>>AL Beats NL In 84th All-Star Game 

The American League defeated the National League 3-0 in the 84th annual Major League Baseball All-Star Game at Citi Field in New York.  Ten pitchers combined for a three-hitter as the AL snapped a three-game losing streak to the NL.  The Junior Circuit will have home field advantage in the World Series. 

>>Yankees' Rivera Named ASG MVP 

New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera is the MVP of the 84th annual MLB All-Star Game.  Rivera, who is retiring at the end of the season, tossed a scoreless eighth inning in the American League's 3-0 win over the National League at Citi Field in New York.  He is the first Yankee to win the award since Derek Jeter in 2000. 

>>Union Expects Biogenesis Suspensions To Be Served Next Season 

The MLB Players' Association believes any suspensions related to Biogenesis won't be served until 2014.  Union head Michael Weiner says he expects the league to present its findings within the next month but, due to appeals, players likely won't begin serving any penalties until next season.  Commissioner Bud Selig has refused to put a timeline on it.

>>Mariners In Houston Friday 

The Mariners come out of the All-Star break with a series in Houston against AL West opponents the Astros.  Seattle sends Joe Saunders to the mound in the series opener with his 8-and-8 record.  The M's are 43-and-52 and are 9-and-a-half games up on last place Houston. any announcement. Do I even get excited about any chance of a wild card?

>>Seahawks Make Forbes Top 50 List 

The Seahawks are one of 30 NFL teams in the Forbes Top 50 most valuable sports franchises.  They check in at number 27 overall and number 18 among NFL teams.  Seattle is valued at 1-point-04 billion dollars with owner Paul Allen carrying an estimated net worth of 15 billion. 

>>WSU Men's Hoops To Face Butler 

The Cougars will meet mid-major power Butler in their opening game of the college basketball Old Spice Classic in Orlando on Thanksgiving Day.  Washington State's game against the Bulldogs will be seen on ESPN2 at 11 a.m. Pacific time.  This will be the second meeting between the two schools in basketball. 

>>Torre:  Replay Expansion Expected In 2014 

Major League Baseball is getting set to expand its use of instant replay.  Executive vice president Joe Torre  says the league is pretty confident it will be in place for the start of next season.  MLB has had replay for home runs since 2008, but is looking to add replay for fair and foul calls down the lines, as well as trapped balls in the outfield. 

>>Packers To Retire Favre's Number, But Not In 2013 

I know the split was rough but why even wait?  Retire the uni. The Green Bay Packers plan to retire the number-4 of former quarterback Brett Favre but it isn't likely to be this year.  Team president Mark Murphy tells Fox Sports Wisconsin that he doesn't anticipate the move during the 2013 season, but it should happen before Favre's Hall of Fame induction in 2016.