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Friday, July 22, 2011
WNBA All-Stars to shine in San Antonio

By Amanda Rykoff

WNBA: The San Antonio Silver Stars host the WNBA All-Star Game for the first time on Saturday (3:30 p.m., ABC). In addition to the game, which features the best talent in the league, the WNBA will continue its 15th-season celebration. During a halftime presentation, the Top 15 players of all time will be introduced on the court at the AT&T Center. espnW has you covered with all you need to know about the game. Get to know this year's All-Stars here.

MLB: There's a full slate of games this weekend across the major leagues, so check your local listings. Of note, the first-place Pirates host the Cardinals in an NL Central showdown at PNC Park. ... Seattle looks to snap a 12-game losing streak with Felix Hernandez on the mound in the first of three games at Boston. ... ESPN's "Sunday Night Baseball" has the finale of the Braves-Reds series in Cincinnati (Brandon Beachy vs. Dontrelle Willis, 8 p.m.).

Baseball Hall of Fame: Second baseman Roberto Alomar, pitcher Bert Blyleven and general manager Pat Gillick all received the call to Cooperstown. Alomar, who played for seven teams, will be inducted as a Toronto Blue Jay and Blyleven, who played for five teams, will go in as a Minnesota Twin. Ford C. Frick Award winner Dave Van Horne, a longtime announcer for the Montreal Expos and Florida Marlins, and J.G. Taylor Spink Award winner Bill Conlin of the Philadelphia Daily News will also enter Cooperstown as part of the Class of 2011. Coverage of the induction ceremonies will be carried live on Sunday at 12:30 p.m. on the MLB Network.

NFL lockout: It's Day 128 of the NFL lockout. On Thursday, owners approved a proposed 10-year CBA. NFLPA leaders said a vote among the player representatives appears likely for Friday, so stay tuned. The end might be near.

Information from ESPN Stats & Information was used in this report.