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July 15, 2013

All-Star tix available; Boras responds to Jay-Z

NEW YORK (AP) — Tickets for Monday night's Home Run Derby were available Sunday evening on Major League Baseball's website, priced at $205, $263, $267, $300 and $310. Nearly 2,700 resale tickets were listed on StubHub for $112-$2,327.

Tickets for Tuesday night's All-Star game were still tied to Mets season-ticket, partial season-ticket and premium-ticket packages on MLB.com, and StubHub had just over 2,300 All-Star tickets from $288-$9,172.

MLB boosts the price of All-Star tickets when the game is in New York. The range was $150-$725 for 2008 at old Yankee Stadium, $100-$360 the following year in St. Louis, $190-$350 in 2010 at Anaheim and $90-$425 in 2011 at Phoenix.

Last year's game in Kansas City was priced at $125-$450 and this year's at $195-$715, with an additional 54 seats at $968.

Next year's game is at Minnesota and the 2015 showcase is in Cincinnati.

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DIFFERENT TYPE OF RECORD: Agent Scott Boras responded to Jay-Z's shot at him on the rapper's newest recording, "Magna Carta... Holy Grail," which was released July 4.

Jay-Z rapped: "Scott Boras, you over baby/Robinson Cano, you coming with me" on the song "Crown."

"I listen to jazz. Bernie Williams is my favorite musician," Boras said, referring to the retired New York Yankees outfielder, a longtime client. "In the owners' game of player contracts, it's about what you know, not who knows you. And behind the owners' door, the game takes care of itself, and the only records that I'm familiar with are the ones that are related to player contracts. And until you have those, I don't think any owner is going to find you credible."

Jay Z's Roc Nation Sports partnered with the Creative Artists Agency's CAA Sports in April to represent athletes, and Jay-Z became a certified baseball agent who will represent Cano along with CAA Sports' Brodie Van Wagenen

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