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KU Lineman Williams Seeing Big Gains in the Weight Room

I don't want to look like a weirdo. I'll just go with the muumuu

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KU lineman Williams turns it around |
Williams said he is able to squat 490 pounds now, compared to 275 pounds when he arrived. If Williams can approach the extent of the forward leap he has made in the weight room on the field, the defensive line shapes up as the team’s best unit. Sophomore Dorance Armstrong, an undersized defensive end as a true freshman and still able to show serious talent in flashes, has grown to 241 pounds. Seniors Anthony Olobia and Damani Mosby compete for time at the other defensive end and red-shirt sophomore Daniel Wise, the first Workout Warrior of the Week selected by Jackson, is one of the more promising players on the defense.

Jayhawks set to face Big 12 media |
Some of the top athletes and coaches in the Big 12 Conference will invade the heart of Big 12 country today and Tuesday for the annual and unofficial start of the college football season known as Big 12 media days.

Mykhailiuk nets 12 in win |
Kansas University junior guard Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk scored 12 points off 5-of-9 shooting and grabbed three rebounds in Ukraine’s 90-69 victory over Serbia in the second pool play game of the FIBA Under 20 European Championships on Sunday in Helsinki, Finland.

Thompson 13th at event |
Lawrence resident and former Kansas University golfer Chris Thompson shot a 6-under-par 65 and finished in a tie for 13th place Sunday in the Lincoln Land Charity Championship, a Tour tournament. Thompson had a four-round 267 total, five shots off the lead.

KU dominates ITA tournament |
It will be an all-Kansas University final in both women’s singles and doubles at the ITA Summer Circuit today at Jayhawk Tennis Center.

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Warriors team president says they never really expected to land Kevin Durant -
"Well, I think we had hope," Warriors President and COO Rick Welts said on CBS Sports Radio's Tiki and Tierney. "We, like every other team, probably didn't think it was going to happen, and I can assure you we had no indication it was going to happen until the phone rang at 7:30 in the morning in Bob Myers' cabin on Lake Tahoe and Kevin called to give us his decision. I think there was a lot of screaming and yelling going on in the Myers' cabin at that point in time."

Mark Wahlberg: Goodell, NFL owners called about 'Ballers' to say 'You can't do this' -
On Friday, Wahlberg appeared on ESPN's "Mike & Mike." There, he revealed that he fielded multiple calls and complaints from NFL executives via telephone. Wahlberg even named NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, though it's unclear if he personally called the actor and diehard Patriots fan. NFL senior vice president of communications Natalie Ravitz denied on Twitter that Goodell ever called Wahlberg.

Phil Jackson's ideas to improve the NBA: 4-point line, longer shot clock -
"Why not have a four-point line about 35 feet out? It wouldn't be long before players will get reasonably comfortable shooting from out there. And having a four-point line would certainly serve to enable teams to catch up in what are now blowout games."

No. 1 basketball prospect Michael Porter Jr. commits to Washington - MaxPreps
Pegged as the No. 1 high school basketball prospect in the country earlier this week, Michael Porter Jr. of Nathan Hale (Seattle, Wash.) verbally committed to Washington on Friday afternoon.

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Lucasfilm is making a virtual reality movie about Darth Vader | The Verge
Share on Facebook (6,827) Tweet Share (145) Pin (3) Industrial Light & Magic's immersive entertainment division is looking to some major Hollywood talent to create its next Star Wars virtual reality experience, and the lead character is as big as it gets. During a Star Wars Celebration panel, writer David S. Goyer (Batman Begins, Man of Steel) joined ILM'x xLab team to announce that he's working on an original narrative VR experience that will let viewers join in and be part of the story — and the lead character is none other than Darth Vader.

Fascinating graphics show who owns all the major brands in the world
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Mr. Bean Actor And Known Car Guy Rowan Atkinson Is Not Actually Dead
Recently, a post claiming that Mr. Bean actor Rowan Atkinson committed suicide began making the rounds on Facebook. If it wasn’t clear from the fact that the birthdate on the post would make him 21 years old and the featured photo looks like the work of a bored middle schooler, Atkinson isn’t actually dead.