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Report: Silvio De Sousa transferring to Chattanooga
Former Kansas forward Silvio De Sousa has identified where he will be continuing his college basketball career. According to a report from Stadium college basketball insider Jeff Goodman, De Sousa will be transferring to Chattanooga for the coming season.

Kansas LB Nick Channel learned from playing experience in 2020
"It was actually pretty tough on my body," Channel said. "The first full defensive game I played was against Oklahoma State. I actually ended up breaking my foot in that game. Luckily it didn't require any surgery and it just kind of healed over time by itself. I also had some nerve issues a little bit, so I'm wearing one of those neck pads now, which is kind of just protective."

2022 DB Korbyn Green reflects on Kansas camp performance
"I was able to see their practice, I was able to tour the facilities a little bit and see all that," Green said of his camp visit. "It was just cool to experience it. I enjoyed it a lot. Lawrence, I'm not going to lie, going in I didn't expect too much, nothing crazy. Of course I saw it during the spring game and I really liked it a lot. But I didn't expect to see more that was going to change my mind and like wow me anymore, but it definitely did. I definitely liked it a lot."

Lance Leipold: Adding Buffalo players 'helps for buy-in' at Kansas
Perhaps the most-heralded of that group is center Mike Novitsky, who has wasted little time impressing in Lawrence. The 247Sports staff recently ranked Novitsky as the No. 41 transfer player this offseason, the highest designation of any player leaving or entering Kansas.

Bits o Chalk

Giannis Antetokounmpo scores 50 points in Game 6 of NBA Finals, Milwaukee Bucks win club's 1st NBA title since 1971
MILWAUKEE -- In the immediate aftermath of a legendary performance to close out the 2021 NBA Finals and win a championship for the first time in his career, Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo declared that he signed his five-year, supermax contract extension prior to the season because "there was a job that had to be finished," and that staying in Milwaukee meant doing it the "hard way."

Megan Rapinoe after USWNT loss in Tokyo Olympics: 'No time to dwell'
Megan Rapinoe said the United States women's national team must move on quickly after a surprise 3-0 loss to Sweden in their Olympic Games opener on Wednesday.

Two shootings leave 3 wounded in Milwaukee during celebration of Bucks' NBA championship
MILWAUKEE -- Two shootings in downtown Milwaukee early Wednesday as crowds celebrated the Milwaukee Bucks' first NBA championship in 50 years left three people wounded, police said.

Alabama QB Bryce Young approaching $1M in endorsement deals, says coach Nick Saban
While Saban wouldn't divulge the specifics of the deals Young has signed, Saban said the total compensation is "almost seven figures."

Phoenix Suns star Chris Paul, 36, ready to 'get back to work,' not considering retirement after NBA Finals loss
MILWAUKEE -- The closest Chris Paul has ever come to the coveted championship that's eluded him throughout his 16-year career ended up leaving him feeling still so far away from that initial title. The Milwaukee Bucks beat the Phoenix Suns in Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday, as the Suns became just the fifth team in Finals history to lose after starting the series up 2-0.

Olympics to return to Australia as Brisbane picked to host 2032 Games in one-city race
TOKYO -- Brisbane was picked Wednesday to host the 2032 Olympics, the inevitable winner of a one-city race steered by the International Olympic Committee to avoid rival bids.

Eraser Dust

China floods: 12 dead in Zhengzhou train and thousands evacuated in Henan - BBC News
Twelve people have died after record-breaking rainfall flooded underground railway tunnels in China, leaving passengers trapped in rising waters.

COVID and life expectancy: Hispanic, Black populations lose most years
Life expectancy at birth declined by 1.5 years in 2020 to 77.3 – the lowest level since 2003, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics found. Between 1942 and 1943, during the Second World War, life expectancy in the U.S. declined 2.9 years.

What top pediatricians want you to know about the delta variant and children
The delta variant now accounts for more than 83 percent of Covid-19 cases, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. Just a month ago, the variant accounted for just over 30 percent of new cases.

Couple whose 2020 gender reveal party sparked deadly wildfire in California is charged with involuntary manslaughter - CNN
(CNN)A Southern California couple whose gender reveal party allegedly sparked the deadly El Dorado wildfire in 2020 has been charged with 30 crimes, including involuntary manslaughter, authorities announced Tuesday.

The Best Beer Spot in Every State | Eat This Not That
Nothing hits the spot quite like a delicious beer. Sure, you can always pick up a six-pack at your local liquor store, but if you're looking for a beer that's unique, high-quality, made from locally sourced ingredients (or all of the above), breweries are where it's at.

Best Fishing Near Me: Great Fishing Spots in Every State
From bass to trout to catfish to walleye and more, this guide to the best fishing spots in the US will have you hooked in no time! And if you don’t live near any of these bodies of water and aren’t up for a drive, you can also check out the site Fish Brain (or download their free app) to find more good fishing spots close to you.

The Best Mozzarella Sticks in Every State | Eat This Not That
Americans live by the motto, "fry it and we'll eat it." While we try such newcomers to the fry game as pickles, mac and cheese bites, and even butter on a stick, nothing says a fun time like the classic mozzarella stick.