Texans star J.J. Watt has back surgery

HOUSTON (AP) _ A person familiar with J.J. Watt’s condition said the Houston Texans’ star defensive end has had back surgery and will begin training camp on the physically unable to perform list.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on Thursday night on condition of anonymity because the team hasn’t confirmed the surgery or Watts’ roster status.

Watt, the NFL sacks leader last season with 17 1/2, will miss the start of training camp, but is expected to be ready for the season opener.

Watt spent most of the offseason recovering after having surgery to repair a groin injury in January.

His performance last season helped the Texans to their first playoff berth since 2012 and gave him his second straight Defensive Player of the Year Award.

The surgery was first reported by ESPN.

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NFL to review domestic violence allegations against Elliott

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) _ The NFL says it is reviewing domestic violence allegations against Dallas Cowboys rookie Ezekiel Elliott.

A police report says Elliott denied allegations that he assaulted his girlfriend early Friday in Columbus, Ohio, causing bruises and abrasions. The report says he wasn’t arrested because of conflicting versions of what happened. Three witnesses told police they didn’t see Elliott assault the woman.

A message seeking comment was left with Elliott’s agent.

Elliott is a running back who played at Ohio State. He turned 21 Friday.

NFL spokesman Brian McCarty says the allegations will be reviewed under the league’s personal conduct policy.

The 20-year-old woman also says Elliott struck her several times in the past week, which he also has denied. Elliott says she got the bruises and abrasions in a bar fight.

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Bombers Walk-Off for 17th Straight Victory

Bryan-College Station (July 21, 2016)- The Bombers scored runs in the eighth and ninth innings to keep the winning streak alive as they sweep the Generals 4-3 on Thirsty Thursday presented by WB Liquors.
The Bombers wore Top Gun 30th Anniversary jerseys sponsored by American Sleep for the Top Gun themed game brought to you by Batteries + Bulbs.
After Brazos Valley went down a run in the top half of the eighth, Garrett McCain stepped up to the plate and was hit by a pitch and then would steal second base. Anthony Herrera, who had an RBI triple in the bottom of the third, scored McCain with a run scoring single to tie the game. Herrera was 2-for-3 on the night with 2 RBIs and a run scored.
Herrera would get it done on the mound as well for the Bombers as he pitched a scoreless top of the ninth to keep the tie intact. Brazos Valley would show some patience at the plate in the bottom of the ninth as Hunter Wilson got the rally started when he was plunked by Victoria. Spencer Hemphill and Ivan Estrella would take free passes to load the bases. Logan Bottrell would then provide the heroics as he hit a bloop single in front of the left fielder for the win.
The win was the second of the year for Herrera. MacGregor Hines started the game for Brazos Valley and went six innings, giving up one run and striking out five.
Brazos Valley will get two days off before heading to Plano to take on the Texas Marshals for a two game series. The Bombers next home game will be July 26th on Trophy Tuesday presented by Avant Garde-College Prep Services as they play host to the Woodland Strykers. That night Waldenbrooke Estates and Betamed will host the the 2nd Annual Grandma Beauty Pageant and Bellies in the Ballpark. Gates open at 6 pm. 
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Astros Blank A’s; Rangers suffer sweep to Halos

Fister, Altuve, spark Astros in 7-0 win over A’s

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) _ Doug Fister pitched seven innings and Jose Altuve continued his torrid hitting as the Houston Astros defeated the Oakland Athletics 7-0 Wednesday.

After losing three of his last four decisions, Fister (10-6) took matters into his own hands, throwing seven innings of four-hit ball in which he struck out five and walked two.

The A’s, who had won four of five since the All-Star break and took their second straight series, failed to advance a runner past second base against Fister.

Altuve was 2 for 3 with two walks. Baseball’s leading hitter is 12 for his last 17 in his last four games.

The Astros, who had lost three of their previous four, scored two runs in the second with two outs and nobody on base when five batters reached safely against A’s starter Daniel Mengden (1-5).

Fister is 9-3 over his last 15 starts going back to May 1. The Astros are 12-3 over that stretch.

Marte homers, Angels sweep Rangers to get out of last place

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) _ Jefry Marte hit a three-run homer and the Angels shut down a late rally by the AL West-leading Texas Rangers for a 7-4 win Wednesday night that gave Los Angeles a three-game sweep.

It was the second straight sweep for the Angels, who won their sixth in a row and moved out of last place in the AL West.

Albert Pujols had two hits and scored twice, Yunel Escobar had two RBIs and Marte hit his sixth home run.

The Rangers rallied in the ninth inning when Ian Desmond homered, Adrian Beltre doubled and Ryan Rua singled to put runners on the corners with two outs. The rally fell short when Rougned Odor flew out to left field.

The Rangers have gone 4-14 since June 28th.

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Harvey Named to MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List

(Source: Texas A&M Athletics)

(Source: Texas A&M Athletics)

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Texas A&M junior midfielder Mikaela Harvey was tabbed to the 38-player preseason watch list for the Missouri Athletic Club’s Hermann Trophy, the most prestigious individual award in NCAA soccer, the National Soccer Coaches Association of America announced on Wednesday.
 
Harvey is coming off an All-America campaign in 2015. She started 25 of the 26 matches for the Aggies, logging 18 points on seven goals and four assists. She earned NSCAA All-America Second Team and All-SEC First Team honors as a midfielder. Harvey also earned All-SEC Tournament status as the Aggies advanced to the championship match for the third consecutive season.

Battling through multiple injuries during her freshman campaign, Harvey made 21 appearances, including eight starts in 2014. She logged two assists as a freshman, helping Texas A&M to a 22-3-2 mark, an SEC regular-season title, a league tournament title and the Aggies’ first College Cup appearance.
 
For her career, Harvey has played in 46 matches, including 33 starts. She has 20 points on seven goals and six assists.

Harvey has been deeply involved with the United States Soccer Federation in recent years with numerous stints on the U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team in 2015 as they claimed the CONCACAF U-20 Women’s Championship in Honduras, earning a spot in the 2016 U-20 Women’s World Cup.


The list was compiled by the NSCAA Women’s Division I All-America Committee, based on their analysis of returning All-America and All-Region players, as well as any prominent newcomers.


Near the end of the regular-season, NCAA Division I coaches that are NSCAA members will vote on their top choices and the lists will be narrowed down to the top 15 semifinalists. From the pool, three finalists will be selected with the winners announced in January.


The MAC Hermann Trophy is presented annually to one male and one female athlete. The winners will be announced Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, at the trophy presentation banquet at the Missouri Athletic Club in St. Louis.


For more information about the history of the MAC Hermann Trophy and a list of past winners, visit
machermanntrophy.org.
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Big 12 Directs Commissioner to Evaluate Expansion Candidates

DALLAS (AP) _ The Big 12 presidents have directed Commissioner Bob Bowlsby to
evaluate schools that are interested in joining the conference, stopping just
short of announcing it was committed to expansion.

After a meeting of the Big 12 university presidents and chancellors on Tuesday,
Oklahoma President David Boren says the conference is still considering whether
to add two or four teams to its 10 members.

The Big 12 has been a 10-team conference, the smallest of the Power Five
leagues, since 2012. The conference has already announced it would bring back
its football championship game in 2017 and likely break into divisions.

Numerous schools have been pitching the Big 12 behind the scenes for months,
including much of the American Athletic Conference along with BYU, Colorado
State and others.

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Pujols Hits Two 3-Run HRs, Streaking Angels Beat Rangers 8-6

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) _ Albert Pujols hit a pair of three-run homers and the Los
Angeles Angels remained unbeaten since the All-Star break with its season-best
fifth straight victory in an 8-6 victory over the Texas Rangers.

Pujols connected in the fourth and fifth innings against Kyle Lohse (0-2) for
his second multi-homer game in three days, driving in six runs for the first
time since 2009.

Pujols’ homers were the 578th and 579th of his career, pulling him closer to
Mark McGwire (583) for 10th place on baseball’s career list.

Tim Lincecum (2-3) had seven strikeouts while winning for the second time in
his six starts for the Angels. Huston Street pitched the ninth for his eighth
save _ his first since June 14.

Robinson Chirinos hit two early homers for the AL West-leading Rangers, who
have lost six of seven.

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Athletics Rally from 3 Down to Beat Astros 4-3 in 10

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) _ Marcus Semien scored from second base on Josh Reddick’s
two-out infield single in the 10th inning to lift the Oakland Athletics past the
Houston Astros last night, 4-3.

