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Kansas News

Self will attend NBA Draft, hopeful Mason can sneak into 1st round |
“We’re hopeful Frank can sneak in the first (round),” Self said Friday at the 14th-annual Bill Self/Lawrence Parks and Recreation Golf Classic at Eagle Bend. “But if not, I think he can go in the top 40 picks, like the first 10 of the second (round) with the feedback we’re getting.”

Hungry for more: KU's Khalil Herbert unsatisfied with freshman-year production |
In retrospect, Herbert now realizes he made important strides as a freshman, particularly by studying video footage to improve his recognition of defenses and learning how to become a better blocker in the backfield. It’s just that he planned on contributing more than 44 rushes and 198 yards to the Jayhawks’ rushing attack.

Other Sports News

NBA Mock Draft 2017: Fultz still goes No. 1, but to Sixers if big deal goes down -
Man. I had such a nice mock draft all put together. We all knew what was going to happen. Things seemed almost orderly for six days before the draft. Then, at 5:07 p.m. ET on a daggone Friday, Woj did what Woj does. He dropped a bomb.

NBA Draft: Sixers, Celtics in reported talks for trade of No. 1; Philly could get Big 3 -
Less than a week from the 2017 NBA Draft, a blockbuster trade could be in the works. ESPN's Marc Stein and Zach Lowe reported Friday that the Boston Celtics are in "serious talks" with the Philadelphia 76ers about a trade package involving Boston's No. 1 pick. The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the Celtics would receive the No. 3 pick and a future first-round pick from the Sixers in the trade.

Vikings' Michael Floyd blames kombucha tea after failing court-ordered alcohol tests -
After initially proclaiming the failed tese as "totally false," Floyd released a statement confirming that he did in fact fail the test for any traces of alcohol. He cited the fact that "he drank several bottles of kombucha tea drinks, unaware that the drinks contain alcohol," as an explanation for the positive tests.

NBA suspends Pacers' Monta Ellis, Pistons' Reggie Bullock for drug violations -
The NBA announced today that Reggie Bullock of the Detroit Pistons and Monta Ellis of the Indiana Pacers have each been suspended without pay for five games for violating the terms of the NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug Program. Their suspensions will begin with the next NBA regular season game that they are eligible and physically able to play.

Former UFC champ Matt Hughes involved in train crash, airlifted to hospital -
Montgomery County Sheriff's office confirmed the incident took place in Raymond, Illinois, not far from Hughes' home in Hillsboro. UFC president Dana White said to ESPN his family is on its way to the medical center.

How trading the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft works out: A brief history -
It goes without saying that this would be a major deal, and also a rare one, as there has only been six instances of the No. 1 pick being dealt before the beginning of the season. Ahead of this potential deal, let's go back in time for a brief history of those cases -- a few of which also included the Celtics.

Take Takedown News

Ben Sasse is a Millennial-bashing baby | The Outline
Sasse’s guidelines for successful child rearing are interesting. He recommends that children kill deer and have “the blood of their casualty dabbed on their foreheads and cheeks,” which is a great way to contract a number of animal-borne diseases, not to mention very weird. His wife “regularly quotes Margaret Thatcher” to their three children. He praises the 19th-century Scottish philosopher Thomas Carlyle, a fervent defender of slavery, as an authority on “the work ethic that dominated nineteenth-century America.” (h/t commercialeer)