As we hit the All-Star break, San Diego's Will Venable is slumping, hitting .091 in his last 10 games and down to .248 for the season. Venable has six home runs, 16 doubles and 21 RBIs as baseball pauses midway through the campaign.
Since returning from injury in June, Chris Young has started six games for the Mets. His 2-2 record disguises a 3.41 ERA. Young has pitched at least five innings in each of his starts.
After throwing six shutout innings against Philadelphia the last time out, Young was touched up for three runs in the seventh as the Phillies rallied past New York. Batters are hitting far better versus Young the third time through the lineup.
Pete Carril is part of the first class that will be inducted into the Reading High Athletic Hall of Fame.
Those in the DC area can watch Ian Hummer play at the Kenner League for Hoop Magic.
Hummer's Tigers are ranked 136th overall in the first 2012-13 team preview I've come across.
A 2013 power forward attending the LeBron James Skills Academy has heavy interest from three Ivy programs, including Princeton.
Fairfield has announced a competitive non-conference schedule for the upcoming season.
At the M&I Kansas City Shootout on November 30th, Oregon State will play Kansas.
Dave Blatt is coaching Russia at the Olympics.