Each morning, Monday through Friday, we'll hook you up with some reading material to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday.

** Michael Phelps’ work ethic was blasted by U.S. swimmer Tyler Clary, who said it was a “shame” Phelps didn’t work as hard as others.

** The NL routed the AL in theAll-Star game last night, 8-0.

** Orioles closer Jim Johnson was a rare bright spot for the AL, tossing a 1-2-3 eighth.

** The Orioles plan to activate catcher Taylor Teagarden and outfielder Endy Chavez from the 15-day disabled list on Friday.

** LSU baseball coach Paul Mainieri denied reports that the Orioles top draft pick Kevin Gausman will return to school, calling the report “premature.”

** NBA Free Agency starts today. You can track the free agents here.

** A rival coach breaks down the Ravens.

** Matt Vensel looks at potential Ravens targets still available in free agency.

** A Terps wide receiver target says Maryland could make his top 5.

** Michael Andretti gives hope to Grand Prix of Baltimore.

Tom Brady gets into surprise staring contests at a pharmacy: