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August 3, 2013

Sports briefs for Saturday, Aug. 3

Post 6 schedules tryouts for Aug. 24-25

The Kokomo Post 6 American Legion baseball team has scheduled tryouts on Aug. 24-25 for spots on the 2014 summer squad. Tryouts are at CFD Investments Stadium in Highland Park and players need to attend only one session. Players who will be freshmen or sophomores this coming school year will tryout at 1 p.m. Juniors and seniors will tryout at 3 p.m. Players should bring their own equipment.

For more information call any of the following: Don Andrews at 765-453-5569; Ron Barnes at 765-860-4763; or Will Harris at 765-461-1225.

AP source: Miami Heat to sign Greg Oden

MIAMI (AP) — A person familiar with the situation says Greg Oden has told the Miami Heat that he will accept their contract offer.

Oden has informed the Heat of his decision and is expected to formally sign in the coming days, the person told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday night because no contract has been signed. It ends months of suspense that saw several NBA teams line up for a chance to sign the former No. 1 pick whose career has been derailed by a series of knee problems.

The Heat had been widely believed to be the frontrunners to land the former Indiana Mr. Basketball for some time, and now get to add a 7-footer to a team that’s won the last two NBA championships.

Philadelphia excuses Cooper from team

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles excused Riley Cooper from all team activities on Friday as the wide receiver deals with repercussions of being caught on video making a racial slur.

Cooper has been sent away from the team to get help with his issues, something the player and the team agreed upon. Coach Chip Kelly made it clear after Friday’s practice, however, that Cooper would be back with the team when he’s ready.

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