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Big 12 announces player attendees for Media Days
The Big 12 Conference will hold its annual Media Days for football teams from July 15-16, and we now know the players who will be in attendance.

Recruiting on back burner for Andre Curbelo
After leading Puerto Rico to a surprising third place finish at the FIBA u17 World Cup last summer, Curbelo, a four-star prospect out of Long Island (N.Y.) Lutheran, put together a solid showing at the FIBA u19 World Cup, averaging 11. points, 5.6 assists and 3.6 rebounds in the event.

Former KU football offensive coordinator heading to XFL
On Monday, the XFL franchise in St. Louis announced the hiring of Doug Meacham as offensive coordinator. Meacham will coach on the staff of Jon Hayes, as the league is slated to kick things off in 2020.

Why KU's rushing production should improve under new coaching staff | Jackson's Journal |
There is a reason for that, of course. Miles, like most head football coaches, would like an element of surprise for his 2019 opponents. That is probably something even more important for a coach that has been out of the game since 2016.

Pooka Williams reinstated by KU football, will miss season opener |
“My behavior was unacceptable, and I’m very sorry to those who were impacted by my poor choices,” Williams said in a news release from KU Athletics. “I am disappointed in myself, not just as a man, but as a student-athlete looked up to by younger kids. My suspension from football has been hard, but I have learned from it. I’m thankful I can continue with my education at KU. Looking ahead, the most important thing to me is to regain the trust and respect of my classmates, teammates, and fans. I am humbled to return to football and to prepare for the season.”

Group of KU seniors to accompany Les Miles to Big 12 Media Days |
While Les Miles will attract most of the cameras, questions and attention during his first trip to Big 12 Media Days as the head coach at the University of Kansas, The Mad Hatter will have some veterans alongside him for the ride next week in Arlington, Texas.

Other Sports News

Santos fought with torn ACL, MCL, PCL, meniscus
Santos tore the ACL, MCL, PCL and meniscus of his left knee in the UFC 239 main event Saturday night in Las Vegas, his manager Alex Davis confirmed with ESPN. Tests came back with that information Monday, Davis said.

Russell 'excited' to join Dubs, even for short term
New Warriors guard D'Angelo Russell understands he might get traded in the future as Golden State looks to reshape its roster, but he is excited about the chance to pair with Stephen Curry and the defending Western Conference champions after being acquired in a sign-and-trade from the Brooklyn Nets for Kevin Durant.

Sources: Westbrook eyes OKC exit, likes Miami
In the aftermath of co-star Paul George's departure, Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook welcomes the idea of general manager Sam Presti engineering a trade that would bring an end to his illustrious, 11-year career with the franchise, league sources told ESPN.

Bradley signs 2-year, $9.7M deal with Lakers
The deal is for two years and $9.7 million, Bradley's agent, Bill Duffy of BDA Sports, told ESPN.

Joel Embiid caught two Home Run Derby balls and they look tiny in his massive hand -
Joel Embiid is enjoying Miami during the NBA offseason, and he decided to head over to Marlins Park for Monday's MLB Home Run Derby. And while he was there, why not pick up something to remember the night by?

Other News

Southern California isn't doing enough to fix earthquake-vulnerable buildings, expert says
“I don’t want to frighten people,” O'Dell told NBC News. “But I think it’s important to be transparent. This is a real issue.”

Affordable Care Act Is Under Attack In Court Again: 5 Things To Know : Shots - Health News : NPR
The fate of the Affordable Care Act is again on the line Tuesday, as a federal appeals court in New Orleans takes up a case in which a lower court judge has already ruled the massive health law unconstitutional.

2 killed, 1 hurt in Flathead Valley crash -
The pair were hit head on by a Minnesota man on Highway 35 and Fairmont Road near Evergreen Thursday at 11:47pm.

Puzzle of the Day

There are three playing cards in a row. There is a two to the right of a king. There is a diamond to the left of a spade. There is an ace to the left of a heart. There is a heart to the left of a spade. Identify the three cards.