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Kansas News

Big 12 Media Days: Kansas Jayhawks | KSNT News
Quarterback Montell Cozart, linebacker Joe Dineen, Jr. and safety Fish Smithson joined second-year head coach David Beaty at the 2016 Big 12 Media Days Monday, July 18 at the Omni Hotel in Dallas, Texas. The quartet of Jayhawks went through a gauntlet of interviews and photo shoots as the 2016 Kansas Football season is fast approaching.

Kansas Jayhawks coach David Beaty believes college football can help heal wounded nation
Kansas coach David Beaty, raised in Dallas as the son of a police officer, said Monday he believes college football can help heal a wounded nation in the wake of recent police shootings.

University of Kansas Athletics - Tucker Vang Joins Kansas Men’s Basketball Team
Tucker Vang will join the Kansas men's basketball team as a walk on, KU head coach Bill Self announced Monday. The guard will be entering his junior year at KU and will begin to practice with the Jayhawks when the fall 2016 semester begins in August.

Other Sports News

Kliff Kingsbury roots for Baker Mayfield in every game, 'except one' of course - CBSSports.com
Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury would prefer to talk about Patrick Mahomes II, the Red Raiders' returning starter at quarterback, but he's not dodging questions about transfer rules and Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield.

MLB Trade Deadline: Why the Yankees should chase Cubs' Kyle Schwarber - CBSSports.com
And now, with Cashman, the New York Yankees' general manager, controlling the July trade market with his cache of dominant relievers, he gets to covet whomever he pleases. And atop that list is Schwarber, whose monstrous left-handed swing is made for Yankee Stadium.

Kevin Durant says Russell Westbrook had nothing to do with leaving Thunder - CBSSports.com
After his first practice with Team USA on Monday, Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant -- Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant! -- said that Russell Westbrook's style was not a reason for him leaving the Oklahoma City Thunder this summer.

WATCH: A-Rod is now four homers away from his excruciating march to 700 - CBSSports.com
It's been a while -- a month to the day, actually -- since we've been able to update you on Alex Rodriguez's excruciating march to 700 home runs. But guess what? Rodriguez homered against the Orioles on Monday night, pushing his career total to 696.

2016 Las Vegas Summer League: Eye on Basketball Awards - CBSSports.com
The NBA's Las Vegas Summer League has concluded after 11 days and 67 games. It left us with some of the weirdest basketball we've ever seen and certainly the most dramatic LVSL finish we've ever seen. With the Chicago Bulls taking down the Minnesota Timberwolves thanks to the clutch hands of Denzel Valentine in overtime of the championship game, we now have some final Eye on Basketball awards to give out for summer league this year.

Anderson Varejao won't accept a championship ring from Cavs if offered - CBSSports.com
The Cavs ruined that for him in two ways (trade from title-winning team and beating his team in the Finals), but are allowed to vote for him to receive a ring if they want to be so magnanimous. However, even if they do decide they want him to have a ring as a member of the 2015-16 team, it sounds like Varejao will decline the offer.

Other News

Hummingbird Flight Is More Amazing Than We Realized
Hummingbirds are some of the most sophisticated fliers on Earth, weaving in and out of branches without so much as rustling a leaf. Now, biologists have discovered a new mechanism these feathered helicopters use to avoid collisions—and it could help us build better drones.

Denzel Valentine Hits Pair Of Buzzer-Beaters To Win NBA Summer League Championship
Congratulations Chicago Bulls fans! The heartbreak of the Derrick Rose injury and the long, slow, organizational meltdown that followed it are behind you. Your team is the champion of the NBA (Las Vegas Summer League), thanks to the late heroics of Denzel Valentine.

New Baylor AD Says He Will Fix Program Because He Has Daughters, Just Like The Last One
The introduction today of Baylor’s incoming athletics director, Mack Rhoades, included the expected platitudes about change and doing things the right way—less than two months after Baylor admitted it willfully made life hell for students who reported they had been sexually assaulted, especially (though not exclusively) if it involved a football player. Baylor promised to change, but kept just about everyone who was a part of the football staff while the failure to actually investigate was going on.

News I Should Have Waited to Post When Mike is Back From Vacation

Dozens Of Retired Wrestlers File Class Action Suit Against WWE Over Head Injuries
Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka, Marty Jannetty, and Joe “Road Warrior Animal” Laurinaitis were among the more than 50 former WWE wrestlers who filed a class action lawsuit against the WWE and Vince McMahon in U.S. Circuit Court this morning, alleging that they sustained multiple traumatic brain injuries as a result of wrestling for the WWE. They allege that the WWE did little to protect them, failed to provide adequate health insurance and post-career support, and actively hid medical information about the dangers of wrestling from them. Bloomberg first reported on the suit.