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Monday Sports Minute: Baseball All-Stars, Tour de France, World Cup, More

By Jim McCoy Mon 14th July Sports
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Baseball's All-Star Game is tomorrow night at Target Field in Minneapolis. That means the annual Home Run Derby is on tap this evening. The competition is broken down into two teams representing the American and National Leagues. Toronto's Jose Bautista leads the AL squad as captain while Colorado's Troy Tulowitzki is captain for the NL sluggers. MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Baseball's All-Star Futures game took place last night in Minneapolis. Texas prospect Joey Gallo showed off his power with a soaring two-run homer in the sixth inning to give the U.S. team the lead for good in a 3-2 victory over the World squad. Gallo has 31 homers and 73 RBIs this season in 85 games. HOYLAKE, England (AP) - The scene is set for the start of play at the British Open. This year's third major of the year for the men starts Thursday at Royal Liverpool in Hoylake, England. Defending champion Phil Mickelson will start defense of his title in the afternoon with playing partners Ernie Els and Masters champion Bubba Watson. MULHOUSE, France (AP) - The tenth stage of the Tour de France is taking place today. Frenchmen Tony Gallopin starts the day with the yellow jersey, symbolic of being the overall leader. Today's race covers 100 miles and features four steep climbs and is the toughest stage so far. RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - In case you somehow missed it, Germany has won the World Cup. Mario Goetze scored the match's only goal in extra time yesterday. The win puts an end to the month long event, and is Germany's first as a united country. West Germany won the World Cup in 1954, 1974 and 1990.

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