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Svi, Ukraine meet German team today | KUsports.com
Kansas University junior guard Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk’s Ukrainian national team will meet Germany in the quarterfinals of the FIBA Under 20 world championships today in Finland.

Expectations high for KU offense | KUsports.com
When Kansas University’s football team opens camp during the first week of August, second-year head coach David Beaty will have one major expectation about the new-look Air Raid offense.

Kansas softball adds 2 coaches | KUsports.com
Kansas University softball coach Megan Smith filled several of the vacancies left on her staff at the end of the 2016 season with the addition of Maggie Hull-Tietz and Jessica Hancock.

Tyshawn Taylor’s desperate journey to get what he lost: the NBA | New York Post
Back in the NBA that is, which Taylor realizes isn’t his next step after finishing the 2016 season with Guaros de Lara in Venezuela, his fourth country since leaving the NBA in 2014. His journey throughout the world has no permanent base, instead being consumed by uncertainty, self-doubt and longing for prior stardom. He commandeered St. Anthony to a 32-0 record his senior year and guided Kansas to the 2012 national championship game.

KU men’s golfers are top scholars | KUsports.com
Kansas men’s golfers Connor Peck and Chase Hanna have been named Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA).

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Despite summer league flashes, concerns about Buddy Hield still exist - CBSSports.com
Everything about Hield's performance confirmed concerns about him as a prospect heading into the draft. Sure, he can shoot but what else can he do? That has been the biggest question in trying to figure out if he should be one of the top picks for your team or someone you should avoid for younger, higher upside projects on the wing. For Hield, his shooting in summer league was streaky, but overall inconsistent. Those 16.8 points per game came on 19.6 shots per game.

The inside story: How the Magic let the Lakers steal Shaquille O'Neal - CBSSports.com
Back in 1996, I was working as a consultant with Shaq's agent, Leonard Armato, who was my former boss before I went on my own to help form another agency. This consultant position gave me a front-row seat for probably the most botched negotiation on the part of an NBA team that I can recall in my 16-year career in the athlete representation business. There is no way Orlando should've lost O'Neal. Everything was stacked in its favor to keep him.

NBA pulls All-Star Game from Charlotte due to controversial HB2 law - CBSSports.com
With commissioner Adam Silver leading the charge, the NBA has been very transparent about the league's feelings regarding the House Bill 2 in North Carolina: Change the law, or the NBA will pull the 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte.

J.J. Watt reportedly undergoes back surgery, could miss Texans' opener - CBSSports.com
According to the Houston Chronicle's John McClain, Watt underwent back surgery this week and is expected to be on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list when the Texans take the field for their first practice of training camp on July 31.

Report: Yankees have thought about cutting A-Rod and Mark Teixeira - CBSSports.com
Some New York Yankees people have discussed whether, if they decide to sell, they might consider releasing great veterans Mark Teixeira and Alex Rodriguez to get on with the rebuild.

LOOK: All eyes are on Kevin Durant's latest leg tattoo of Tupac Shakur - CBSSports.com
Durant is actually heavily tatted up but most of his tattoos are on his back and chest, so they are not always visible since he is usually wearing a jersey or shirt. This tattoo however is clearly visible and is already getting plenty of ridicule on social media: