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Notebook: Brandon Rush Mauls Big 3 Event

Yeah. I was so depressed I ate a jar of expired olives

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Continuity expected to benefit KU O-line, with lack of 2019 signees |
Similarly, KU’s first preseason practices in August will involve only experienced offensive linemen, as well. With no scholarship freshmen or junior college signees arriving in the summer, the only O-linemen who will have to learn the ropes will be new walk-ons — and KU’s media guide lists just one on the roster, freshman Jack Werner, from Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

WATCH: Brandon Rush drills Big3 game-winner after sick crossover
Rush had the ball at the top of the key and took two dribbles to his left. He crossed over and Ricky Davis, who was defending him, hit the deck, sliding some 10-or-so feet across the floor. Rush pulled up and hit a 3-pointer for the win. The Big3 tournament plays games to 50 points, and Rush's shot put his team — the Aliens — over the top.

Elijah Johnson talks TBT goals, role as GM for 'Self Made'
The Kansas alumni team known as "Self Made" will take the court later this week in The Basketball Tournament — a $2 million, winner-take-all event. The Self Made team will participate in the Wichita Regional and will play its first game against Sideline Cancer on July 25.

Former Jayhawk Elijah Johnson signs to play in Israel
The former KU basketball guard has started a podcast. He has held his own camp for kids, and he even organized a meet-and-great held on Sunday concurrent with the Self Made team's involvement in The Basketball Tournament — a $2 million, winner-take-all tournament. Johnson, by the way, is both the GM and a player on that team.

Five observations from Jayhawks’ best game in 2018-19 season | The Kansas City Star
It’s part of the reason that I’ve enjoyed the recent online contributions from Jordan Sperber. A former New Mexico State video coordinator and also creator of an analytics-based email newsletter each week, Sperber has revealed many of the hidden details in college basketball games through both his Twitter account and YouTube channel.

Other Sports News

Shane Lowry won The Open, but Brooks Koepka won the majors
The golf gods finally found a way to slow down Brooks Koepka in a major championship -- heavy rain, 35-mph wind gusts and a final-round pairing with J.B. Holmes, one of the most notoriously slow players on the PGA Tour.

Bale's agent: Real Madrid's Zidane 'a disgrace'
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane is a "disgrace" for his comments about Gareth Bale's situation at the club, the player's agent told ESPN FC.

Source -- Tiger, Rory part of skins event in Japan
A return of a skins game format that will feature Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Jason Day and Hideki Matsuyama will take place on Oct. 21 at Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club in Japan, a source tells ESPN.

Dolphins waive, will pay DT Norton, who lost arm
The Miami Dolphins have waived defensive tackle Kendrick Norton, who had his left arm amputated following a car crash near Miami earlier this month, with a non-football injury designation.

UFC's Jones faces battery charge after incident
Jones, who holds the UFC light heavyweight title, is accused of slapping a cocktail waitress at a strip club, pulling her down to his lap and kissing her neck, according to a report Sunday from KRQE television in Albuquerque.

Other News

Glacier Park Investigating Video of Visitors Hitting Golf Balls off Sun Road - Flathead Beacon
Glacier National Park officials are teed off over a report that tourists were hitting golf balls off Going-to-the-Sun Road during a traffic delay.

New York City power outage: Con Edison restoring power to Brooklyn
Con Edison said about half of the 33,000 customers in Brooklyn had power restored Monday morning. Scattered outages kept more than 50,000 customers in the dark throughout parts of the city and Westchester County late Sunday.

Flathead Co. Sheriff's Posse preps for Northwest Montana Fair | KECI
Scenarios included two juveniles fighting over a stolen cell phone, a minor in possession of alcohol, a disoriented man in need of medication, and a fight between two adults. Flathead County Sheriff’s Posse member Sam Nunnally said those are all things he’s seen while patrolling at the fair.

Time to Ban Non-Sanctioned Fireworks - Flathead Beacon
Since our local and vacationing residents can’t seem to act responsibly when celebrating the Fourth, I call for the city of Whitefish to ban all non-sanctioned fireworks on and around the lake before our beautiful community is burned to a crisp.

Equifax data breach: Credit reporting agency to pay up to $700 million in settlement - CNN
The Federal Trade Commission announced Monday that Equifax will pay at least $300 million and as much as $425 million to compensate affected people with credit monitoring services. That money will go into a fund that will also reimburse people who purchased credit- or identity-monitoring services because of the 2017 data breach. The amount of the settlement could change depending on the number of claims still to be filed by consumers.