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Notebook: Svi Signs with Raptors

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KU basketball commit Gradey Dick earns gold at 2021 FIBA 3x3 World Cup
Team USA went an undefeated 6-0 throughout the tournament and beat Estonia, 21-14, in the gold medal game. Dick finished with three points, four rebounds, one assist, one block and one steal in the gold medal contest.

Wide zone 'definitely going to be a staple' of Kansas offense
The offense, as it has been described by the new coaches, is a marriage of philosophies from three staff members. Andy Kotelnicki, the Jayhawks' offensive coordinator, first was exposed to wide zone when watching the Broncos. Terrell Davis was the running back he remembered dominating in the system, and the stats would certainly bare that out.

Countdown to KU football (5): Players set to emerge from redshirt seasons
While the Jayhawks were forced to play several true-freshmen last year, the program was able to redshirt a number of young talents to preserve their eligibility for future seasons.

Report: Svi Mykhailiuk signs two-year deal with Toronto Raptors
"Svi Mykhailiuk's deal includes a player option in the second season," Charania wrote on Twitter. "Several contenders expressed interest in the sharpshooting wing before he reached [the] agreement with the Raptors."

Bits o Chalk

Lionel Messi's PSG debut becomes most-watched French football match in Spain
Messi's debut was broadcast on the free-to-air channel Telecinco in Spain, with figures released on Monday revealing the match had an average audience of 2.2 million viewers, making it the most-watched programme in the country Sunday.

Jake Paul beats Tyron Woodley via split decision in cruiserweight fight
The YouTube sensation-turned-prizefighter outpointed Tyron Woodley via split decision (77-75, 75-77, 78-74) in the main event of a boxing card Sunday night at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse.

Javier Baez among New York Mets to jab at booing fans with thumbs-down celebration
"We're not machines," Baez said. "We're going to struggle seven times out of 10. It just feels bad when ... I strike out and get booed. It doesn't really get to me but I want to let them know that when we're successful, we're going to do the same thing to let them know how it feels."

Eraser Dust

The Caldor Fire has prompted evacuation warnings for those still remaining Lake Tahoe Basin - CNN
(CNN)The raging Caldor Fire in Northern California prompted evacuation orders and warnings in the Lake Tahoe Basin Sunday night after fire conditions resulted in rapid spread, causing at least one hospital to transfer all of its patients out amid the flames.

North Korea Restarted Plutonium-Producing Reactor, U.N. Agency Warns - The New York Times
​The activities at the sprawling nuclear complex in Yongbyon suggest that the country is once again ramping up its nuclear weapons program.

The Taliban's education minister says it will allow Afghan women to attend university, but mixed gender classes will be banned
Women in Afghanistan will be allowed to attend university "in safety," as long as their studies are in line with the Taliban's interpretation of Islamic law, said the militant group's acting higher education minister Abdul Baqi Haqqani, per AFP.

New ice cream shop in Columbia Falls 'a really sweet partnership' | Daily Inter Lake
None of the four owners had any experience in the food service industry before starting the business. Only Bruce Crockett, a pastor, had some relevant experience from making homemade ice cream.

Ed Asner, acclaimed 'Mary Tyler Moore Show' actor, dies at age 91 - CNN
(CNN)Ed Asner, who rose to fame as the crusty but lovable newsman Lou Grant on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," died Sunday morning, his publicist confirmed to CNN. He was 91.

Ida weakens to tropical storm after knocking out power to New Orleans
Officials earlier warned of "life-threatening" floods. At least one person, a 60-year-old man, died in Ascension Parish after a tree fell on his home, authorities said.

Fan-Hated Marvel Movie Streaming Soon on Amazon Prime
Daredevil first debuted in theaters in 2003, and was immediately met with a mixed response from both critics and fans alike. The film would ultimately gain an R-rated director's cut in 2004, which included an additional 30 minutes of footage. Despite its initial reception, the film did become a box office hit with a gross of over $179 million worldwide, and spawned an Elektra spinoff film in 2005.