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Notebook: Jayhawks Ready to Maul NBA Draft Tonight

But I gotta think twice before I give my heart away

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Kansas News

Self, Grimes discuss recruiting impact of FIBA Americas U18 Championship |
Grimes, who spoke to reporters in Allen Fieldhouse Tuesday, described the scene after Team USA captured a gold medal with a 113-74 win against host Canada.

Notebook: Kyron Johnson shows why he's KU's fastest linebacker |
And the 6-foot-1, 225-pound senior agrees with that assessment. Ogbebor even ventures to call himself the fastest linebacker at KU right now — an argument he admits comes with a technicality.

Former KU golfer Ryan Vermeer wins PGA Professional Championship, qualifies for six tour events, including PGA Championship |
Former University of Kansas golfer Ryan Vermeer won the PGA Professional Championship on Wednesday to qualify for six tour events over a 12-month period, including the PGA Championship, in which he competed last year.

Tom Keegan: A 10-year look back at 2008 NBA draft |
Even 10 years later, looking at who should have gone where in the 2008 NBA draft has a subjective element to it.

It's time! Four Jayhawks hope to hear names called in tonight's NBA draft in New York |
Kansas basketball coach Bill Self, who has spent his entire 33-year coaching career in college basketball, has a phrase he uses for the way prospects view their chances at making it in the NBA when draft time rolls around.

KU's Graham, Newman, Preston, Svi all could be drafted, but ... 'You never know'
Kansas’ four NBA Draft-eligible players — guards Devonté Graham, Svi Mykhailiuk and Malik Newman and forward Billy Preston — each have been traversing the country working out for, and interviewing with, a dozen or more NBA teams the past six weeks.

Other Sports News

Los Angeles Lakers warn employees about possible tampering ahead of free agency period
The Los Angeles Lakers recently called an organizational meeting warning all employees about possible tampering ahead of a free-agent signing period in which they are expected to play a key role, with the ability to sign two superstars, sources with knowledge of the meeting told ESPN.

Phillie Phanatic injures fan with flying hot dog at Citizens Bank Park
The Phillie Phanatic has been launching hot dogs into the stands at Philadelphia Phillies games for years -- first at Veterans Stadium and now at Citizens Bank Park -- without any injuries.

Memphis Grizzlies discuss trading No. 4 pick in NBA draft
The Memphis Grizzlies are in discussions with a number of teams to trade the No. 4 pick in Thursday's NBA draft, league sources told ESPN. Any such trade would likely include forward Chandler Parsons, whose contract is considered an albatross because of his knee problems.

Cleveland Cavaliers covet Kevin Love for next season
The Cavaliers are not actively shopping All-Star forward Kevin Love heading into Thursday's NBA draft, multiple sources told ESPN on Wednesday. Furthermore, regardless of what decision LeBron James makes about his future in Cleveland, the Cavs have interest in keeping Love next season, sources said.

NBA Combine Notebook from Friday: Graham gets going, Svi stays hot |
The NBA combine taking place this week in Chicago is all about drills, testing, scrimmages and interviews designed to give all 30 NBA franchises an even better picture of the players they might draft during the June 21 NBA Draft in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Other news

White Supremacist Jason Kessler Approved for August 12 DC Rally
Jason Kessler, a white supremacist and organizer of last year’s Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville which resulted in the death of Heather Heyer, has reportedly obtained approval from the Park Service to hold a “white civil rights” rally at Lafayette Square in DC on August 12—the anniversary of the Charlottesville rally.

Simulator Shows How the Ships of Star Wars Aren't Aerodynamic
When you’re flying around in space, where there’s no air or wind resistance, aerodynamics aren’t important. That’s why the Star Trek Borg ship is just a giant cube and still works just fine. But when ships are also visiting planets with atmospheres, aerodynamics do come into play—and apparently neither the Rebels nor the Empire in Star Wars know the first thing about properly designing flying vehicles.

China's Plastic Waste Ban Will Create a Huge Issue For the World
For years, China has been the world’s plastic waste dump. Single use water bottles, yogurt cups, hummus containers, and countless other sundries we take for granted were shipped from developed countries to China for recycling.

Very Chill Rockets Fans Are Already Leaving One-Star Reviews For Ayesha Curry's New Restaurant
Celebrity chef Ayesha Curry, wife of the Golden State Warriors’ Steph, is opening a second location in Houston this July for her and Michael Mina’s BBQ restaurant International Smoke. For Curry, the new location must represent a good opportunity to expand her business. But if you’re a Rockets fan still bitter that the Chris Paul injury robbed your favorite NBA team of even a plausible shot at a championship, this restaurant is a chance for some extremely petty attempts at revenge.

NBA Rookie Also Video Game Marketing Rookie
DeAndre Ayton is projected to be the #1 pick in this year’s NBA draft. He’s going to have all summer to get ready for the 2018-19 season, but he (or his social media person) might also take that time to put in some work on their video game marketing skills.