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Will draft night snub motivate Wayne Selden?

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- Kansas Sports -

Workout Warrior of the Week Gonzalez expects to pack punch for KU football | KUsports.com

“Since he’s gotten here, he’s been really good in workouts,” Jackson said. “He knows this part of it will help him get his game to the next level. He runs hard. He lifts hard. He’s a guy that it could be a super-hard workout, and I’m taking him through it, and then I get distracted, and I want to move onto something else, and he’s like, ‘No, coach, we’ve got another set left.’ That’s very unusual for a guy who’s getting his butt kicked. Very unusual.”

New Pelicans big man Cheick Diallo gets his first 'last laugh' | Smithology | KUsports.com

We’re still probably a couple of years away from Diallo doubling over, full belly laugh style, when thinking about how little he played for the Jayhawks. He obviously has a long way to go as a player before earning enough respect from his Pelicans coaches and teammates to crack the rotation and execute his defensive intensity/high-energy role.

Draft night snub sets up perfect storm for Wayne Selden | Tale of the Tait | KUsports.com

There were at least a few players taken near the end of the draft who I know Selden believes he’s better than. Think Iowa State’s Abdel Nader or even his former AAU buddy Georges Niang. Think UConn’s Daniel Hamilton, Oklahoma’s Isaiah Cousins, Carolina’s Marcus Paige or Maryland’s Jake Layman.

Releford relishes chance to play overseas | KUsports.com

This past season, the 26-year-old Releford finished with the Niagara River Lions based in St. Catharines, Ontario. “I actually played against Sherron in the playoffs,” he said of former KU guard Sherron Collins. “His team (Windsor Express) beat us.”

Miller, Walker Open Olympic Trials with 400 IM Swims

Welcome to Omaha, now get busy swimming fast. That was gist of Sunday's opening session at the US Olympic Trials inside CenturyLink Center, where Kansas' Chelsie Miller finished in the top half of the 400-meter individual medley field and Libby Walker finished 84th.

Jayhawk Freshmen Enjoy Successful Weekend at USA Junior Championships

Five freshman members of the KU track & field team turned in solid showings at the USA Junior Championships this weekend inside Veteran's Memorial Stadium. Each Jayhawk claimed a top-10 finish in their respective events at the meet that featured the nation's top track athletes 19 years old and younger.

Multimillion dollar effort begins on University of Kansas halls for renovation | CJOnline.com

This summer, work is underway at the university’s two oldest scholarship halls: Miller, built in 1927, and Watkins, built in 1926.

- College Sports -

Surprise, surprise: Chanticleers, Arizona set for CWS finals - Yahoo Sports

All those SEC and ACC heavyweights are long gone from the NCAA Tournament, and the last two Big 12 teams went home this weekend. The College World Series championship comes down to two teams that were not expected to even make it to Omaha, let alone the finals.

Report: QB Chris Johnson transferring from Baylor to Houston | Dr. Saturday - Yahoo Sports

Johnson plans to transfer to Houston after graduating from BU this summer. If those plans come to fruition, he will have two years of eligibility remaining for the Cougars and can compete immediately.

Texas lands 2 more former Baylor signees (Update) | Dr. Saturday - Yahoo Sports

According to multiple outlets, Donovan Duvernay committed to the Longhorns on Saturday night. Donovan, a three-star athlete, is the twin brother of Devin Duvernay, who signed with UT earlier in the week.

- Professional Sports -

Chile beat Argentina on penalties to win Copa America Centenario - SBNation.com

For a second straight year, Chile and Argentina couldn't score on each other in regulation or in extra time, needing a penalty shootout to declare Chile the Copa America champions once more.

The ref has taken over the Copa America final, will give cards for any reason - SBNation.com

A lot of people tuned into the Copa America final hoping to see a spectacular soccer match between Chile and Argentina. Instead, they got to see a referee intent on putting on a big show.

Lionel Messi says he's retiring from the Argentina national team - SBNation.com

In a shocking interview after Argentina lost in the Copa America final, Lionel Messi says he's done with international soccer.

Here’s the roster USA Basketball is bringing to the 2016 Olympics - SBNation.com

The roster that'll be heading to Rio later this summer looks a bit different than the one from four years ago.

The Walk Off: Indians make history during ninth straight win | Big League Stew - Yahoo Sports

The Stew's nightly recap focuses on the Indians' winning ways. Plus, Jose Fernandez turns in another tremendous effort and Chris Davis hits a grand slam.

MLB puts finishing touches on Fort Bragg baseball field - Yahoo Sports

A weed-infested golf course at Fort Bragg has bloomed into a major league-quality baseball field on the vast U.S. Army post. The finishing touches are being put on the ballpark where the Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins will play on July 3.