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