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Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes: 7.8.2015

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World University Games

Survive and advance: USA secures quarterfinals berth by edging Serbia |
Down three points after Serbia’s Nikola Pesakovic drilled a three-pointer with 43 seconds remaining, Selden caught a pass from KU senior forward Hunter Mickelson on the left wing and swished a triple with 35 seconds left, tying the game 65-all.

Serbia 'unlucky' in final minute against USA |
Trailing by one point with 12 seconds left after Kansas junior guard Wayne Selden Jr. hit a game-tying three-pointer and go-ahead free throw, Serbia’s Dusan Kutlesic fired a three-pointer from the left corner after a drive-and-kick pass by Serbia guard Jovan Novak. Kutlesic’s three-point attempt went off the front of the rim and Nikoa Pesakovic missed a fadeaway three after grabbing an offensive rebound.

Notebook: Serbia zone troubles Team USA |
“We were awful,” coach Bill Self said. “Everybody should play us zone because we were awful and didn’t do anything. Even though we haven’t practiced a ton, we didn’t do anything like we practiced. The ball stuck and we were very lucky today. Very lucky.”

University of Kansas Athletics - USA Wins Pool D with 66-65 Victory Against Serbia
In a battle of undefeated teams, guard Wayne Selden, Jr., made a free throw with 12.9 seconds remaining, and Serbia missed three shots in the waning moments as the USA won 66-65 to improve to 4-0 at the World University Games Wednesday at Dongkang College Gymnasium in Gwangju, Korea. With the victory, USA assured itself finishing first in Pool D and advancing to the medal bracket of the Games.

Other Sports

Dempsey's 2 headers power USA past Honduras, 2-1, in Gold Cup opener -
It was far from perfect. It was sloppy, disorganized, and frantic. But it was just barely enough for a win. Against Honduras on Tuesday night, the US men's national team started its Gold Cup title defense with a 2-1 win -- thanks to Clint Dempsey's head and goalkeeper Brad Guzan's nearly flawless night.

Russell Wilson says God spoke to him, explained Super Bowl interception -
Now, Wilson is also crediting God for his heartbreaking interception on the one-yard line that sealed the Super Bowl win for the Patriots and ended the Seahawks' bid for back-to-back championships. While speaking at The Rock Church in San Diego, Wilson claimed that God spoke to him just moments after he tossed the interception and explained why the interception took place.

Lawyer: Female instigated FSU QB punch with racial slur, knee to groin -
An attorney for former Florida State quarterback De'Andre Johnson says his client was provoked in the altercation that resulted in a misdemeanor battery charge and Johnson's dismissal from the football team.

Report: Pierre-Paul could face criminal charges for fireworks -
According to, several police departments in South Florida are looking into where exactly the incident occurred and if Pierre-Paul was setting off the fireworks in their jurisdiction, he could face charges.

PGA Grand Slam moves away from Donald Trump course in Los Angeles -
Trump had previously made some pretty interesting remarks about Mexican immigrants (which you can Google). Here's what the PGA of America statement said: "The PGA of America met with Donald J. Trump yesterday and the parties mutually agreed that it is in the best interest of all not to conduct the 2015 PGA Grand Slam of Golf at Trump National Los Angeles."

Marshawn Lynch of Seattle Seahawks putting end to his biopic
The Seattle Seahawks running back was going to star in the movie, titled "Family First: The Marshawn Lynch Story," which promised to chronicle Lynch's rise from the streets of Oakland to NFL stardom.

Other News

Texas Woman Wins $229,500 from Time Warner Cable Because of Robocalls
Robocalls are the worst but I would gladly take 153 of them over the course of a year if it meant a quarter-million dollar judgment against Time Warner Cable.

Report: Disney World to Remove Bill Cosby Bust From Theme Park

According to the Orlando Sentinel, a Walt Disney World spokesperson confirmed on Tuesday that a bronze bust of Bill Cosby would be removed from the resort’s Hollywood Studios theme park after closing today.

NYC Settles for $750,000 Over Mistreatment of Inmate's Six-Day Erection

A New York man who says he was rendered impotent after jailers refused to treat his six-day, prescription drug-induced erection settled with the city for $750,000 on Monday, DNAinfo reports.