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Ex-Jayhawk Geubelle qualifies for Olympics in triple jump

Kansas University product Andrea Geubelle, a three-time NCAA champion for KU from 2010-13, qualified for the Rio Olympics by placing third in the triple jump at the U.S. Trials on Thursday night at Hayward Field.

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James joins Jayhawks’ Louisiana pipeline

Kansas’ Memorial Stadium may sit 811 miles from the Baton Rouge, Louisiana, city limits, but, to three-star defensive end Troy James, it felt closer than that. By Matt Tait

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Finley wins Olympic Trials discus

Mason Finley, an eight-time All-American while at Kansas from 2010-12, won the discus championship Friday afternoon at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials at Hayward Field.

Greene scoreless in Memphis debut

Ex-Kansas guard Brannen Greene was scoreless in his first action for the Memphis Grizzlies’ summer league team.

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Jamari Traylor’s summer run ends

Former Kansas forward Jamari Traylor’s run with Indiana’s summer league team came to a close Friday in Orlando. Traylor, a 6-foot-8, 220-pound backup big for the Pacers during the past week, played a personal-high 21 minutes in an 85-72 win over the Magic’s Blue squad.

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Larry Brown resigns from SMU

Well traveled basketball coach Larry Brown led SMU to at least 25 wins in each of the past three seasons, but won’t be back for a fifth year with the Mustangs.

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Ex-Jayhawk Geubelle qualifies for Olympics in triple jump

Kansas University product Andrea Geubelle, a three-time NCAA champion for KU from 2010-13, qualified for the Rio Olympics by placing third in the triple jump at the U.S. Trials on Thursday night at Hayward Field.

Henry to play for Warriors’ summer team

Former Kansas University guard Xavier Henry is a member of the Golden State Warriors’ summer-league team, the organization announced. Henry, a 6-foot-6, 220 pounder from Oklahoma City, finished last season with Golden State’s D-League team in Santa Cruz, Calif.

Blazers waive Alexander

The Portland Trail Blazers waived former Kansas forward Cliff Alexander on Thursday to create salary cap space, according to a tweet from The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Alexander, who played one season at KU, only appeared in eight games for the Blazers last season, scoring 10 points in 36 minutes.