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Magic deals Harris, gets pair back

The Magic traded forward Tobias Harris to the Pistons on Tuesday, acquiring guard Brandon Jennings and forward Ersan Ilyasova from Detroit.

Harris, 23, signed a $64 million, four-year deal to stay with Orlando last summer, when he was a restricted free agent. Detroit gave up its starting power forward in Ilyasova. Jennings was the Pistons' backup point guard. Harris is averaging 13.7 points a game.

"We felt like we needed to shuffle the deck a little bit. We needed to try to shake things up, not a ton, but we felt like the roster needed to be balanced in certain ways," Orlando general manager Rob Hennigan said.

Bosh on thinners: Chris Bosh is back on blood thinners to treat a clot that formed in his leg, the second straight year the Heat forward has dealt with clots over the All-Star break. Bosh hopes to play again this season, the Associated Press reported.

3-way deal: The Grizzlies sent Courtney Lee to the Hornets for P.J. Hairston and Memphis also got Chris Andersen from the Heat in a three-way deal. Miami received guard Brian Roberts from Charlotte.

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Colts, Pack start season in Canton

The Colts and Packers will meet Aug. 7 at the Hall Of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio. A day before the league kicks off the preseason, the Hall will induct former Bucs and Colts coach Tony Dungy, former Packers quarterback Brett Favre and six others elected this month.

Lions: Cornerback Rashean Mathis retired, ending a 13-year career that included 10 with the Jaguars. Among players to come out of Bethune-Cookman, only Hall of Famer Larry Little (14 seasons, 1967-80) had a longer NFL career.

Panthers: All-Pro linebacker Luke Kuechly is scheduled for surgery on a partly torn labrum in his left shoulder, the Charlotte Observer reported. He's expected to fully recover for training camp in July.

Et cetera

Baseball: Injured DH Evan Gattis and the Astros avoided salary arbitration by agreeing to a $3.4 million, one-year contract.

Soccer: Edinson Cavani came off the bench to score the winner as host Paris Saint-Germain beat Chelsea 2-1 in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League round of 16.

Tennis: Serena Williams withdrew from her second consecutive tournament, saying she will miss next week's Qatar Open in Doha because of the flu.

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Suncoast Invitational soccer

What: Preseason exhibition that includes MLS teams, hosted by the Tampa Bay Rowdies. Games will be played at Al Lang Field in St. Petersburg and the Joe DiMaggio Sports Complex in Clearwater.

Tickets: Free for season ticket holders. Tickets start at $10 for children and military members, $15 for adults. Call (727) 222-2000 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Today at Al Lang: D.C. United vs. Philadelphia, 4; New York City FC vs. Montreal, 7.

Saturday at Al Lang: D.C. United vs. Montreal, 4; Rowdies vs. Philadelphia, 7.

Feb. 24 at Joe DiMaggio: Toronto vs. Montreal, 4; N.Y. Red Bulls vs. Philadelphia, 7

Feb. 27 at Al Lang: Philadelphia vs Toronto, 4; Rowdies vs. Montreal, 7.

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