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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 7.02.14

A look-see around today's internets.

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- Kansas Sports -

Joel Embiid looking forward to his future in Philadelphia |

The injured big man at least got to meet the Philly press via teleconference on Monday, and the name so often associated with Embiid’s — Hall-of-Fame Houston center Hakeem Olajuwon — came up once again.

Jon Cornish, the CFL’s Most Outstanding Player, is also a banker | The MMQB with Peter King

It’s not uncommon for Canadian Football League players to hold offseason jobs, just like their NFL counterparts from decades past. For Calgary Stampeders running back Jon Cornish, it helps prepare him for life after football.

Jon Cornish, CFL MOP, also works as a bank teller | All Eyes on KU |

KU's all-time single-season rushing leader (1,457 yards in 2006) broke his own CFL record last year by running for 1,813 yards. Kaplan revealed that his MOP season included two six-hour shifts a week at the bank.

- College Sports -

Q&A: Manhattan coach Steve Masiello -

CBS Sports Network and's Jon Rothstein sat down with Masiello to discuss the coach's crazy offseason, his newfound perspective, and what lies ahead for Manhattan's program during the 2014-15 campaign.

- Professional Sports -

Canty: No custom facemask and shield 'means I can't play' -

NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy says that Canty can apply for a medical exemption to continue wearing the facemask, just like he -- and three other players -- did last year.

Judge won't dismiss cheerleader suit against Bills | Wichita Eagle

Supreme Court Justice Timothy Drury's decision Tuesday clears the way for the lawsuit to move forward.

- World Cup -

I'd call it a bummer, but was it really that unexpected?

U.S. bows out of World Cup in 2-1 loss to Belgium |

Fans who had made the trek south of the equator chanting “I believe that we will win!” could hardly believe they lost, extending a World Cup winless streak against European nations to nine games over 12 years.

Even in defeat, Tim Howard was the man of the match for US -

Tim Howard made a World Cup record 16 saves, few of which were of the routine variety.

Chris Wondolowski 'gutted' after close-range miss in stoppage time -

United States striker Chris Wondolowski had a chance to etch his name into American soccer lore Tuesday. Just before the full time whistle, Jermaine Jones' header found Wondolowski's foot right in front of goal.

Americans tune out work, tune in World Cup game |

From Texas and Kansas City to Chicago and California, U.S. fans flocked to public spaces, from wide open parks to sports stadiums to their favorite sports bars, to watch the game.

Cameroon Investigates Match-Fixing Charges -

The plight of African teams at the World Cup has not subsided even after they all have been eliminated. Cameroon’s soccer federation announced late Monday that it would investigate its team for possible match fixing, paying particular attention to a lopsided loss to Croatia in the opening round.

What to expect from the U.S. at the 2018 World Cup | Dirty Tackle - Yahoo Sports

So even though the loss to Belgium was painful, there's a lot to look forward to for U.S. fans new and old as sights move to the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Of course, as this team proved, predicting what's going to happen 90 minutes from now is impossible, so trying to predict what will happen four years from now is downright silly. And with that in mind, here's what to look for come 2018.

- In The News -

Letter written in Maine 83 years ago delivered | Wichita Eagle

The letter was lost and only recently found at the Pittsfield post office. Postal worker Michelle Rowell found it and tells the Morning Sentinel she knew it was old because of the 2-cent stamp.

TUNGUSKA: An Mysterious Explosion Rocked Siberia 104 Years Ago - Business Insider

June 30 was the 106th anniversary of a historic explosion that still has no clear explanation.

‘Better Call Saul’ Not The ‘Breaking Bad’ Prequel You Thought It Was

Here’s why Better Call Saul is not the Breaking Bad prequel you thought it was. According to a new report, the new AMC series, starring Bob Odenkirk as Saul Goodman, will take place not only before the hit series but during and after Breaking Bad’s finale as well.

Truck Driver Lays Down the Law with Police Trooper

When truck driver Brian Miner was pulled over by an Illinois state trooper for honking his horn unnecessarily, it was the trooper who got an earful.

Ken Griffey Jr. still watches 'Little Big League' 20 years later | Big League Stew - Yahoo Sports

"I watch it once or twice a year," he (Griffey) says, which is probably more than most people who watch it every 10 years.

- Videos of the Day -

Indians turn fourth triple play of 2014 season against Dodgers |

Kyle Crockett induced Adrian Gonzalez to hit a short fly ball to left field where a charging Michael Brantley made a routine catch, then threw a one-hopper home to catcher Yan Gomes in time to nab Gordon, who had tagged up. Just when the play appeared over, Gomes spotted Puig bolting for second base. He threw to Jason Kipnis, who applied the tag.

VIDEO: Umpire shows Yasiel Puig how to pimp homer in video game -

The makers of the video game MLB 14 The Show have hidden a gem in it, in which an umpire shows Dodgers phenom Yasiel Puig how to properly showboat immediately after hitting a home run (or a triple?). Here it is.

There's been a slight change in the Teetotaler lineup.

Catching, Bugs Bunny.  Left field, Bugs Bunny.  Right field, Bugs Bunny.  Pitching, Bugs Bunny.

- Daily Trivia -

Yesterday's question: Danielle McCray was taken seventh overall in the 2010 WNBA Draft.

Today's question: What Jayhawk lit up North Dakota State for 32 points in the opening round of the 2009 NCAA Tournament?