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The ultimate KU fan favorites of the Bill Self era | Tale of the Tait |
The other night, when I was perusing yet another NBA Summer League box score, a thought occurred to me that inspired a little extra examination.

KU notebook: Former Jayhawk Nick Collison to stay with Thunder; Tarik Black headed to Houston
Former Kansas All-America forward Nick Collison will return to the Oklahoma City Thunder on a one-year deal, The Vertical and the Oklahoman reported Friday.

KU notebook: Will Jayhawks enjoy same success after overseas trip as 2015-16?
“I think it definitely helped. I think we were the 1-overall seed after that, that year,” KU coach Bill Self recalled of a Perry Ellis-led team that went 33-5 overall, 15-3 in the Big 12 and advanced to the NCAA Tournament Elite Eight, where the Jayhawks were ousted by Villanova.

Why Udoka Azubuike is the most important player for KU’s defense
Kansas guard Malik Newman has tried shooting over Udoka Azubuike in practice. He’s attempted going around him and through him too.

Memphis transfer Dedric Lawson enjoying ‘fun and competitive’ KU workouts
Kansas basketball big-man coach Norm Roberts flipped a shot off the backboard into the hands of 6-foot-9, 230-pound Dedric Lawson, who, after getting slugged by a manager’s blocking pad, flushed a dunk Tuesday at the Jayhawks’ practice facility next to Allen Fieldhouse.

Other Sports

Wimbledon Finals 2017: Venus Williams vs. Garbine Muguruza start time, channel, live stream -
Wimbledon comes to a close this weekend, and a few familiar faces are going to be appearing in both the men's and women's finals. On the women's side, Venus Williams is in the midst of an incredible run that has the 37-year-old star appearing as the oldest finals contender since 1994, when Martina Navratilova lost to Conchita Martinez. Williams will look to make history against Garbine Muguruza on Saturday, hoping to wrap up an incredibly emotional month for her on a positive note.

LOOK: This controversial CFL penalty cost a woman a $1 million prize -
On Thursday, CBC Sports published a story on Kuldys, who was denied a $1 million prize in the worst possible way. According to CBC Sports, Kuldys participated in Safeway/Sobey's $1,000,000 Touchdown To Win contest. To win the prize, she needed two kickoffs to be returned for a touchdown during a game between the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the Toronto Argonauts.

Marvin Bagley III mulls reclassifying, playing in college this year; Duke, USC, Zona in play -
Marvin Bagley III, the top-rated prospect in the Class of 2018, is exploring the possibility of reclassifying and enrolling in time to play college basketball this season, a source confirmed to CBS Sports on Friday.

Oregon dismisses WR Darren Carrington from team after arrest -
"I have visited with Darren Carrington and informed him that he is no longer a member of our program," said coach Willie Taggart in a statement from the school. "We will always consider Darren a Duck and support him in any way we can. We wish him all the best in his future endeavors."

Two Things Roger Federer Can Do Better Than Anyone Else
Above all else Federer is known for his forehand, a shot he strikes well out in front of his body while gazing hard at the yellow from behind his racket strings. None of your loved ones have ever looked at you with the intensity or care that Federer displays on a routine forehand. Probably you did not expect to have this sinking feeling when you opened this blog post but I promise you that it is true.

Mayweather Drops The Word "Faggot" On McGregor In The Press Tour From Hell
Mercifully, the Mayweather-McGregor Press Extravaganza From Hell is reaching its conclusion this evening, after a week of toxic shit talking and a week of general stupid bullshit. Yesterday’s lowlight was McGregor bragging about how having a big dick made him half-black before humping the air as a tribute to his “beautiful black female fans.” Today, Mayweather called his opponent “You punk, you faggot, you ho.” The press tour, the most prominent part of the buildup to the mega-fight, has felt alternately stale and moronic, so is it really surprising that it took this long for someone to reach for the lowest hanging homophobic slur?