Still battling: Ellis fighting for spot in pro ranks | KUsports.com
“It was different. Everybody’s fighting for a job,” said the 6-foot-8 first-team All-Big 12 pick and second-team All-American out of Kansas University, who averaged 5.0 points and 2.8 rebounds a game in five games for the Dallas Mavericks. “When I got the opportunity, I tried to make the most of it when I was out there. It’s all a process. I want to keep working, keep fighting and try to get a place.”
KU AD Zenger explains idea behind search for football fundraiser | KUsports.com
Kansas athletic director Sheahon Zenger’s hiring of former KU baseball standout Matt Baty to lead the Williams Education Fund’s efforts into the future indirectly represents one of the strongest public commitments to upgrading Memorial Stadium.
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Report: Indians acquire Andrew Miller from Yankees - CBSSports.com
Just hours after reportedly locking down a deal to acquire Jonathan Lucroy from the Brewers, the Indians have struck again. This time, they've gone and made a deal for the left-handed reliever they desired, adding Andrew Miller from the Yankees in exchange for a prospect horde:
LOOK: Marlins owner has the perfect reaction to losing his new pitcher to injury - CBSSports.com
The Miami Marlins are right in the thick of the NL wild-card race and earlier this week acquired starting pitchers Andrew Cashner and Colin Rea from the Padres. Rea was throwing very well in his first start with the Fish on Saturday, having only allowed one hit through 3 1/3 scoreless innings against the Cardinals. But then he took himself out of the game due to an apparent injury.
Johnny Manziel says he wants to play for the Cowboys while coming out of the club - CBSSports.com
Stop me if you've heard this, but Johnny Manziel was spotted leaving a club by TMZ recently. No you're not Bill Murray and this isn't Groundhog Day -- the former Browns quarterback was back around Los Angeles recently clubbing when the gossip site caught up with him leaving.
Teacher Who Doesn't Speak Spanish Sues School After Being Rejected for a Job That Teaches Spanish
A teacher in Florida is suing the Miami-Dade County School Board for race discrimination after she was turned down for a position in the district’s Extended Foreign Language program because she does not speak a foreign language. ¡Ay! ¡Esta guera es loca!
Olympians Will Be Swimming in Rio's Literal Shit, But It's Even Worse Than We Thought
Each day closer to the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, it becomes more astonishing that they haven’t canceled this frickin’ thing. In addition to the havoc it’s wreaked on actual citizens of Rio, there’s the dead people, the Zika, the lack of infrastructure, the lack of hospitals and, as the New York Times has more on today, the fact that Olympians will compete in water filled with actual human feces.
Well, After All That, the Ice Bucket Challenge Helped ALS Researchers Discover a Gene
If you’ll remember, this was one of those simple dumb viral challenges: Pour ice water over head, record yourself and tag a few friends. It was presumed that many people skipped out on the second part of the challenge, which involved donating money for ALS research. Well, actually, you cynical asshole, the money raised during that silly time in our lives helped researchers discover a gene linked to ALS.