The A’s rallied from three runs down and trailed 3-2 before Coco Crisp’s
game-tying double off Astros closer Will Harris in the ninth.

After the Astros stranded the bases loaded in the top of the 10th, Reddick won
it with the sixth walkoff hit of his career.

Semien singled with two outs off Pat Neshek (2-2) and stole second. Yonder
Alonso walked before Reddick singled to deep shortstop. Houston’s Carlos Correa
fielded the ball cleanly but threw wide of home as Semien slid safely in with
the winning run.

Mark Rzepczynski (1-0) got the last out in the top of the 10th for the win.

Starter Dallas Keuchel took a shutout into the seventh. Jose Altuve matched his
career-high with four hits while George Springer hit his career-high 21st home
run for the Astros.

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Dolphins reach deal with Foster

MIAMI (AP) _ Four-time Pro Bowl running back Arian Foster has agreed to a one-year deal with the Miami Dolphins. The free agent is attempting a comeback from a torn Achilles tendon suffered last season with Houston.

Miami was looking to add depth at running back following the loss of Lamar Miller to the Texans in free agency.

Injuries have limited Foster to 25 games in the past three years, and he played in just four games last season, averaging 2.6 yards per carry.

Foster’s most recent Pro Bowl season was 2014, when he rushed for 1,246 yards and caught passes for 327 in 13 games.

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Houston and Texas Drop West Coast Series Openers

Graveman wins 5th straight to pace Athletics past Astros 7-4

By MICHAEL WAGAMAN

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) _ Yonder Alonso drove in three runs with a pair of two-out hits to back Kendall Graveman’s fifth consecutive win, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Houston Astros 7-4 on Monday night.

Khris Davis hit his fourth home run in three games, Marcus Semien had two hits and scored twice while Ryon Healy added an RBI double for the A’s.

Oakland has won three of four since the All-Star break.

Alonso doubled in a run in the second inning then added a two-run single as part of five-run fourth when the A’s sent 12 men to the plate. The Astros walked five batters in the inning, two with the bases loaded.

Graveman (6-6) allowed three runs over seven innings to earn his second straight win over Houston. The right-hander, who also beat the Astros in his final start before the break, struck out five and walked one.

Dyan Dull retired three batters and Ryan Madson pitched the ninth for his 20th save.

Marwin Gonzalez homered for the second time in three games for Houston.

The A’s got plenty of help from the Astros pitching.

Starter Mike Fiers allowed six runs over 3 2/3 innings to remain winless in five career starts against Oakland. Fiers (6-4) fanned five and walk three, including two in the fourth.

Michael Feliz replaced Fiers and walked three consecutive batters including Josh Reddick and Danny Valencia with the bases loaded. Reddick had struck out swinging in his first two at-bats before drawing a four-pitch walk to force in Healy.

Davis hit his 23rd home run this season off Scott Feldman in the seventh.

Houston took a 2-1 lead in the top of the fourth when Carlos Correa scored an unearned run on a throwing error by Healy, Oakland’s rookie third baseman. A’s manager Bob Melvin tried to argue that Correa interfered with Healy while running from second to third on the play.

Trout hits 3-run HR to help Angels beat Rangers 9-5

By ABBEY MASTRACCO

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) _ Mike Trout hit a three-run homer to help the Los Angeles
Angels rally from four runs down and beat the Texas Rangers 9-5 Monday night.

Andrelton Simmons had three hits and scored a run, Kole Calhoun scored three
times and hand an RBI to help the Angels win their fourth straight.

With the score tied 5-5 in the seventh, Jeff Bandy was hit by a pitch from
Keone Kela (1-1) to start the bottom of the inning and moved to third on
Simmons’ double. One out later, Calhoun hit a fielder’s choice to second,
driving in Bandy with the go-ahead run, and Trout followed with his homer over
the left-field fence.

Rougned Odor hit a two-run homer, his 17th, and Adrian Beltre followed with his
13th to put the Rangers up 3-0 in the first. Mitch Moreland led off the second
with his 12th.

Texas gave the lead when and trailed when Nomar Mazara and Bobby Wilson hit
back-to-back doubles to tie the score at 5-5 in the top of the seventh.

J.C. Ramirez (2-3) pitched 1 2/3 innings for the win, and Cam Bedrosian got the
last three outs.

