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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 7.02.15

It's so hot... milk was a bad choice.

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- Kansas Sports -

Q&A: Kansas Jayhawks QB signee Carter Stanley - Big 12 Blog - ESPN

Our summer series of weekly Q&As with incoming Big 12 freshmen continues with Kansas' Carter Stanley, who enrolled in June.

Kansas Jayhawks' most indispensible player: Courtney Arnick - Big 12 Blog - ESPN

After playing a complementary role a year ago, Arnick needs to become a core player in KU’s defense this fall. One of the few experienced players on the defense, Arnick can be an impact player as a run or pass defender.

Kansas Baseball Summer League Report No. 1

As the summer continues to heat up, so do several baseball leagues that contain numerous Kansas Jayhawks on their rosters.

KU Baseball - Beck Signs Free Agent Deal with Tampa Bay

Kansas senior first baseman Blair Beck inked a free agent deal with Tampa Bay and earned himself a roster spot with the Rays' rookie club in the Gulf Coast League (GCL).

- College Sports -

Bill Snyder: Big 12 title game would have gotten TCU or Baylor to playoff -

Bill Snyder's support of a Big 12 championship game hasn't changed with the advent of the College Football Playoff.

- Professional Sports -

Luke Ridnour says getting traded four times has been 'funny' -

"To be honest, its been pretty funny for us," Ridnour told Mike & Mike. "Being in the NBA, you never know what's going to happen and coming into free agency, I knew I had a contract that was desirable for a trade chip or whatever it might be. Getting the updates daily, was pretty funny."

Pierce, Clippers agree to $10M deal |

A person with knowledge of the negotiations tells the Associated Press that Pierce has agreed to a three-year, $10 million deal to join the Los Angeles Clippers. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because no contracts can be finalized until July 9 per NBA rules.

Japan advances to World Cup final vs. USA after England's own goal -

The decisive goal Wednesday came when Japan's Nahomi Kawasumi drove up the right side and sent a cross into the middle for Yuki Ogimi. Bassett reached out with her right foot and caught the ball flush, inadvertently sending it toward her net. The ball struck the crossbar and bounced in just before goalkeeper Karen Bardsley could get across.

- Video of the Day -

Here's the clip of the own goal by England during their Women's World Cup semifinal (during second half stoppage time, no less).