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Kansas Jayhawks Sunday News and Notes 6.29.14

A look-see around today's internets.

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Happy 40th Anniversary to my folks!  I've been doing anniversary festivities all day today and have about a two-hour break, so I thought I'd post a few links for y'all.

- Kansas Sports -

Tarik Black to play for Houston Rockets in NBA summer leagues |

Former Kansas University basketball center Tarik Black will be playing for the Houston Rockets’ summer league teams in both Orlando, Florida, and Las Vegas, he confirmed on Saturday.

KU’s Self moves on to next project | Wichita Eagle

In a way, college coaches like Kansas’ Bill Self live the same life every year, a 12-month version of Bill Murray in “Groundhog Day.” Case in point: On Thursday night, Self stood on the floor of the Barclays Center in New York, watching as two former players, Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid, were selected first and third, respectively, in the NBA Draft.

University of Kansas Track and Field Stigler Hurdles into Final at USA Outdoor Championships

Senior-to-be Michael Stigler advanced to the 400-meter hurdle final Saturday afternoon at the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships inside Hornet Stadium. Stigler finished third in his semifinal heat and posted the fourth-fastest qualifying overall to earn a spot in Sunday's final.

- College Sports -

Texas Tech Red Raiders cornerback Nigel Bethel II dismissed after punching women's hoops player Amber Battle - ESPN

Texas Tech has dismissed cornerback Nigel Bethel II following an incident during an on-campus basketball game on Saturday. Bethel, a freshman from Miami, punched Texas Tech women's basketball player Amber Battle in the face during a pickup basketball game.

- World Cup -

Expect physical, defensive struggle between U.S., Belgium at World Cup |

The stakes certainly are high enough. Belgium has not reached the quarterfinals since 1986 and the U.S. team has already exceeded expectations by emerging from a tough opening group and wants to ride that momentum.

Altidore's race against time to play Belgium draws Klinsmann's optimism |

The first sight that greeted the media when we arrived at U.S. training here after a long flight from Recife on Friday was Jozy Altidore jogging around the perimeter of the practice field at São Paulo FC. Ordinarily this wouldn’t be a big deal, but the fact he was doing it (and without limping) suggested Altidore might be ready after his hamstring strain in the opening World Cup match against Ghana to return in the round of 16 clash against Belgium on Tuesday.

Netherlands 2-1 Mexico late Klaas Jan Huntelaar penalty wins it for Dutch - ESPN FC

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Wesley Sneijder scored late goals Sunday to give Netherlands a 2-1 victory over Mexico and a spot in the World Cup quarterfinals.

- In The News -

Museum relives the assassinations that sparked World War I | The Kansas City Star

Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian empire, and his wife, Sophie, were gunned down as their motorcade passed through Sarajevo on June 28, 1914.