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(AP) - US men's basketball is entering a whole new world, one in which the best American players are not available. LeBron James, Kevin Durant and the stars might show up in a few years for the Basketball World Cup and Olympics, but only if the minor leaguers can get them there. The road starts at the AmeriCup 2017, a tournament the Americans don't need to win _ and aren't sure they can _ but one they have to play to make themselves eligible for the events that will matter.

(AP) - This could turn into a big year for redshirt freshman quarterbacks in the Southeastern Conference. It all depends on how a few preseason competitions turn out. Florida, Tennessee and Texas A&M all have redshirt freshman quarterbacks bidding for starting spots. None of the three schools has named a starter.

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Elvis Andrus had the go-ahead home run among his four RBIs, Cole Hamels won again despite a shaky outing and the Texas Rangers completed a three-game sweep of the Detroit Tigers with a 12-6 victory. Andrus snapped a 4-all tie when he led off the fifth with his 16th homer, and added a two-run single when the Rangers scored four more times an inning later.

HOUSTON (AP) - Josh Reddick hit a two-run homer as part of a four-run eighth, and Charlie Morton threw 6 1/3 solid innings as the Houston Astros defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 9-5. Despite having the best record in the American League, the Astros had been slumping in recent weeks, but are showing signs of returning to form by winning consecutive games for the first time in three weeks.

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Umpire Angel Hernandez has shaken hands on the field with Ian Kinsler, a day after the Detroit Tigers second baseman said the veteran ump should find another job. Hernandez was working second base Wednesday night for the finale of Detroit's series at Texas.

NEW YORK (AP) - Dallas running back Ezekiel Elliott's appeal of a six-game suspension in a domestic violence case will be heard by arbitrator Harold Henderson, who reduced Greg Hardy's ban when the defensive end was with the Cowboys. Henderson is one of the people approved by Commissioner Roger Goodell to hear appeals under the NFL's personal conduct policy. The league concluded after a yearlong investigation that Elliott had several physical confrontations that left his girlfriend with bruises last summer.

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) - Tom Savage is Houston's starting quarterback for now, but coach Bill O'Brien is keeping a keen eye on rookie Deshaun Watson, charting his progress as the Texans prepare for their season opener. When the Texans traded to take Watson 12th overall in this year's draft many assumed that the Clemson standout would immediately move into the starting role. Instead the Texans insisted that Savage was their starter.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Attorneys for a woman who filed a lawsuit against Baylor University accusing it of ignoring her reported rape by a football player say the case is settled. The suit filed by Jasmin Hernandez alleged institutional indifference to her rape by a player who was later convicted. Her attorney, Alexander Zalkin, told The Associated Press on Tuesday that agreements were reached over the weekend.

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