Anthony returns to New York
NEW YORK (AP) — Carmelo Anthony is remaining with the Knicks. He posted the news on his website by saying, "in the end, I am a New York Knick at heart."
It's believed the Knicks can pay the All-Star forward they acquired in February 2011 nearly $130 million over five years.
Getting ready for the break
UNDATED (AP) — Baseball's All-Star break starts tomorrow with the annual Mid-Summer Classic being held this year in Minneapolis on Tuesday.
In the only night game on today's schedule, the Orioles are playing host to the Yankees. They've split the first two games in the series.
In Kansas City the Royals and Tigers are concluding their four-game set this afternoon. The Tigers have won the first three games of the series and now top the second-place Royals in the American League Central by 7 ½ games. The Tigers have the longest winning streak in baseball right now as they have won five straight.
Two teams share the longest losing streak at seven straight, the Rangers and Brewers. Texas is home to the Angels today while the Brewers are playing host to the Cardinals.
It all ends today
RIO DE JANIERO, Brazil (AP) — The long month of World Cup play comes to an end today in Rio de Janiero as Germany takes on Argentina in the championship match. The Germans advanced with a 7-1 win over Brazil in the semifinals while Argentina eliminated the Netherlands on penalty kicks.
Argentina and Germany have a long and emotional World Cup rivalry involving some of the best players to grace the game. When they face each other again it will be the third World Cup final between the teams, something no other two nations have accomplished. Appropriately, they split the first two encounters with Argentina winning in 1986 and West Germany four years later.
TOUR DE FRANCE
A German wins the ninth s tage
MULHOUSE, France (AP) — German rider Tony Martin broke ahead early and comfortably held on to win the ninth stage of the Tour de France, while Frenchman Tony Gallopin took the yellow jersey from overnight leader Vincenzo Nibali of Italy. The 29-year-old German is a three-time world time trial champion.
Gallopin finished several minutes after his German compatriot but did well enough to erase his deficit of more than three minutes to Nibali.
WOMEN'S BRITISH OPEN
Martin takes first
SOUTHPORT, England (AP) — Mo Martin of the U.S. has won the Women's British Open. The 31-year-old shot a final-round even-par 72 to finish 1-under, one shot in front of Shanshan Feng (fung) and Suzann Pettersen. Inbee Park, the leader after three rounds, skied to a 5-over 77 to finish two shots back of Martin, who played golf at UCLA.
The 5-foot-2 Martin started play on the LPGA Tour as a pro two years ago and clinched the Open championship with an eagle on the 18th hole.
GOLF-SENIOR U.S. OPEN
Sauers leads the way
EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — Gene Sauers starts the day on top of the leaderboard in the U.S. Senior Open in Edmond, Oklahoma. He finished play yesterday at 7-under with Scott Dunlap and Bernhard Langer three back.
GOLF-JOHN DEERE CLASSIC.
The man to beat is Harman
SILVIS, Ill. (AP) —Brian Harman leads play at the PGA's John Deere Classic by one shot as the final round begins. He finished play yesterday with a 6-under 65 and 17-under score. He leads Steve Stricker by one shot and Scott Brown by two.
Rose has the lead
ABERDEEN, Scotland (AP) — Justin Rose has a four-shot lead in the Scottish Open. He is 16 under par after 12 holes while Kristoffer Broberg and Marc Warren are tied for second at 12-under after 13 and 12 holes of play.
Phil Mickelson had a good round of golf, shooting a 6-under 65 to finish play at 8-under.
This is the final tune-up tournament before this week's upcoming British Open. Mickelson won both the Scottish and British Opens last year.
Busch starts from the pole
LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Kyle Busch earned the pole for today's Sprint Car race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. It's the second pole of the season for Busch, who will be joined on the front row by Jimmie Johnson. Denny Hamlin, Tony Stewart and Jamie McMurray completed the top five.
Points leader Jeff Gordon starts 11th.