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Notebook: DeSousa Looks Forward to Mauling 2019-2020 Season

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Kansas News

Hoppel, Emilianov qualify for NCAA Championships on day 2 of West Prelims |
Kansas track & field junior Bryce Hoppel extended his individual race win-streak to 17 and solidified his spot at the 2019 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in the 800-meter run, and sophomore Alexandra Emilianov punched her ticket to Austin, Texas in the discus on day two of the NCAA West Preliminary Round in Sacramento, California.

Welcome to the year of Silvio De Sousa | Smithology |
Yes, the Jayhawks’ frontcourt depth went from solid to staggering with De Sousa’s addition. But the team is getting much more than an extra big body to occupy the paint. The rugged interior play of the 6-foot-9, 245-pound forward from Angola will no doubt prove crucial to KU’s success. Perhaps even more importantly on that front, though, De Sousa will carry with him an energetic aura powerful enough to influence his teammates.

Former KU forward Perry Ellis inducted into KSHSAA Hall of Fame
A standout of Wichita Heights (Kan.), Ellis was a four-year starter before leaving the high school ranks. He ended his time as the program's all-time leading scorer and rebounder. He helped win four state titles. He was his senior class valedictorian. He was a four-time Kansas Gatorade player of the year and the first-ever player from Kansas to be selected four times to the all-state team.

Gradey Dick has strong showing in first USAB experience
Dick, a 6-foot-6 wing prospect out of Wichita (Kans.) Collegiate School, had a solid showing, especially considering it was his first time in this setting.

Other Sports News

Bucks' Middleton: 'Hopefully we learn from this'
The Bucks had suffered a disappointing Game 5 loss to the Toronto Raptors and, for the first time in the 2019 postseason, were facing elimination Saturday. Antetokounmpo said then that he couldn't ensure the Bucks would win, but he was certain they would fight.

Mount Vernon makes shameful decision to hire Art Briles - Burnt Orange Nation
t was bound to happen eventually — some high school or college or professional team would give disgraced former Baylor Bears head coach Art Briles another opportunity by deciding that winning matters more than integrity and student safety.

Warriors heavy favorites over Raptors for Finals
Caesars Sportsbook installed the two-time defending champion Warriors as -320 favorites to beat the Toronto Raptors in the Finals. Game 1 of the best-of-seven series is Thursday in Toronto. Golden State opened as a 1-point road favorite in Game 1.

Auburn radio voice, wife die following car crash
Rod Bramblett, the radio voice of the Auburn Tigers, and his wife, Paula, died from injuries suffered in a car crash Saturday night in Alabama, the Lee County Coroner's Office confirmed early Sunday morning.

Kawhi trade pays off with Raptors' Finals berth
After the confetti fell on the Raptors, fresh off of their 100-94 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals Saturday night that sent Toronto to the NBA Finals for the first time in history, the team's president of basketball operations Masai Ujiri was asked on TNT's telecast how the trade for Kawhi Leonard turned out.

'It's how you make history' - The run that punched Toronto's first Finals ticket
There's very little about Kawhi Leonard that screams "mindfulness guru," but as the Toronto Raptors gathered on the bench during a timeout in the midst of the team's big 26-3 run in the second half, he told his teammates, "Enjoy the moment, stay here, stay together, we're good," according to Raptors guard Norman Powell.

Other News

Amanda Eller, missing Maui hiker, survived on berries, river water and smarts for 17 days in Hawaii forest - CNN
She picked berries and guava to eat when she could find them. She drank water only when it was clear enough and looked like it wouldn't make her sicker. She took care of a bum knee and nursed sunburn so bad it got infected. She walked without her shoes, which had been swept away in a flash flood when she was trying to dry them out.

Flathead Judge to Determine Legality of Egan Slough Ballot Initiative - Flathead Beacon
A Flathead County district judge heard arguments this week in a lawsuit filed by opponents of a water-bottling plant near Creston, which plaintiffs say has continued to produce and distribute bottled water despite a citizen-initiated ballot measure deeming the operation unlawful.

Daily Inter Lake - Local News, Nationwide closure to affect local Dressbarn
Kalispell’s Dressbarn store will be among those affected by the announcement last week that the women’s clothing chain expects to close its 650 stores by the end of 2019.

2 dead, unknown number missing in Oklahoma tornado
A tornado killed at least two people, destroyed a motel and devastated a mobile home park in the Oklahoma City suburb of El Reno overnight as severe weather continued to threaten the nation's middle section Sunday.

MillerCoors wins preliminary injunction in lawsuit over 'corn syrup' ads
A federal judge in Madison has ordered Anheuser-Busch to stop suggesting in advertising that MillerCoors' light beers contain corn syrup, a partial victory for MillerCoors in a battle over a controversial marketing campaign that launched during the last Super Bowl.