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Scouting Sunday: Cam Martin could help unlock KU basketball offense
As currently constructed, the 2021-22 KU basketball squad should be able to stretch the floor from every spot. A year after 3-point shooting was far from a strength — KU had only one regular shoot better than 35 percent from 3 in 2020-21 — the Jayhawks' offense should be much trickier for opponents to figure out.
Bill Self sees 'reasons to be excited' about transfer PG Remy Martin
Remy Martin's path to KU involved two key decisions following the end of the 2020-21 season. First, the first-team All-Pac 12 honoree had to decide to leave his old school — a place he had plenty of success at. Then, he had to decide that he would be withdrawing from the 2021 NBA Draft, which was officially announced to be the case by KU basketball on Tuesday.
Evaluation notes on Kansas cornerback commit Jalon Peoples
In Peoples, Kansas gets a true cornerback with the build and instincts you want at the position. His size is not verified, but he is believed to be in the 5-foot-11 to 6-foot range and around 170 to 175 pounds.
What Bill Self said about Ochai Agbaji's return to KU basketball
“We are all very excited Ochai has made the decision to return for one more year,” Self said in a KU Athletics release. “He did exactly what the process allows and encourages players considering the draft to do. He will be better for it and so will our basketball team. We believe Ochai is a first-round talent and I look forward to pushing him daily towards that. I can’t wait to have Ochai and our full complement of players here very soon.”
Marcus Garrett details NBA Draft process, improvement since time at KU
“Improve my perimeter shooting,” Garrett said. “That’s kind of been my biggest thing going into these workouts that teams want to see is just my ability to knock down an open jump shot.”
Rare company: Exploring college football's coaching changes in spring, summer
The business of football is quite unusual compared to our every-day business dealings in the real world. Rarely do college football coaches come and go in the spring and summer months because of timing. It's during these months staffs across the country are building and planning for the upcoming season in the fall, and any distraction could prove disastrous for the upcoming season.
Minnesota transfer Marcus Carr considering overseas options, decision "in coming weeks"
Marcus Carr, one of the top transfers to have hit the transfer market in this wild cycle, is receiving overseas interest and those pro options are being considered amongst his list of four college programs of Kentucky, Kansas, Louisville and Texas, his mentor Vidal Messiah told 247Sports.
Report: Incoming KU basketball transfer Remy Martin to withdraw from NBA Draft
Martin, a first-team All-Pac 12 honoree in each of the last two seasons, is transferring from Arizona State to Kansas. He is expected to bolster a Kansas group that includes Drake transfer guard Joe Yesufu and Iowa State transfer wing Jalen Coleman-Lands.
2022 OL Noah Smith talks Kansas camp, new Lawrence High coaches
"It went really well," Smith told Phog.net. "Definitely had a lot of competition — competition was high — but I think I held my own. Any video that comes out of it is going to look really good."
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Phoenix Suns follow Chris Paul's lead in Game 1 NBA Finals win - When it's going like that, 'let him orchestrate'
"I was watching them soccer games," Paul said after the Suns' 118-105 win over the Milwaukee Bucks. "I watched a hockey game last night. I'm watching that, like, 'Damn, how do they know to pass it there?' And they probably think the same thing with us. But we do this so often, and we have seen just about every coverage you could possibly see, so it's second nature."
Bryson DeChambeau, Aaron Rodgers beat Phil Mickelson, Tom Brady in 'The Match'
Bryson DeChambeau and Aaron Rodgers defeated Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady 3 and 2 in "The Match" on TNT on Tuesday.
Gregg Popovich says Team USA to 'demand a lot' from Kevin Love
"We're going to work his ass off the next four to five weeks and demand a lot," Popovich said after the team's first practice at UNLV on Tuesday.
Dan Lambert plans $500-a-month endorsement deal for every Miami Hurricanes football player on scholarship
Dan Lambert, the owner of American Top Team and a longtime Miami football fan, has offered each scholarship player (90 total) on the Miami football team a monthly payment of $500 this year to advertise his gyms on social media. American Top Team is the home training facility for more than two dozen professional fighters, including Jorge Masvidal and Amanda Nunes.
Copa America: Argentina's Lionel Messi tells Yerry Mina to 'Dance now' following shootout win
A fired-up Lionel Messi mocked Yerry Mina, telling him to "Dance now," as Argentina beat Colombia on penalties on Tuesday to set up a Copa America final against Brazil.
Tim Robinson Was Too Good for SNL. This Sketch Proves It.
Case in point is the exclusive sketch below—the first to hit YouTube after the full episodes started streaming on Netflix early this morning—in which Robinson plays a version of the socially inappropriate loser that populates much of his comedy.
Haitian President Jovenel Moïse Was Assassinated At Home, Acting PM Says : NPR
Haiti's embattled president, Jovenel Moïse, was assassinated overnight at his private residence, according to the country's acting prime minister.
Union will defend teachers in 'critical race theory' fights
One of the nation’s largest teachers unions on Tuesday vowed to defend members who are punished for teaching an “honest history” of the United States, a measure that’s intended to counter the wave of states seeking to limit classroom discussion on race and discrimination.
It's a Pretty Bad Idea to Pee in the Pool. This Is Why, According to Science.
For starters, it’s gross. But more than that, it uses up valuable chlorine that’s needed to tackle germs, bacteria, feces particles, dirt, sweat, and other gunk in the pool, says Kathryn Boling, M.D., a primary care physician at Baltimore’s Mercy Medical Center. “Urine takes chlorine away from being able to do the things it’s really supposed to do, which is killing viruses and germs,” she says.
Subway is making the biggest menu change in its history - CNN
The chain is also tweaking items already on the menu. Subway's bacon, for example, will now be hickory-smoked, and its turkey and ham sliced more thinly. It's also bringing back past items like rotisserie-style chicken and roast beef. To encourage customers to try the new ingredients, thousands of restaurants plan to give away up to one million free sandwiches between 10 AM and 12 PM on July 13. The chain is also updating the look of its app and partnering with DoorDash to let customers order delivery directly from the Subway app.
Trump told John Kelly that Hitler 'did a lot of good things,' book claims | TheHill
Former President Trump reportedly said in a conversation with then-chief of staff John Kelly during his 2018 trip to Europe to commemorate the end of World War I that Adolf Hitler “did a lot of good things.”
Bookstore window broken in Kalispell | KECI
According to a Facebook post, The Bookshelf says the window facing First Street East was smashed. They noted a pride flag hung inside.