Stories for July 2, 2008


Lead stories

New court papers claim Sherron Collins should have been aware of lawsuit

In a motion filed this week in Douglas County District Court, Jessica Brown maintains that Sherron Collins, 21, showed "reckless indifference" by not responding to two letters her attorney sent to him.

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New turnpike signs boast of KU's 2008 accomplishments

Orange Bowl, basketball championship, academic research all mentioned

Between bouts of rain and trips to the trucks to avoid lightning, Kansas Turnpike Authority workers Wednesday raised a new exit sign to three I-beams along Interstate 70 east of Lawrence.

Howland gets new deal

UCLA basketball coach Ben Howland, who has guided the Bruins to the Final Four each of the past three years, agreed to a new seven-year contract with the university Tuesday.

Sorrentino: Draft-day duopoly

Pac-10, Big 12 dominate NBA radar screens

The draft lottery recently suggested the most NBA-ready players in college basketball competed in the Big 12 and Pacific-10 conferences last season. Of the 14 lottery picks taken in last week's NBA Draft in New York, eight came from the Big 12 or Pac-10.

Texas Tech hires assistant

Texas Tech hired an Arizona Diamondback scout as an assistant baseball coach with responsibilities in all facets of the team's program, including pitching, offense and defense.

Draft unites teammates, rivals

Beasley, Chalmers immediate players in Miami's rebuilding project

After all 60 NBA Draft selections were made and the league approved a plethora of trades that would leave Albert Einstein perplexed, here's a few images basketball fans can start formulating in their minds:Mario Chalmers passing to Michael Beasley; Brandon Rush dishing to brother Kareem; D.J. Augustin setting up Jason Richardson and Emeka Okafor for high-percentage looks.

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Former Jayhawk Vaughn to stay with San Antonio

Former Kansas University point guard Jacque Vaughn on Tuesday exercised his contract option with the San Antonio Spurs, meaning he will be under contract with the team through the 2008-09 season. Vaughn, 33, is in the final year of a deal that pays him about $2.5 million total. He has been with the Spurs the past two seasons - including the 2006-07 championship season - serving as backup to Tony Parker.

Former Jayhawk advances in AFL

Former Kansas University football player and current Colorado Crush defensive lineman Kyle Moore-Brown has advanced to the Divisional Round of the 2008 Arena Football League playoffs.