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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes: 6.13.15

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Congratulations to the newest KU National Champion, Michael Stigler!

Kansas Sports

Finally first: Kansas' Michael Stigler claims hurdles crown | KUsports.com
After consecutive runner-up finishes at the NCAA Track and Field Outdoor Championships, Kansas University senior Michael Stigler finally found gold. Stigler won the national title in the 400-meter hurdles on Friday at Hayward Field.

KU's Michael Stigler captures 400-meter hurdles championship at NCAA outdoor | CJOnline.com
The Kansas senior crossed the line with no one in his path and the rest of the NCAA field in his rearview mirror, cruising to a big victory in the 400-meter hurdles Friday at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

SMU’s Moore arrives, takes charge | KUsports.com
SMU senior point guard Nic Moore, the reigning Player of the Year in the American Athletic Conference, arrived on Kansas University’s campus Friday and immediately was escorted to the Jayhawks’ basketball practice facility.

Former five-star recruit joins KU women's team as transfer | KUsports.com
New Kansas University women’s basketball coach Brandon Schneider added a little experience, depth and talent to the program Friday, with the announcement that former USC guard McKenzie Calvert will join the Jayhawks as a transfer.

Kansas only program to produce three different NBA Finals MVPs | 'Hawks in the NBA | KUsports.com
Few professional basketball players can call themselves NBA champions, and fewer still can claim the title of Finals MVP. Michael Jordan earned that label six times in the 1990s to give him the most all-time (the award didn’t become official until 1969 — sorry, Bill Russell). But did you know no college basketball program has produced more Finals MVPs than Kansas?

Professional Sports

Woman injured by bat at Fenway released from hospital - CBSSports.com
Last Friday, 44-year-old Tonya Carpenter was severely injured when a shard from the bat of Brett Lawrie flew into the seats during the Athletics-Red Sox game at Fenway Park. Shortly therefter, her condition was listed as serious. Since then, though, she's been improving, and on Friday she was released from the hospital.

Report: NFL will consider temporary Los Angeles stadium sites - CBSSports.com
The path to bringing the NFL back to the Los Angeles area has been long, slow and arduous, but it may be nearing its end. The Chargers and Raiders, as well as the Rams, have each submitted proposals to the NFL in hopes of being able to move to the area, and the league expects to have at least one team playing there by the 2016 season.

COUNTDOWN: A-Rod now six hits away from 3,000 - CBSSports.com
In the Yankees' loss to the Orioles on Friday night (BAL 11, NYY 3), Alex Rodriguez recorded a pair of singles and in doing so pushed his career hit total to 2,994. High-level mathematics suggests that he's now six hits from becoming the 29th player in major-league history to get to 3,000.

Miscellaneous

Head of Spokane NAACP accused of lying about her race | Local & Regional | Seattle News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News | KOMO News
But the 37-year-old artist and activist with dark curly hair and light-brown skin now finds herself at the center of a furor over racial identity after family members said she has falsely portrayed herself as black for years when she is actually white. As proof, they produced pictures of her as a blonde, blue-eyed child.

22 Incredible Facts About The Life and Career Of Sir Christopher Lee
5) During World War II, Lee joined the Royal Air Force but wasn’t allowed to fly because of a problem with his optic nerve. So he became an intelligence officer for the Long Range Desert Patrol, a forerunner of the SAS, Britain’s special forces. He fought the Nazis in North Africa, often having up to five missions a day. During this time he helped retake Sicily, prevented a mutiny among his troops, contracted malaria six times in a single year and climbed Mount Vesuvius three days before it erupted.

Watch A Rented Lamborghini Spectacularly Crash On A Dallas Toll Road
When a Lamborghini Gallardo was found, abandoned and destroyed on a Dallas toll road it didn’t take long for reporters to conclude it was a rented car. It also didn’t take long for us to request the video from local authorities. We just got it, and it’s exactly as ridiculous as you’d hoped.