seasons.
(New York, NY) — The U.S. women’s soccer team will celebrate its latest World Cup victory with a ticker tape parade today in New York City. Team USA secured its second consecutive World Cup triumph by blanking the Netherlands 2-nil in Sunday’s title match in France. It’s the fourth World Cup championship overall for the Americans.
(Chicago, IL) — The Minnesota Lynx are back in action tonight as they clash with the Sky in Chicago. The Lynx have won two straight to get to 8-and-6. The Sky sit at 7-and-7.
(St. Paul, MN) — Minnesota United FC squares off with New Mexico United tonight in the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open Cup. The Loons beat Houston last month to advance. Minnesota has won its last six matches.