Nick Tropeano, activated from the disabled list July 4, was removed after two
innings with right elbow soreness and will undergo an MRI on Tuesday. In his
shortest outing of the season, Tropeano was charged with four earned runs after
giving the three homers.

Jhoulys Chacin followed with four scoreless innings in relief of Tropeano.
Albert Pujols drew a bases-loaded walk in the fourth and Daniel Nava hit a
sacrifice fly to pull the Angels to 4-2. Ji-Man Choi got them within one when he
led off the fifth with his first major league home run.

Calhoun scored the tying run on second baseman Odor’s fielding error in the
sixth and the Angels took a 5-4 lead on Johnny Giovatella’s RBI single later in
the inning.

Texas starter A.J. Griffin, who left with two on and none out in the sixth, was
charged with five runs and four hits with three walks.

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Astros, Rangers Winners in Sunday Matinees

Altuve, McHugh pace Astros past Mariners

SEATTLE (AP) _ Jose Altuve homered among his four hits and drove in three runs, Collin McHugh escaped a pair of bases-loaded jams to pitch six scoreless innings, and the Houston Astros beat the Seattle Mariners 8-1 on Sunday.

Altuve had a two-run homer and three singles in five at-bats to raise his American League-leading average to .346. McHugh (6-6) allowed four hits and walked four, striking out 10 to win for the first time in eight starts since his last victory on May 30.

Carlos Gomez added his second career grand slam in the seventh inning off Nathan Karns to put the Astros up 8-0.

Kyle Seager singled home Seattle’s only run in the eighth off Chris Devenski.

Mike Montgomery (3-4), making his second start this season after 30 relief appearances, allowed four runs and seven hits in five innings, walking two and striking out seven.

Hamels dominant, Rangers end 4-game slide by topping Cubs

CHICAGO (AP) _ Cole Hamels pitched eight dominant innings in his first game at Wrigley Field since throwing a no-hitter at the famed ballpark a year ago, and the Texas Rangers stopped a four-game slide by topping the Chicago Cubs 4-1 Sunday.

Hamels (10-2) struck out his first six batters. He fanned seven overall and gave up just an unearned run on four hits.

Last summer, the lefty threw a no-hitter and struck out 13 at Wrigley in his final start for Philadelphia. He was then traded to the Rangers.

Sam Dyson struck out three in the ninth for his 19th save in 21 chances.

Ian Desmond homered and Robinson Chirinos drove in two runs as Texas avoided a three-game sweep in the matchup of division leaders. The Cubs had won three in a row.

John Lackey (7-6) allowed four runs and six hits in eight innings as his winless streak reached seven starts.

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Hendricks, Cubs beat Rangers 6-0

CHICAGO (AP) _ Kyle Hendricks and four relievers combined on a five-hitter, Addison Russell had a two-run single to key a five-run sixth inning, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Texas Rangers 6-0 on Friday in a matchup of slumping division leaders.

The Cubs returned from the All-Star break to win for the seventh time in 22 games, while the Rangers lost their eighth in 10 games thanks to a rough sixth hat included Prince Fielder’s throwing error.

As Jake Arrieta and Jon Lester have struggled lately, Hendricks (8-6) has remained sharp. The former Rangers draft pick lowered his team-best ERA to 2.41, allowing three hits with three strikeouts in six innings.

Carl Edwards Jr. struck out two in a perfect seventh and Travis Wood, Pedro Strop and Justin Grimm combined for the final six outs in Chicago’s eighth shutout.

Russell’s bases-loaded hit in the sixth was followed by pinch-hitter Matt Szczur’s two-run single against Martin Perez (7-6).

One of the runs was unearned after Fielder fired a throw high and wide of third in a rare start at first base due to interleague play.

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Five Aggies Named to Preseason All-SEC Team

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Five Texas A&M football players were named to the preseason All-Southeastern Conference football team on Friday, which was voted on by the media members attending the 2016 SEC Media Days earlier this week.

Making the elite squad from the Aggie roster were senior Avery Gennesy (third-team offensive line), juniors Myles Garrett (first-team defensive line), Ricky Seals-Jones (third-team wide receiver) and Armani Watts (third-team defensive defensive back), and sophomore Christian Kirk (first-team wide receiver, return specialist and all-purpose).

