La Russa preparing NL All-Star roster

Tony La Russa is already thinking about which players he might add to the National League roster for next month's All-Star Game. La Russa retired after leading St. Louis to the World Series title last year. But commissioner Bud Selig announced in January that La Russa would become the second retired manager to lead a team in the Midsummer Classic. When asked if Mets knuckleballer R.A. Dickey or Giants ace Matt Cain would get the start, La Russa added Cardinals pitchers Adam Wainwright and Lance Lynn into the mix.


Colwill wins 3-meter springboard diving final

Chris Colwill won the men's 3-meter springboard at the U.S. Olympic trials in Federal Way, Wash. Troy Dumais held off Kristian Ipsen in the final round to finish second and reach his fourth Olympics in the event. Colwill entered the finals more than 42 points behind Ipsen, but was the best of the trio in the finals. He scored at least 74 points on all six of his dives and qualified for his second Olympics in the event. Colwill finished 12th at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.


No positive tests for dermorphin in NY

New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association president Rick Violette Jr. said no positive tests for the drug dermorphin have been found in the state. Dr. George Maylin, director of the State Racing & Wagering Board's drug testing and research program, said the test for dermorphin has been in place in New York for "several months." Positive tests for dermorphin, which is 30 to 40 times more powerful than morphine, recently came to light in Louisiana and Oklahoma.

Huntington's Emanuele tops handicappers

Michael Emanuele of Huntington topped a field of 248 to win $40,000 in the summer handicapping challenge at Belmont. Arjune Harripersaud (Bellerose) and Eugene Spruck (Brooklyn) tied for second and won $12,500.


Alonso win European GP

Fernando Alonso of Ferrari won the European Grand Prix in Valencia, Spain, to become the first driver to win twice this season, and Michael Schumacher earned his first podium since returning to Formula One by coming in third. Kimi Raikkonen of Lotus was second. -- AP

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