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KU football's Hakeem Adeniji named to Outland Trophy Watch List
Well then, expectations should be high as ever for Adeniji, a three-year starter on the KU football offensive line to date. And going into his fourth and final season (barring injury) with the Jayhawks, the national expectation seems to be that he could be one of the better tackles in the country.

KU's Kyle Thompson earns spot on Ray Guy Award preseason watch list | KUsports.com
The Augusta Sports Council announced the preseason watch list for the 2019 Ray Guy Award, which honors the nation’s top collegiate punter, and Kansas junior Kyle Thompson was one of 26 players on the prestigious list.

Other Sports News

Yanks gift Encarnacion plush parrot after 30th HR
Nearly two hours before the first pitch Wednesday night, New York Yankees infielders Gleyber Torres and Gio Urshela were sitting in front of their neighboring Target Field lockers, busting out in random bursts of laughter.

Sources: Zion shoe deal richest ever for rookie
The endorsement agreement aligning New Orleans Pelicans No. 1 overall pick Zion Williamson and Jordan Brand extends five years and becomes the richest annual rookie shoe deal in NBA history, sources tell ESPN.

Kerr -- Forced trade by Davis 'bad for the league'
Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr is not happy with the events that transpired to expedite the departure of Anthony Davis from the New Orleans Pelicans to the Los Angeles Lakers, saying it was "bad for the league."

Thomas -- No regrets over middle finger at Carroll
"I don't regret my decision," Thomas told ESPN's Josina Anderson. "If my teammates felt like it was toward them, I regret that part. But I don't regret doing that to Pete."

Other News

Floyd Mayweather asks IRS to wait until Conor McGregor fight for 2015 tax liability - CBSSports.com
Mayweather remains unable to pay a 2015 tax liability and filed a tax court petition on July 5 asking the IRS to allow him a reprieve until the McGregor fight. The filing also asks the government to waive a penalty for failing to pay.

What Happens When Lyme Disease Becomes an Identity?
“Lyme disease was a disease born of advocacy,” Dr. Paul Auwaerter told me. Auwaerter, whose lab focuses on Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, is the clinical director of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Back in the ’70s, Murray and her fellow Connecticut mothers had to fight for attention. Their experience left behind a powerful legacy, Auwaerter said, a sense that perhaps “the medical establishment didn’t really listen initially or were trying to be dismissive.”

You're Smoking Meat All Wrong (Yes, You) • Gear Patrol
This may come as a shock to would-be pitmasters everywhere, but more smoke does not mean better barbeque. Plumes of billowy, opaque white smoke spilling from a pit is a tell-tale sign of poor fire control. What you really want is a consistent, fast-moving stream of blue-grey smoke — so thin it’s barely visible. Here’s why.

27 children removed from Montana treatment center after abuse allegations - CNN
Montana removed 27 children from a treatment center in the northwest corner of the state after allegations of abuse, including hitting, kicking and withholding food, the state said.