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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 6.17.15

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- Kansas Sports -

New look, same Perry Ellis |

“Perry has been our best player so far,” KU coach Bill Self said. “I think he’s ready to have a breakout type year, a player-of-the-year-type year.”

Golden year: ‘Maturity’ key to Michael Stigler’s hurdle crown |

After finishing second at the NCAA Championships each of the past two seasons, Stigler, who ranks fourth in the world in his signature event, knocked down the door with a stellar race in windy conditions on Friday in Eugene, Oregon.

Brandon Rush Joins Elite KU Company in Winning NBA Title

With the Golden State Warriors winning the 2015 NBA title Tuesday night, former Kansas standout Brandon Rush joined Clyde Lovellette and Mario Chalmers as Jayhawks who have won both an NCAA National Championship and an NBA title during their basketball career.

- College Sports -

Early signing period discussions a middle finger to the SEC -

An early signing period may be established for college football recruits this week. The SEC is strongly against the move, which makes it even more attractive for its foes.

- Professional Sports -

FBI investigating Cardinals for hacking Astros: Four things to know -

The FBI and Justice Department are investigating the Cardinals for hacking into the Astros proprietary database. Here are four things to know about the incident.

3-pointer: Warriors beat Cavaliers in Game 6 to win NBA title -

In Game 6, the Warriors put it all together and used their defensive principles to stop the Cavaliers from getting into their execution, they took away the weapons LeBron had to pass to, and their own offense was good enough to keep doubt out of the outcome for much of this game and win their first championship since 1975.

MLB Recap - Philadelphia Phillies at Baltimore Orioles - Jun 16, 2015 -

The Baltimore Orioles made history at the expense of the woeful Philadelphia Phillies, whose latest loss matched a club record for futility that had stood for 132 years.

Behind Wambach's volley, USA tops Nigeria, secures 1st place in group - CBSSports

For the majority of the opening half, the US attacked and continued to press, over and over again. Finally, in the 45th minute, the US broke through. On a corner kick -- the USWNT's sixth of the first half -- taken by Megan Rapinoe, Abby Wambach freed herself from her defender and met Rapinoe's ball about six yards away from goal. Wambach slammed the ball home, giving the US a 1-0 lead over Nigeria.

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MLB replay system botches two calls in Angels-Diamondbacks game -

I'm still a fan of replay in Major League Baseball because there are obvious calls that are missed and then correctly overturned. All too often, though, it seems that they still get it wrong. We saw two examples in the same game on Monday night between the Angels and Diamondbacks.

LOOK: Michigan State's Cotton Bowl rings include Michigan score -

In addition to the score of the Cotton Bowl win against Baylor, the rings have the 35-11 score from the Spartans' win over the Wolverines in October.

LOOK: These Padres tickets seem poorly conceived in retrospect -

That is an image of Bud Black. He looks resolute, focused on his workflow, dutifully be-camo'd and positively turgid with leadership qualities. He was also fired as Padres manager the day before the game of note was to be played.