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Kansas Jayhawks' best wins of the Bill Self-era: No. 8 — Kevin Durant's Texas Longhorns (2007)
On one side you had a Kansas team that was rolling through just about everyone in conference play. Headed into the first meeting, the Jayhawks were 13-2. They had played some close games, but they had actually won twice as many Big 12 contests by 29-or-more points (four) than they’d lost by any margin (two).

Jayhawks watched NBA Draft at Self's house: 'I know they are going to do well'
“It was weird because we had no idea where they were getting picked. When we heard the names, we were kind of surprised. We were super excited about it. Everybody got their phones out and were texting ‘congratulations’ and stuff like that. I mean, we were happy for them and everybody who signed contracts (Malik Newman with the Los Angeles Lakers; Billy Preston with Cleveland),” added Teahan, the brother of former KU guard Conner Teahan.

Finley claims 2nd at USATF Championships |
Former Kansas standout Mason Finley claimed second in the discus competition at the USATF Championships in Des Moines, Iowa, this past weekend.

Chemistry developing quickly for KU big men Udoka Azubuike, Dedric Lawson |
If Kansas center Udoka Azubuike is going to follow up his fabulous, 120-slam, sophomore dunk-fest by reaching triple digits in dunks again during the 2018-19 season, he’s going to have to make sure he’s ready to catch the ball from at least one different position — the 4.

Kansas Jayhawks in the NBA Draft: How Devonte' Graham, Svi Mykhailiuk fared against 2018 first rounders
Being a great college player doesn’t guarantee you a first-round draft selection. If that were the case, players like Frank Mason, Devonte' Graham and Mario Chalmers — the list goes on — would have heard their name called all before they did.

Report: SMU athletic director Rick Hart a candidate for Kansas AD position
According to a report from The Lawrence Journal-World's Matt Tait, SMU director of athletics Rick Hart is a candidate for the vacant position at Kansas University.

Other Sports News

Oscar Robertson happy to see athletes take stance, calls on white athletes to do the same
"I think that as people evolve, and things are changing so much in the world with social media and whatnot, these people are young people who have families," Robertson said. "They've seen some injustice in the streets or wherever it might be, it might be almost anywhere, and they're stepping up. But the only thing that really bothers me is where are the white athletes when this is happening?

Denver Nuggets to decline team option on Nikola Jokic
The Denver Nuggets filed paperwork to decline the team option on star forward Nikola Jokic's contract on Monday night, clearing the way to sign him to what likely will be a five-year, approximately $147 million maximum contract in July, league sources told ESPN.

Ex-Raptors coach Dwane Casey wins NBA's Coach of Year honors
Dwane Casey was named the NBA's Coach of the Year on Monday night for a season in which he led the Toronto Raptors to their best regular season, only to be fired after they were ousted for a third straight playoffs by LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

James Harden of Houston Rockets garners MVP award after career season
After believing he should have won Most Valuable Player last year but coming away empty-handed, James Harden chose not to prepare a speech in case he did not win MVP on Monday night.

ESPN The Body Issue 2018
Ten years, hundreds of thousands of images -- and we're just getting started. This year 16 athletes join the revered ranks of Body Issue stars, and there are, as always, too many awe-inspiring moments to count.

Other News

Kanye West Thought Kim Kardashian Might Divorce Him Over Slavery Comments | E! News
In a new interview with The New York Times, the rapper revealed that he had a "real conversation" about the possibility of a divorce over controversial remarks he made during an unfiltered appearance on TMZ Live. In May, West sparked widespread backlash when he said slavery was a choice, a statement he also told the NYT was taken out of context.

FDA Approves First Drug Made From Cannabis
The US Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of Epidiolex to treat two severe forms of epilepsy, making it the first cannabis-based drug to be legalized in the United States. It’s welcome news—but patients won’t have access to the medicine until the Drug Enforcement Agency changes the Schedule 1 designation of cannabis.

Performance Artist Separates Money From Dupes With $38 Bottles of Miracle 'Hot Dog Water'
Here’s something to give even Goop’s “bio-frequency healing” stickers a run for the money of various rubes: A Canadian man successfully sold slickly marketed bottles of water with hot dogs in them as a miraculous cure-all for whatever ails customers at exorbitant prices.