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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 07.25.14

Today's look around the interwebs.

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Surprised about how much there was today.  Last day you guys get me, then Mike comes back and tells us the answer to his trivia question from Wednesday.

Kansas Football

LB/DE Jenkins-Moore announces departure from KU football |

Marcus Jenkins-Moore’s career as a Kansas University football player will end without a regular-season appearance

KU tight end Jimmay Mundine working to put drops behind him |

"If I could have caught half those balls I dropped, we’d be saying I had a totally different season," Mundine said. "That’s going to be the focus this year is not dropping those balls and being much more consistent and efficient."

Kansas Jayhawks coach Charlie Weis lighter, even on his fingers - ESPN

Weis, who has a 4-20 record in two seasons as head coach of the Jayhawks, said he hopes to coach for five more years. He said part of his desire to lose weight is so he can enjoy retirement.

Kansas Sports

KU basketball recruit Allonzo Trier takes court at area tournament |

Trier dominated this spring in Nike’s Elite Youth Basketball League circuit with a 29.4 scoring average. In the school season at prestigious Montrose Christian in Maryland, where Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant played his senior year, he averaged 25.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.8 assists, earning 2014 Maryland Gatorade Player of the Year honors.

French soccer taps KU’s Gagnet for U20 team |

Kansas University sophomore Aurélie Gagnet was one of 21 players selected to the U20 French National Soccer Team, which will compete in the U20 World Cup next month in Canada.

KU’s Hanna atop Kansas Amateur Match Play |

Kansas University golfer Chase Hanna finished first in stroke play on Tuesday and Wednesday at the Kansas Amateur and defeated his first opponent in match play on Thursday at Mission Hills Country Club.

Professional Sports

Cavs sign Wiggins, but trade speculation continues to swirl |

The Cavs and Timberwolves have had talks about a trade involving Love for months, long before Cleveland selected Wiggins, the former Kansas standout, with the first pick in May’s draft. Those discussions have intensified lately, and the sides can still reach an agreement on a trade but nothing can be finalized until late August.

Eric Hosmer’s return date uncertain after leaving Royals-White Sox game with hand injury | The Kansas City Star

"If it’s pain and tolerating pain, I’ve got a pretty high tolerance for that," Hosmer said. "But when I go to grip more, it’s just giving out. That’s the thing. It’s not a matter of pain and going through it. It’s just not letting me do it."

Team-player Jamaal Charles admits he couldn’t have pulled off a holdout | The Kansas City Star

"I wanted to do it, but it’s just not me," he said. "I’m not a cocky player; I’m not one of those players (to do) that to my team. I’ve always been a team player my whole time here."

With a large payday potentially on the horizon, Chiefs’ Justin Houston keeps his focus narrow | The Kansas City Star

"If you’re worrying about that contract, it will slow you down from the things you’ve got to do on the field and I don’t want that to happen," Houston said. "My main focus is football."

Ravens RB Ray Rice suspended two games for assault charge -

According to the Baltimore Sun and our NFL Insider Jason La Canfora, the NFL has suspended Rice for the first two games of the 2014 season and fined him an additional game paycheck.

Reports: MLBPA files grievance against Astros for draft -

The Houston Astros just became the first team in decades to fail to sign the number one overall pick in the June draft (Brady Aiken), and they also failed to sign fifth-round selection Jacob Nix and 21st rounder Mac Marshall. Now, the MLB Players Association has filed a grievance against the club for manipulating the draft system, per multiple reports (Murray Chass, Ken Rosenthal and Evan Drellich).

Chris Paul says he will consider sitting out if Sterling retains ownership -

ESPN spoke with NBPA President and Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul who reasserted that if Donald Sterling is still in control of the team at the start of next season, he will consider sitting out the season, along with coach Doc Rivers and his Clippers teammates.

Blake Griffin withdraws from Team USA FIBA team -

This isn't uncommon. Get a player on a Team USA for the Olympics and he'll fight for that spot to the end. Put him on a FIBA team and it's basically "eh."

In The News

UMKC snuffing out smoking on campus | The Kansas City Star

University officials said the new policy was prompted by the growing use of e-cigarettes inside campus buildings, a campus commitment to promoting health and fitness, and complaints about smokers congregating outside building entrances.

Health insurers to pay Kansans $3.6M in ACA-mandated refunds |

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, signed in 2010 and commonly called Obamacare, requires that insurers spend at least 80 percent of premium payments on patient claims and health improvement, or refund the difference. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Service released Thursday the refund data for the fiscal year that ended June 30.

Today In Sports History

1850 - In Worcester, MA, Harvard and Yale University freshmen met in the first intercollegiate billiards match.

1978 - Pete Rose (Cincinnati Reds) broke the National League record for consecutive base hits as he got a hit in 38 straight games.

1990 - Rosanne Barr sang the National Anthem in San Diego before a Padres baseball game. She was booed for her performance.

Daily Trivia:

Yesterday's answer was 1920 in Antwerp, Belgium.  The Belgian King wanted to hear one of the American college cheers that he had heard so much about.  Ours was the one the crowd picked.

Today's question: Who was the first player to wear the number 0 for the men's basketball team?