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It's midnight on July 1. Do you know where your NBA free-agent superstar is? Get set for a LeBronathon, a news binge that will make those Favre watches seem like sound bites. Once King James lands, other dominoes (Wade, Bosh—maybe even CP3 in a trade) will fall—reshaping the NBA for a generation.
Hooray for interleague play! The White Sox, winners of 11 straight before losing to the Cubs on Sunday, were 15--3 against NL foes and only 1½ games out of first. A key: slugger Paul Konerko (right), who banged a game-winning dinger last Saturday and was tied for first in the AL in homers (20).
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By throwing eight innings of four-hit ball in a 2--1 win over the Dodgers last Friday, the Yankees' CC Sabathia ran his record in June to 5--0 with a 2.19 ERA. What's really scary: The big fella still wasn't satisfied. "Fastball command was erratic all night," he said. Something to work on in July.
It broke here big time with Team USA's loss last Saturday and was fully cured when England, many fans' "other team," went down the next day. We will dearly miss Ian Darke's calls describing the exploits of Al-TEE-dore. To the Yanks we say, better luck in '14—and by all means stay away from Ghana.