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Notebook: Jayden Russell Receives Release from KU; BMac Signs with Rockets

Just squeeze your rage into a bitter little ball and release it at an appropriate time. Like the day I hit the referee with a whiskey bottle

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Kansas News

3-star Jayden Russell releases statement on KU football future
“KU mentioned to me [there] was a possible chance that my ACT score could get flagged because of the significant jump from the 2nd to my 3rd test score (10 point jump)," Russell wrote. "I was informed 2 days before I was supposed to move in that it would be best if I do not report and retake the test because if I showed up during the flagging process I would have to leave KU and potentially pay back everything I had received. The main goal was for me to retake the test and report by AUG 1st," Russell wrote. "The staff informed [me] that they could no longer wait to see if I will pass my ACT since I got the score back today (which I did pass). "

Houston Rockets announce signing of former Jayhawk Ben McLemore
The Houston Rockets announced this week that Ben McLemore had signed with the club. According to a post from the Rockets' Twitter account, McLemore will wear No. 16. The former KU basketball guard, who shared the Rockets' post to his own feed, will turn 27 next season.

Notebook: Les Miles wants to reproduce KU football's 2007 success |
During the most successful year of Les Miles’ career as a head football coach, another program with a far less stellar reputation than LSU experienced the most prosperous season in its history.

Jayhawks victorious in Week 5 of ITA Summer Circuit |
Incoming Kansas freshman Vasiliki “Vasia” Karvouni has won her third singles crown at an Oracle Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Summer Circuit this summer.

Kansas OL Hakeem Adeniji has lofty expectations for senior season |
At Big 12 Media Days, which took place at AT&T; Stadium in Arlington, Texas a little over a month before his senior season, the Kansas offensive lineman took a trip down memory lane. Adeniji can now laugh about his Jayhawk debut as a true freshman, even though he was startled at the time.

One-time signee Jayden Russell granted release from KU football |
One of the first players to commit to Les Miles once he took over the University of Kansas football program late this past year, Jayden Russell won’t play for the Jayhawks in Miles’ first season after all.

Freshman LBs Steven Parker and Gavin Potter already impressing KU veterans |
Both linebackers and two of the more hyped signees in KU’s 2019 recruiting class, neither Parker nor Potter have yet endured a true college football practice. Still, during conditioning and weigh lifting sessions and other settings since they arrived in Lawrence, both already have found ways to separate themselves.

Other Sports News

Floyd and Pacquiao trade words on social media
"I find it real ironic how every time Pacquiao's name is brought up in the media, my name is always attached to it," Mayweather wrote in a post on Instagram. "This man's entire legacy and career has been built off its association with my name and it's about time you all stop using my brand for clout chasing and clickbait and let that man's name hold weight of its own

Lawyer -- Peterson in debt, trusted wrong people
Washington Redskins running back Adrian Peterson was "trusting the wrong people," his attorney said, and is deep in debt after making nearly $100 million during his NFL career.

Boxer Dadashev dies from Friday fight injuries
Junior welterweight Maxim Dadashev died Tuesday morning as a result of brain injuries he suffered during an 11th-round knockout loss to Subriel Matias on Friday at the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland. Dadashev was 28.

Nats' Turner hits for another cycle against Rockies
On Tuesday, the Washington Nationals shortstop hit for the cycle during an 11-1 win over Colorado, marking the second time in Turner's career that he has accomplished the feat against the Rockies. According to Elias Sports Bureau research, he's the third player in MLB history to hit for the cycle multiple times against one team. Fred Clarke of the Pittsburgh Pirates had two cycles against the Cincinnati Reds (1901, 1903), and Christian Yelich did it twice last year, also against Cincinnati.

Other News

Liam Gallagher announces 'MTV Unplugged' show (in Hull!)
Liam Gallagher has been confirmed for a hallowed MTV Unplugged gig, set to take place in Hull next week.

Daily Inter Lake - Law Roundup, Property manager needs bird to fly the coop
A property manager for a store told Kalispell Police Department they had a bird inside the building and wanted advice on how to get it out. They were given advice, but were told that animal control “doesn’t deal with birds.”

Random: New Glitch In Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Gives You Infinite Korok Seeds - Nintendo Life
Interestingly, this same glitch has now been used to get an "infinite" amount of Korok seeds. While there was a way to obtain unlimited Korok seeds in the past, this previous method was patched out by Nintendo around a year ago.