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Fish Smithson great but Kansas football needs more

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear--not absence of fear.

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Former Kansas star Darrell Stuckey gives back with football camp in KCK | The Kansas City Star

“When I was younger, this wasn’t something that was available for me, and I wish it would have been,” said Stuckey, who makes his offseason home with his wife and kids in Lawrence. “I wanted something that exposed me to football a little more and emphasized the fundamentals, something that could help kids fine-tune their skills, get back to basics and heighten their football IQ.”

Workout Warrior of the Week: Ehambe 'freakin' animal' |

Through his first 2 1/2 seasons as a Jayhawk — the Prime Prep Academy graduate from Arlington, Texas, red-shirted in 2014 — Ehambe has appeared in just five games and recorded no significant stats. That’s on the field. In the weight room, it’s a different story, and Jackson said Ehambe’s model dedication and determination have been amazing for coaches and teammates to watch.

Anthony Smithson Is Great But KU Football Needs More - TU

If there’s a silver lining to the 2015 season, it was safety Anthony “Fish” Smithson’s selection on the second-team All-Big 12 team after compiling 111 total tackles and two interceptions. But if Smithson’s tackling takes a dip in 2016, that could be a good thing for KU.

Svi Mykhailiuk channels Bill Self, talks up defense and team-first basketball | Smithology |

Svi Mykhailiuk might be in Europe this summer, training with and playing for his native Ukraine’s Under 20 national team. But when the 19-year-old guard spoke earlier this week at the 2016 adidas Eurocamp, in Italy, it sounded like his Kansas coach, Bill Self, had just been in his ear.

Pundits mixed on Diallo's draft outlook |

The most pessimistic view comes from's Gary Parrish, who says Diallo will be taken by San Antonio at No. 29.

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Transfer found out he wasn't going to Syracuse on Twitter | Dr. Saturday - Yahoo Sports

Gabe Sherrod, a graduate transfer defensive end from FCS Delaware State, committed to Syracuse in late February. However, reported Saturday night that Sherrod and the Orange “parted ways.” That was news to Sherrod.

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US Open rules officials reviewed possible violation by Dustin Johnson -

Dustin Johnson finds out down the stretch that he may get docked a stroke for something that happened — and seemed to be resolved — back on the 5th green.

Dustin Johnson wins the 2016 US Open at Oakmont -

After so many close misses, Dustin Johnson is finally a major champion.

LeBron James brings a title back to Cleveland in thrilling Game 7 win -

Kyrie Irving hit the shot of the playoffs to lead the Cavaliers to a 93-89 win in Game 7 as James and the Cavs became the first team in NBA history to come back from a seemingly insurmountable 3-1 deficit in the NBA Finals.

US dreams of Copa shock against Argentina - Yahoo Sports

Despite a raft of suspensions which will decimate his first choice starting line-up at Houston's NRG Stadium, Klinsmann is bullishly talking up his team's chances as they prepare to take on the might of Argentina.

Childhood friends face off in a forgettable MLB pitching battle | Big League Stew - Yahoo Sports

It was a pretty fun story, right up until the point where they actually started pitching. Then things went off the rails for both men, leading to perhaps the longest and wildest first three innings in any game this season.

James Shields' disastrous stretch now reaching historic levels | Big League Stew - Yahoo Sports

That's not an overstatement, either. In fact, it may actually be an understatement. That's how bad things have gotten for the 34-year-old right-hander.

Meet the Royals fan who has attended 1,000 consecutive home games |

When he started in 2004, the Royals kicked off a streak of three consecutive 100-plus loss seasons. That includes the 2005 team where the two best players by rWAR were David DeJesus and Andy Sisco -- a relief pitcher who had a career 5.18 ERA in three seasons.