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Detroit Pistons waive Danny Granger

The Detroit Pistons waive former All-Star Danny Granger as they cut their roster to 15 players ahead of the new season.

The Detroit Pistons have confirmed the decision to waive Danny Granger ahead of the new season.

Granger was acquired in the summer trade which brought Marcus Morris to the Pistons, but the 32-year-old has been unable to take part in training camp or pre-season due to a foot injury.

He was also unable to make an appearance for the Miami Heat or the Phoenix Suns last season, and Detroit have decided against taking a risk on his fitness while cutting their roster down to 15 players.

Granger was named Most Improved Player and earned a spot in the All-Star game while averaging 25.8 points per game with the Indiana Pacers in the 2008-09 season, but injury troubles have restricted him to just 76 regular-season games in the last three campaigns.

The Pistons start the season against the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night.

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Thursday's key events

· The women's heptathlon continues with the long jump, javelin and 800m, with Katarina Johnson-Thompson now out of contention following an injury (1.10am-1.40pm)
· Andrew Pozzi pursues his dream of an Olympic medal in the men's 110m hurdles final (3.55am)
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· Holly Bradshaw aims to improve on fifth in Rio to challenge Greece's Katerina Stefanidi and Anzhelika Sidorova of Russia for an unlikely medal in the women's pole vault (11am)
· London 2012 champion Kirani James goes up against current world champion Steven Gardiner in the men's 400m final (1pm)

· One of the toughest Olympic events takes place in Tokyo Bay as GB's Hector Pardoe takes on the men's 20km marathon swim (10.30pm Wed)

· Galal Yafai takes on takes on Kazakhstan's Saken Bibossinov for a spot in the gold medal bout of the fly (48kg-52kg) class (6.48am)

· Lois Toulson and Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix (daughter of First Dates' Fred Sirieix) line up for the women's 10m platform (semi-final 2am; final 7am)

· Australia face Belgium in the men's final (11am)

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