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Quentin Grimes withdraws from NBA draft pool, plans to transfer from KU |
In accordance with NCAA transfer rules, Grimes, who did not immediately return the Journal-World’s text message requests for comment on Wednesday night, will sit out what would have been his sophomore season and will then either be eligible to leave for the 2020 NBA Draft or play at his new school.

He's Back: Kansas point guard Devon Dotson announces return to KU |
With exactly three hours remaining before the deadline for underclassmen to pull their names from the NBA draft pool, Kansas freshman Devon Dotson did exactly that.

Why one college football expert thinks KU football will struggle in Les Miles' 1st season | Smithology |
As optimistic as Les Miles has professed to be regarding the talent level of his first team at the University of Kansas, the one-time national championship winning coach undoubtedly is undertaking as massive of a rebuilding project as exists in college football.

Bill Self comments on Devon Dotson's return to KU basketball
The KU basketball point guard made the announcement on Twitter just before 8 p.m., pulling his name out of the NBA Draft pool and saying: "Got a whole lot more in store. ... Year 2!! Let’s Riiiiddeeee!"

Media reacts to Kansas' eventful draft deadline day
247Sports' Evan Daniels reported early Wednesday evening that Kansas guard Quentin Grimes was removing his name from the NBA Draft. While the former five-star recruit is returning to college, he won’t be returning to Kansas, opting instead to enter the transfer portal.

KU coach Bill Self: Quentin Grimes to enter transfer portal
“We’ve all enjoyed coaching Quentin this past year and certainly appreciate his efforts,” Self said through a KU Athletics release. “We initially anticipated him staying in the draft but he and his family decided to return to college but not return to the University of Kansas. We totally support and respect Quentin and his decision and wish him the very best moving forward. We believe Quentin will have a long professional basketball career and look forward to watching his development.”

Devon Dotson returning to KU basketball for sophomore season
The five-star point guard announced his decision via Twitter on May 29, right around three hours before the deadline for players to withdraw from the NBA Draft pool and return to the college ranks. Dotson had attended the NBA Draft Combine and worked out with various NBA teams in preparation for the NBA Draft while he received feedback on his status.

Other Sports news

Report: Sons of LeBron, Wade teaming up in HS
The Los Angeles Daily News reported that Bronny James is expected to team up with Dwyane Wade's son Zaire, who also is transferring to Sierra Canyon.

Green -- My role 'completely changes' without KD
"It completely changes," Green told ESPN's Rachel Nichols in an interview that will run Thursday on The Jump. "I have to be more of a scoring threat when Kevin's not out there. I have to -- I really try to push the pace more when he's not out there. When Kevin's out there, we all have the luxury of just saying, 'OK, that set didn't work, we still got this guy to just throw a ball into it and get out of the way.' That luxury isn't there anymore, and also I think with Kevin being out, we're trying to make up 37 points again."

Royals Pitcher Glenn Sparkman Tossed For Early Hit-By-Pitch Off The Helmet Of Tim Anderson
The beef between White Sox shortstop and good bat-flipper Tim Anderson and the Kansas City Royals reared its ugly head again Wednesday night, when Anderson was plunked in the helmet in the second inning by Royals starter Glenn Sparkman. In an effort to get out ahead of any escalating hostility, home plate umpire Mark Carlson immediately tossed Sparkman for what upon further review could very easily have been a poorly thrown changeup.

Predicting who wins a tight, tense NBA Finals
The Warriors can win it without him. That is self-evident. But that 31-1 number does not make them a sure thing against a confident Toronto Raptors team carrying home-court advantage. Golden State compiled that record against the broader NBA. Its opponents in all such games had a collective scoring margin of just plus-0.3 points per game, according to research by ESPN's Kevin Pelton.

Gunnarsson's OT plea: 'Need one more chance'
St. Louis Blues defenseman Carl Gunnarsson struck up a conversation with coach Craig Berube in the team's restroom before overtime of Game 2 against the Boston Bruins on Wednesday night.

Sources -- Davis meets with Pelicans EVP Griffin
New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis and David Griffin discussed the new executive vice president's vision for the franchise over breakfast in Los Angeles on Wednesday, league sources told ESPN.

Other News

Man dies after setting himself on fire near the White House - The Washington Post
A Maryland man who set himself on fire Wednesday afternoon on the Ellipse near the White House has died, according to U.S. Park Police.

China makes next move in trade war, reportedly halting US soy purchases
China has halted purchases of American soybeans in another chess move in the escalated trade war with the U.S., according to a Bloomberg report.

Daily Inter Lake - Law Roundup, Neighborly dispute heats up over BBQ
A resident complained about getting smoked out by her neighbor’s barbecue, according to Kalispell Police Department logs. She said her back deck was getting really hot and that the smoke kept pouring into her home. It was unclear if meat smokers were allowed on the property.

Daily Inter Lake - Local News, Avalanche strands 13 cyclists on Sun Road
Significant avalanche activity Monday at Triple Arches on Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park trapped 13 cyclists on the far side of a avalanche debris pile and unable to return down the road for a number of hours, the park reported Tuesday. No injuries were reported.

CBD Industry Sees "Gold Rush" Amid Uncertain Regulation : NPR
"A lot of people are like 'a video store selling CBD?' But it really does tie into our values. Which is, we're here for the community," Castleberry said.

Foul ball hit by Chicago Cubs' Albert Almora Jr. strikes a child - CNN
"As soon as I hit it, the first person I locked eyes on was her," he said, speaking hesitatingly, his eyes down. "... Obviously I didn't want that to happen and intend for that to happen."