David Beaty still contemplating KU's quarterback race | KUsports.com
“We won’t make that decision until we feel good about it,” Beaty said while addressing the media shortly after KU’s 17th preseason practice. “So it could be all the way up to game time (Sept. 3 versus Rhode Island). It could be next week. It could be tomorrow. Just depends on when I feel like it’s time to make that decision.”
Jayhawks remain in good position with 2017 No. 1 overall prospect DeAndre Ayton | KUsports.com
“I firmly believe that Kansas, at least at this stage, is the team to beat for the elite big man,” wrote JayhawkSlant.com’s Shay Wildeboor this week. “There's absolutely no doubt that Kansas has invested the most time recruiting Ayton (and) Kansas, long ago, made it clear that he was a priority in the 2017 class.”
Kansas soccer drops opener | KUsports.com
Kansas’ Grace Hagan scored on a second-half penalty kick, but the Jayhawks’ soccer team fell to Minnesota, 2-1, in its season opener Friday at Rock Chalk Park.
Clemons in 4x400 final | KUsports.com
Former Kansas sprinter Kyle Clemons ran the third leg and aided his 4x400-meter relay team to a spot in the Olympic final Friday night inside Olympic Stadium. The Americans finished second overall in the qualifying heats with a time of 2:58.38 and will compete in the event final at 8:35 (CDT) Saturday.
Rio Olympics 2016: Usain Bolt goes out on top; U.S. men's relay team has deja vu - CBSSports.com
The world's fastest man lived up to -- and exceeded -- all the hype that surrounded him coming into Rio. Usain Bolt led Jamaica's 4x100-meter relay team to gold in what he says is his final Olympic race. Bolt completed the triple-triple: gold in the 100, 200, and 4x100-meter relay in three consecutive Olympics.
Rio Olympics 2016: U.S. men's relay team disqualified for early handoff - CBSSports.com
After finishing third in Friday's race, the U.S. were disqualified for an early handoff between Mike Rodgers to Justin Gatlin. According to the rulebook, the baton was passed off before the takeover zone:
How I Finally Made Peace With Bob Costas, TV Journalism's Most Authentic Shill
I met Bob Costas in 1993, when I interviewed him for a TV sports documentary. I was enormously impressed. He could have filled all six hours and probably should have. It was fun. The insecurity that drove him—he kept asking if he looked all right, if he sounded too sentimental—was endearing.
Seth Davis Was On HBO's Real Sex 15 Years Ago
Back in May, we got a tip from a reader named Alex who, bored one night, found himself watching a rerun of HBO's Real Sex with some friends. If you're unfamiliar, Real Sex is one of the many proto-reality TV artifacts from the 1990s in which people wearing flannel shirts talked openly about penises. (This was the era when Kurt Loder became something like our national sex-ed teacher. An entire generation of Americans learned about genital herpes from a guy who interviewed Jewel for a living, as well they should have.) Anyway, Alex wrote: