All-Star Game, Home Run Derby on deck: The 86th All-Star Game is Tuesday in Cincinnati, with the Marlins’ Dee Gordon and Giancarlo Stanton selected but both likely out injured. The Home Run Derby is Monday, though diminished without Stanton and Bryce Harper. The danger in Cincy hosting? Pete Rose runs onto field past security and demands an at-bat.
Miami adds Stoudemire, shines in summer ball: Another strong week for the Heat as Miami signed veteran forward/center Amar’e Stoudemire one day after signing three-point specialist Gerald Green, and both came cheap. Oh, and the Heat’s youth squad finished 5-0 in the Orlando Summer League. Pat Riley hasn’t had a better summer since 2010.