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Fri July 19, 2013
All-Star Break Over, Red Sox To Host Yankees
Baseball's four-day break for the All-Star Game ends tonight with a full slate of games. The AL East-leading Red Sox are hosting the Yankees, who start the second half of the season six games behind Boston. The Red Sox play 13 of their next 16 games at home, where they are 31-16 this season.
In golf news, it is another sunny day along the Scottish coast. Zach Johnson heads into the second round of the British Open with a one-shot lead. He opened with a 5-under 66. The weather has been unseasonably warm and dry. It's expected to stay that way through the weekend.
In the NBA, Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Jason Terry, have been introduced as the newest members of the Brooklyn Nets. The trio was traded from Boston last week. Pierce spent his entire career with Boston and admitted not being a Celtic any longer was still sinking in. But he said he was looking forward to starting a legacy with the Nets.
Today is the opening day at the Saratoga Race Course and the heat wave continues. New York Racing Association officials are taking precautions such as placing extra water hoses around the track.
In other sports news, a Penn State trustee says the tentative settlements reached by the university so far with men who claim to have been sexually abused by former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky total about $60 million.
Finally, Britain's Chris Froome remains the man to beat, with three stages remaining in the 2013 Tour de France. Froome finished seventh in the 18th stage and upped his overall lead to five minutes, 11 seconds. The winner of the 107-mile stage was Frenchman Christophe Riblon. The Tour de France ends Sunday in Paris.
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