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KU swim claims 2nd at Big 12 Championships with program record in points | KUsports.com
Kansas swimming and diving closed out the Big 12 Championships with a program-record 831 points and a second-place finish inside the Aquatic Complex at Mylan Park in Morgantown, W. Va.

Updated: Bill Self says Udoka Azubuike questionable for TCU game
**UPDATE: On Sunday Self told reporters that Azubuike has a sprained right ankle. Self said Azubuike’s ankle is not broken, though Azubuike is in a walking boot. Azubuike is questionable for Wednesday’s senior night game vs. TCU, Self added. (H/T Gary Bedore, KC Star)**

ESPN's Joe Lunardi predicts his top NCAA Tournament seeds
This would be as close to an ideal draw for the Jayhawks as possible. With Maryland as Kansas’ No. 2 seed, the Jayhawks would have a team that is like Kansas — star point guard, star big man, better defensively than offensively — but worse on both sides of the court. The potential bugaboo for this Kansas team is a team in a one-off setting that takes and makes a lot of 3-pointers. So avoiding Creighton and Louisville, two teams that rank in the nation’s top 20 in 3-point field goal percentage as a No. 3 seed is key, too, even if Kentucky figures to pack out Indianapolis with fans in a potential Elite Eight matchup.

Kansas tennis secures 4-3 win over No. 41 Northwestern | KUsports.com
Kansas women’s tennis picked up its second straight road win with a 4-3 victory over No. 41 Northwestern on Sunday afternoon at the Combe Tennis Center.

Under-the-radar Azur Kamara shows potential at NFL combine | KUsports.com
Neither a star on the Kansas football team nor a player who garnered the types of accolades usually associated with future pro football players, Azur Kamara got his chance to prove himself this weekend at the NFL Scouting Combine.

KU baseball falls to Western Carolina | KUsports.com
Kansas (5-6) starter Eli Davis finished with a season-high eight strikeouts in a season-high seven innings pitched in his third start of the year. Western Carolina (7-4) jumped out early, scoring one run in the first before Kansas responded with a run of its own in the third.

KU softball falls to Texas A&M in final game of Reveille Classic | KUsports.com
The Kansas softball team fell to Texas A&M;, 6-3, in the final game of the Reveille Classic on Sunday at Davis Diamond in College Station, Texas.

Bits o Chalk

Top CB prospect Jeff Okudah returns to workout after hard fall
Ohio State's Jeff Okudah, who is considered the best cornerback available in this year's NFL draft, was temporarily sidelined from combine workouts Sunday after landing hard leaping for a ball during position drills.

Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo puts together 40-20-5 game -- in 35 minutes
Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo reeled off 41 points, 20 rebounds and 6 assists -- in just 35 minutes -- in Sunday's 93-85 road win over the Charlotte Hornets.

Clippers owner Steve Ballmer in advanced negotiations to buy The Forum from MSG, sources say
LA Clippers owner Steve Ballmer is in advanced negotiations to purchase The Forum in Inglewood, California, from the Madison Square Garden Company, an acquisition that would clear a major hurdle in the Clippers' efforts to construct a new home arena in the vicinity, according to league sources.

Deontay Wilder exercises right to trilogy fight with Tyson Fury on July 18
Former heavyweight world titleholder Deontay Wilder has officially exercised his right to an immediate third fight with Tyson Fury.

Eraser Dust

Columbia Falls man aims to save historic Old Red Bridge
A local man is making it his mission to revitalize a historic bridge in Columbia Falls and transform it into a place for residents to relax and unwind.

Second US coronavirus death reported in Washington state
The coronavirus has claimed a second life in the US — a man in his 70s who died in a Seattle-area hospital, officials said Sunday.

Harrison Ford’s ‘Call of the Wild’ to Lose $50 Million at Box Office – Variety
The film, based on Jack London’s best-selling novel, has made $45 million in the U.S. and $79 million globally after two weeks in theaters. That wouldn’t be a bad result, had “The Call of the Wild” cost a moderate amount to make and market. However, it carries a price tag above $125 million, meaning the film needs to make between $250 million and $275 million to break even, according to sources close to the production and rival studio executives. Given the unlikeliness that it’ll reach those ticket sales, “The Call of the Wild” is expected to lose around $50 million. TSG co-financed the film, which will help mitigate damages for Disney.

Gwyneth Paltrow Said "Shallow Hal" Was A "Disaster" And Her "Least Favorite Performance"
During the segment, Gwyneth asks her best friend and business partner, Kevin Keating, what he thinks her least favorite role is from her over 30-year career.

Jon Moxley Talks Bringing Back Pro Wrestling, 'Not Scripted Canned Horse Crap' | Bleacher Report | Latest News, Videos and Highlights
"A year ago, we had a conversation on the phone and [Cody] said, 'let's bring pro wrestling back. Pro wrestling that you grew up on! Not crap, not sports entertainment, not scripted canned horse crap. Pro wrestling!" Moxley said.

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