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Friendly competition: Housemates Bender and Stanley vying for KU's QB job | KUsports.com
When Peyton Bender arrived in Lawrence as a challenger to Carter Stanley’s job as the starting quarterback at the University of Kansas, Stanley didn’t view Bender as an adversary. In fact, KU’s incumbent No. 1 QB welcomed the man recruited to possibly replace him with open arms.

Black signs with Rockets; Collison returning to Thunder | KUsports.com
According to multiple reports, the fourth-year pro, who went undrafted in 2014 but found a way to carve out a nice role with a young Los Angeles Lakers squad during the past two seasons, agreed Friday to a one-year deal with the Houston Rockets.

KU notebook: Svi Mykhailiuk scores 25 points in Ukraine’s opening loss at U20 European Championships
Kansas senior guard Svi Mykhailiuk scored a team-leading 25 points on Saturday in Team Ukraine’s 92-79 loss to Lithuania in the opening game of the FIBA Under 20 European Championships in Crete.

Other Sports

Lonzo Ball sports Curry's shoes, helps Lakers into Vegas summer league semis - CBSSports.com
Lonzo Ball continued to make as much noise about his shoes as his game, though Ball was impressive in the Los Angeles Lakers' 115-106 Summer League victory over the Brooklyn Nets in Las Vegas on Saturday.

Report: Trail Blazers hope Carmelo will waive no-trade clause for more teams - CBSSports.com
With Carmelo reportedly willing to waive his no-trade clause only for a deal to the Rockets or Cavaliers, and the Cavs seemingly out of the sweepstakes, everyone expects that if (likely, when) the deal happens, Melo will be a Rocket.

LaVar Ball continues feud with Joel Embiid: 'Like I said, his vocabulary is limited' - CBSSports.com
Embiid did not regret the comments, saying a few days afterward, "I think most people have been wanting to say that. I guess I was the guy to say that and I'm glad I said it."

Report: Sergio Rodriguez to return to Europe, will play for CSKA Moscow - CBSSports.com
Sergio Rodriguez's return to the NBA has turned out to be short-lived. According to a report, the Spaniard will be returning to Europe next season to play for CSKA Moscow. Via ESPN:

Here are five teams that will fall short of returning to the NFL playoffs in 2017 - CBSSports.com
Each year in the NFL features a heavy amount of turnover when it comes to teams making or missing the playoffs. That's how the league wants it -- parity every which way in order to give teams a fighting chance year after year.

Manziel 'hopeful' for NFL comeback but 'I know the situation that I put myself in' - CBSSports.com
It's been quite some time since Johnny Manziel last suited up for an NFL game. Manziel sat out the entire 2016 season after his disastrous finish in 2015, and it's not like he was just injured. He essentially played, partied, substance-abused, and off-field-incident-ed his way out of the NFL.