Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes: 7.11.2019

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Kansas News

Report: Former KU wing Kelly Oubre re-signs with Phoenix Suns
Late Wednesday evening — shortly after midnight changed the calendar to Thursday, in fact — Oubre sent out a somewhat vague tweet: “VALLEY BOYZZZZZZ #Shhh”

Video: KU coach Bill Self as a college basketball player | The Kansas City Star
Self’s flashiest moment was in the second half following a steal. With his left hand, he flung an accurate behind-the-back pass in transition that led to a foul … and also color commentator Lucius Allen commenting that his old coach, UCLA’s John Wooden, would never have allowed such a risky play.

Dudarev places 4th at World University Games | KUsports.com
Kansas thrown Gleb Dudarev was in action Tuesday, competing for his home country of Belarus at the World University Games in Naples, Italy.

Hoppel remains undefeated at 2019 Sunset Tour | KUsports.com
Kansas senior-to-be Bryce Hoppel kept his undefeated season in tact on the track Tuesday night at the 2019 Sunset Tour, a brand-new meet that brought together top professionals and NCAA stars in pursuit of honing their skills and times for upcoming meets later this summer.

Bradford breaks Jordan Scott’s meet record in runner-up finish | KUsports.com
For the second time in as many years, Zach Bradford competed for Team USA over the weekend, this time at the North American, Central American, & Caribbean (NACAC) Under-23 Championships in Queretaro, Mexico.

KU football picked last in preseason Big 12 poll for 9th year in a row | KUsports.com
Heading into Les Miles’ first season at the helm, Kansas landed at 10th in the annual summer projections — the same spot it occupied in each of the previous eight years, when Turner Gill (2011), Charlie Weis (2012-14) and David Beaty (2015-18) had their turns as KU’s head coach.

Former KU guard Frank Mason on being waived by the Kings | The Kansas City Star
Summer league started on a sour note for former Kansas guard Frank Mason, who was waived July 4 by the Sacramento Kings.

Other Sports News

Lamar Odom among four ‘deactivated’ by Big3
The two-time NBA champion, whose career and life unraveled due to drug addiction, was one of four former NBA players “deactivated” for the season Wednesday by the Big3, the 3-on-3 league created by Ice Cube

Bouton, ex-Yankee and ‘Ball Four’ author, dies
Jim Bouton, the former New York Yankees pitcher who shocked and angered the conservative baseball world with the tell-all book “Ball Four,” has died. He was 80.

Haynesworth in ‘dire need’ of kidney donor
Former Tennessee Titans star defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth, 38, is suffering from kidney failure and has taken to Instagram to announce that he is in “dire need” of a donor for a transplant.

Oubre Jr. agrees to $30M deal to stay with Suns
Restricted free agent Kelly Oubre Jr. has agreed to a two-year, $30 million deal to stay with the Phoenix Suns, agent Nima Namakian of BDA Sports told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Source: Kawhi signs shorter 3-year Clips deal
Kawhi Leonard has chosen a shorter contract with the LA Clippers that lines up with new teammate Paul George’s and sets up the two to be part of the 2021 free-agent class, a source confirmed to ESPN.

Other News

White House reportedly prepping for nationwide immigration raids on migrant families as soon as this weekend.
The Trump administration is prepping to launch its on-again, off-again nationwide immigration raids this weekend, the New York Times reports. The operation, which has given some members of the administration pause, is expected to target some 2,000 immigrants across at least 10 major cities that have been issued deportation orders. Trump has previously spoken publicly about Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) conducting high-profile raids to remove “millions of illegal aliens.” Previous members of Trump’s White House have balked at an operation of that size, saying the government didn’t have the capacity to carry it out and the public blowback of arrests and mass detention would be substantial.

Noel Gallagher Talks New EP, Lewis Capaldi Feud, Liam’s Documentary – Variety
Noel Gallagher is not a fan of much contemporary pop music, as you may have garnered from his recent slagging of the British breakout star of the moment, Lewis Capaldi, as “wank.” But if he’s not about to take his cues from any current hitmakers or producers, that doesn’t mean he wants to recycle the glory-days sounds of his tenure in Oasis, either. So on “Black Star Dancing EP,” the new five-song collection he’s released with his current band the High Flying Birds, Gallagher is turning to some favorite sounds from his youth that he previously hadn’t mined quite as much to put a new spring in his step.

Head on crash in Flathead Co. shuts down Highway 93 near Lakeside – KPAX.com
A head-on collision of two vehicles on U.S. Highway 93 near Lakeside shut down all lanes of traffic Wednesday afternoon.

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