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KU Women eager for European Tour

You actin' kind of shady, ain't callin' me baby, why the sudden change?

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Kansas News

KU women's basketball eager to build chemistry on European tour |
“I don’t think the players could be any more excited. There is just a tremendous enthusiasm to go and experience a different culture in two separate countries,” KU coach Brandon Schneider said. “It’s a chance to do some touristy things, and there is also the element of playing four games over there. As coaches, we were really excited about the opportunity that we had to get in 10 days of practice in preparation.”

David Beaty: Jayhawks striving for special teams success |
Amid his ongoing efforts to rebuild the Kansas football program, second-year coach David Beaty often cites the significance of special teams success in speeding up a turnaround.

Still no starter, but Ryan Willis leading KU's QB pack |
“The last two practices, Ryan has continued to probably be the one who just has a slight edge in practice,” Beaty said Monday morning, prior to KU’s first practice in full pads. “He’s not the starting quarterback yet. We’re not anointing that. He just has had the better days, production wise.”

Former Jayhawk Wayne Selden signs with Memphis Grizzlies |
Despite signing, Selden is not a lock to the make the Grizzlies’ NBA roster this season. Given Memphis' depth at the wing position — the Grizzlies already have Tony Allen, Troy Daniels and Jordan Adams at shooting guard, and Chandler Parsons, James Ennis and Vince Carter at small forward — it's possible he could spend time playing in the Developmental League.

Basketball Notebook: Allen Fieldhouse vying for title of toughest venue in college basketball |
During the past couple of weeks, the college basketball crew at asked America to determine the most difficult venue in college basketball by voting in a series of online poll

Olympic News

Rio Olympics 2016: USA swimmers bring home more golds in dramatic night in pool -
Most of USA's biggest names in swimming were in action, while some of its rising stars also took center stage. Things went well in the water,but it wasn't all positive for U.S. athletes Monday.

Rio Olympics: Team USA men's basketball destroys Venezuela -
Team USA's dominance over the rest of the Olympic field continued on Monday with a blowout 113-69 victory over Venezuela. Yet despite the 44-point victory, Team USA did not look dominant at the start of this game.

American Ryan Murphy sets Olympic record, takes gold in 100m backstroke -
Ryan Murphy, as a small child, wrote a book to his parents. In it, he inked, "I hope I become an Olympian."

2016 Rio Olympics Medal Tracker Gold, Silver, and Bronze Count For All Countries -
Below is the 2016 Rio Olympics Medal Tracker, which will follow every country to win a medal. The record for most golds won was 83 by the United States in the 1984 Summer Olympics.

Other Sports

Tim Tebow is set to pursue baseball career, give up on his NFL dream -
One-time NFL quarterback Tim Tebow hasn't been able to find work in quite some time, eventually settling as a college football analyst for ESPN, but on Tuesday his agents announced he would be pursuing an odd dream indeed: playing baseball.

Golf equipment company is interested in Rory McIlroy but not Tiger Woods -
With the announcement last week that Nike is exiting the golf equipment business but staying in apparel and shoes, there has been a lot of talk about where Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods would end up. Woods said he's already looking elsewhere for "hard goods."

Curt Schilling says he's going to run for president of the United States -
So, in unnecessary summary, Schilling tells his interlocutor that he'll first seek state office and then the White House after Donald Trump serves two terms. In the event that Hillary Clinton prevails, Schilling aims to run in 2020. To that end, there's already a "Draft Schilling for Congress" Facebook page. Schilling of course self-identifies as a conservative Republican and has been a frequent critic of Clinton.

Best and worst college football coaches in close games entering 2016 -
Here's a look at the top 10 coaches nationally based on winning percentage in one-score games (minimum 25 such games coached).