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“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.”
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
This summer, work is underway at the university’s two oldest scholarship halls: Miller, built in 1927, and Watkins, built in 1926.
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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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
In a shocking interview after Argentina lost in the Copa America final, Lionel Messi says he's done with international soccer.
The roster that'll be heading to Rio later this summer looks a bit different than the one from four years ago.
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.
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.