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BASEBALL:

MLB:

BBA--ATHLETICS-ASTROS

HOUSTON — Oakland's Trevor Cahill will come off the disabled list to start against Houston's Charlie Morton when the Athletics and Astros wrap up a four-game series. Oakland has won two of the first three games. By Kristie Rieken. UPCOMING: 600 words, with photos. NOTE: Game starts at 1:10 p.m. CDT.

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FOOTBALL:

FBN--WISCONSIN EXPLOSION-WATT

MADISON, Wis. — Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt has donated $10,000 to help the family of a Wisconsin firefighter killed in an explosion. A natural gas leak in downtown Sun Prairie led to an explosion Tuesday evening that claimed the life of Sun Prairie Fire Department Capt. Cory Barr. He leaves behind a wife and 3-year-old twin daughters. Watt was born in Waukesha, Wisconsin, and played college football at Wisconsin. SENT: 110 words.

FBO--ALLIANCE-ALLOCATING PLAYERS

When the Alliance of American Football makes its first snap next February, there could be lots of familiar names playing for each of the eight teams. Makes sense, too, because a brand new league needs as many hooks to attract fans as it can find. The Alliance is going with a geographic allocation system that takes advantage of where players attended college, or where they performed in the NFL. By Barry Wilner. SENT: 780 words.

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BASKETBALL:

NBA:

BKN--SUMMER LEAGUE RDP

LAS VEGAS — Play continues at the Las Vegas NBA summer league. The eight games Thursday include: Heat-Pelicans, Knicks-Celtics, Grizzlies-Thunder, 76ers-Suns, Spurs-Bucks, Clippers-Lakers, Jazz-Magic, Hawks-Trail Blazers. UPCOMING: 900 words, photos.

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