Olympic golden boy claims big check with record at downtown shot put | KUsports.com (KUsports.com)
A light rain fell as did the thermometer, dropping below 50, hardly ideal conditions for an event best waged with bodies loosened by sunny heat and stabilized by a completely dry surface. Toss in a smattering of boos when the meet announcer noted that he used to compete for the University of Texas, and this had the potential to shape up as a less-than-stellar first professional competition in his home country for reigning gold medalist and Olympic shot put record-holder Ryan Crouser.
Happy homecoming for former Kansas track and field standouts at KU Relays | KUsports.com (KUsports.com)
University of Kansas alumni Andrea Geubelle, Mason Finley and Michael Stigler returned to their old stomping grounds Friday for KU Relays at Rock Chalk Park, and KU freshman Gleb Dudarev jump-started the Jayhawks in their scored invitational against California, Southern Illinois, UMKC (men) and Minnesota (women).
"It's incredible. I haven't been back to The Relays since I finished college," Geubelle said. "Then I got injured and with it being an Olympic year, our schedule is different. When I saw it this year, I was like, 'I got to do it. I've got to get back to my home turf.' We were coming out here just to see what I could do at the beginning of the season, and it was just kind of one of those feel-good meets and it did just that. I got everything out of it that I wanted."
Former KU center Jeff Withey accused of domestic violence | KUsports.com (KUsports.com)
Former Kansas center Jeff Withey, now in the NBA with the Utah Jazz, has been accused by his former fiancée of domestic violence, according to various media reports. TMZ.com first reported Kennedy Summers, a former Playboy Playmate, made the allegations to the Manhattan Beach Police Department earlier this week, when Withey was in Los Angeles for his team’s playoff matchup with the L.A. Clippers.
TMZ.com first reported Kennedy Summers, a former Playboy Playmate, made the allegations to the Manhattan Beach Police Department earlier this week, when Withey was in Los Angeles for his team’s playoff matchup with the L.A. Clippers.
Kansas notebook: Brewster’s Thomas Allen picks Nebraska over KU (undefined)
Brewster Academy sharpshooter Thomas Allen chooses Nebraska as his college of choice, while former Cal guard Charlie Moore remains available despite an incorrect early-morning report that he’d chosen Kansas over Illinois.
Thomas Allen, a 6-foot-1, 180-pound high school senior combo guard from Brewster Academy (N.H.) who recently received a scholarship offer from Kansas, on Friday committed to play basketball at Nebraska.
2017 NFL Mock Draft: Jets trade down, two key Alabama defenders fall out of top 15 - CBSSports.com (CBSSports.com)
Four teams snag a quarterback of the future, including the Browns after a trade up, in our latest mock
Chatter is off the charts, but smoke screens abound. That means real information is hard to come by. In other words, it's business as usual
Celtics-Bulls: Brad Stevens finally makes adjustments that validate his reputation - CBSSports.com (CBSSports.com)
The Celtics wunderkind figured several things out that got Boston its biggest victory
No coach has a harder time battling expectations than Brad Stevens. He's been hailed as one of the best coaches in the NBA, but he's never won a playoff series. His roster is flawed, sure -- a sum-is-greater-than-the-parts compilation of role players and sub-stars. But that excuse won't fly forever.
Rockets-Thunder: OKC beat Harden's 44 points by playing its kind of game - CBSSports.com (CBSSports.com)
Russell Westbrook recorded another triple-double for Oklahoma City
Two MVP candidates. Two legendary performances. A classic playoff game. The Thunder's 115-113 victory on Friday night cut the Rockets' series lead to 2-1 and gave hope that the Thunder can compete with Houston. Russell Westbrook's triple-double topped James Harden's 44 and the OKC role players showed up.
Report: Aaron Hernandez’s hidden sexuality played part in murder (New England Patriots)
Former New England Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez 's sexuality played a part in the murder of Odin Lloyd
According to Newsweek's Michele McPhee, the former New England Patriots tight end wrote three notes and placed them next to a Bible before he committed suicide in the Souza Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, MA.
LaVar Ball talking big again, claims Big Baller Brand will be rival to Nike - CBSSports.com (CBSSports.com)
Ball responds to Nike exec who said Ball was 'worst thing to happen to basketball in last hundred years'
"Let me tell you something. I know I'm on the right step, 'cause if nothing like this happened in 100 years? Guess what ... we in a new lane, baby!"
Marine Le Pen: The French Election Could Be Won by Her | Time.com (Time)
She has her detractors, but her base will stay in line come election day
When the votes are counted on Sunday, expect Marine Le Pen, lightning-rod candidate of the far-right Front National, to advance to the second round of France’s presidential election. After a first wave of anxious reaction from across France and around Europe, we’ll hear and read assurances that she probably won’t win the runoff. Comparisons will be made with her father’s surprise second-round appearance 15 years ago—with reminders that the elder Le Pen was then crushed in a head-to-head contest with Jacques Chirac.