Manny Machado went 3-for-4 with a solo home run against the Nationals on Wednesday.
Machado is now 12-for-21 (.571 BA) with two home runs, three RBI and four runs scored over his last four games as he continues to put together a nice start to July. However, he is still sitting on a .269 average with only nine home runs and 20 RBI on the season, so there is still plenty to be desired in regards to his fantasy value, but this is certainly a nice beginning to what could be a solid second half for this youngster. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Arian Foster might need groin surgery.
Foster injured his groin during practice Tuesday and will now go through a number of tests to determine the extent of the injury. The fact that people are already saying that he may need surgery doesn't exactly instill confidence that he can heal through rest and rehab. Expect the Texans to update his condition soon. Analysis: Howard Bender
Kobe Bryant is still unsure if 2015-16 will be his final season in the NBA.
“We haven’t set anything in stone and I’ve talked about it before. But could this be the last [season]? Absolutely," Bryant told Marc J. Spears of Yahoo Sports. "It’s tough to decide. It’s really tough to make those types of decisions." In a nutshell, Kobe said that he won't be able to make a decision until after the season. He wants to see how much he enjoys playing still and the only time to make that determination is after the season comes to a close. It looks like this will annoyingly drag out all season and all of next summer. Analysis: Howard Bender
Ameer Abdullah is apparently impressing during the early stages of training camp.
Abdullah has been turning heads since being selected in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft. The Lions' see him as the second coming of Reggie Bush in Joe Lombardi's offensive system. If that is true, he'll get the ball on average 10.5 times per game but most expect that number to be the bare minimum for Abdullah's rookie-year. The ADP on Ameer has him getting selected in the sixth round of most drafts. Analysis: Drew Phelps