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Record 10 homers as AL wins All-Star Game 8-6 in 10 innings

WASHINGTON — A record 10 home runs. A slew of strikeouts.

The all-or-nothing All-Star Game mirrored what baseball has become.

Astros teammates Alex Bregman and George Springer homered on consecutive pitches to begin the 10th inning, and the American League beat the National League 8-6 Tuesday night for its sixth straight win.

Shifting culture set to play out in All-Star Game

WASHINGTON—David Ortiz can now laugh, sort of, at the shifting culture of baseball. For J.D. Martinez, Nolan Arenado, Aaron Judge and every other All-Star hitter, dealing with different defensive alignments is just part of the game.

Tune in tomorrow night and no telling where fans will see fielders. Especially in what's become merely an exhibition—why not try a five-man outfield?

French celebrate unifying victory

PARIS—It was a victory for all of France and the home crowd did it justice, pouring into Paris' Champs-Elysees Avenue by the tens of thousands to celebrate in an explosion of joy.

France's 4-2 win over Croatia in the World Cup final in Moscow yesterday marked the second time in 20 years that France has won the World Cup, and came at a time when the people feel needy.

Kerber tops Ostapenko

LONDON—It was clear right from the opening game of Angelique Kerber's Wimbledon semifinal how things were going to go. She was not going to dictate or control much.

She was, instead, going to employ spectacular defence and solid, steady play, while letting her opponent, Jelena Ostapenko, be the one to determine the outcomes of nearly every point.