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Arizona has dropped 16 of 20 games.

 

Baltimore moves into first place in AL East with win.

 

Chris Anderson to replace Timofey Mozgov at center.

Republican Candidate Prepares to take on Hillary Clinton

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No one injured as officers face high caliber gunfire

Pitcher posts 13 Ks

 

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pittsburgh Steelers released tight end Matt Spaeth on Thursday after the veteran tight end failed a physical.

The 32-year-old is recovering from offseason knee surgery and did not recover in time to be ready for training camp, which opens next week. Spaeth spent seven of his nine seasons in the NFL with the Steelers, who selected him in the third round of the 2007 draft.

Utilized mostly as a blocking tight end and backup to Heath Miller, Spaeth has 55 receptions for 420 yards and 10 touchdowns in his career and helped the Steelers to the 2009 Super Bowl.

The Steelers have plenty of options at tight end even with Miller's retirement and Spaeth's departure. Pittsburgh signed Ladarius Green as a free agent in March and second-year tight end Jesse James improved steadily during his rookie season.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas Governor Greg Abbott is demanding that the University of Houston be included in any expansion of the Big 12 Conference.

In a message posted on social media, Abbott said: "Big 12 expansion is a non-starter unless it includes University of Houston." Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, Abbott's fellow Texas Republican and a former Houston radio talk show host, also messaged: "I join with GregAbbott-TX - any BIG 12 expansion must include UHouston or NO DEAL!"

Documents obtained by The Associated Press through open records requests show Houston is competing with such schools as Connecticut, Cincinnati, UCF, Memphis and Colorado State. The 10-school conference hasn't committed itself to expansion, but Commissioner Bob Bowlsby has been asked to begin evaluating candidate schools.

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - An attorney for Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green says a misdemeanor assault-and-battery charge from a confrontation near the Michigan State campus could be resolved before the U.S. basketball team competes in the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

James Heos tells the Lansing State Journal that Green appeared during a closed-door pretrial conference Thursday in East Lansing District Court via FaceTime. The U.S. team starts play in Rio on August 6th.

Heos said a plea agreement is a possibility and that he's "still accumulating witness' statements" and "trying to get to the bottom of this."

Green is a former Michigan State standout. He's accused of striking ex-Spartan football player Jermaine Edmondson on July 10th near campus.

Edmondson received a release to transfer from the school.

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