Each morning, Monday through Friday, we'll hook you up with some reading material to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday.
** Michael Phelps’ work ethic was blasted by U.S. swimmer Tyler Clary, who said it was a “shame” Phelps didn’t work as hard as others.
** The NL routed the AL in theAll-Star game last night, 8-0.
** Orioles closer Jim Johnson was a rare bright spot for the AL, tossing a 1-2-3 eighth.
** The Orioles plan to activate catcher Taylor Teagarden and outfielder Endy Chavez from the 15-day disabled list on Friday.
** LSU baseball coach Paul Mainieri denied reports that the Orioles top draft pick Kevin Gausman will return to school, calling the report “premature.”
** NBA Free Agency starts today. You can track the free agents here.
** A rival coach breaks down the Ravens.
** Matt Vensel looks at potential Ravens targets still available in free agency.
** A Terps wide receiver target says Maryland could make his top 5.
** Michael Andretti gives hope to Grand Prix of Baltimore.
Tom Brady gets into surprise staring contests at a pharmacy: