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Sports Night: Rookie’s rise to NBA

Ailene Voisin: Draft pick survived earthquake, dreamed of playing in U.S.

As a Haitian youngster, Skal Labissiere used to make basketball hoops out of wire hangers. He’s now with the Kings, and they think he has the physical skills to make an impact.

Making the rounds: A golf companion gone too soon

Bob Siravo was the ideal golf partner; the guy you hoped to be paired with. But the Air Force veteran died unexpectedly in his sleep on July 5, the day before he was to be part a group that would include The Bee’s Steve Pajak.

All-Star Game: Royals’ Hosmer leads A.L. to fourth win in a row

MVP Eric Hosmer has two hits, including a home run, and has two RBIs as the American League defeats the National League 4-2 in the All-Star Game at Petco Park in San Diego. Hosmer and K.C. teammate Salvador Perez both homer in the second inning off starter Johnny Cueto of the Giants. The win was the fourth consecutive by the A.L. stars.

Comparing the A’s and Giants at the All-Star break

They are teams headed in different directions, and a look at their statistics explains much.

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