This week in sports

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NBA: Free agency is in full swing. LaMarcus Aldridge, probably this year’s biggest free agent not named LeBron James, decided to head south and play for the San Antonio Spurs. Aldridge signed an $80 million, four-year contract. So far the Lakers have not been successful in luring a major free agent, but they are still making moves. They signed the 2014–2015 Sixth Man of the Year, Lou Williams, and, according to Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski, are close to trading away Jeremy Lin to the Mavericks and nearing a trade to acquire Roy Hibbert from Indiana.

FILE - In this Monday, April 27, 2015 file photo, Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge, left, works the ball in against Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph during the first half of Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Portland, Ore. A person with knowledge of the negotiations says LaMarcus Aldridge and the Miami Heat have spoken about his future plans, and that a formal conversation is scheduled for Thursday night, July 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)
FILE – In this Monday, April 27, 2015 file photo, Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge, left, works the ball in against Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph during the first half of Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)

NHL: St. Louis Blues right wing T.J. Oshie was traded to the Washington Capitals. Five-year-old Blues super fan Libby Lu was devastated. Lu’s mother recorded her crying in her closet. “T.J. Oshie left the team,” Lu exclaimed from her hiding spot. Lu and her father were brought on SportsCenter and were surprised by Oshie on the phone. The only question Lu wanted to ask was if Oshie’s house has a pool with a diving board.

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MLB: The 2015 MLB All-Star Game roster was announced Sunday. Four Royals players landed on the American League Roster. Miguel Cabrera, Matt Holliday and Giancarlo Stanton were also named to the All-Star rosters but won’t play due to injury.

Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera singles against the Toronto Blue Jays to drive in Yoenis Cespedes during the fourth inning of a baseball game Friday, July 3, 2015, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)
Detroit Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera singles against the Toronto Blue Jays to drive in Yoenis Cespedes during the fourth inning of a baseball game Friday, July 3, 2015, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

NFL: Giants defensive end Justin Pierre-Paul was injured in a fireworks mishap at his home in Florida. Photos on Twitter suggest that Pierre-Paul bought so many fireworks he brought them home in a U-Haul Van. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported the athlete burned his palm and three fingers and could have nerve damage.

FILE - This is a July 24, 2014, file photo showing New York Giants' Jason Pierre-Paul talking to reporters during an NFL football camp in East Rutherford, N.J. The Giants are aware of an incident involving Jason Pierre-Paul and fireworks, but the team is unsure about the severity of any injuries to the star defensive end, a person with knowledge of the incident tells The Associated Press on Monday, July 6, 2015. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because no information has been released publicly. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
FILE – This is a July 24, 2014, file photo showing New York Giants’ Jason Pierre-Paul talking to reporters during an NFL football camp in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

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