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3-star DL Kenean Caldwell becomes 7th prep to commit to KU football in whirlwind weekend |
“After visiting and talking with Coach Les Miles and Coach Kwahn Drake,” Caldwell wrote, referencing both the man in charge and KU’s defensive line coach, in a note that accompanied his announcement, “I have decided to continue my academic and football career at the University of Kansas. … I would like for everyone to respect my decision.”

KU football adds 4 more commitments Saturday morning, bringing weekend haul to 6 |
The weekend additions for Kansas football didn’t stop when the Jayhawks added two players to their 2020 recruiting class on Friday night — not even close.

Former KU star Brandon Rush talks BIG3 tournament, NBA hopes
Rush is participating in the BIG3 tournament, a 3-on-3 basketball league that was started by rapper Ice Cube and is now entering its third year of existence. The league includes 12 teams comprised mostly of ex-NBA players. The teams also have a coach that tends to be a famous player from generations ago.

KU football lands sixth commitment of weekend from Tommy Brandt
"I am thankful and beyond blessed to have this opportunity," Brandt wrote. "First of all I want to thank my parents and my family the most for helping me through this long journey. I want to thank my high school football coach for all the help along the way and guiding me to be a better man and a better leader. I want to thank all of the coaches for recruiting me. Thanks Coach Miles and Coach Meadows for everything you have done for me. I am looking forward to our future."

Les Miles, KU football land pledge from 2020 WR Malik Johnson
"Me and my Heavenly Father have always talked and I’ve let him lead me throughout the process and I just want to say thank you Jesus for everything[. Y]ou turned my life around and gave me visions and confirmation for me to know where I should be," Johnson said in the post. "I want to thank my mama for always putting me before her cause[. T]here was times I would look at you struggling and tears would fall down my eyes but you kept going cause you believed in me and you took your stuff and moved me to a better environment[. T]hank you mama, I love you to death. Jaquez and [T]avia love y’all to death realist I know. Rest of my family especially my older brother thank you for being there."

Weekend commitment No. 5: Caleb Taylor, 3-star Mo. DE, picks KU
Caleb Taylor, a three-star strong-side defensive end, was the fifth player in around 13 hours to commit to KU football, announcing the news just before noon on Saturday. The Jayhawks have since landed a sixth player in that 13-hour time frame, meaning the recruiting class is up to No. 28 in the national team recruiting rankings (class of 2020).

Kenean Caldwell adds to massive KU football commitment weekend
For now, the Jayhawks' commitment class for 2020 has grown to 19 names, as the Jayhawks landed a pledge from 6-3, 336-pound defensive tackle Kenean Caldwell out of Oak Grove, Louisiana. Caldwell is a three-star prospect in both the 247Sports Composite and Top247, the latter of which has him graded out as the No. 59-ranked defensive tackle and No. 39-ranked Louisiana prospect overall.

Other Sports News

Sources -- Lakers OK'd to talk with Warriors' Adams
The Los Angeles Lakers have received permission from Golden State to talk to assistant Ron Adams about a role on Frank Vogel's staff, league sources tell ESPN.

Cauley-Stein's agent: 'Time for Willie to move on'
A former Kentucky star, Cauley-Stein has played all four of his NBA seasons in Sacramento since it took him sixth overall in the 2015 draft. With his rookie contract expiring this month, he would become a restricted free agent -- giving Sacramento the ability to match offers from other teams -- if the Kings first extend a $6,265,631 million qualifying offer by June 30.

United States vs. Trinidad and Tobago - Football Match Report - June 22, 2019 - ESPN
After a meandering first 45 minutes, the United States made it two wins in two games in the Gold Cup group stage, defeating Trinidad and Tobago 6-0 on Saturday night in Cleveland.

How the NBA draft sets up a league-altering free agency
The Toronto Raptors are NBA champions. Anthony Davis has been traded to the Los Angeles Lakers. And Zion Williamson has officially been drafted by the New Orleans Pelicans. With the 2019 NBA draft behind us, a long-awaited free agency is almost here.

30th horse dies at Santa Anita; trainer banned
Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer was banned by the ownership of Santa Anita on Saturday after a fourth horse from his stable died -- and the 30th overall -- at the Southern California track.

Other News

Whitefish Woman Estimates "Troll Storm" Losses at Over $1.3M - Flathead Beacon
A Montana woman estimated she will have lost at least $1.3 million as the result of a neo-Nazi website publisher unleashing an anti-Semitic “troll storm” against her family, adding to the millions of dollars that targets of the online campaigns are seeking.

NASA finds more hints of life on Mars in latest Curiosity Rover discovery
NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover recently detected a high amount of methane in the planet’s surface air, a gas that’s often found as a byproduct of microbes. The team behind the mission is now running follow-up experiments over the weekend, the results of which are expected by Monday, according to an internal email obtained by The New York Times. Scientists working on other Mars missions, to include the Mars Express and ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiters, are also working with Curiosity’s team to verify the data and determine what the broader implications could mean.

Puzzle of the Day

You have a 5 gallon bucket and a 3 gallon bucket. How do you use the two buckets provided to get exactly 4 gallons of water?