Programming Note: Temple's Juan Fernandez in a 3-point Contest at 9 p.m.

Programming Note: Temple's Juan Fernandez in a 3-point Contest at 9 p.m.

His jump shot isn't what you would call "classic," but Temple's Juan Fernandez will be taking part in the 2012 State Farm College Slam Dunk and 3-Point Championship this evening.
As one could probably count on one hand the number of times Juan dunked in his entire college career, Fernandez will obviously be participating in the three-point contest. The combo guard's 40.2% career percentage on 207 of 515 attempts from behind the arc was good enough for second all-time in Temple history.
After Thursday night's festivities have concluded, fellow Owl Ramone Moore will join Fernandez to play for the East in 2012 Resse's Division I College All-Star as part of Final Four Friday.
If you're not watching the Flyers, or you're looking for something to flip to during or postgame, the skills competition begins at 9 p.m. on ESPN.
The All-Star game itself will be played at the Superdome in New Orleans at 5:30 p.m. on Friday and can be watched on tape-delay on TruTV at 1 p.m. on Saturday.
Full rosters below...

East: Ramone Moore (Temple), Juan Fernandez (Temple), Scott Machado (Iona), Kevin Murphy (Tennessee), Jae Crowder (Marquette), John Shurna (Northwestern), Keith Wright (Harvard), Garrett Stutz (Wichita State), Henry Sims (Georgetown) and Mitchell Watt (Buffalo).

West: Casper Ware (Long Beach State), Jorge Gutierrez (California), Dominique Morrison (Oral Roberts), Devoe Joseph (Oregon), Bradford Burgess (VCU), Wendell McKines (New Mexico), Storm Warren (LSU), Chace Stanback (UNLV), Robert Sacre (Gonzaga) and Ricardo Ratliffe (Missouri).

Despite the honors, I think it's safe to say Temple fans would have traded the All-Star bids for a win over South Florida, or at least stronger performances from Moore and Fernandez in the final game of their college careers. The sting from that evening will no doubt take a while to shake off.
And now, cue the "what a joke of a game, look at those rosters" comments, 'cause those are just soooo necessary.

Union see 4-game winning streak end in shutout loss to Real Salt Lake

Union see 4-game winning streak end in shutout loss to Real Salt Lake

BOX SCORE

SANDY, Utah -- Joao Plata scored his first goal of the season and Real Salt Lake beat the Union, 1-0, on Saturday night to snap Philadelphia's club-record winning streak at four games.

Plata tapped in his goal in the 36th minute after quickly exchanging short passes twice with Jefferson Savarino. Tony Beltran got the play started by saving the ball just before it went over the goal line.

The Union (4-5-5) had a chance to tie it in stoppage time, but goalie Nick Rimando blocked Haris Medunjanin's belt-high free kick and Salt Lake (4-8-2) cleared it after a scramble in front of the net.

Union goalkeeper Andre Blake made seven saves.

Howie Kendrick makes 4th rehab appearance in Lehigh Valley

Howie Kendrick makes 4th rehab appearance in Lehigh Valley

Howie Kendrick on Saturday night made his fourth rehab appearance in Triple A during Lehigh Valley's 13-1 rout of the Louisville Bats in Allentown.

Kendrick went 1 for 5 with a run scored and three strikeouts. He also grounded into a double play and left two runners in scoring position.

It was his second rehab game playing third base. He played third during his appearance in the IronPigs' 8-4 loss Thursday to the Indianapolis Indians. He was 0 for 1 in three plate appearances with a run scored and was hit by a pitch twice (see story).

The Phillies' plan for Kendrick was to have him play a minimum four games at Lehigh Valley. He played left field in two games and third base twice. Pete Mackanin said Wednesday that Kendrick would also get a game at first base but he hasn't gotten a game at first yet.

There is a chance Kendrick could be recalled Sunday before the Phillies’ series finale against the Cincinnati Reds depending on how he feels.

Kendrick has been sidelined since April 15 with an oblique strain. In 10 games before the injury, Kendrick went 13 for 39 (.333) with five extra-base hits and four walks while exclusively playing left field.