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- Kansas Sports -

Kansas is chasing its 13th straight Big 12 title. Can anyone stop them? - SBNation.com

The Jayhawks are trying to do something not done since UCLA's heyday.

Duke, Kentucky, Villanova and Kansas are No. 1 seeds in way too early Bracketology - CBSSports.com

Kansas is the lone Big 12 rep in the top 16, which means the Jayhawks figure to be heavily favored to win its 13th straight conference championship.

FLOCKING BACK: Despite finding success as professionals, basketball players still see Kansas as home | Jesse Newell

Aldrich is just one example of what has become a tradition in Lawrence. Former KU players, no matter where they go professionally, seem to flock back to their old college town during the summer.

Baseball - Moroney Signs with RailCats

Senior right fielder Joe Moroney extended his baseball career July 2 as the California native signed his first professional contract with the Gary Southshore RailCats of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball.

Track & Field - Geubelle Qualifies for Olympic Games

Andrea Geubelle, a three-time NCAA Champion while a member of the Kansas Track & Field team from 2010-13, punched her ticket to the Rio Olympics after she claimed third place in the triple jump at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials Thursday night inside Hayward Field.

From Gridiron to Gridlock, Tedarian Johnson Hopeful for NASCAR Gig

Tedarian Johnson drives a Nissan Altima, has never changed his own tires or oil, and doesn't plan on it anytime soon unless he's getting paid to do it. Johnson is not a car guy, but the former KU football player who travelled from Mississippi to Kansas is now off to North Carolina in preparation for a career with NASCAR.

- College Sports -

Elite QB Jarrett Stidham is the latest blue-chipper to leave Baylor - SBNation.com

The Bears' exodus of players might not be finished yet.

Harbaugh hails Michigan and Notre Dame resuming rivalry - Yahoo Sports

The two winningest programs in college football history announced Thursday they will play each other again: Notre Dame will host the Wolverines on Sept. 1 2018, and the storied series will shift to Michigan Stadium on Oct. 26, 2019.

Angry Arkansas has interesting plan for $2M Michigan buyout - Yahoo Sports

To open a spot on its schedule for Notre Dame, Michigan backed out of its scheduled non-conference games against Arkansas in 2018 and '19.

- Professional Sports -

Veteran Drew Gooden waived by Washington | 'Hawks in the NBA | KUsports.com

One of the league’s charismatic journeymen, Gooden has played for 10 different teams since leaving Kansas and becoming the fourth pick in the 2002 draft.

Blazers waive Alexander | KUsports.com

Cliff Alexander only appeared in eight games for the Blazers last season, scoring 10 points in 36 minutes.

Giancarlo Stanton, Mark Trumbo among Derby contestants in San Diego - SBNation.com

The Home Run Derby is Monday night at 8 p.m. ET at Petco Park in San Diego.

Lionel Messi announces he will not retire from international soccer - Yahoo Sports

According to SI.com, Lionel Messi has decided to go back on his original statement of intent that he was done playing for the Argentina National Team following Argentina's loss in the final of the Copa America Centenario.

- Video of the Day -

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