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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 06.12.14

A look-see around today's internets.

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- Kansas Sports -

Bounce back: Selden shows off healthy hops in KU camp game |

The 6-foot-5 Selden, who scored 17 points off an assortment of drives, dunks and jumpers in the Blue Team’s 79-67 Bill Self camp game victory over Ben McLemore and Cole Aldrich’s Red squad, showed he’s recovered nicely from offseason knee surgery.

Bill Self and Andrew Wiggins to hold youth basketball camp at Shawnee Mission West High School | The Kansas City Star

Kansas coach Bill Self and former KU star Andrew Wiggins are holding a youth basketball camp Aug. 9-10 at Shawnee Mission West High School.

University of Kansas Track and Field Conley Leaps to Seventh in the Long Jump at Nationals

Sophomore Sydney Conley places 7th in long jump; Michael Stigler posts the top time in 400 meter hurdle semifinals; Lindsay Vollmer (heptathlon) and Jessica Maroszek (discus) begin competition today

- College Sports -

Big 12 ADs say no discussions on expansion - ESPN

BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall wants in the Big 12, but two league athletic directors told ESPN there have been "zero discussions" about the conference expanding.

Rashad McCants holding firm on allegations against UNC, coach Roy Williams - ESPN

Former North Carolina basketball star Rashad McCants shot back at Tar Heels head coach Roy Williams on Wednesday and answered criticism about his allegations of academic fraud while a member of the 2004-05 national championship team.

Rashad McCants asks his former teammates: 'Show your transcripts' -

The academic/athletic scandal at North Carolina is being kept alive and in conversation in large part because Rashad McCants is the one initiating dialogue. He opened up again on Wednesday -- five days removed from his first sit-down with ESPN -- to speak live on the network's Outside the Lines program.

Cleanthony Early, here to stay -

Widely projected as a first-round pick outside of the lottery, Early has the makings of a solid NBA small forward. There is room for growth and it might take some time, but he's sure he's prepared for it. That's what he wants everyone to know.

Shuttle Service: Have summer camps exposed recruiting loophole? -

Several FBS coaches are concerned not that camps exist, but that the recruiting system is designed for potential abuse, or to create pressure for coaches to abuse it themselves.

- Professional Sports -

Los Angeles Kings vs. New York Rangers - Recap - June 11, 2014 - ESPN

Henrik Lundqvist made 40 saves and had the Madison Square Garden crowd chanting his name in the Rangers' 2-1 victory in Game 4 on Wednesday night that kept the Kings from a sweep.

A crisis of confidence for Miami's Mario Chalmers | The Kansas City Star

He has a total of just 10 points and nine assists through the first three games of the finals, and there will be copious pressure on him Thursday when the Heat play host to the San Antonio Spurs in Game 4 of the title series. The Spurs lead the series 2-1.

Report: 76ers trying to trade up for Andrew Wiggins | NBC on Yahoo Sports - Yahoo Sports

According to ESPN NBA Insider Chad Ford's mock draft, the Sixers have "engaged the Cavs about moving to No. 1" -- and presumably using the first overall pick to take Andrew Wiggins. Ford has the Sixers' selecting Wiggins with the third pick but admits it's a "dream scenario" and a "godsend" and then says the Sixers have inquired about the top pick.

Cleveland Cavaliers taking close look at Joel Embiid of Kansas Jayhawks - ESPN

Former Kansas center Joel Embiid worked out Wednesday for the Cavs, who are trying to decide what to do with the No. 1 overall pick in this month's NBA draft.

Mike Pettine, coach of Cleveland Browns, says Johnny Manziel is a football player - ESPN

Cleveland Browns coach Mike Pettine shrugged at the thought when his rookie quarterback was taken in the Major League Baseball draft. Pettine said Wednesday he does not expect Manziel to sign with the San Diego Padres, who took him in the 28th round despite the fact he hasn't played baseball since high school.

Hingis gets Wimbledon wild card for doubles - Yahoo Sports

Martina Hingis is returning to play at Wimbledon for the first time in seven years.

Rangers continue campaign against The Wave with hilarious 'wave warning' | Big League Stew - Yahoo Sports

The Texas Rangers have done this kind of thing in the past, using funny fake warnings to discourage The Wave. In 2011, the tactic got a lot of attention when the club put up a warning saying doctors said The Wave would hurt fans and should, instead, be done at Miley Cyrus concerts. Good times.

- World Cup -

Kicks off today!

Police and World Cup protesters clash in Brazil | The Kansas City Star

Brazilian police have clashed with anti-World Cup protesters trying to block part of the main highway leading to the stadium that hosts the opening match of the tournament.

World Cup heads to jungle for England vs. Italy | The Kansas City Star

The heat and humidity will be a factor, and so will the poor playing surface, when the Amazonian jungle city of Manaus hosts England and Italy in its first World Cup match on Saturday.

World Cup in Brazil will be wide-open - ESPN FC

There is a Brazilian saying: "O peso da camisa," which translates roughly to the "weight of the jersey." Few Selecao shirts will weigh more than the 2014 version. The players will take the field knowing they have to win, and that one misstep could cause the nation to tear itself apart.

US scrimmage with Belgium canceled due to travel concerns -

The United States Men's National Team had planned to have one final World Cup tune-up Thursday in the form of a closed-door scrimmage with Belgium. Those plans, however, have gone awry.

The World Cup Guide for People Who Don’t Watch Soccer | Extra Mustard -

Ah, the World Cup. That time every four years when you realize that not only are you not athletic, you’re also not cultured or worldly. Well don’t worry, because Extra Mustard is here to help. We’ve assembled this guide as the ultimate rundown of the World Cup for people who know nothing about soccer. You’ll find general info, a glossary of terms that will impress your friends and a breakdown of teams sorted by their first-round World Cup groups.

- In The News -

Comedian Dave Chappelle: 'I never quit. I'm 7 years late' | Wichita Eagle

Chappelle appeared on "The Late Show With David Letterman" on Tuesday night, his first late-night appearance in more than six years. Chappelle has kept a mostly low-profile since abruptly exiting "Chappelle's Show" in 2005.

Gray areas in texting while driving law complicate things for cops |

Rep. Ramon Gonzalez, R-Perry, is a police chief in his private life and says it can be hard to tell if motorists on their phones are using them legally or illegally under current law, which allows them to dial phone numbers and make calls with their hands.

Montana is only state without driver texting ban | Wichita Eagle

State Department of Transportation Director Mike Tooley said Wednesday that while he believes Montana needs such a ban, the state has never led the charge for new laws regarding highway safety, leaving it to municipalities.

- This Day in (Mostly) Sports History -

1939 - The National Baseball Hall of Fame opens in Cooperstown, NY, with an inaugural class of Ty Cobb, Walter Johnson, Christy Mathewson, Honus Wagner, and Babe Ruth.

1948 - Citation become the eighth horse in history to win a Triple Crown.

1991 - Michael Jordan leads the Bulls to the first of his six titles.

1994 - Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman were murdered.  OJ Simpson would later be acquitted of the killings but held liable in civil court.

2000 - Steve Young announced his retirement from the NFL.

- Videos of the Day -

VIDEO: Yoenis Cespedes makes bad play, amazing throw -- part 2 -

On Wednesday, Cespedes did it again. He misplayed a ball in left and uncorked another ridiculous throw, this one to cut Albert Pujols down at third base.

This has purple stuff inside.

Purple is a fruit.

- Daily Trivia -

Yesterday's Answer: Scott Russell won the javelin title at the 2012 Kansas Relays.

Today's Question: The Chicago Bears honored Gayle Sayers by retiring his number in 1994.  What number did he wear?