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Jeff Goodman releases updated preseason college hoops Top 25
With one of 2019's biggest fish now off the market, there's been a shakeup inside college basketball's Top 10 ahead of the 2019-2020 season, according to national analyst Jeff Goodman.

Udoka Azubuike's presence elevates KU's ceiling | Smithology |
With so many rotation players from the Kansas basketball team transferring, declaring for the draft or testing the NBA waters it seemed a safe bet that Udoka Azubuike, who dipped his sizable toes into the pre-draft process a year ago, might not be around for the 2019-20 season, either.

Big 12 Conference partners with Learfield IMG College as sponsorship rights holder |
“Given the scope of Learfield IMG College in the collegiate space, and its existing relationships with all of our member institutions, the Big 12’s sponsorship rights will be well positioned,” said Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby in a news release. “To add the Learfield IMG College name to our portfolio furthers the best-in-class relationships of the Big 12 Conference.”

Big 12 teleconference: Les Miles says no Pooka Williams update
KU football previously wrapped up spring camp — the Jayhawks held one practice after the April 13 spring game, which was a strategic choice, Les Miles had previously said — with one of the biggest remaining questions regarding the status of soon-to-be sophomore running back Pooka Williams, who was not with the team for the spring practice slate.

Next up for the KU basketball reunion? Mario Little
Mario Little, who previously played two seasons at the University of Kansas, will be joining the squad as the sixth revealed player on the team. (You can follow Self Made on Instagram by searching for SelfMadeTBT on the app.)

Grad transfer Rayjon Tucker planning KU basketball visit
Rayjon Tucker is one of the more-highly coveted graduate transfers on the open market following the 2018-19 season. The Arkansas-Little Rock guard can score, he can shoot and he can rebound. He is a great athlete with a solid handle.

Other Sports News

Nuggets give 'glimpse' of potential, rout Spurs
Jamal Murray glided undetected from the right side of the court to the left before making a leaping interception on a San Antonio Spurs long pass like a stealthy cornerback. Gary Harris later flew in from behind and swatted away a Patty Mills layup before landing in the stands, standing and posing for a few seconds.

Sources -- Raiders' Lynch plans to retire again
After two seasons playing for his hometown Oakland Raiders, Marshawn Lynch is not planning to play football again, league sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Lillard on 37-foot buzzer shot -- 'The last word'
It's a shot that will be replayed for years to come, one of the all-time postseason moments as Damian Lillard closed out the Oklahoma City Thunder in five games from almost 40 feet to give himself an even 50 points and his team a spot in the second round.

Michelin restaurants and fabulous wines: Inside the secret team dinners that have built the Spurs' dynasty
The server is speaking to a man named Jeremy Threat -- and from the tone in his voice, something is clearly amiss. Threat hustles back to the main dining room of Spataro Restaurant & Bar, an Italian restaurant in Sacramento, California, that has been overrun by the San Antonio Spurs. Players, coaches, management, ownership. All are seated along a handful of long, rectangular tables. The room is pin-drop silent. Some 40 pairs of eyes are trained on Threat, the venue's 29-year-old general manager and wine director.

Other News

Everyone should go to the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee. It’s that important. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that it’s the single most important museum in the United States.

Boy Scouts face hundreds of new sexual abuse claims
More than 200 individuals have come forward with new allegations of sexual abuse by members of the Boy Scouts of America in recent weeks as a trio of law firms seek to uncover unidentified child abusers.

Woman emerges from coma after nearly 30 years: report | Fox News
The woman went into a coma after the car in which she was riding collided with a bus in the United Arab Emirates in 1991, when she was 32 years old. She didn’t regain consciousness until 2018, in a hospital room in Germany.

James Byrd Jr. killer John William King faces execution in Texas for 1998 hate crime - The Washington Post
Texas officials announced this week that one of Byrd’s killers, John William King, 44, would be executed Wednesday night, 20 years after his conviction. It would be one of the final legal steps in a case that has prompted a national discussion about hate crime legislation. But will it provide closure in a case that remains painful 20 years later?

These five charts show how bad the student loan debt situation is
One in five adult Americans carry student loan debt. The issue returned to the headlines this week, when Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts proposed canceling this debt for more than 40 million Americans. Here's a look at the landscape.

World's first malaria vaccine to go to 360,000 African children - CNN
Some 360,000 children a year in three African countries will receive the world's first malaria vaccine as part of a large-scale pilot project, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday.