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Kansas Jayhawks Sunday News & Notes 06.01.14

A look-see around today's internets. Happy June!

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- Kansas Sports -

Louisville beats Kansas, 6-3, at NCAA regional |

The Jayhawks’ first loss at the double-elimination tournament set up a rematch between Kansas and Kentucky at 11 a.m. CDT today.   A KU victory this morning would set up an immediate rematch with Louisville at approximately 3 p.m.  To win the regional, the Jayhawks would have to beat the Cardinals not only today, but then again on Monday, because Louisville has yet to lose at the double-elimination regional.

University of Kansas Track and Field Jayhawks Send Two Relays to Nationals on Last Day of West Prelim

In all, KU will see six entries, (three women, one man and two relays) at the National Championships two weeks from now in Eugene, Oregon

Self confident Embiid’s back healthy |

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self assured a pair of Philadelphia radio talk show audiences last week that Joel Embiid’s once-injured back is healed.

- College Sports -

TCU Horned Frogs outlast Sam Houston State Bearkats in 22 innings - ESPN

The game, which lasted 6 hours and 54 minutes, is surpassed only by Texas' 3-2 NCAA tourney victory over Boston College in 25 innings on May 30, 2009 -- just over five years ago to the day. It also tied for the third-longest overall contest in Division I history.

College athletes reach $40 million settlement with EA Sports, NCAA's licensing arm - ESPN

College football and basketball players have finalized a $40 million settlement with a video game manufacturer and the NCAA's licensing arm for improperly using the likenesses of athletes, leaving the NCAA alone to defend itself in the upcoming Ed O'Bannon antitrust trial.

WSU notes: VanVleet returns home with encouraging words | Wichita Eagle

Wichita State guard Fred VanVleet graduated from Rockford (Ill.) Auburn High two years ago. On Thursday, he returned to give the graduation speech at his alma mater.

- Professional Sports -

Sporting KC’s winless streak reaches five games with 1-0 loss to D.C. United -

Fabian Espindola curled in a cross toward the far post that drifted into the net in the 28th minute, the lone tally in D.C. United’s 1-0 victory over Sporting KC at RFK Stadium.

San Antonio Spurs vs. Oklahoma City Thunder - Recap - May 31, 2014 - ESPN

The Spurs beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 112-107 in overtime Saturday night in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals to set up a rematch with the Miami Heat. San Antonio will host Game 1 on Thursday night and will try to avenge last year's heartbreaking loss. San Antonio led Miami 3-2 before losing Game 6 in overtime, then dropping Game 7.

2014 NBA Finals -- San Antonio Spurs brace for rematch with Miami Heat - ESPN

"It's unbelievable to regain that focus after that devastating loss that we had last year," San Antonio's Tim Duncan said. "But we're back here. We're excited about it. We've got four more to win. We'll do it this time.

Phil Mickelson says he's cooperating in trading probe - ESPN

Hall of Fame golfer Phil Mickelson confirmed that FBI agents investigating insider trading approached him this week at the Memorial Tournament. The five-time major champion said Saturday he has done "absolutely nothing wrong."

Damon says he 'got booted' from MLB because he didn't use PEDs -

“I played it clean,” Damon said. “I think I'm one of the only players to come out and say, ‘I guarantee you there is nothing I've done that enhanced my baseball career.'”

- In The News -

Drought sapping expectations for Kansas wheat harvest | Wichita Eagle

In just the last month, the quality of the crop has suffered. The USDA rated the crop 52 percent fair/good and 47 percent poor/very poor in early May, and 38 percent fair/good and 61 percent poor/very poor last week.

- Video(s) of the Day -

VINTAGE GIF: Jack Wilson's toe drag double play -

Here's a double play Wilson turned as a second baseman while with the Mariners during the 2011 season.

VIDEO: Florida Gators pull off hidden ball trick in NCAA postseason -

On Friday night, the Florida Gators broke out the ol' hidden ball trick against College of Charleston.