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Sports With Bill Littlefield: All-Star Game, Red Sox, World Cup05:40
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American League shortstop Derek Jeter, of the New York Yankees, singles during the third inning of the MLB All-Star game Tuesday. (Jeff Roberson/AP)
American League shortstop Derek Jeter, of the New York Yankees, singles during the third inning of the MLB All-Star game Tuesday. (Jeff Roberson/AP)
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It's been a tough season so far for the Red Sox, but last night in Minneapolis, their manager, John Farrell, guided the American League All Stars to a 5-3 victory over the National League.

And the biggest American League star was veteran Yankee shortstop, Derek Jeter, playing in his final season and in his last Midsummer Classic.

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Bill Littlefield, host of NPR’s Only A Game. He tweets at @OnlyAGameNPR.

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The New York Times: Jeter Takes Advantage, And So Does The American League

  • "In the final act of his final All-Star Game, Derek Jeter did something that was quintessentially him. Asked about his first at-bat here on Tuesday, and Adam Wainwright’s in-game acknowledgment that he had deliberately given him a good pitch to hit, Jeter tried humor to defuse a bubbling controversy."

The Guardian: World Cup Fans The Flames Of USA Soccer Surge But MLS Is Still The Test

  • "MLS is indeed growing. Atlanta has been confirmed as the league’s 22nd franchise, from 2017 and following NYCFC, David Beckham's Miami and Orlando, and the league is beginning an eight-year broadcast deal with ESPN, Fox Sports and Univision that is worth a reported $90 million annually, a huge increase."

This segment aired on July 16, 2014.

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