WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on baseball's All-Star Game (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred is defending teams' reluctance to sign free agents last offseason and says union head Tony Clark has not responded to a pair of invitations to have a broad discussion about players' concerns and changes in the way the game is played.
LE GRAND-BORNAND, France (AP) - Julian Alaphilippe claimed the first mountain leg of this Tour de France on Tuesday, while Greg Van Avermaet kept the overall lead for a seventh consecutive day. Alaphilippe, a French rider for Quick-Step, won the 158.5-kilometer (98.5-mile) ride from Lake Annecy that included climbs over four major Alpine passes before a descent to Le Grand-Bornand in around 4 1/2 hours.
CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) - Tiger Woods doesn't feel as old at the oldest championship in golf. Back at the British Open for the first time in three years, Woods broke from his tradition on Tuesday morning. Instead of being among the first on the tee for practice, he didn't show up at Carnoustie until his news conference just before lunch. Then, he played nine holes with Masters champion Patrick Reed and Bryson DeChambeau. This was not a case of a 42-year-old needing his rest.
SYDNEY (AP) - Usain Bolt is making a run at professional soccer in Australia. The Olympic sprint great has long expressed his love of the game. Since his retirement from track, he has tested himself with Germany's Borussia Dortmund and the Norwegian club Stromsgodset. Now, at 31, he will try out for six weeks with the Central Coast Mariners starting next month. If all goes well, he could play for a season in Australia's A-League.
CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) - The Latest from the British Open (all times local): 4:20 p.m. Bryson DeChambeau has always done things his own way, including playing clubs that are all the same length and using a protractor to help him read greens. But when DeChambeau and his caddie started measuring a hill on the green with some sort of a level during a practice round Tuesday, Tiger Woods had seen enough.
Alice Wright is off to the next phase of her track and field career. The former University of New Mexico standout has signed a professional contract with Hoka One One and will be a member of the Northern Arizona Elite based in Flagstaff, Arizona.
Houston Astros relief pitcher Ken Giles has been optioned to Triple-A club Fresno. Giles has struggled most of the season and had an outburst of words that appeared to be directed at manager A.J. Hinch after being pulled in an Astros walk off win over Oakland Tuesday night.
The Albuquerque Isotopes sent three players to Wednesday's Triple-A All Star Game in Columbus, Ohio. Isotopes third baseman Josh Fuentes and outfielder Mike Tauchman accounted for four runs in the Pacific Coast League 12-7 victory over the International League. Fuentes was also named the MVP of the game.
The UNM Board of Regents have scheduled a special session to meet on Thursday July 19th. The growing suspicion for Lobo Men's Soccer is that things don't look good. "I think people are just like.. there's no way you're not going to have soccer here... it's a big part of all these kids lives" , said UNM Head Soccer Coach Jeremy Fishbein.
The two day US Amateur Qualifying tournament wrapped up on Tuesday at The UNM Championship Golf Course. Greg Yellin of El Paso came in as the leader at -6, and after shooting a 2 under second round Yellin would win the Amateue at -8 overall.