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Wake N’ Blog For July 15th: It Must Have Been A Sad Day For Cokehead PETA Members Everywhere

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MLB All-Star Game. After hitting a triple, Curtis Granderson scored the winning run on Adam Jones’ sacrifice fly in 8th off Padres closer Heath Bell as the American League defeated the National League 4-3, running its unbeaten streak to 13 games. Joe Nathan and Mariano Rivera pitched scoreless 8th and 9th innings to secure the victory. Carl Crawford was named the game’s MVP primarily due to his leaping catch against the wall of Brad Hawpe’s drive to left in the 7th inning. [MLB.com]

Tour de France. British rider Mark Cavendish won the 10th Stage Tuesday, his third stage victory of the Tour. Rinaldo Nocentini still holds the overall lead, leading Alberto Contador by six seconds and Lance Armstrong by eight seconds. [Yahoo!]

Major League Baseball. The Philadelphia Phillies have signed veteran three-time Cy Young Award winner to a one-year, $1 million contract. [The Philadelphia Inquirer]

Hunters track down and kill former drug king Pablo Escobar’s hippo. Finally, there is justice. Although it cannot bring back those who were killed during the powermad Escobar’s reign of terror in Colombia during the height of the cocaine wars, perhaps families who have suffered can finally be at peace. Wait, am I talking about Escobar or his hippo? I’m not even sure but the story goes that two hippos, one of many exotic animals Escobar kept, escaped from Escobar’s former estate and were considered a threat to pubic safety One hippo is still on the loose, so there’s that. [Yahoo!/Reuters]