Wroten traded to Sixers
The Philadelphia 76ers acquired former Husky Tony Wroten from the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday for a conditional second-round pick.
The pick is based on where the Sixers, who are expected to struggle, finish in the NBA standings. As a result, they basically surrendered nothing for Wroten, a 2012 first-round selection.
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The 6-foot-5 point guard averaged just 2.6 points and 1.2 assists and 7.7 minutes last season while playing in 35 games. He also appeared in 10 games with the Reno Bighorns of the NBA Development League.
The Grizzlies took him with 25th overall pick after he averaged 16.7 points in his lone season at Washington.
Wroten became expendable when the Grizzlies signed guard Nick Calathes to back up Mike Conley.
Manziel only 2nd-teamer
Southeastern Conference coaches apparently don’t think Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel is the league’s best quarterback.
The coaches rated the Texas A&M quarterback as the preseason second-team selection on the teams released by the league. Georgia’s Aaron Murray was the first-team choice, while Alabama’s AJ McCarron received third-team honors.
Manziel became the first freshman to win the Heisman last season, but allegations that he received payment for autographs could threaten his eligibility.
U.S. Open holds draw
Defending champ Andy Murray could face top-seeded Novak Djokovic only in the semifinals at the U.S. Open, while Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer — who have never played each other at Flushing Meadows — might meet in the quarterfinals.
Murray earned his first Grand Slam championship by beating Djokovic in the 2012 U.S. Open final, then added a second by beating the top-ranked Serb in the Wimbledon title match last month. But there can’t be a rematch in New York in the final, thanks to the draw.
The potential women’s quarterfinals at the U.S. Open are No. 1 Serena Williams against No. 8 Angelique Kerber, No. 2 Victoria Azarenka against No. 7 Petra Kvitova, No. 3 Agnieszka Radwanska against No. 5 Li Na, and No. 4 Sara Errani against No. 6 Caroline Wozniacki.
Williams’ 16 Grand Slam titles include four at the U.S. Open, including last year. Her first-round opponent will be 2010 French Open champ Francesca Schiavone.
Solo selected by U.S.
U.S. national team stars Abby Wambach, Alex Morgan and Hope Solo are among 18 players chosen by coach Tom Sermanni to play Mexico on Sept. 3.
Morgan is recovering from an injury suffered while playing for Portland of the National Women’s Soccer League.
Solo’s Seattle Reign season is over. Teammate Megan Rapinoe, a midfielder, also was selected.
The homes of 11 players were raided after El Salvador’s soccer federation suspended 22 players in an investigation into alleged match-fixing by the national team, including games against the United States and Mexico. Prosecutors said the raids took place in six cities. Federal prosecutor Luis Martinez said computers, electronic tablet devices and cellphones were among the items seized. He said authorities will also try to gain access to the bank accounts of those involved, both locally and abroad.
Lionel Messi has a bruised left thigh, and Barcelona said it’s unclear when he will be able to return.
Lynx beats Sun
Rebekkah Brunson had a season-high 24 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Minnesota Lynx in a 91-77 victory over the host Connecticut Sun.
Seimone Augustus scored 18 points for the Lynx (19-7), who pulled one game in front of Los Angeles for first place in the West. Tina Charles had 22 points and 12 rebounds for the Sun (7-18), which matched its franchise record for losses.
• Redshirt freshman Trevor Knight was named Oklahoma’s starting quarterback.
• Former UCLA quarterback T.J. Millweard is transferring to Kansas.
• Caroline Wozniacki beat American Sloane Stephens 7-6 (8-6), 6-2 to make it to the semifinals in New Haven, Conn., for the sixth year in a row.
• Janier Acevedo of Colombia won the hilly and rainy fourth stage of the USA Pro Challenge in Beaver Creek, Colo., and Tejay van Garderen from Tacoma finished second to take the overall lead.
• LaShawn Merritt won the 400 meters in 44.69 seconds at the DN Galan Diamond League meet in Stockholm in his first major race since regaining his world title last week.
• The Vancouver Canucks re-signed defensemen Chris Tanev and Andrew Alberts.
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