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- Kansas Sports -

Greene hailed as hero | KUsports.com

A driver for a ride-sharing service, who lives in Yonkers, N.Y., says he would not be alive today if not for former Kansas University basketball player Brannen Greene.

Golden: KU has virtually no voice in football-centric expansion debate | Hookem.com

Once again, this is a football issue and that’s where the Jayhawks, the best basketball program in the conference, are relegated to the kiddie table each fall.

- College Sports -

Baylor loses two more recruits as Art Briles fallout deepens - Yahoo Sports

More bad news for the Bears may come Monday. ESPN reports that Patrick Hudson, the No. 1 offensive guard in the 2016 class who Baylor signed in February, will not enroll in summer classes on Monday and is considering going elsewhere. At least three Baylor signees for 2016 have told ESPN they want to be released from their national letters of intent.

Big 12 QBs are throwing perfect passes to receivers on jet skis - SBNation.com

Last year seemed to be the year of the trick shot kicker. Maybe 2016 will be the year of the trick shot quarterback.

- Professional Sports -

Somebody Simulated The 2016 Stanley Cup Final Using 'NHL 94' - Yahoo Sports

Granted, these sim games were done with five minute periods and no line changes, which isn’t terribly similar to the real NHL. It is, however, the quintessential way to play NHL ’94.

- Memorial Day -

Memorial Day - Holidays - HISTORY.com

Memorial Day, an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May, honors men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971.

Why Memorial Day is different from Veterans Day - Washington Post

Memorial Day is a day for remembering and honoring military personal who died in the service of their country.  Veterans Day is the day set aside to thank and honor ALL those who served honorably in the military - in wartime or peacetime.

Memorial Day: When and Where 1.2M People Died Fighting for America - ABC News

At least 1.2 million people have died fighting for America during its wars dating back 241 years, according to Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs data.

Americans gave their lives to defeat the Nazis. The Dutch have never forgotten. - Washington Post

They haven't forgotten.  For 70 years, the Dutch have come to a verdant US cemetery outside the small village of Margraten to care for the graves of Americans killed in WW2.  On Sunday, they came again, bearing Memorial Day bouquets for men and women they never knew, but whose 8,300 headstones the people of the Netherlands have adopted as their own.

(Mr. Ed says: If that last link doesn't make you feel feelings, I don't know how to help you.)