>>Knicks Reportedly Pause Anthony Talks

(New York, NY)  —  Carmelo Anthony may not be going anywhere after all.  ESPN reports the Knicks are pausing trade talks involving the 10-time All-Star.  ESPN also says the Knicks want to speak with Anthony about staying in New York.  The Knicks have talked with the Rockets and Cavaliers about Anthony, who averaged 22.4 points last season.

>>Tebow Blasts Walk-Off Homer

(Port St. Lucie, FL)  —  The legend of Tim Tebow is growing.  Tebow’s walk-off homer gave the St. Lucie Mets a 5-4 win over Daytona Tortugas last night.  The former Heisman Trophy winner is riding an 11-game hitting streak.  Tebow is also batting .327 with three homers since being promoted to the High-A Florida State League 16 games ago.

>>MLB Season Resumes Tonight

(Undated)  —  The second half of the Major League Baseball season begins this evening.  Every team in the majors returns from the All-Star break and will be back on the diamond.  The Dodgers come out of the break an MLB-best 61-and-29 on the season.

>>Williams Advances To Wimbledon Final

(London, England)  —  Venus Williams is moving on to the women’s final at Wimbledon.  Williams advanced with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Johanna Konta.  The 37-year-old Williams will face Garbine Muguruza, who also posted a straight-set win in the semifinals.

>>FanDuel, DraftKings Abandon Merger Deal

(New York, NY)  —  Fantasy sports betting sites FanDuel and DraftKings are bailing on plans for a merger.  The two companies faced a fight with the U.S. government over the merge because of claims it would’ve threatened competition.  FanDuel and DraftKings are the two largest fantasy betting sites.

 

>>THURSDAY’S SCOREBOARD

MLB
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No Games Scheduled

WNBA
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Los Angeles Sparks 87, Connecticut Sun 77

 

>>FRIDAY’S SCHEDULE  (All times are Eastern)

MLB National League
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7:05 p.m. – St. Louis Cardinals at Pittsburgh Pirates
7:10 p.m. – Los Angeles Dodgers at Miami Marlins
7:10 p.m. – Colorado Rockies at New York Mets
7:10 p.m. – Washington Nationals at Cincinnati Reds
7:35 p.m. – Arizona Diamondbacks at Atlanta Braves
8:10 p.m. – Philadelphia Phillies at Milwaukee Brewers
10:10 p.m. – San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres

MLB American League
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7:10 p.m. – Toronto Blue Jays at Detroit Tigers
7:10 p.m. – New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox
8:10 p.m. – Minnesota Twins at Houston Astros
8:10 p.m. – Seattle Mariners at Chicago White Sox
8:15 p.m. – Texas Rangers at Kansas City Royals
10:05 p.m. – Cleveland Indians at Oakland Athletics
10:07 p.m. – Tampa Bay Rays at Los Angeles Angels

MLB Interleague
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7:05 p.m. – Chicago Cubs at Baltimore Orioles

WNBA
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7:00 p.m. – Washington Mystics at Indiana Fever
7:30 p.m. – Chicago Sky at New York Liberty
10:00 p.m. – Minnesota Lynx at Phoenix Mercury

PGA
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John Deere Classic  (at Silvis, IL)