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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 06.20.14

A look-see around today's internets.

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- Kansas Sports -

Joel Embiid has stress fracture in foot, will undergo surgery Friday |

Former Kansas University center Joel Embiid is scheduled to have surgery Friday to repair a stress fracture in his right foot, a stunning development that could affect the top choices in next week's NBA draft.

Joel Embiid's injury could prove costly |

Joel Embiid, who missed the 2014 NCAA Tournament because of a stress fracture in his back, today will undergo surgery to repair a stress fracture in the navicular bone of his right foot.

KU transfer Hunter Mickelson's numbers on the rise |

After a quick visit with KU basketball strength coach Andrea Hudy and also some time with Kansas’ Sparta Force Plate technology, Mickelson quickly learned he was doing things all wrong.

University of Kansas Women's Soccer Colombian Pride: Liana Salazar Relishing World Cup Spotlight on Home Country

Salazar plans to be front and center to watch all of her country's World Cup games over the next few weeks. She also believes that the team has a strong chance of making it out of group play and into the knockout rounds. Colombia defeated Greece 3-0 in their first match on June, 14 and sits atop Group C.

- College Sports -

Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby gets 2-year extension | Wichita Eagle

He has three years remaining on his original five-year deal. The extension runs through June 2019.

- Professional Sports -

Anibal Sanchez snaps Kansas City Royals' winning streak in 2-1 loss to Tigers | The Kansas City Star

For the first time since June 6, joy did not radiate through the Royals clubhouse after a game. Instead, the players picked at their post-game spread, packed their bags for a nine-game homestand and pondered how far they had come in these past two weeks.

Mike McCarthy: Johnathan Franklin's Packers career is over -

On Thursday, coach Mike McCarthy told reporters that Franklin's career in Green Bay was over. (Ed. Note: James Sims! James Sims! Calling James Sims!)

- World Cup -

Jozy Altidore out vs. Portugal, team confirms; Besler OK -

Jozy Altidore won't play on Sunday against Portugal after straining his left hamstring against Ghana, the team confirmed. Also center back Matt Besler, who left the Ghana match at halftime with soreness in his hamstring, is healthy and should start against Portugal.

Luis Suarez stars as Uruguay defeat England in World Cup Group D - ESPN FC

No team in World Cup history has gone through after two defeats, so England might as well start thinking about going home after next Tuesday's game in Belo Horizonte against Costa Rica.

- In The News -

KU researcher: There really is a lost continent | Wichita Eagle

Dobson, a geographer and scientist from the University of Kansas, has spent a long time studying maps of coastlines. He says there is a total underwater shelf area the size of North America that used to be dry land.

Dallas teacher wears same yearbook outfit for 40 years | The Sideshow - Yahoo News

For his entire career at Prestonwood Elementary in the Richardson school district in Texas, the physical education teacher wore the same disco-era shirt and dirt-colored sweater each year for his yearbook picture.

- This Day in Sports History -

1936 - Jesse Owens sets a 100-meter record at 10.2 seconds.

1966 - The US Open Golf Tournament was broadcast in color for the first time.

2001 - Barry Bonds (San Francisco Giants) hit his 38th home run of the season. The home run broke the major league baseball record for homers before the midseason All-Star break.

2004 - Ken Griffey Jr. hits his 500th career home run.

2007 - Sammy Sosa hits his 600th career home run as a Texas Ranger, against the Chicago Cubs.

- Videos of the Day -

VIDEO: Billy Hamilton makes great catch crashing into center field wall -

Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton is known for his world class speed, and speed is a two-way tool. It helps players on offense and it helps them on defense as well.

I hope he lets me on his team this  year.

I haven't been a part of a team since I was with the Four Peters.

- Daily Trivia -

Yesterday's answer: As discussed yesterday, Charlie Weis has coached in five Super Bowls.

Today's question: What KU women's basketball player was the Big 12 Player of the Year in 1997?