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DETROIT (AP) – Delmon Young homered for the fourth straight game yesterday as the Detroit Tigers beat the Kansas City Royals 7-1. Prince Fielder and Jhonny Peralta also went deep for the Tigers, who completed the three-game series sweep. Royals’ starter Everett Teaford took the loss after giving up five runs in four-plus innings.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Rafael Furcal’s two-run single in the bottom of the ninth gave the St. Louis Cardinals a 5-4 win over the Miami Marlins yesterday. Tony Cruz also drove in a run in the ninth for the Cardinals. Marlins closer Heath Bell blew his sixth save of the season.

The All-Star break is now underway. The home run derby takes place tonight, with the All-Star game tomorrow night at 7. The Royals will be back in action Friday night to host the Chicago White Sox. The Redbirds will travel to Cincinnati to take on the Reds Friday night.

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UNDATED (AP) — At the break, the American League division leaders are the New York Yankees, Chicago White Sox and two-time AL champion Texas Rangers. The National League leaders are three teams that were considered long-shots during spring training: the Washington Nationals, Pittsburgh Pirates and L.A. Dodgers.

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Matt Holliday is replacing St. Louis Cardinals teammate Yadier Molina on the National League All-Star team. Molina was placed on the bereavement list yesterday after his wife’s grandfather died. The team said the catcher returned to his native Puerto Rico. It’ll be the sixth All-Star appearance and third in a row for Holliday.

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton will miss the All-Star festivities in Kansas City as he recovers from arthroscopic knee surgery. The team says the 22-year-old Stanton is expected to be out four to six weeks. Stanton was the Marlins’ lone All-Star representative.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum is banking on a boost from All-Star game festivities in Kansas City this weekend as it continues to recover from the brink of closure. The museum had fallen on hard times during the economic downturn, due in part to politics and in-fighting. But the museum has largely recovered over the past year, just in time for Major League Baseball to bring its annual Midsummer Classic to its doorstep.

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The Norborne “Chute” Basketball Camp is coming up Monday and Tuesday. Norborne AD Michael Lock says they have had a good number of players sign up, but they have enough room to allow people to show up Monday and still be a part of the camp. They will have a 4th – 8th grade camp 12:30 – 3:30 and a 9th – 12th grade group from 8:30 – 11:30 both mornings. The camp costs $60. Those who haven’t signed up in advance are asked to come 20 minutes early on Monday. For more information contact Norborne AD Michael Lock at 660-593-3319.

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There will be free sports physicals available at Waverly Clinic Wednesday August 1st from 2-5 and again on Thursday, August 2nd also from 2-5 p.m.