O’s Davis highlights Home Run Derby field
NEW YORK (AP) — Baltimore Orioles slugger Chris Davis, who leads the majors with 33 homers, will be one of eight participants in the Home Run Derby next Monday night during All-Star festivities at Citi Field.
Davis was chosen by American League captain Robinson Cano of the New York Yankees. They will be joined on the AL squad by Detroit Tigers bopper Prince Fielder, who won the event last year and in 2009, and a player yet to be announced.
New York Mets star David Wright, the National League captain, selected 20-year-old Washington phenom Bryce Harper along with Colorado outfielders Carlos Gonzalez and Michael Cuddyer.
Major League Baseball announced the field Monday — or at least most of it.
Venus Williams hopeful for return before Open
WASHINGTON (AP) — Don’t count out Venus Williams for a U.S. Open appearance.
That is, if her recovery from a lower back injury that forced the former world No. 1 to skip Wimbledon allows her to play in a tune-up event before the next grand slam.
The 33-year-old missed the grass-court major after 16 consecutive appearances. Williams last played in May when she lost in the first round of the French Open.