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Sports 101: Stanton’s up, Cueto’s down, Open’s epic

Giancarlo Stanton, of the Miami Marlins, hits during the MLB baseball All-Star Home Run Derby, Monday, July 11, 2016, in San Diego. Stanton launched a record 61 home runs, 24 in the first round. Todd Frazier, who lost in the final, hit the second most (42).
Giancarlo Stanton, of the Miami Marlins, hits during the MLB baseball All-Star Home Run Derby, Monday, July 11, 2016, in San Diego. Stanton launched a record 61 home runs, 24 in the first round. Todd Frazier, who lost in the final, hit the second most (42). The Associated Press

In case you missed them, here are five teachable moments from last week:

▪ Giancarlo Stanton hits enough home runs to win next year’s Home Run Derby, too.

▪ Deflategate did not last forever – it just felt that way.

▪ San Diego’s a great destination unless you’re Johnny Cueto.

▪ Kings fans shouldn’t read too much into a winless summer league campaign. The Kings won it last season.

▪ It will be a while before third place seems as distant as Henrik Stenson and Phil Mickelson made it seem at the British Open.

Jeff Caraska

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