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Posted on July 5, 2013 at 5:06 AM

EGYPT, Miss. (AP) — A member of the University of Mississippi football team was killed Wednesday in a traffic accident in Chickasaw County. The Highway Patrol says in a statement that 20-year-old Park Stevens of Columbus was killed when his pickup collided with the rear of an 18-wheeler at Egypt Road and U.S. Highway 45A around 3 p.m. Wednesday. Stevens was pronounced dead at the scene.

UNDATED (AP) — People familiar with the trade say Sacramento, New Orleans and Portland have agreed to a three-team deal sending guard Tyreke Evans to the Pelicans, center Robin Lopez to the Trail Blazers and guard Greivis Vasquez to the Kings. Evans, a former Rookie of the Year and restricted free agent, averaged 15.2 points with the Kings last season, his fourth.

HOUSTON (AP) — Yunel Escobar got three hits and drove in three runs, including a tiebreaking double in the 11th inning Thursday that sent the Tampa Bay Rays over the Houston Astros 7-5. Brett Wallace homered twice for the Astros.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Daytona International Speedway has completed one project and is about to start another. NASCAR's most famous track finished installation of revamped cross-over gates Wednesday, a day before drivers and teams took to the high-banked oval to begin preparations for Saturday night's 400-mile race.

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