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Beaty pleased with KU's progress during the offseason |
“The thing that really sticks out for us is the experience we finally have coming back,” Beaty said. “We didn’t have that luxury very much either of the last two years, but now we do. I think that in itself makes it exciting.

Larry Hadden wins first Ross Randall Par 3 Shootout |
Some of the best golfers in the Kansas City/Lawrence area descended Monday on Twin Oaks, a golf learning center that features a driving range, a nine-hole pitch-and-putt course and lessons from teaching pro Jeff Burey, located off K-10 on the western edge of Eudora.

Two KU athletes qualify for track and field world championships |
Hurdler Michael Stigler and discus thrower Mason Finley, a pair of former University of Kansas athletes, will represent Team USA at the track and field world championships to be held in London, Aug. 5 to Aug. 13.

Recruiting Notebook: Kansas in good shape for 5-star, Class of 2018 shooting guard |
“(Grimes) made it clear that Kansas will make the cut and a visit will take place,” Wildeboor wrote Monday. “Obviously, its going to be a battle, but Kansas is very much in the running for one of the nation’s top prospects in the 2018 class.”

Former Kansas guard Brett Ballard enjoying coaching, camp at Washburn
Microphone in hand, Brett Ballard stood in front of more than 100 Washburn University basketball campers last Tuesday while moderating a Q and A with Kansas redshirt sophomore guard Malik Newman.

Other Sports

Westbrook wins NBA MVP, but let's not pretend we can actually explain why -
In one of the most hotly contested races in history, Russell Westbrook wound up winning the NBA's MVP award in a ratline landslide, as was announced on the league's first-ever awards show on Monday night. Westbrook finished with 69 first-place votes to James Harden's 22 and Kawhi Leonard's nine.

WATCH: Bill Russell tells five NBA legends he'd 'kick their ass' at NBA Awards Show -
After receiving the trophy, Russell, 83, turned to look at the players who came after him, then slowly pointed his finger at each one, and whispered just loud enough for the mic to pick up: "I would kick your ass."

NBA Awards Show: Full results, complete list of winners as Westbrook takes MVP -
For the first time ever, the NBA hosted an end-of-the season awards show, as the league's elite, as well as family, friends, and media gathered on Monday night in New York City to find out the recipients of the top honors.

Russell Westbrook doesn't want to think about an extension right now -
Russell Westbrook won his first MVP award Monday night after averaging a triple-double this season. But the guard won't have too much time to enjoy the moment with the free agency period is fast approaching. There is talk that the Thunder plan to offer Westbrook an extension at midnight on July 1.

WWE Raw results, recap: Brock Lesnar gets choked out, Sasha Banks in spotlight -
As far as violently impactful spots are concerned, Monday's episode of Raw had plenty of them as the build toward July's Great Balls of Fire pay-per-view continues to be strong. From the further escalation of an already sizzling Roman Reigns-Braun Strowman feud to a satisfying main event gauntlet match that did well (for once) to showcase the Raw women's division, it was easy to overlook how inconsistent Monday's three-hour offering truly was thanks to the big moments.

Everything you need to know about the 2017 NBA free-agency period and market -
NBA free agency is here, and while trade rumors about Paul George continue to swirl, teams are looking to remake their fortunes on the open market. Here's a look at what you need to know about when free agency begins and what to look for this year:

WATCH: LaVar Ball makes odd debut with Lonzo on WWE Monday Night Raw -
The outspoken patriarch of the Ball family and founder of the Big Baller Brand, LaVar made his debut on WWE's Monday Night Raw in Los Angeles, the perfect platform for his boisterous personality. The older Ball received a mixed reaction, but Lonzo was understandably cheered by Lakers fans in attendance when he was announced.

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