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KU forward Mitch Lightfoot breaks nose, will be held out of contact for a few days |
Lightfoot, who, according to Self, had been one of the stars of the summer for the Jayhawks, suffered the injury during a recent practice and will be limited to basketball-only related drills until he is cleared to resume contact.

Woodland tied for 6th place |
Four months after personal tragedy made him withdraw from his match with Rory McIlroy in the World Golf Championship Match Play tournament, Gary Woodland will walk 18 holes today with McIIroy in the third round of the British Open at Royal Birkdale.

Ex-KU golfer Thompson tied for 24th in Omaha |
Thompson finished the day in a 14-way tie for 24th, five strokes behind leader Matt Davidson. If he finishes the four-round tournament in the top 25 he automatically qualifies for next week’s Digital Ally Open at Nicklaus Golf Course at LionsGate in Overland Park.

Self will seek to fill scholarship opened up by Whitman departure |
Although news of forward Jack Whitman’s departure from the program caught him “totally off guard,” Kansas coach Bill Self already has started thinking about what to do with the scholarship vacated by Whitman’s departure.

Kansas center Udoka Azubuike impresses at Under Armor All-American camp |
“If Udoka Azubuike can make even 50 percent of his shots in the lane, he’s going to put up numbers,” ESPN’s Jeff Borzello Tweeted on Wednesday night. “Getting position every time down the floor, defenders either fouling him or letting him go.”

Other Sports

NBA trade rumors: Evaluating possible destinations for Cavs' Kyrie Irving -
Kyrie Irving's trade demand sent shockwaves around the NBA world on Friday. (Or, if you're a flat-Earther, along the NBA world). According to ESPN's Brian Windhorst, the four-time All-Star told Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert that he'd like to be traded, and ESPN's Chris Haynes reported that he has four preferred destinations: The Minnesota Timberwolves, San Antonio Spurs, Miami Heat and New York Knicks.

O.J. Simpson placed in protective custody one day after his parole hearing -
According to Brooke Keast, a spokeswoman for the Nevada Department of Corrections, the protective custody move had to me made because Simpson is now a potential target for other inmates.

Cavaliers All-Star point man Kyrie Irving reportedly asks the club to trade him -
Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star guard Kyrie Irving has asked the Cleveland Cavaliers to trade him, according to a report from ESPN's Brian Windhorst on Friday afternoon.

Report: John Wall, Wizards agree on $207 million extension through 2023 -
According to TNT's David Aldridge, Wall and the Wizards have agreed to a contract extension that would pay him $207 million through the 2023 season.

LeBron James reportedly devastated by Kyrie Irving trade request -
"You know, I'm keeping the language just down the middle in that story, Pablo," Windhorst said. "LeBron was devastated, from what I understand. Certainly, they had their run-ins at times, but he felt an affection and an attachment to Kyrie. Yes, he is only signed for one more year, but he hasn't made up his mind and Kyrie is signed for two more years. Kyrie was positioned to have his own choice in two years.

Ranking 24 QBs signed before Kaepernick, including new Ram Dan Orlovsky -
For the 24th time in the history of this offseason, a quarterback not named Colin Kaepernick was signed by an NFL team. When this has happened in the past, supporters of Kaepernick have freaked the bleep out, wondering why Kap remains unemployed. Blaine Gabbert to the Arizona Cardinals ? Meltdown. Austin Davis to the Seattle Seahawks ? MASS HYSTERIA.

LOOK: Tiger Woods has a pool table that Raiders fans will absolutely love -
Woods apparently has a pool table at his house, and since he now has some free time on his hands, it looks like he decided to redesign his pool table by getting rid of the green felt that normally covers a pool table and adding some silver and black.

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