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Kansas Fans Say Hello to Newman

I came into this world as a reject; Look into these eyes; Then you'll see the size of these flames

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Kansas News

Second chance: MSU transfer Malik Newman, KU ‘perfect marriage’ |
“Did you ask if this was a great marriage? I like that. I think it’ll be a perfect marriage. Can I use that?” Newman, a former McDonald’s All-American and’s No. 8 prospect in the recruiting Class of 2015, asked a Journal-World reporter after making what he called at least a two-year commitment to KU.

Malik Newman: Arrows were pointing toward KU |
Some highlights of a phone conversation with former Mississippi State guard Malik Newman, who on Friday chose KU as his transfer destination over Western Kentucky, Oregon, North Carolina State and Miami. …

Malik Newman chooses Kansas |
Newman, a 6-foot-3 combo guard from Jackson, Miss., who averaged 11.3 points a game in his one season at the SEC school, chose KU over Western Kentucky, Oregon, North Carolina State and Miami. He made a campus visit to KU on Tuesday and Wednesday.

NBA Free Agency

Winners and Losers from Day 1 of NBA Free Agency: Great start for Grizzlies -
With an absurd amount of money changing the sports landscape forever, here's a look at who came out ahead and behind after Day 1 of NBA Free Agency.

2016 NBA Free Agency: Explaining the crazy contracts given out Day 1 -
The Memphis Grizzlies pledged roughly $250 million on Day 1 of 2016's NBA free agency period. Wing players were getting paid left and right for $15-$18 million per season. Crumbling big men are getting paid as if they were time traveling back to when they had an extra pep in their step.

NFL players shocked at how much money the NBA is throwing around right now -
This is the slowest portion of the NFL calendar, and barring the latest Johnny Manziel update or the random player arrest, there's little to report until training camps open later this month.

Other News

Fourth of July Firework Sales Hit New Highs As Bans Fall - NBC News
Consumer fireworks sales this Fourth of July are projected to hit a record $800 million as states relax laws and the industry delivers more bang for the buck.

Where Are Fireworks Legal?
No doubt you’re wanting to plan a fireworks display this weekend to honor the most amazing country in North America and its awesome political leaders. Here’s where you can celebrate Happy Canada Day the way it was meant to be celebrated!

Man Killed by Bear Experienced in Dangers of the Wilderness - ABC News
The Montana man killed by a bear near Glacier National Park was intimately familiar with both the beauty and the danger of the vast, wild forest that spreads from the shadows of the park's rugged peaks.

Antarctica's Ozone Hole Is Shrinking, Study Shows - ABC News
A study published in the journal Science on Thursday found that the ozone hole in the Antarctic is getting smaller, having shrunk by more than 1.5 million square miles (or 4 million square kilometers) -- about about half the area of the contiguous United States -- since its peak in 2000.

Charleston Church Shooting Victims Sue FBI Over Gun Buy - ABC News
Lawyers for three people who survived the attack and the estates of five who were slain inside the Emanuel AME Church say the FBI negligently failed to thoroughly check Roof's background before he bought the gun last year.