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Kevin Durant withdraws from Team USA.
After the broken leg Pacers SF Paul George suffered in last week's televised team scrimmage it would not be a surprise if every player withdrew themselves from playing for Team USA. Durant said he wants to concentrate on winning a title next season. So in other words he does not want to risk the chance of injury or even over-taxing himself this offseason which could possible effect his play later in the upcoming season. Regardless of the reason, fantasy owners have to be happy with the decision.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Orioles are expected to option Tyler Wilson to Triple-A Norfolk.
Wilson's demotion to Triple-A will clear a spot in the bullpen for Oliver Drake, who's been pitching unbelievably well in Triple-A. Wilson hasn't been particularly bad since being called up, appearing in two games and posting a 4.50 ERA and a 2.50 WHIP, but Drake's performance appears to have have won him the opportunity to take that next step. Analysis: Brad Costilo
Athletics recalled Kendall Graveman from Triple-A Nashville.
Graveman will make the start in today's game against the Rays as a result of Drew Pomeranz being placed on the DL. Graveman struggled mightily in his four starts with the A's (8.27 ERA, 2.02 WHIP, 9/7 strikeout-to-walk ratio) prior to being sent back down to Triple-A, but has been dominant in his four minor leagues starts since then (1.85 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and a 14/9 strikeout-to-walk ratio). Analysis: Brad Costilo