Take Two for July 17, 2013

Sports Roundup: All-Star game, Tiger Woods and more

84th MLB All-Star Game

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American League All-Star Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees walks into the dugout after the eighth inning against National League All-Stars after the 84th MLB All-Star Game on July 16, 2013 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.

Time for a look at sports with Andy and Brian Kamenetzky, brother who have covered sports for the L.A. Times and ESPN.  

We are in a odd little scheduling pocket of the sports year. There are no games in any of the four major leagues; the NBA, NFL, NHL and MLB are dark. We even half-joke about it in sports media circles, this our Bermuda Triangle. But we still we have a few things to talk about.

The American League beat the National League 3-0 in last night's All Star Game in New York. 

Who will be the next face of baseball, kind of like the NBA has with LeBron? It doesn't help when baseball's faces keep getting attached to drug issues. 

Last night's All-Star festivities ended highlighting one player that really is above reproach: Mariano Rivera. 

From the world of golf, we have the English and the British Open this week. Tiger Woods is seen as the favorite, he's ranked #1 but should he be?

If Tiger retired today there's a good argument for him to remembered as the best, most successful and influential golfer of all time. But why does it feel like this chapter of his career is starting to define him?


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