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Bill Self says recruiting may get harder over the next 20 years

Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice.

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- Kansas Sports -

Ellis, Havili Named Big 12 Athlete of the Year Candidates

Perry Ellis (basketball) and Ainise Havili (volleyball) have been named the University of Kansas' respective male and female nominees for the 2015-16 Big 12 Athlete of the Year, the conference announced Monday.

Self says recruiting may get harder |

This talk of elite players continuing to look into ways to avoid attending college for a one-and-done season, of course, makes the job of college coaches even more difficult as they may face stiff competition from new sources in coming years.

KU LB Duckworth booked over the weekend in connection with February arrest |

The former KU walk-on with the Kansas football program was arrested back in February as one of two suspects in the robbery of another KU student.

Ranking the Big 12 Football Teams - #10 Kansas Jayhawks -

... juniors and seniors will just go through the motions, do what is required, and then move on with their degrees and work like everyone else. That doesn't build a winning program. That's what Kansas is facing as a program and it is unlikely to change at this point. That's a lot of work to do just to get to being average.

Clemons Named to Team USA Olympic Relay Squad

Former Kansas sprinter Kyle Clemons is officially an Olympian after he was selected to the American 4x400-meter relay squad that will compete next month in Rio, Team USA announced Monday afternoon. Clemons, who ran for the Jayhawks from 2010-13, is the fifth current or former member of the Kansas track & field team to earn a trip to the 2016 Olympic Games.

- College Sports -

Five-star center Jeremiah Tilmon commits to Illinois over Kansas, North Carolina - The Champaign Room

Tilmon is the No. 23 overall player in 247Sports' class-of-2017 composite rankings; he had other scholarship offers from North Carolina, Kansas, Michigan State, Indiana, Texas, and UCLA.

ESPN to honor Missouri football team for 2015 boycott amid campus unrest | The Kansas City Star

ESPN will honor the Tigers football team with a Stuart Scott Enspire Award, which “celebrates someone that has taken risk and used an innovative approach to helping the disadvantaged through the power of sports,” according to a release from the network.

SMU names Tim Jankovich to succeed Larry Brown - Yahoo Sports

Tim Jankovich, who has spent the last four seasons as Hall of Famer Larry Brown's associate head coach, has been named head coach of the Mustangs men's basketball program, the school announced Monday.

- Professional Sports -

Defensive response: Kelly Oubre Jr. adapting in second summer league trip | 'Hawks in the NBA |

Oubre is the only player on Washington’s July squad who has a roster spot for the 2016-17 season. Unlike some other former KU players participating in Las Vegas, such as undrafted rookies Perry Ellis (Dallas) and Brannen Greene (Memphis), Oubre is playing as an established commodity for his team. The 15th overall pick in the 2015 draft, the Wizards want him to squeeze as much development as humanly possible out of these summer outings.

Giancarlo Stanton crushes the competition - Home Run Derby -

Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton hit 20 home runs in the final round to take the championship, defeating defending champion Todd Frazier, who hit 13.

The celebrity softball game was the best sports ending of 2016 -

The celebrity softball game isn't always the most competitive part of MLB All-Star festivities, but the 2016 version came down to a play at the plate.

Steph Curry acknowledges criticism of his $2K basketball camp - Yahoo Sports

Curry has not responded to Bennett directly, but a Monday post on Instagram hints that he saw the criticism. In a message promoting his brother Seth Curry’s camp in Ventura County (north of Los Angeles), Curry pointed out that the new Dallas Mavericks guard offers a much cheaper alternative.

Report: Draymond Green arrested for assault in East Lansing - Yahoo Sports

“It was basically an altercation between two guys,” police told ESPN. “There’s no injuries. He was released with a $200 bond on Sunday.”

Banned pitcher Jenrry Mejia to sue MLB for years of 'corrupt mob-like activity' - Yahoo Sports

Mejia's attorney, Vincent White, announced a news conference will be held Thursday in New York to "reveal a lawsuit that will have just been filed along with uncovering years of corruption inside Major League Baseball, specifically alleging past activities of Commissioner Bud Selig, current Commissioner Rob Manfred and many that work fort the MLB Commissioner’s Office."

Minneapolis cops take exception to Lynx warmup T-shirts, abandon security posts - Yahoo Sports

Black Lives Matter T-shirts worn by Minnesota Lynx players, which carried a message of "justice and accountability" following the fatal police shootings of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling, prompted four off-duty Minneapolis police officers to abandon their posts in protest during pregame warmups Saturday.

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This guy made a sick block that he now definitely regrets -

Moments before getting yammed on, this poor dude had a really good block. It was excellent. Fate, cruel entity that it is, decided to have the ball bounce perfectly to Sharpe who was laying in wait to absolutely obliterate the blocker.