Battle heats up at second base

The Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees, playoff combatants last season, are squaring off again for a spot in the Midsummer Classic.

Robinson Cano of the Yankees saw his lead for the second base starting job in the July 10 All-Star Game at AT&T Park shrivel to 8,214 votes over the Tigers’ Placido Polanco.

Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez is a virtual lock to start and became the first playerfrom either league to crack 1 million votes.

Deep in the heart of Texas: Niners corral Cowboys, 23-17

San Francisco holds off late charge. Packers up next

Niners fans from Texas? Apparently it’s a thing

Rooting for San Francisco isn’t easy when you live in the Lone Star state, but many do

A letter from Dallas: JFK, MLK, and chicken fried steak

The Examiner went to Texas for the Niners-Cowboys matchup