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Lagerald Vick to return to Kansas for senior season | Tale of the Tait |
KU coach Bill Self on Friday evening told the Journal-World that Lagerald Vick will return to KU for his senior season. KU later confirmed Vick's return via a news release.

After injury-shortened rookie year, Landen Lucas seeking next pro basketball opportunity |
After months of doing all he could to stay fit while his foot healed, Lucas just started playing basketball in live five-on-five situations again earlier this month, and went to Oklahoma City for a workout with the Thunder. He hopes to grab a spot on some NBA team’s summer league roster, and anticipated being back at 100 percent in time for the July exhibitions, which tip off next week.

KU basketball's 2018-19 non-conference schedule finalized |
Six teams on KU's non-conference schedule — released Friday afternoon — competed in the 2018 NCAA Tournament. National champion Villanova, Kentucky, Michigan State, Arizona State, Tennessee (possible opponent in the Preseason NIT) and New Mexico State are all slated to square off with the Jayhawks this coming season.

KU baseball travels to Taiwan next week |
The WUBC runs through July 15 in Chiayi, Taiwan, at the Chiayi City Baseball Field. The pool play format is set up with eight teams divided into two groups. Group A consists of Taiwan, Korea, Czech Republic and Australia. Meanwhile, Group B comprises of Japan, United States (Kansas), Russia and Hong Kong.

Notebook: KU receivers learning ins and outs of plays thanks to new position coach |
Based on height, weight, speed, reach and other factors, receivers generally end up better suited to play either outside or in the slot.

Other Sports

DeAndre Jordan opts out of LA Clippers deal, becomes free agent
LA Clippers center DeAndre Jordan has opted out of the $24.1 million player option on his contract for the 2018-19 season, and league sources told ESPN that the decision clears the way for him to likely sign a free-agent deal with the Dallas Mavericks.

Steve Kerr, Golden State Warriors finalizing rich extension
Steve Kerr, who has won three championships with the Golden State Warriors, has agreed to a contract extension that will make him one of the NBA's highest paid coaches, league sources told ESPN.

Los Angeles Lakers' Lonzo Ball has torn meniscus in left knee, expects to be ready for start of season
Lonzo Ball has a torn meniscus in his left knee, but the Los Angeles Lakers point guard is expected to be ready for the start of the season, sources said.

Dallas Mavericks decline Dirk Nowitzki's team option, plan to re-sign
The Dallas Mavericks have declined Dirk Nowitzki's $5 million team option to create additional salary-cap space for their pursuit of free-agent center DeAndre Jordan, a source confirmed.

World Cup 2018 - Who has the toughest route to the final
The World Cup has a habit of creating strange incentives at the end of the group stage. In 1982, West Germany and Austria famously sleepwalked through the majority of a 1-0 German victory in their final group match, one which pushed them both through at the expense of an Algeria team which had won the previous day. To prevent that from happening again, FIFA began to play the final matches from each group concurrently.

Other News

Criminal Couple's Harrowing Attempt To Escape Convenience Store Features Unbelievable Number Of Plot Twists
A man and a woman visited the King Street Reddi Mart in Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada on Monday afternoon, and the convenience store owner eventually called the police on suspicion that the man had been using a stolen credit card. By the time the couple left the store, they had lost a shirt and a shoe, gained a deep understanding of the store’s layout, and earned themselves a smorgasbord of charges: using a stolen credit card, resisting arrest, assaulting a police officer, attempting to disarm a police officer, resisting arrest from someone aiding the police, among others. What happened in between can only be understood by watching this magnificently, almost suspiciously well-edited surveillance footage.