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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes: 7.7.2015

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Jayhawks start fast; USA blows out Chile, 106-41 |
Five seconds into Tuesday’s game against Chile, SMU senior guard Nic Moore drained a three-pointer from the right wing. That set the tone for the United States/Kansas University men’s basketball team in a 106-41 blowout victory at Muan Indoor Court in the World University Games.

Notebook: Jayhawks earn tiebreaker edge by running up score |
“Unfortunately, by FIBA rules ... you don’t like playing this way, the object is to beat somebody as bad as you can in case there’s a tie,” Kansas coach Bill Self said. “We won the first games by nine, both of them, but they should have been 15, probably. This game we told our guys we had to beat them by 50, and we ended up beating them by 65.”

Beaty chooses trio of Jayhawks for media days |
Kansas University will be sending senior defensive end Ben Goodman, junior offensive lineman Jordan Shelley-Smith and sophomore tight end Ben Johnson to represent the Jayhawks at the two-day event July 20-21 in Dallas.

Notebook: KU assistants recruiting while Jayhawks play abroad; Ellis ankle 'good to go' |
“Kids do want to see the head coach, at whatever respective school, there," Self said prior to Team USA's game against Chile at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday (12:30 a.m. Tuesday CDT). “But we talked to our guys. They know that we’re over here. I don’t think it’ll be a huge deal. Although it’s certainly not an advantage, I don’t think it’ll be a big disadvantage.”

Former KU football standout Kerry Meier living out dreams for two |
He was chasing a dream. His brother’s dream. Meier’s older brother, Dylan, died in 2010 at the age of 26 after falling from a cliff while hiking with his family in Arkansas. Later that year, Dylan Meier, a former Kansas State quarterback, was set to begin teaching English near Seoul, Korea.

University of Kansas Athletics - USA Improves to 3-0 with 106-41 Win Over Chile
Behind 23 points from guard Frank Mason III, the USA men's basketball team jumped all over Chile from the start in posting a 106-41 win in its third contest of the World University Games Tuesday at Muan Indoor Gymnasium in Jeolinamdo, Korea. The facility is located an hour west of Gwangju, the host city for the Games.

Other Sports

FSU dismisses QB De'Andre Johnson, who allegedly punched woman -
Just hours after footage of what was purportedly quarterback De'Andre Johnson striking a student at a Tallahassee bar was released to the public by the State Attorney's Office, Florida State announced the player's dismissal from the program.

2015 MLB All-Star Game: Full AL and NL rosters -
The rosters for the 2015 All-Star Game were officially announced during a pair of live broadcasts Sunday and Monday night. As a reminder, the starting position players are selected by the fans while the rest of the rosters are voted on by players and selected by managers Bruce Bochy (Giants) and Ned Yost (Royals).

Bucks president: Without arena funding, team will move to 'Las Vegas' -
The Milwaukee Bucks are a young, promising team that has a devoted fan base throughout the state of Wisconsin. However, Bucks president Peter Feigen believes that the NBA will take control and move the team out of state if the Wisconsin legislature doesn't approve $250 million in public financing to help build a new arena in downtown Milwaukee. (Ed note. Move to Seattle!!)

LeBron James thinks his 'legacy will speak for itself' -
There is little doubt that LeBron James is as he put it, "the best player in the world." James did literally everything he physically could to will the Cleveland Cavaliers to victory in the NBA Finals but injuries and the sheer brilliance of the Warriors was too much for one man to overcome. This was James' fourth Finals loss and the question about his legacy was immediately brought up by many afterwards.

Other News

Here Are The Documents Bill Cosby Didn't Want You To Read [Updated]
Today saw the unsealing of documents from the 2005 civil suit in which Andrea Constand said Bill Cosby drugged and raped her while she worked at Temple University. The unsealing followed a request from the Associated Press, which Cosby’s legal team fought it on the grounds that Cosby isn’t a “public” person. Federal judge Eduardo C. Robreno agreed to open the records, citing, among other factors, the comedian’s longstanding morals crusade, which, in Robreno’s view, diminishes his right to privacy

Micronesian National Team Concedes 114 Goals In 3 Games
The Federated States of Micronesia have an international soccer team that is ranked 200 in the world by FIFA. The team entered this year’s Pacific Games in an attempt to qualify for the 2016 Olympics. Things did not go so well!

Report: NBA Players' Union Plans To Fund Retired Players' Health Care
The 2016-17 NBA season will be the first year of the league’s massive new television deal, under which ESPN and TNT will pay $2.7 billion annually to broadcast games. Half of that money goes to the players, and they’re reportedly considering using a small fraction of it to fund health insurance for retired NBA players