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Kansas Jayhawks 2018 draft news: How Billy Preston fits the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers
Right now fans of the Cleveland Cavaliers are experiencing much of the same apprehension teams went through in trying to figure out who Billy Preston is.

Kansas Jayhawks' best wins of the Bill Self-era: No. 9 — Texas Tech Red Raiders (2018)
Things have had to break KU’s way at times for the Jayhawks to extend the streak, but Self has also had to replace all five starters three different times. He’s had to complete comebacks against teams with multiple-game leads in the conference. He’s faced no shortage of top-10 opponents in a league that has often been either the strongest or most competitive of the group known as the Power Five.

Annual summer camps benefit both KU players, young campers | Tale of the Tait | KUsports.com
With the start of summer school and team workouts and NBA Draft talk dominating the month, June tends to fly by in the world of Kansas basketball.

Class of 2019 target Jeremiah Robinson-Earl headed to IMG for senior year | KUsports.com
This past weekend might have been all about former college basketball players learning their fate and preparing to make the jump to the NBA, following last Thursday’s NBA draft in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Other Sports

Cristiano Ronaldo, not Lionel Messi, the closest thing to Diego Maradona right now
It was during the national anthems before Argentina's humbling 3-0 defeat against Croatia last Thursday that Lionel Messi let his guard down for all the world to see just what it is like to be him, wearing the No. 10 shirt, for his country

Egypt's Essam El-Hadary to become World Cup's oldest-ever player
El Hadary, who is 45 years and 161 days old, is at his first World Cup for the Pharaohs and will win his 157th cap.

Cristiano Ronaldo pleads with Iran fans outside Portugal hotel to let him sleep
Cristiano Ronaldo had to ask a group of rowdy Iran fans to quiet down after they gathered outside the Portugal team hotel in Saransk on Sunday evening.

LeBron James doesn't want to hear big pitches, will make decision
The billboards that have gone up in several cities around the country trying to recruit LeBron James have been a fun spectacle. But they aren't necessarily the type of pitch James is looking for as he considers whether to become a free agent this week.

Other News

‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Tops $700 Million Worldwide – Variety
Universal and Amblin Entertainment’s sequel opened in 17 additional international markets, picking up another $106.7 million. “Fallen Kingdom” — starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard — launched in North America this weekend with $150 million, bringing its three-day total to $256.7 million. The tentpole has already earned a massive $711.5 million worldwide, including $561.5 million internationally.

Harley-Davidson to move production for some motorcycles out of US after EU tariffs | TheHill
Harley-Davidson will move the production of motorcycles bound for European countries out of the United States, citing rising costs from European Union (EU) tariffs on their products.

Black Astronaut Jeanette Epps Still Doesn't Know Why NASA Cancelled Her Historic Mission This Year
NASA astronaut Jeanette Epps, who was slated to be the first African-American spacefarer to serve as a long-term crew member on the International Space Station until she was pulled from the roster in January, is still waiting on an explanation of why.

#PermitPatty: White Woman Calls Police on 8-Year-Old Black Girl Selling Water, Says She Was Tired of the Noise [Update]
The woman appropriately dubbed #PermitPatty has been identified as Alison Ettel, who owns a weed for dogs business in San Francisco. But get this, Ettel, in an interview with Huffington Post, says she was not motivated racially to snitch on the 8-year-old, but was tired of hearing the noise.