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Notebook: Arkansas Mauls KU Volleyball; KU Soccer Ties Oregon

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Recruiting podcast: A look at Markese Jacob's decommitment from KU basketball (Ep. 8)
The Phog.net Podcast kicked off at the start of July as a way of bringing you KU basketball, football and recruiting coverage in another format. Here are some of our past episodes if you're interested in checking them out:

KU soccer claims 1-1 draw with Oregon | KUsports.com
"It's disappointing," head coach Mark Francis said in a release. "It still kind of feels like a loss to be honest. We outshot them 19 to five or six or something like that, but we probably left four really good chances out there that we didn't put away to finish the game off, especially when it was 1-0. If you make it 2-0, it's a different story. A little bit disappointed in that."

KU volleyball falls to Arkansas in home opener | KUsports.com
Kansas couldn’t do anything about the call as volleyball coach Ray Bechard had already used up his three challenges. Kansas ultimately fell to Arkansas 3-1 (25-13, 26-24, 21-25, 27-25) in its 2018 home opener.

KU linebackers Keith Loneker Jr. and Joe Dineen prepare for final season together | KUsports.com
Loneker, who is 20 days older, and Dineen have been lifelong friends due to their parents’ connection. Dineen was the only pint-sized peer at Loneker’s first birthday, and there is a photo of them in diapers together. They both played for the same Pop Warner team when they first started playing football in the second grade

KU linebackers Keith Loneker Jr. and Joe Dineen prepare for final season together | KUsports.com
Loneker, who is 20 days older, and Dineen have been lifelong friends due to their parents’ connection. Dineen was the only pint-sized peer at Loneker’s first birthday, and there is a photo of them in diapers together. They both played for the same Pop Warner team when they first started playing football in the second grade

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Reminder tonight is the RCT Fantasy Draft

DeAndre Hopkins Injury: Updates on Texans Star's Recovery from Wrist Surgery | Bleacher Report | Latest News, Videos and Highlights
Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins is recovering from successful surgery he underwent after the season on his right wrist.

With Le'Veon Bell unsigned, James Conner hurt, Steelers thin at RB
Bell is working out on his own, choosing not to not sign his one-year franchise tag tender for now. Technically unsigned, he is not subject to being fined while his teammates labor at Saint Vincent College, the team's longtime camp site. Conner suffered an injury to his left shoulder late in Sunday’s practice and was taken back to Pittsburgh for further tests. Coach Mike Tomlin had no update on his status Monday, and the Steelers have an off day Tuesday.

Carson Wentz's injury was worse than we thought | NBC Sports Philadelphia
I don't think so," Wentz said by his locker on Friday afternoon. "I think, again, I'm very confident in talking with trainers and everything that the rehab schedule doesn't change a whole lot. It's just something we have to be careful with.

RB Todd Gurley has torn ACL in left knee | SI.com
Running back Todd Gurley has sustained a torn ACL in his left knee, the school announced Sunday. Bryant McFadden of 120Sports first reported the injury.

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American Wildfire Forces Canadian National Park to Shut Down
But our peaceful relations have been riled up by the hellacious wildfire season. On Thursday, the Boundary Fire ignited in Glacier. The blaze ballooned to 1,250 acres by Friday, and its march threatened Waterton Lakes enough that practically the entire 124,800-acre park has now been evacuated.

Fans Found a Sweet Easter Egg In Marvel Black Panther's Costume
Over on the Movie Details subreddit, which specializes in finding neat, hard-to-notice things in films, the user u/thecruiser has revealed some interesting details about the suit upgrade given to T’Challa early on in Black Panther. As it powers up, if one looks close, there is a scroll of Wakandan text that flows across the chest of the suit. With careful timing, that text can be seen and translated.

The Good Place Season 3 First Look
The second season of The Good Place, a show about four screw-ups trying to become better people in the afterlife, ended on an incredibly unexpected note. If this early look is any indication, that new situation might stick around for a while.

Game of Thrones Season 8 Might Not Premiere Until Summer 2019
It’s been a long wait for the eight and last season of Game of Thrones, whose six episodes have been slated, for a while, to air in 2019. We have previously speculated, alongside much of the rest of the internet, that they’d be airing around April of next year, but new information suggests that might not be the case.