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Big 12 bold predictions for the 2019 season
All of that is to say that if you're making bold predictions with any chance to come true, the Big 12 might just be the league for you. So we set out to make a bold prediction for each team. As is the case with any bold predictions, some won't come true. But the ones that do should come as great reminders of a league that, as always, looks like a bit of a wild card.

Karim Mane excels at FIBA u19 World Cup with coaches looking on
Mane, a 6-foot-5 combination guard out of Montreal (Canada) Vanier College, scored 23 points on 7-for-16 shooting, including 5-for-9 from the three-point line in Canada’s opening round win over Australia. He added 10 points in their second game of the event, and showed off his ability to facilitate and pass by tossing out six assists in a loss to Mali.

How the Big 12 ranks in 2020 recruiting entering July
Both Kansas and Kansas State surged in the 247Sports Recruiting Rankings in June, moving to No. 2 and No. 3 in the conference, respectively. While those marks currently have more to do with quantity, the programs are nonetheless recruiting at a faster pace under their respective new coaches. Kansas added 16 of its 21 commits in June while Kansas State nabbed 11 of its 17 recruits during the busy recruiting month. The next closes schools to those 17 and 21 commits? Oklahoma and Iowa State with 13 each. That's to say the Kansas schools are simply ahead in the numbers game.

Other Sports News

Beverley staying with Clippers for 3 years, $40M
Free-agent guard Patrick Beverley has agreed to a three-year, $40 million deal to stay with the LA Clippers, his agent, Kevin Bradbury, told ESPN.

Sources: Heat finalizing sign-and-trade for Butler
The Miami Heat are finalizing a sign-and-trade deal with the Philadelphia 76ers to acquire star guard Jimmy Butler, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Source: Knicks didn't want to offer KD max deal
The New York Knicks were not prepared to offer Kevin Durant the four-year, $164 million contract he eventually committed to with the Brooklyn Nets because of concerns about his recovery from his Achilles injury, league sources told ESPN.

Sources: GSW closing on Russell, Iguodala deals
Golden State and Brooklyn are trying to finalize a sign-and-trade deal, delivering All-Star guard D'Angelo Russell on a four-year, $117 million maximum contract to the Warriors, league sources told ESPN on Sunday.

Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and Brooklyn's rise from the ashes
Three years ago, the Brooklyn Nets were as dead as any NBA team has ever been. They had just wrapped a 21-win 2015-16 season. They had no young players of consequence. They had few draft assets; the Boston Celtics owned most of them through 2019 thanks to a trade that was and is considered one of the great heists in basketball history.

Horford leaves Celtics to join Sixers for $109M
The mystery team is unwrapped: Five-time All-Star center Al Horford has agreed to a four-year, $109 million deal with the Philadelphia 76ers, agent Jason Glushon told ESPN on Sunday.

Other News

Iran nuclear deal: Why does the enriched uranium stockpile matter? - BBC News
The Iranian economy has slumped since President Donald Trump withdrew from the nuclear deal in May 2018 and began reinstating sanctions. He said the deal was flawed and that he wanted to force Iran's government to renegotiate the terms - something it refused to do.

What Trump’s Huawei Reversal Means for the Future of 5G - The New York Times
In an impromptu question-and-answer session late last month at the White House, President Trump was asked about the nation’s efforts to block Huawei, the Chinese telecommunications company, from doing business in the United States and with our allies around the globe.

New bike racks coming to downtown Kalispell | KECI
New bike racks are coming to downtown Kalispell, and they’re not just any bike racks. They are custom-made for the city.

Daily Inter Lake - Law Roundup, Sour cream-eater confronts Kalispell Police
A man was swaying, staggering and eating a tub of sour cream in the Kalispell Police Department lobby.

Puzzle of the Day

Alice secretly picks two different integers by an unknown process and puts them in two envelopes. Bob chooses one of the two envelopes randomly (with a fair coin toss) and shows you the number in that envelope. Now you must guess whether the number in the other, closed envelope is larger or smaller than the one you have seen.

Is there a strategy which gives you a better than 50% chance of guessing correctly, no matter what procedure Alice used to pick her numbers?