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Vick's return gives KU a loaded roster, but Bill Self has recent experience handling such a luxury | Tale of the Tait |
From getting a head start on working with a player he will coach at Kansas in Quentin Grimes and spending extended time around a few key recruits in next year’s class to dabbling with different styles of play and the personal pride of representing your country, KU coach Bill Self got a lot out of leading Team USA to a gold medal at the U18 FIBA Americas tournament in Canada in June.

Say What? Tait's weekly appearance on Rock Chalk Sports Talk | Tale of the Tait |
In this week's segment, we discussed a number of KU basketball related topics, but started out touching on the big news of LeBron James headed to Los Angeles to join the Lakers.

KU transfers Dedric and K.J. Lawson, Charlie Moore learned from redshirt seasons |
Looking back at the redshirt experience, Lawson joked about the difference between Memphis and Kansas City barbecue, but admitted it’s been a transition moving away from home for the first time. He believes he’s more mature than when he first arrived in Lawrence, transforming his body by eating more healthy.

Daniel Wise determined to complete KU career at his strongest and fastest |
“Personally, I feel like I can get a lot stronger, faster. Obviously there’s a whole lot of things — to be able to play with grown men at the pro level, there’s a whole lot of things you want to continue to do,” Wise explained, “to be able to play up to par with a lot of the grown men in the league.”

Svi Mykhailiuk puts up 15 points in NBA summer debut; Newman has minor injury
Second-round draft pick Svi Mykhailiuk of Kansas cashed three three-pointers in six tries and scored 15 points in his first appearance with the Los Angeles Lakers — a 98-93 California Classic loss to the Sacramento Kings on Monday night in Sacramento, Calif.

KU's Steven Sims Jr. sets sights on improving as punt returner |
During his second consecutive year as the Kansas football team’s leading pass-catcher, Steven Sims Jr. absorbed no lack of lessons to carry with him into off-season preparations for his upcoming senior year.

Kansas runs risk of blowing big money if it stays inside world of college athletics for next AD | Lunch Break |
I never have been able to confirm the theory that Beaty leveraged a supposed offer to become Tom Herman’s offensive coordinator at Texas to get the raise. If that’s the case, that makes it even worse. A 2-22 coach has no leverage. The $3 million buyout seemed excessive, too, even though Turner Gill was paid $6 million for games he never coached, Charlie Weis $6.67 million.

Other Sports

Every deal all 30 NBA teams can still make - 2018 free agency
How many NBA teams still have cap space? What kind of deals can contenders still make?

Red Sox vs. Nationals - Game Recap - July 4, 2018 - ESPN
As Boston Red Sox players donned red, white and blue outfits to celebrate a 3-0 victory on the 4th of July that completed a sweep, the Washington Nationals held a players-only meeting to discuss a fifth consecutive loss and the precarious spot they're now in beyond the halfway point of the season.

Rescuers pump water from flooded cave where Thai soccer team trapped
With more rain coming, Thai rescuers are racing against time to pump out water from a flooded cave before they can extract 12 boys and their soccer coach with minimum risk, officials said Thursday.

Joey Chestnut eats a record 74 hot dogs at the Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest
Joey "Jaws" Chestnut extended his reign as champion eater at the Nathan's Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest on Wednesday, downing a record 74 wieners and buns in 10 minutes to take home the coveted Mustard Belt for an 11th time.

Other News

“Then They Lit A Roman Candle”: Your Best Fireworks Horror Stories
My friend’s face and chest were bloody and soot covered, and his hand was burned and numb, but no permanent damage. The next-door neighbor threw a punch at him and called the sheriff. I highly recommend setting a box of fireworks on fire all at once.

How a Winter With Elk Changed My Life
Before Kanye slapped an iPhone shot of the Tetons on his new album, but after we ruined Niagara Falls, in part prompting the creation of an entire system of protected federal land, I spent a winter in Jackson, Wyoming working under what I can safely say is the best job title I’ll ever have: sleigh ride naturalist.

Don't Use Spray Sunscreen
But there is one sunscreen I do not love: spray sunscreen. Spray sunscreen takes everything that is good and holy about sunscreen and destroys it. Lotion sunscreen gives you a small element of control and security in this chaotic world; spray sunscreen merely introduces more chaos.