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NEW YORK (AP) - The U.S. has selected its 12-player roster, led by Kevin Durant and Carmelo Anthony, that will try to win the Americans' third straight Olympic basketball gold medal.

Durant and Anthony are the only players with Olympic experience after a number of stars, including LeBron James, decided to not go to Rio.

Also chosen Monday for the team were: Golden State's Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Harrison Barnes; Toronto's Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan; Cleveland's Kyrie Irving; Indiana's Paul George; Chicago's Jimmy Butler; Sacramento's DeMarcus Cousins and the Clippers' DeAndre Jordan.

Irving was the MVP of the 2014 Basketball World Cup on a U.S. team that included Thompson, Cousins and DeRozan and easily won gold.

The Americans should roll into Rio as the favorites. Yet they won't look as imposing as expected after the withdrawals of Stephen Curry, Russell Westbrook, Chris Paul and James Harden.

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A former Pittsburgh Steeler-turned-artist faces 30 counts of criminal mischief after police say he painted graffiti along high-profile locations in Pittsburgh including a riverfront trail system and a bridge.

Baron Batch was with the Steelers for three seasons but played in just 12 games, all in 2012.

He had said on his website he planned to create "public art" and acknowledged having tagged buildings and other public spaces.

He also posted that he is sorry and that "I did break the rules."

His work is easily identified by multicolored elephant drawings and the image of an eye as well as messages of encouragement.

Public safety officials say Batch is cooperating and will be served a warrant in a few days.

The damage from the graffiti was put at over $16,000.

St. Clairsville-based company locking in terms six months before contract expires

Ohio gov. also issues order increasing access to addiction counseling

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