Lots of places for the media to go today. For the All Star Break, which is usually the slowest sports days of the year, consider the stories out there:

1) Ted Williams death and the controversy over his body (Stories: Globe front page, Herald front page ,

2) Second Half of the MLB season starting tonight (Stories: Tony Massarotti, Gordon Edes, and Steven Krasner)

3) Bud Selig says two teams are in peril financially, one may not be able to make payroll Monday and another might not finish the season. (Story: ESPN/AP, Houston Chronicle.)

4) Looming Labor strife. (Stories: Jackie MacMullan, Hartford Courant)

And then there are smaller stories:

5) Allen Iverson’s legal woes (Story: ESPN )

6) ESPY Awards from last night (Tom Brady wins Breakthrough Athlete of the year, Patriots lose to Lakers for team of the year)

7) Celtics Summer league next week (Story: Shira Springer )

8) Patriots camp in a couple weeks (Herald Story)

Elsewhere, Steve Buckley continues to lament over the All Star Game and feels bad for Bud Selig. Jim Baker puts out a column for the third day in a row, and says FOX is indignant over the ending of the game and because Selig, Torre and Brenley were on a Press Conference airing on ESPN before the FOX telecast was even over. Stan Grossfeld writes about the plight of the Expos. Chris Snow has a story on 7-6, 297lb Neil Fingleton, who transferred to Holy Cross from North Carolina and will be playing in the Bay State Games starting tonight.

FOX25 has Red Sox/Blue Jays from Toronto tonight at 7:00.(ATT3 in Western MA) ESPN has Indians/Yankees at 7:00.