2016 PRE-SEASON MEDIA DAYS ALL-SEC TEAM
(Total points earned in parenthesis)(331 total voters)

OFFENSE
First-Team
QB       Chad Kelly, Ole Miss (321)
RB        Leonard Fournette, LSU (329)
RB        Nick Chubb, Georgia (308)
WR      Calvin Ridley, Alabama (318)
WR      Christian Kirk, Texas A&M (223)
TE        O.J. Howard, Alabama (294)
OL        Cam Robinson, Alabama (315)
OL        Dan Skipper, Arkansas (228)
OL        Greg Pyke, Georgia (171)
OL        Alex Kozan, Auburn (165)
C          Ethan Pocic, LSU (188)

Second-Team
QB       Joshua Dobbs, Tennessee (313)
RB        Jalen Hurd, Tennessee (278)
RB        Ralph Webb, Vanderbilt (151)
WR      Malachi Dupre, LSU (167)
WR      Fred Ross, Mississippi State (139)
TE        Evan Engram, Ole Miss (214)
OL       Martez Ivey, Florida (152)
OL        William Clapp, LSU (143)
OL        David Sharpe, Florida (138)
OL        Alphonse Taylor, Alabama (137)
C          Brandon Kublanow, Georgia (121)

Third-Team
QB       Brandon Harris, LSU (25)
RB        Stanley “Boom” Williams, Kentucky (60)
RB        Jovon Robinson, Auburn (55)
WR      Ricky Seals-Jones, Texas A&M (78)                
WR      Drew Morgan, Arkansas (49)
TE        Jeremy Sprinkle, Arkansas (65)
OL        Avery Gennesy, Texas A&M (120)          
OL       Jashon Robertson, Tennessee (119)
OL       Braden Smith, Auburn (118)
OL       Javon Patterson, Ole Miss (113)
C         Ross Pierschbacher, Alabama (101)

DEFENSE
First-Team
DL        Jonathan Allen, Alabama (301)
DL        Myles Garrett, Texas A&M (286)               
DL        Carl Lawson, Auburn (253)
DL        Derek Barnett, Tennessee (171)
LB        Reuben Foster, Alabama (265)
LB        Kendell Beckwith, LSU (231)
LB        Jalen Reeves-Maybin, Tennessee (223)
DB       Eddie Jackson, Alabama (293)
DB       Jalen Tabor, Florida (249)
DB       Tre’Davious White, LSU (221)
DB       Cameron Sutton, Tennessee (213)

Second-Team
DL        Montravius Adams, Auburn (167)
DL        Bryan Cox, Florida (105)
DL        Davon Godchaux, LSU (105)
DL        Charles Harris, Missouri (103)
LB        Tim Williams, Alabama (196)
LB        Zach Cunningham, Vanderbilt (178)
LB        Jarad Davis, Florida (160)
DB       Jamal Adams, LSU (193)
DB       Minkah Fitzpatrick, Alabama (188)
DB       Tony Conner, Ole Miss (146)
DB       Dominick Sanders, Georgia (145)

Third-Team
DL        Marquis Haynes, Ole Miss (102)
DL        Deatrich Wise, Arkansas (95)
DL        Cece Jefferson, Florida (85)
DL        A.J. Jefferson, Mississippi State (84)
LB        Lorenzo Carter, Georgia (92)
LB        Richie Brown, Mississippi State (84)
LB        Arden Key, LSU (76)
DB       Marcus Maye, Florida (139)
DB       Marlon Humphrey, Alabama (120)
DB       Johnathan Ford, Auburn (105)
DB       Armani Watts, Texas A&M (74)           

SPECIALISTS
First-Team
P          JK Scott, Alabama (252)
PK        Daniel Carlson, Auburn (198)
RS        Christian Kirk, Texas A&M (214)                       
AP        Christian Kirk, Texas A&M (240)                        

Second-Team
P          Johnny Townsend, Florida (124)
PK        Adam Griffith, Auburn (174)
RS        Evan Berry, Tennessee (163)
AP        Alvin Kamara, Tennessee (152)

Third-Team
P          Trevor Daniel, Tennessee (97)
PK        Elliott Fry, South Carolina (91)
RS        Isaiah McKenzie, Georgia (100)
AP        Isaiah McKenzie, Georgia (112)

Story courtesy of Texas A&M Athletics

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Super Bowl MVP Von Miller gets record-setting deal

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) _ Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller has agreed to a $114.5 million contract that includes $70 million in guarantees, making him the highest-paid non-quarterback in NFL history. The Super Bowl MVP took the six-year package two hours before today’s deadline for players to accept an offer or play under the franchise tag. The deal came to fruition after Miller’s camp rejected an offer worth $38.3 million in guaranteed money.

