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KU Basketball Target Robinson Leaning Towards Sitting Out 17-18 Season

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Kansas News

KU basketball notebook: Reports rolling in about Robinson leaning toward skipping school |
Reports are starting to roll in that say 7-foot center Mitchell Robinson, who recently was given a release by Western Kentucky University, may be considering sitting out the 2017-18 season altogether

Notebook: KU 'not' close to naming starting QB |
Even so, a man who possesses a great deal of intel on the matter, offensive coordinator Doug Meacham, maintains the stance he and head coach David Beaty have taken on the matter for months — it’s possible KU might not name a winner of the competition until the Sept. 2 opener against Southeast Missouri State.

KU hoops ranks 31st in home-court advantage, but don’t get mad until you read why
Ken Pomeroy worked this summer to try to determine home-court advantage for each team in college basketball, and his findings are both enlightening and fascinating.

Other Sports

Kyrie Irving-for-Isaiah Thomas trade just another example of LeBron James' impact -
This has always been the crux of LeBron James. He will make you or break you, give you glory or all-time heartbreak — or both. But that magnifying glass and the spotlight that follows him everywhere has the same effect on those around him.

Winners & losers: Kyrie Irving to Celtics; Cavaliers snag Isaiah Thomas, Nets pick -
Kyrie Irving is headed to Boston in a blockbuster that sends Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder and the Nets' 2018 first-round pick (along with prospect Ante Zizic) to Cleveland. The deal is a shocker and difficult to figure. Here are the winners and losers in another NBA summer stunner:

Grade the Trade: Cavs make out like bandits in Kyrie Irving-Isaiah Thomas deal -
A regular, quiet August day in the NBA was sent into a tailspin when it was reported that Kyrie Irving had been traded to the Boston Celtics in exchange for Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and Brooklyn's unprotected 2018 first-round draft pick.

Celtics trade for Kyrie Irving, continue to eye NBA supremacy in post-Warriors era -
The NBA's blockbuster summer continued Tuesday with a true shocker: The Cleveland Cavaliers have traded Kyrie Iving to the Boston Cetlics in exchange for Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic, and perhaps most important, the Brooklyn Nets' 2018 first-round pick, which could very well be a top-five pick, if not the top overall.

ESPN pulls announcer from UVa opener because of his name
“We collectively made the decision with Robert to switch games as the tragic events in Charlottesville were unfolding, simply because of the coincidence of his name. In that moment it felt right to all parties. It’s a shame that this is even a topic of conversation and we regret that who calls play by play for a football game has become an issue.”

Dana White: Jon Jones' career 'might be over,' heavyweight match was discussed -
Meeting with the media shortly after it was announced Tuesday night that UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones tested positive for a banned substance following the weigh-in ahead of UFC 214, company president Dana White spoke in muted tones and expressed his obvious disappointment at the circumstances.