MLB Home Run Derby
The MLB All-Star festivities kick off, with eight hitters gunning for the Home Run Derby title. Big names like Jesus Aguilar and Bryce Harper make up the favourites, but there’s something to be said for hard hitting sluggers like Kyle Schwarber. The Cubs outfielder has hit 18 home runs this season, but he certainly has the power to hit twice that many today.
Memphis Grizzlies vs. Portland Trail Blazers
The semi-finals are set, and on the back of a resounding win over the 76ers on Monday, the cinderella story continues for the Grizzlies. No one expected Memphis to make it this far, but this team has proved tough to stop behind the likes of Brandon Goodwin and Jaren Jackson Jr. Both players combined for 35-points yesterday, and after successfully knocking off the likes of the Thunder, the Jazz and now the Sixers, there’s no reason the Grizz can’t keep this momentum rolling
England vs. India
Having tied the series on Saturday, England hope to capitalize on their 86-run victory and topple the No.2 ranked ODI team in the world. India’s chance to steal the series came to a crashing halt last week as the tourists found themselves 4-140 at Lord’s, while everything went well for England thanks to Joe Root’s 12th career ODI century. The start of the English order has looked unstoppable recently, and with a test beginning against this same Indian side on August 1, the poms will be hungry to clinch this series.