Not really a lot of stuff out there today, but, HAPPY FRIDAY everyone!
- Kansas Sports -
Kansas football head coach Charlie Weis will be heading to ESPN's annual mid-summer college football coaches' "car wash" – in which guests appear across multiple programs and platforms over one day –at ESPN's Bristol, Connecticut, headquarters on Thursday, July 24.
- College Sports -
Don't hire Alabama fans to work on your stadium. Mr Ed says: Gee, I hope there's no 'Bama fans on our track removal crews!
- Professional Sports -
Several Cavaliers beat writers — as well as ESPN — reported Thursday that the Cavs are now willing to trade former Kansas University wing Wiggins to the Minnesota Timberwolves as part of a package for three-time All-Star forward Kevin Love.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are now offering No. 1 pick Andrew Wiggins in attempts to trade for Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star forward Kevin Love, league sources have confirmed. The availability of Wiggins could lead to a blockbuster trade that could shift the balance of power in the Eastern Conference and the league as a whole.
With confetti streaming down under a blue sky, the 49ers officially opened the $1.2 billion stadium in Santa Clara with a ribbon-cutting ceremony complete with all the opulence of their new home.
Sporting Kansas City captain Matt Besler has expressed a preference to remain in Kansas City for the long term, a source told The Star on Thursday.
"I don't watch baseball -- it's too long and boring," he said (washingtonpost.com). That's a great way to sell the product to the fans who help support it, Anthony. Man, that's all the baseball-hating trolls need is having a player provide a quote like Rendon just did.
- In The News -
Ukraine accused pro-Russian separatists of shooting down the Malaysian jetliner with 298 people aboard, sharply escalating the crisis and threatening to draw both East and West deeper into the conflict. The rebels denied downing the aircraft.
In both cases, the victims were held up while meeting someone to conduct a sale or purchase of items advertised on Craigslist, according to police reports. The robberies occurred within two miles of each other and involved three people armed with handguns
In a country where strident patriotism is still largely taboo, newspapers said the young players' "tasteless" victory dance on Tuesday reflected badly on Germany.
- This Day in Sports History -
1927 - Ty Cobb set a major league baseball record by getting his 4,000th career hit. He finished his career with 4,191 before retiring in 1928.
1964 - Pete Rose of the Cincinnati Reds hit the only grand slam home run of his career.
- Photo of the Day -
The big American was 5 over in his first round but is even thru five holes on day two so there's hope we could get some more outstanding attire from him over the weekend.
- Daily Trivia -
Yesterday's answer: The KU women's volleyball team made their first NCAA Tournament appearance in 2003.
Today's question: What two players share the record for most NFL Pro Bowls by a former Jayhawk?