This season marks just the second time since the Giants moved to San Francisco that they have carried the majors’ best record into the All-Star break. The first was 1993, when they went on to win 103 games.
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Forbes magazine lists the Giants’ Triple-A affiliate tops for 2016 in value at $49 million.
Oakland, once again, looks like a seller before the Aug. 1 trade deadline. The A’s may not repeat last year’s A.L.-worst finish – Minnesota is the front-runner – but they probably will miss the playoffs for the second consecutive season.
Stanford was picked Thursday to win the Pacific-12 Conference football championship this season by the media. It’s the first time the Cardinal has landed this distinction in the 56-year history of the preseason poll.
The Mavericks sign forward Quincy Acy to a two-year veteran minimum contract. Seth Curry, another new Mavericks player who happened to be a teammate of Acy’s last season with the Kings, used his Twitter account to tweet out: “We back bro! Ayeeee.”
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