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Former Jayhawk Reaches Discus Final in Rio

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Former Jayhawk Mason Finley reaches Olympic discus finals |
Friday morning, inside Olympic Stadium in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, former Kansas thrower Mason Finley delivered a monster throw of 63.68 meters on his final throw of the qualifying round to earn a spot in Saturday's finals.

Kansas soccer blanks Creighton |
A goal and an assist from sophomore Grace Hagan and Ashley Pankey’s second goal of the preseason helped send Kansas past Creighton, 3-0, in a soccer exhibition Friday night at Rock Chalk Park. Freshman Katie McClure also scored for KU.

Deeper KU defense focused on winning 'money down,' improving as unit |
In year number two of his rebuilding project with the Kansas football program, head coach David Beaty recognizes the need for a vastly improved defense.

KU commitment Marcus Garrett finalizes plans to visit campus |
Marcus Garrett, the four-star, 6-foot-5 versatile guard from Dallas who recently became the first member of the Class of 2017 to orally commit to the Kansas basketball program, has set up a couple of campus visits.

KU women improve to 2-0 overseas |
Winning was tough to come by for Kansas women's basketball coach Brandon Schneider and his Jayhawks during Year 1 of Schneider's reign with the program.


2016 Rio Olympics golf: Leaderboard, Round 3 updates, Saturday highlights -
Marcus Fraser maintained his lead atop the 2016 Rio Olympics leaderboard after a solid effort Friday, but it will take more than that to hold off former major winners Henrik Stenson of Sweden and Justin Rose of Great Britain as they both stand within a handful of strokes of the Australian.

Rio Olympics: America reacts as swimmer Katie Ledecky nearly laps her competition -
There was absolutely no drama heading into the women's 800-meter freestyle final. Pretty much everyone -- including her competitors -- knew that that Katie Ledecky was going to win. The 2012 Olympic champion in this event was not about to cede her crown and, of course, she didn't.

American Anthony Ervin, 35 years old, wins 50 free by .01 seconds -
Nothing in swimming captures the power and intensity of a race like the men's 50-meter freestyle. It lasts for less than 24 seconds for all swimmers, and the guys are pushing so fast you can barely see them amid the wake, waves and splashes.

Michael Phelps' final individual swim of Rio Olympics ends in a three-way tie for silver -
Here's something nobody had heading into Friday night: the greatest swimmer of all time finishing in a three-way tie for the silver medal in the 100-meter butterfly.

Other Sports

Yankees Honor Retiring A-Rod With 3-Second Tribute Video
Recognizing the 14-time All-Star as he played the final game of his 20-year MLB career Friday, the New York Yankees honored retiring third baseman Alex Rodriguez with a three-second-long tribute video. “We thought it was important to give Alex the sendoff he deserves,” said manager Joe Girardi of the tribute

A-Rod drives in a run, sees time at third base as Yankees win his final game -
After a week of mostly sitting on the bench and a start on Thursday, Alex Rodriguezplayed his final game with the Yankees on Friday night. It ended up a 6-3 Yankees win with a few high points for the DH/3B.

Yankees Rookie Nervously Tells A-Rod How Much He Used To Hate Him As A Kid
Tentatively approaching the All-Star third baseman during a spring training workout Friday, New York Yankees rookie outfielder Tyler Austin reportedly worked up the courage to tell Alex Rodriguez how much he used to hate him as a kid.