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Les Miles' full Q&A session on domestic violence, Pooka Williams
Miles was quick to address the situation at media day, speaking about the suspension in his opening comment. Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby also spoke on the Williams suspension, noting he believed KU followed proper protocol and that the suspension was decided independent of the coaches. The Kansas City Star's Jesse Newell reported that KU athletic director Jeff Long was the one who came up with the decision for a one-game suspension, and Miles seemed to echo that comment.

Andrew Wiggins now reportedly not playing at 2019 FIBA World Cup
Canada released its 29-man training camp roster on Tuesday, and the former KU basketball star and current Minnesota Timberwolves wing was not listed. Notable inclusions for the 2019 training camp roster were R.J. Barrett, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Jamal Murray, Kelly Olynyk and Nik Stauskas, among others.

Les Miles explains KU football’s recruiting methods, success | The Kansas City Star
Kansas football coach Les Miles says securing nine player commitments between June 21 and 25 — including seven in a 48-hour stretch — was the result of both preparation and tireless work by his assistants.

KU’s Julian Wright returns to KC on Saturday | The Kansas City Star
He says he’s looking forward to returning to the Lawrence/Kansas City area this weekend. On Saturday, he’ll be playing for “Power,” a team off to a 3-1 start in Ice Cube’s summertime BIG3 3-on-3 halfcourt basketball league.

Guard Dajuan Harris commits to KU Jayhawks basketball team | The Kansas City Star
Harris — he plays summer basketball for Kansas-City based MOKAN Elite — told The Star he would be a member of the recruiting Class of 2019. He had originally planned on attending Sunrise Christian Academy in 2019-20 while trying to attract offers from blueblood schools.

Perry Ellis signs with Japanese team Osaka Evessa
"I'm excited for this opportunity in Osaka," Ellis said, per the team's website. "[I] heard there is a good basketball atmosphere around the team. I am glad ... that the basketball environment of this team is great and I can not wait to join."

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WNBA bans Williams 10 games for dom. violence
Police records show she struck ex-girlfriend Alkeria Davis in the head and pulled her hair after Davis opened the front door of her house on Dec. 6. After a man at the home broke up the altercation, Williams reportedly went to her car and pulled out a gun, pointed it in the man's direction and said "you'll get all 18" before leaving the scene.

KD said he was sold on Nets' system, GM says
Marks told WFAN on Tuesday that when he first talked with Durant after his announcement, the former MVP said: "I love the system. I love how you guys play. I see how hard you guys play. ... You were never out of games. We could never take you guys lightly."

Ensan pockets $10M with pocket kings at WSOP
Ensan, 55, started each of the three days of the final table well ahead of everyone else, and despite ceding that lead to Sammartino early in their heads-up battle, Ensan fought his way back into the lead and held it through the last few hours of the match

Forecasting the next three NFL seasons - 25 predictions through 2022
You're not content simply to know what will happen in the NFL in 2019. You want to know what will happen the year after that, and the year after that. It is for you, Mr. and Mrs. Long-Range Planner, that we produce this particular column year after year.

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Kansas State coach has perfect response when asked about Les Miles wearing his LSU title ring
On Monday, Kansas’ Les Miles wore his national title ring from LSU. K-State’s Chris Klieman was asked Tuesday why he didn’t wear his national title rings from North Dakota State. “I’d have seven of them on. It would be a little heavy."

Truck crashes through restaurant wall in Kalispell | ABC Fox Kalispell | abcfoxmontana.com
According to the restaurant owners, just before 2 a.m. on July 12th, a truck was preparing to take a left turn when the car behind it hit the bumper and sent the truck fishtailing into the main dining area of the Charlie Wong International Cuisine in Evergreen at 2316 US Highway 2 East.

Heat wave expected to bake two-thirds of nation through weekend - AOL Weather
A "major heat wave" is expected to bake two-thirds of the nation through this weekend, with forecasters calling for temperatures to soar across much of the central and eastern U.S., the National Weather Service said.

Kalispell sets up preliminary $78M budget with plans to improve downtown - KPAX.com
“[We’re] looking at removing the trails from the downtown area and replacing that with a linear park, green space, trail throughout the system,” Russell said. Hopefully, it’ll be an inviting place for people to funnel down into the core area of Kalispell.