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The Jets have added a player to their front seven a week before they take on
the Lions to kick off the Monday Night Football schedule.

Linebacker Jeremiah Attaochu visited with the team on Sunday and his agents
announced that he agreed to a deal with the team on Monday. The Jets have yet to
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is out with kicker Dan Bailey working out for the team.

Pass rush of the edge is a weak spot for the Jets and Attaochu produced 10
sacks for the Chargers over the last four seasons. He moved on to the 49ers this
offseason, but failed to make their 53-man roster over the weekend.

Jordan Jenkins, Josh Martin and Brandon Copeland were the only outside
linebackers to make the Jets’ initial roster.

The NBA will hold its Africa exhibition game in the South African capital of
Pretoria on Aug. 4, with All Stars DeMar DeRozan and Joel Embiid lined up to
play.

The announcement for this year’s exhibition was made on Thursday in
Johannesburg by the NBA’s vice president and managing director for Africa,
Amadou Gallo Fall.

The NBA has held two Africa games previously, its debut game on the continent
in 2015 and then again last year . They were both in Johannesburg, South
Africa’s biggest city and commercial hub, and pitted a team of American and
international NBA stars against a team of NBA players from Africa Derrick
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, or with African heritage.

This time, Team World and Team Africa will play at the 8,500-seat Sun Arena
in Time Square as the NBA pushes out to a new city, albeit only about 40 miles
up the highway from Johannesburg.

DeRozan, who plays for the Toronto Raptors, will take part along with Dallas
Mavericks forward Harrison Barnes and San Antonio Spurs forward Rudy Gay on the
Team World roster. Embiid, who plays for the Philadelphia 76ers, will play for
Team Africa along with Portland Trail Blazers forward Al-Farouq Aminu and
Orlando Magic center Bismack Biyombo.

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Basketball Without Borders development camp in South Africa in 2011.

It’ll be DeRozan’s first visit to Africa.

”Some of my teammates played in the previous two games and I have heard a lot
of great things about South Africa and our fans there,” he said.

The NBA has sought to capture a new market in Africa over recent years and
Commissioner Adam Silver made the trip to Johannesburg for the inaugural Africa
game in 2015. Then, Silver said the NBA was looking to hold a pre-season and
ultimately a regular-season game in Africa.

The NBA also opened an academy in Senegal last year, the first in Africa.

Basketball is generally more popular in West Africa than South Africa, but
South Africa’s sports facilities – the best on the continent – have drawn the
NBA to the country.

The two previous Africa games in South Africa drew crowds of about 5,000 in
2015 and just over 7,000 last year.

The full rosters for this year’s game would be announced in coming
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Provisional rosters:

Team World: DeMar DeRozan (Toronto Raptors), Harrison Barnes (Dallas
Mavericks), Danilo Gallinari (Los Angeles Clippers), Rudy Gay (San Antonio
Spurs), Khris Middleton (Milwaukee Bucks), Hassan Whiteside (Miami Heat).

Team Africa: Joel Embiid (Philadelphia 76ers), Al-Farouq Aminu (Portland
Trail Blazers), Bismack Biyombo (Orlando Magic) Elias
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, Cheick Diallo (New Orleans Pelicans), Evan
Fournier (Orlando Magic), Serge Ibaka (Toronto Raptors), Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot
(Philadelphia 76ers), Pascal Siakam (Toronto Raptors).

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