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The National League All-Star voting features a number of close races

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The latest update of the National League All-Star voting is in and we have several close races.

Addison Russell and Trevor Story are close at shortstop. Kris Bryant and Nolan Arenado at third and Ben Zobrist and Daniel Murphy at second are likewise within roughly half a million votes of one another. The tightest contest is at catcher, with Yadier Molina and Buster Posey separated by fewer than a hundred thousand votes.

Beyond those, Anthony Rizzo of the Cubs leads at first base and outfielders Dexter Fowler of the Cubs, Bryce Harper of the Nationals and Yoenis Cespedes of the Mets round out the leaders.

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The baseball world reacts to news of Kobe Bryant’s death

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Lakers legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna were two of nine people who died in a helicopter accident in Calabasas, California earlier today. Bryant’s death sent shockwaves throughout the basketball world, as well as the sports world at large. Here were a few reactions from the baseball world.

We certainly echo these sentiments, sending our condolences to the families and friends of those affected today. What a sad day.