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KU Players Make Waves in NBA Summer League

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Josh Jackson continutes up and down start to NBA Summer League action |
Sunday afternoon, in the Suns’ 88-77 loss to Dallas, Jackson scored 15 points in a team-high 37 minutes and added nine rebounds, two assists, two steals and seven fouls, a number allowed by NCAA Summer League rules.

KU notebook: Pelicans’ Cheick Diallo produces big-time numbers in Vegas summer league
The New Orleans Pelicans do not seem at all surprised at the improvement of Cheick Diallo, the squad’s 2016 second-round draft pick out of Kansas who has scored 50 points and grabbed 20 rebounds in two 2017 NBA Summer League games.

KU notebook: Josh Jackson wearing jersey No. 99 for Phoenix Suns
Josh Jackson’s trademark jersey No. 11 isn’t available for his use during his upcoming rookie season with the NBA’s Phoenix Suns.

Other Sports

MLB should do better with the Futures Game instead of burying it -
The Futures Game kicks off the All-Star break festivities every year on Sunday, showcasing the best players in the minor leagues with a USA vs. World format.

2017 WWE Great Balls of Fire results, recap, grades: Lesnar retains, Reigns turns heel? -
Goodness, gracious. WWE Great Balls of Fire may have sounded like a joke when it was first announced, but it wound up being an incredible first edition of the new Raw-brand pay-per-view card. The lead up to Sunday's PPV featured two of the best rivalry builds in all of 2017. As it turned out, the two matches were just as good.

Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg doesn't expect Dwyane Wade buyout before season begins -
Wade, 35, opted in to his $24 million player option with the Chicago Bulls just days before the team traded franchise cornerstone Jimmy Butler to Minnesota on draft night, potentially upsetting the veteran guard enough to request a buyout. But if there is a buyout coming, Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg says he doesn't anticipate it happening before the season begins.

LOOK: Scary high-speed crash on mountain descent shakes up the Tour de France -
Porte missed a left-hand bend, cartwheeled across the road and bowled over another rider, Dan Martin, before slamming into a stony, vine-covered bank. The Australian was first treated by medics as he lay on the tarmac and then taken away in an ambulance to the hospital for checks.

Report: Raptors, Pacers agree to sign-and-trade involving C.J. Miles, Cory Joseph -
The Toronto Raptors and Indiana Pacers have agreed to a sign-and-trade deal that would send free agent C.J. Miles to Toronto and Raptors point guard Cory Joseph to Indiana, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

LOOK: Terrance Knighton goes on Twitter rant after James Harden gets paid -
James Harden, one of the best players in the NBA, just signed a new contract with the Houston Rockets that's worth a reported $228 million. Derek Carr, one of the best players in the NFL, just signed a new contract with the Oakland Raiders that's worth a reported $125 million.