Yoenis Cespedes has won baseball’s Home Run Derby, becoming the first player left out of the All-Star game to take home the crown.
Kevin Durant scored 30 points, MVP Chris Paul had 20 points and 15 assists, and the Western Conference beat the East 143-138 on Sunday night in the NBA All-Star game.
The 22-year-old All Star, currently making $576,000, could be in line for a long-term, mega contract, but his agent said negotiations won’t take place during the season.
Bulls forward Luol Deng has been selected to make his first appearance at the NBA All-Star game, where he’ll join teammate Derrick Rose.
Starters were chosen by fan balloting. The reserves will be chosen by voting of the head coaches from each conference and will be announced next Thursday.
Both Marian Hossa and Patrick Kane will play for “Team Chara” -– for team captain Zdeno Chara — under a fantasy draft conducted Thursday evening.
Six years ago, there was a lockout for the NHL. Now the NHL is profitable again. In an attempt to keep things interesting, this year’s teams will consist of a player-picked draft.
Derrick Rose has been named as a starter for the Eastern Conference in the 2011 NBA All-Star Game. Rose is the first Chicago Bulls’ player to be named as a starter since Michael Jordan in 1998.
Derrick Rose missed his second consecutive practice on Thursday as he deals with a stomach ulcer.
It appears as if Derrick Rose’s star continues to rise, even outside of Chicago. In the most recent release of the NBA fan voting for the All-Star game, Rose passed Boston’s Rajon Rondo into the staring lineup.
It look as if Jonathan Toews and Duncan Keith will have some company at the 2011 NHL All-Star Game. See full All-Star roster here.
As the number one overall pick in the NBA Draft, Derrick Rose came into the league with high expectations. He met those expectations by winning the league’s Rookie of the Year Award. Rose took another step his sophomore season by being named to the NBA All-Star team.