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Kansas News

KU-target Bryce Thompson picked for USA Basketball Training Camp
"Happy 4th!" the five-star KU basketball target tweeted on Thursday. "Excited to announce that I've been selected to attend the USA Basketball Training Camp!"

The Opening Final Cut — QB CJ Stroud
247Sports was on-site for The Opening Finals and there was a ton of footage shot from the event. Over the course of the next week, we are putting together a ton of video packages from the showcase to bring fans a look at what it was like inside The Star.

Done in Sacramento, where might new free agent Frank Mason end up? | Smithology | KUsports.com
The Kings seem to be doing Mason, suddenly a free agent, a favor by taking him with them on their trip to Las Vegas. When they waived him on Independence Day the summer league rosters for the rest of the league were pretty much set, leaving Mason few other options in a short window of time. If the Kings really do intend to play Mason — and that seems to be the case, due to how much respect he earned from the organization over the course of two seasons — other teams will be able to watch him in person in Vegas and gauge their interest in a prospect who was college basketball’s national player of the year just two seasons ago.

Four-star defensive back de-commits from Sooners
Shortly after Oklahoma added a talented defensive back to the 2020 class, one is lost in four-star cornerback, Dontae Manning. The Sooners had momentum building after adding safety Bryson Washington, but Manning put a halt to that while wanting to explore his options. Now, Manning's recruitment is open and he'll be a hot commodity for teams to pursue.

Jayhawks in the NBA: Takeaways from NBA Summer League, Day 2
The NBA Summer League is a great time for the NBA’s newest rookie class to showcase its skills and compete against tougher competition than most would face in college. It’s also a time for NBA role players to come out and work on certain skills.

Other Sports News

How Kawhi has warped the league and the NBA title chase
Pat Riley taught us, or maybe Kevin Garnett did first: If you are wooing a superstar -- a true superstar, not a lower-level All-Star who happens to head some weak free-agency class -- you'd better have another in house already. Maybe two.

Masvidal's 5-second KO fastest in UFC history
Jorge Masvidal scored the fastest knockout in UFC history Saturday night, finishing Ben Askren just five seconds into their welterweight bout at UFC 239 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Nurse: 'Can't blame' Kawhi for leaving for Clips
Raptors head coach Nick Nurse said he understood why Kawhi Leonard decided to leave the team after winning an NBA championship, but admitted being disappointed that Leonard and the rest of Toronto's 2018-19 roster won't be able to try to defend their crown together next season.

Does Netherlands have any chance at all in Women's World Cup final vs. USWNT?
Europe has one more chance to push the defending champion from its throne when the Netherlands plays the United States in the Women's World Cup final (Sunday, 5 p.m. local, 11 a.m. ET).

Other News

3 Top Reasons Taking Social Security at Age 70 Is a Mistake
Although benefits can begin at age 62 for retired workers, that may not be the best time to begin taking them. For each year you wait on taking benefits, your eventual payout grows by about 8%, up until age 70. All things being equal -- earnings history, work history, and birth year -- those taking benefits at age 70 could earn as much as 76% more per month than individuals taking their benefits as soon as they turn 62.

Disney Channel star Cameron Boyce dies at 20
The actor was known for his roles in the television film 'Descendants' and the series 'Jessie.' His family said that Boyce had suffered from a medical condition and died in his sleep as a result of a seizure.

Oasis reunion chances 'non-existent' as Noel and Liam feud reaches boiling point - Mirror Online
The chances of an Oasis reunion are 'non-existent' after the long-running feud between the Gallagher brothers reached boiling point this week.

Liam Gallagher assures brother Noel that his cat is safe amid feud | Metro News
‘Wouldn’t touch it with a barge pole,’ the singer responded