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Media Day primer: KU basketball storylines from yet another season kickoff event | KUsports.com
By the time media day rolls around each year, KU fans already know a ton about the current Kansas team and roster and have heard endless amounts of information and analysis about what to expect, starting in the summer and continuing throughout the fall leading up to the start of the season.

Top freshman Josh Jackson eyes national title, undefeated season for Kansas
“We’re going for a national championship this year,” Jackson says. “We’re also trying to go undefeated. Hopefully that happens. I know it’s hard to do, but we’ve got the power to do it.”

Jayhawks to wear new 'limestone' uniforms for homecoming | KUsports.com
The special edition threads with a retro feel are said to be inspired by KU’s “Rock Chalk, Jayhawk” chant, which originated in the 1880’s. At the time, the university’s geology club created the cheer, paying homage to limestone structures on campus, such as the Campanile World War II Memorial. Accordingly, the adidas “primeknit” compression uniforms were designed based around a limestone theme, paying homage to KU’s tradition, as well as local geology.

KU notebook: Josh Jackson seeks perfect season; Deng Gak slices recruiting list
Deng Gak, a 6-foot-9 senior forward from Blair Academy in Blairstown, N.J., who is ranked No. 91 in the recruiting class of 2017, has narrowed his list of schools to KU, Miami and Florida, his high school coach, Joe Mantegna, told Zagsblog.com. Gak, who was born in Egypt and lived in Australia most of his life, has eliminated Indiana and Duke.

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LeBron wanted Dwyane Wade in Cleveland but Cavs 'couldn't afford him' - CBSSports.com
Wade also said that money wasn't really the issue when it came to his free agency. If he wanted to, he would've took less money to play where he really wanted to. However, according to James, Wade didn't sign in Cleveland because the Cavs simply didn't have enough cap space for his former teammate.

49ers, Colin Kaepernick restructure deal into one-year contract with player option - CBSSports.com
As first reported by ESPN's Adam Caplan and Adam Schefter, Kaepernick signed a completely redone contract on Wednesday. CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora, who reported last week that the two sides were restructuring Kaepernick's deal, provided confirmation.

UNC coach Roy Williams on Colin Kaepernick's protest: 'I think he's correct' - CBSSports.com
"We did talk to them about it," Williams said. "Brought them in the day after Kaepernick's first stance. I don't mind telling you, try to be straightforward every time I can, when he did it at first, it made me very angry. Guy's making 19 million dollars. What do you have to say against our country? And then he explained himself more. I listened better. He wasn't saying this was a bad country. He said we've got not just one particular problem he was taking a stance on. And I think he's correct. So I told that to the team and told them, 'Come on, tell me what you're thinking, feeling, got any questions about it?' And after what happened in Charlotte I had two guys come up and ask me my opinion on that. I think we have a very significant problem throughout our entire country. ...

LAPD detective investigating Derrick Rose case dies of gunshot wound - CBSSports.com
Nadine Hernandez, one of two Los Angeles Police Department detectives investigating the sexual assault allegations against New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose, was found with a gunshot wound at home in Whittier, California, and died in the hospital, via the Los Angeles Times:

Dick Enberg Was Always The Right Man For The Moment
It was Jan. 9, 1970, and Enberg was working alone as the UCLA basketball play-by-play man for a game against Oregon. The Bruins were ahead, as they always were in those days, but on this day they were frustrated by the Ducks’ zone. So John Wooden had them hold the ball and stall, a tactic that was within the rules in the era before the shot clock. But it was also a tactic that created an obvious problem for a broadcaster with lots of dead air to fill.

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MLB, players' association work together to develop more protective pitching hat
"A hybrid of a cap and a helmet" is how MLB vice president Patrick Houlihan describes the customized hats that weigh 10 to 12 ounces, depending on head size, have a carbon fiber shell and roughly resemble sun visors with extended forehead and temple coverage and single earflaps like batting helmets. The average thickness is about 0.7 inches and is greatest in places most susceptible to catastrophic injury, according to Boombang, the company hired to design and produce the headwear.

Walk into a ladder while staring at your phone, get 161k. Snowflake jury crisis in the near future., page 1
They say that walking under a ladder will bring a person bad luck. Apparently, walking into that same ladder while texting will bring you a pot of gold … or, $161,000, to be exact. (Ed note: good! she deserves every penny!)

10 Reasons Why the Premier League Is Better Than The NFL - World Soccer Talk
In summary, the rise of soccer in my consciousness has made the NFL and college football unwatchable for me. I tried a year without a fantasy football team last season and found out that that had been the only thing keeping me around. My Sunday afternoons are free now. Wait, except for Serie A, La Liga, and the MLS, but that’s a whole other story!