Sports briefs 7-9-14: Bautista, Tulowitzki add to HR Derby lineups

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NEW YORK -- Jose Bautista and Troy Tulowitzki have announced three members of their respective teams for Monday night's Home Run Derby at Target Field.

Joining Bautista on the American League team are Oakland's Yoenis Cespedes, who was last year's Derby winner, Baltimore's Adam Jones and Brian Dozier of the host Twins.

Tulowitzki will have Miami's Giancarlo Stanton, who entered Tuesday leading the National League in homers, the Dodgers' Yasiel Puig and Cincinnati's Todd Frazier on his side.

The final competitor in each league will be announced on Thursday.

• Baseball

Votto to DL: The Reds placed first baseman Joey Votto back on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday with a nagging thigh injury that is expected to limit him for the rest of the season.

Catcher Brayan Pena was activated off the paternity list before a doubleheader against the Chicago Cubs. Pena will be one of the primary fill-ins at first base while Votto is gone. It's unclear when he might be back.

Masterson out: The Cleveland Indians couldn't wait any longer for Justin Masterson to fix his pitching problems.

The Indians placed Masterson on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation in his right knee Tuesday. Masterson, the team's opening day starter, is 4-6 with a 5.51 ERA.

• Basketball

Sterling testy: Donald Sterling, challenging the sale of his Los Angeles Clippers, gave testy, bombastic testimony Tuesday, contending he's mentally sound, sparring with his wife's lawyer and repeatedly drawing laughter from spectators.

The 80-year-old billionaire also called doctors who've declared he has Alzheimer's disease "hired guns," pleaded a faulty memory about some of his most controversial remarks and declared he could top the $2 billion offer for the Clippers by $10 billion by selling TV rights to Fox and winning an antitrust suit he's filed against the NBA.

Not showing hand: In another summer of NBA Free Agent Frenziness, if LeBron James knows where he will be playing next season, he still isn't saying.

Asked by The Associated Press how free agency was going when his afternoon meeting agenda was apparently complete, the four-time MVP said "no complaints." He offered a quick greeting, and provided no hints of anything -- including when his next "Decision" will be known -- before leaving with a wave.

• Football

Not enrolled at ND: Receiver Will Mahone has no chance of returning to Notre Dame while facing felony charges of assault on a police officer, intimidation of a public servant and vandalism, his attorney said Tuesday.

Attorney James Gentile said he hopes to get the felony charges against Mahone reduced to misdemeanors before a July 23 preliminary hearing.

Players arrested: Two University of Miami football players have been arrested on sexual battery charges and were kicked off the team.

Court and jail records show JaWand Blue and Alexander Figueroa were booked on the charges Tuesday morning.

• Elsewhere

Re-sign Collins: The Columbus Blue Jackets have re-signed center Sean Collins to a one-year, two-way (NHL/AHL) contract for the 2014-15 season.

The 25-year-old Collins appeared in six games with the Blue Jackets last season, with one assist.

Share lead: Wright State golf coach Pete Samborsky shot 2-under 69 to share the lead with Christopher Sloan and Clark Engle after the first round of the 108th Ohio Amateur on Tuesday at Coldstream Country Club.

Samborsky, originally from Cincinnati, birdied four of his last seven holes, while both Sloan, a native of Centerville, and Engle, an Ohio State golfer from Springfield, each had five birdies offsetting three bogeys.

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