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[July 23, 2016]   July 22 (The Sports Xchange) - Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green reached a plea agreement to avoid jail time in the case in which he was charged for slapping a Michigan State football player.

Officials in East Lansing, Mich., announced the agreement on Friday. Green will be fined $500 and pay $60 in restitution to Jermaine Edmondson, who police said was slapped by Green on July 10.

Green didn't have to amid guilt or enter a no-contest plea, according to assistant city prosecutor David Meyers.

Green, a former Michigan State basketball star, originally was facing a misdemeanor assault charge. It was reduced to a noise violation, which is an infraction.

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The son of basketball Hall of Famer Moses Malone accused Houston Rockets star James Harden of ordering him to be beaten and robbed last month.

Moses Malone Jr., 36, told Houston's ABC-13 News that's Harden's "people" attacked him because he posted a Facebook comment critical of the price of Harden's basketball camp.

Four men were charged Wednesday with the aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon in connection with an attack on Malone on June 25, according to Houston's KPRC-2 TV.

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The incident occurred outside a Houston club at 2:30 a.m., and court documents show Malone was robbed of approximately $50,000 worth of jewelry.

Harden has not been charged with any wrongdoing in connection with the case.

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The Cleveland Cavaliers officially signed Chris "Birdman" Andersen, reuniting the center with LeBron James.

The contract is a reported one-year deal for the veteran's minimum.

The 6-foot-10, 245-pound Andersen, 38, split time between the Memphis Grizzlies and Miami Heat last season, appearing in 27 games (15 starts) with averages of 3.9 points and 3.6 rebounds in 14.9 minutes. (Editing by Andrew Both)

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