-With playing stints with the Athletics,Yankees,Rockies and his last team the Indians Jason Giambi announced his retirement from MLB. In his most productive years, he won numerous awards including:
- 5x All-Star (2000-2004)
- 2x Silver Slugger Award (2001-2002)
- AL MVP (2000)
- AL Comeback Player of the Year (2005)
- TSN AL Comeback Player of the Year (2005)
- Home Run Derby Champion (2002)
- Pitcher Bruce Chen agreed to minor league deal with Cleveland Indians. His contract is a $1M base, plus $1M performance bonuses
The 321 combined points are the most in an NBA All-Star Game. Coming off the bench for the West, Russell Westbrook scored 27 points in 11 minutes in the first half of the game. Westbrook was the 2015 All Star MVP scoring 41 points on 16/28 shooting, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steals in 26 minutes. His 41 points are 1 shy of Wilt Chamberlain's All-Star Game record for most points in a game, 42.
While scoring 30 points, LeBron James passed Michael Jordan (262) for 2nd on the all-time All-Star Game points list. Only Kobe Bryant (280) has more than LeBron (278).
-Yesterday was the first official day NFL teams were eligible to franchise (one year deal for a player guaranteed) and use the transition tag (other team may sign with current team having first rights to match) on their players.
Tag projections on offense are based on $143M cap:
Tag projections on defense/ST (based on $143M cap):