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Houston Matters

Sports Monday: Recapping The Astros’ First Half, And Another World Cup Title

Jeff Balke updates us on the latest sports news.

Houston Astros players headed to the 2019 All-Star Game (L-R): Michael Brantley, Ryan Pressly, George Springer, Gerrit Cole, Alex Bregman, and Justin Verlander.


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Six Astros players made the American League All-Star team for the annual midsummer classic Tuesday in Cleveland, and star third baseman Alex Bregman will compete in the Home Run Derby tonight.

United States' Megan Rapinoe, center, celebrates team's victory with teammates after the Women's World Cup final soccer match between US and The Netherlands at the Stade de Lyon in Decines, outside Lyon, France, Sunday, July 7, 2019. The U.S. won 2-0.

Plus, the US Women's Soccer team won a record fourth World Cup, defeating the Netherlands 2-0.

In the audio above, we discuss those and other developments in Houston sports with Jeff Balke, who writes for Houston Press and Houstonia.