Weaver was considered the strong favorite for the job after going 11-4 with a major league-leading 1.86 ERA before the break. He'll be the first Angels pitcher to start an All-Star game since Mark Langston in 1993.
Weaver also had an edge because several candidates for the job pitched on Sunday, including Detroit's Justin Verlander, Seattle's Felix Hernandez, Tampa Bay's James Shields and the Yankees' CC Sabathia. Pitchers who play on Sunday aren't allowed to pitch in All-Star games.
Young ready to return to Twins
Minnesota Twins outfielder Delmon Young is ready to return from a sprained right ankle.
Manager Ron Gardenhire said after Sunday's win over the Chicago White Sox that the Twins are activating Young from the 15-day disabled list, recalling infielder Trevor Plouffe from Triple-A Rochester and sending catcher Rene Rivera and outfielder Rene Tosoni to the minor-league club.
Young has been sidelined since June 25, when he left the field on a stretcher after spraining his right ankle while jamming his leg and right foot into the base of the wall in the fifth inning of a game at Milwaukee. It was the second trip to the DL for Young, who also spent time there with a left oblique strain. He is batting .256 with two homers and 20 RBIs in 55 games.
U.S. team defeats Brazil in
Women's World Cup match
Running low on hope and almost out of time, the Americans were surely beat, about to make their earliest exit from the Women's World Cup.
And then, with one of the most thrilling goals in U.S. history, they weren't.
Showing a dramatic burst sure to captivate the folks back home, the Americans packed an entire World Cup's worth of theatrics into a 15-minute span by beating Brazil 5-3 on penalty kicks after a 2-2 tie Sunday night.
Abby Wambach tied it with a magnificent, leaping header in the 122nd minute, and Hope Solo denied the Brazilians - again - in one of the most riveting games in the history of the World Cup, men's or women's.
The United States advanced to Wednesday's semifinals against France, which eliminated England on penalty kicks Saturday. And while the Americans will have to win twice more to win the final, they are the only one of the favorites left after two-time defending champ Germany was stunned by Japan on Saturday night.
American grabs climber's jersey
Tejay van Garderen, a Tacoma, Wash., native, spent Sunday in the red-and-white spotted jersey awarded to the Tour de France's best mountain climber for the first time, leading out the peloton's ceremonial start alongside the yellow, green and white jersey holders. The 22-year-old Van Garderen nabbed the polka dot jersey a day earlier as reward for his nearly daylong breakaway with nine other riders in Saturday's stage in the mountains of France's Massif Central.
He only got to wear it for a day. Johnny Hoogerland of the Netherlands took the jersey after being part of an early breakaway that stayed in front over the day's eight categorized climbs, scooping up all the points.