There’s still a month to go before fan voting ends for the 2015 All-Star Game, but if the polls had closed Monday the struggling Marlins would still have two players in the National League's starting lineup: second baseman Dee Gordon and right fielder Giancarlo Stanton.
The winner of Miami and Columbia’s Monday-night matchup gets to next week’s best-of-3 super regional, whose winner advances to Omaha and the College World Series. It would be beyond Cinderella stuff if Columbia reached Omaha. It would be beyond a huge disappointment if Miami did not.
The two F’s in FIFA, the acronym of soccer’s world governing body, stand officially for “federation” and “football,” although for years there have been growing suspicions that at least one of those F’s might better have stood for “fraud.”
Stumbling on his way to the net, Roger Federer dropped his racket and fell to his knees on the red clay. Hardly the sort of grace and precision the world has come to expect from the 17-time Grand Slam champion.