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- Kansas Sports -

Workout Warrior of the Week: Kansas football WR Jeremiah Booker ‘never quits’ |

First-year KU receivers coach Jason Phillips puts a premium on speed over bulk, so shedding pounds without losing muscle defines Booker’s summer mission. So far, so impressive.

- College Sports -

Malik Newman to Kansas is great news for Kentucky Wildcats - A Sea Of Blue

The Wildcats and Jayhawks are battling for maybe the best point guard 2017 has to offer in Trae Young. The belief has been for awhile now that his recruitment would come down to UK and KU, but Newman being in the Jayhawks backcourt makes the Wildcats look like a far better option for Young, whether he's the full-time point guard or even just a second point that's more a scorer, a la Eric Bledsoe.

Alabama self-reports 19 secondary NCAA violations - Yahoo Sports

University of Alabama teams self-reported 19 secondary NCAA violations during the 2015-16 scholastic year, according to information posted on Alabama's athletics website Friday (via, a post that has since been removed from the university's site.

- Kevin Durant -

Kevin Durant and the Warriors are going to blow your mind -

Kevin Durant has chosen the Golden State Warriors. The best scorer of his generation will join the best regular season team of all-time, replacing Harrison Barnes and giving Golden State perhaps the most powerful attack ever seen in the sport.

NBA players were super salty about Kevin Durant picking the Warriors -

There was surprise followed by saltiness.

- Professional Sports -

Cole Aldrich and Darrell Arthur first Jayhawks to cash in on free agency | 'Hawks in the NBA |

As a teenager, Aldrich starred at Bloomington Jefferson High, roughly 20 minutes away from his new home NBA arena, the Target Center, in downtown Minneapolis.

Sources: Tarik Black to re-sign with Lakers - Yahoo Sports

Free-agent center Tarik Black has agreed to a two-year, $12.85 million deal to re-sign with the Los Angeles Lakers, league sources told The Vertical.

Stephen Strasburg pulled during no-hitter in Nationals blowout win - Yahoo Sports

Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg looked pretty healthy in his return from the disabled list. Strasburg returned from a back injury, and dominated the Cincinnati Reds during the team’s 12-1 victory. Strasburg lasted 6 2/3 innings, during the start, giving up zero runs on zero hits.

Christian Laettner called to bankruptcy court - Yahoo Sports

Christian Laettner could soon find himself in bankruptcy court at the behest of creditors who allege the former Duke basketball star owes more than $14 million in unpaid debt.