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The Insider: 5 former NWL players in MLB All-Star Game

Five Northwoods League alumni were selected to play in the MLB All-Star Game.

Detroit’s Max Scherzer (La Crosse), Chicago White Sox’ Chris Sale (La Crosse) and Tampa Bay’s Ben Zobrist (Wisconsin) made the American League squad.

Washington’s Jordan Zimmermann (Eau Claire) and St. Louis’ Allen Craig (Alexandria) will play for the National League.

Boston’s Ortiz sets

record for hits by DH

Boston’s David Ortiz has passed Harold Baines to become Major League Baseball’s career leader in hits by a designated hitter.

Ortiz collected his 1,689th hit as a DH when he doubled to left-center field leading off the second inning Wednesday night against the Seattle Mariners. Ortiz received a loud ovation from the fans at Safeco Field when the milestone was shown on the video board and tipped his cap in appreciation.

Ortiz already holds marks for the most runs scored, doubles, home runs, extra-base hits and RBIs by a designated hitter. Ortiz entered Wednesday night on a roll, hitting .403 at the plate over his previous 20 games.

Hector 5K run Saturday

The Hector Corn Chaff Days 5K Run/Walk is Saturday starting at the Suttle parking lot on East Highway 212.

Registration is $20 and begins at 7:15 a.m. The races begins at 8 p.m. and a Children’s Fun Run begins at 9:30 a.m.

Judge reverses field, orders Goodell deposition

A Texas judge reversed an earlier ruling and said Wednesday that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell can be questioned by attorneys for ticket-holders who sued after they were displaced when seats weren’t properly installed for the 2011 Super Bowl at Cowboys Stadium.

The ruling issued Wednesday by U.S. Magistrate Judge Renee Toliver in Dallas states that Goodell must give a deposition at NFL headquarters in New York no later than Aug. 5.

About 1,250 temporary seats at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington were deemed unsafe just hours before the Green Bay Packers beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-25.

— Associated Press/Staff reports