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Team USA: Notes on Paul and Griffin

PAUL STOPS BY TEAM USA PRACTICE, COLANGELO TALKS GRIFFIN After hosting his second annual ping pong tournament in Las Vegas over the weekend, Chris Paul stuck around to attend Team USA’s practice. Paul, who roamed the sidelines Tuesday during Team USA’s second practice since minicamp opened July 28, is a two-time Olympic Gold Medalist (2008 and 2012). Despite electing to sit out the 2014 World Cup, Paul, who turned 29 in May, would remain a lock for the 2016 Summer Games if he elects to play.

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Sources: 76ers fighting new lottery proposal

The NBA is pushing toward changes to the draft lottery system by next season but is facing a strong objection from the Philadelphia 76ers, the franchise that could suffer the most from it, multiple sources told ESPN.com.

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Durant lauds LeBron's move; unsure of own

Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant congratulated LeBron James for his decision to return to Cleveland, but says he's not sure if he'll play for his hometown Wizards when he becomes a free agent.

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Eric Chavez announces retirement

Injuries derailed what was a very promising career for Chavez while with the A's, but he bounced back and got healthy enough to thrive in part-time roles for the Yankees and Diamondbacks.

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Giving back: Hill donates $1.25M to Duke

Former Duke star Grant Hill expressed his loyalty and devotion to his alma mater with a seven-figure donation that will help the university improve its athletic facilities and arts and sciences programs, the school announced Wednesday.

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Boeheim calls Rose 'most impressive' player

Bulls point guard Derrick Rose continues to open eyes in Team USA's training camp as he makes his way back from a torn meniscus in his right knee that cost him all but 10 games last season.

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