The Phillies announced yesterday that starting centerfielder Ben Revere had surgery yesterday performed by foot and ankle specialist Dr. Steven Rainkin at the Rothman Institute at Jefferson Hospital. They placed two screws across the fractured ankle. He will be out for 6-to-8 weeks recovering. More here.
MLB played their All-Star Game last night at Citi Field in New York. The last time New York hosted the All-Star Game, the Phillies won the World Series. it was a pitcher's duel as the American League had five extra-base hits while the National League had one. Last year the National League shut out the American League and, for the first time in it's 84 year history, there were back-to-back
The 76ers claimed (and were awarded) SG James Anderson and C Tim Ohlbrecht from Houston yesterday. Anderson, 24, was the 20th overall pick by the San Antonio Spurs in 2010. Ohlbrecht, who turns 25 in August, is a German native who played professionally in Germany until 2012 when he signed with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBDL. More here.