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Oklahoma Overwhelming Preseason Pick for 10th Big 12 Title

IRVING, Texas (AP) _ Oklahoma is the overwhelming preseason pick to win another
Big 12 title.

With quarterback Baker Mayfield among seven returning starters on offense, the
Sooners got 24 of 26 first-place votes in the preseason media poll released
Thursday.

TCU got the other two first-place vote and was picked second, followed by
Oklahoma State, Baylor and Texas. Texas Tech, West Virginia, Kansas State, Iowa
State and Kansas rounded out the poll.

The Sooners last year won their record ninth Big 12 championship, all in coach
Bob Stoops’ 17 seasons, and made it into the College Football Playoff.

Mayfield was the Big 12’s offensive player of the year last season, and has
been tabbed as the preseason offensive player of the year. He threw for 3,700
yards and 36 touchdowns last season.

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Alabama Picked to Win SEC by League’s Media

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) _ Alabama is the pick to win another Southeastern Conference
title.

The Crimson Tide received 223 of 331 total votes by the league’s media one year
after winning the league and national titles. LSU received the second-most votes
with 59 while Tennessee had 29.

Alabama and Tennessee were the overwhelming favorites to win their respective
divisions. In the West, Alabama received 246 first place votes (2,220 points
overall) to finish well ahead of LSU’s 76 first-place votes and 1,984 points.
Mississippi was picked to finish in third, followed by Texas A&M, Arkansas,
Auburn and Mississippi State.

In the East, Tennessee received 225 first-place votes and 2,167 total points.
Florida was in second, followed by Georgia, Kentucky, Vanderbilt, Missouri and
South Carolina.

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Bulls Down Mavs in Summer League Contest

LAS VEGAS (AP) _ Bobby Portis had 19 points and eight rebounds as Chicago
remained unbeaten with an 86-73 victory over the Dallas Mavericks in summer
league play yesterday.

The Bulls move into the quarterfinals with the victory.

Cristiano Felicio made all six shots and finished with 15 points and eight
rebounds for the No. 2 seed. Jerian Grant had 13 points and six assists, while
college player of the year Denzel Valentine added 11 points.

The Bulls face No. 7 Washington next.

Justin Anderson had 17 points for the Mavericks.

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Spurs Make it Official, Sign Forward Pau Gasol

SAN ANTONIO (AP) _ The San Antonio Spurs signed Pau Gasol, beefing up a front
line that will be without Tim Duncan next season for the first time in 19 years.
They brought back guard Manu Ginobili, too.

The 7-foot Gasol has won two NBA titles and is a six-time All-Star. Gasol is
one of six players in NBA history to reach 19,000 points, 10,000 rebounds, 3,000
assists and 1,500 blocks, joining Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Hakeem Olajuwon,
Shaquille O’Neal, Kevin Garnett and Duncan, who retired earlier this week.

The Spurs did not release terms Thursday, but a person with knowledge of the
situation previously told The Associated Press that he has a two-year deal worth
more than $30 million.

The 36-year-old Gasol has been one of the league’s most talented and versatile
big men for the last 15 years. He spent the last two seasons in Chicago and
averaged 16.5 points, 11.0 rebounds and 4.1 assists this year, his game showing
few signs of aging. An unselfish player, he should fit right in with Gregg
Popovich’s ball-moving system, and the Spurs’ reputation for resting players for
the playoffs had to be appealing to Gasol.

Ginobili, a four-time champion with the Spurs, will return for his 15th season.

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SEC Media Days: Day 4

LSU RB Leonard Fournette signs autographs for the masses

LSU RB Leonard Fournette signs autographs for the masses

 

South Carolina Head Coach Will Muschamp

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LSU Head Coach Les Miles

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Ole Miss Head Coach Hugh Freeze

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2016 SEC Media Days: Day 3

Alabama HC Nick Saban signs autographs

Alabama HC Nick Saban signs autographs

Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban

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Arkansas Head Coach Bret Bielema

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Kentucky Head Coach Mark Stoops

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Missouri Head Coach Barry Odom

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