The American Olympic beach volleyball team takes on Brazil in the Visa FIVB Beach Volleyball International test event in London's Horseguard's parade on Wednesday August 10 2011. The six-day exhibition is being held despite the recent riots in London, which have led to a series of security concerns for the upcoming 2012 Olympics.
For the first time since 1995-96, the National League has won two straight All Star Games, dominating the American League this year by a score of 5-1. Prince Fielder, whose three-run home run in the fourth sealed the deal, won the MVP award.
With his dad pitching, Robinson Cano took his first home run derby title with 32 dingers, beating out Red Sox slugger Adrian Gonzalez by a single homer in the final round. David Ortiz and Prince Fielder both tied for third with nine homers apiece.
Tim Thomas completed a sensational season with his fourth shutout of the playoffs Wednesday and Boston won the Stanley Cup by downing Vancouver 4-0. Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand both scored twice, with Bergeron delivering the backbreaking goal late in the second period.
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