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Kansas Looks Good After First Scrimmage

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Mario Chalmers returns to Lawrence for weekend of fundraising fun |
Chalmers, the hero of KU’s 2008 national championship team who recently signed a contract with the Memphis Grizzlies after being out of basketball to rehab an Achilles’ injury for more than a year, on Friday hosted a VIP wine tasting event at The Oread, where he released his signature wine, “Vernard” by Schnaer Family Wines, and included a live auction and awards presentation.

Jayhawks encouraged following camp's first thorough scrimmage |
After 10 practices worth of playbook install, drills and meticulous buildup designed to keep players healthy throughout the preseason, the Kansas Jayhawks finally on Friday experienced their first thorough camp scrimmage.

Josh Jackson's new number grabs Tyler Self's attention | Tale of the Tait |
If I remember correctly, Jackson said the terms of the deal were a nice meal, maybe a steak dinner, on Jackson, which, clearly, was good enough for Tyler, who gave up No. 11 and switched to No. 20, the number his dad wore at Oklahoma State.

'It's like he's been here before': WR Quan Hampton doesn't look like true freshman to KU teammates |
“Quan, he just came in but he’s getting everything down pat,” Charlot said of the Texarkana, Texas, native, who began turning heads when he arrived in Lawrence in June for offseason workouts. “He knows what he has to do. It’s like he’s been here before. He’s bringing a lot of stuff to the team that we will need.”

Zion Williamson recruiting: Kansas Jayhawks pulling a fast one by offering Dontarius James? - A Sea Of Blue
Late Monday night, Kansas offered 2018 forward Dontarius James, which seemed like an odd move. James is an under-the-radar recruit who only had offers from Austin Peay, Campbell, College of Charleston, Massachusetts, South Alabama, Presbyterian, Wofford, Old Dominion and South Carolina State.

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Brock Osweiler can explain why he kept overthrowing receivers in preseason opener -
"I came to the sideline after I was done playing and after that third series, and [David] Lee, our quarterback coach, said, 'Boy Brock, you really have some pop on your ball tonight.' I said, 'You know, I think you're right, Coach.' Honestly, I think it was just a little bit of that preseason game [excitement]. I was excited to be out there again. I was having fun. It is just developing that timing with the receivers. No excuses for it whatsoever. ... That is unacceptable. I have to give my receiver a chance."

Listen up, Kyrie Irving, Dion Waiters says there's already an alpha male in Miami -
Dion Waiters has played with Kyrie Irving before so they know each other. Waiters knows Irving wants to be the face of a franchise. Irving likely understands that Waiters suffers no shortage of self confidence.

Steelers among teams sniffing around possible trade for Rams' Trumaine Johnson -
The big headline Friday was that the Rams traded for Sammy Watkins, the injury-plagued big-play wide receiver the Bills traded up in the 2014 draft to take fourth overall. But Los Angeles had to part ways with cornerback E.J. Gaines (25 career starts) and a 2018 second-round pick.

Jerry Jones has some explaining to do after how he treated the Ezekiel Elliott issue -
The NFL's letter to Ezekiel Elliott detailing his six-game suspension and its initial public comments on the ruling -- the nuanced and measured and forthright tone it appears to have taken with this particular domestic violence investigation -- suggests the league may be learning from its varied past missteps in this regard.

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Dying May Not Be As Frightening As We Imagine It Will Be -- Science of Us
So he conducted a study at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, which compared the words of death row inmates and terminally ill patients to those simply imagining they were close to death. This research —published this summer in Psychological Science — suggests that while it’s natural to fear death in the abstract, the closer one actually gets to it, the more positive he or she becomes.