Stories for June 26, 2013


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New York state of mind: Ben McLemore awaits his NBA fate

New York City is no Lawrence, Kan., just as the NBA is no college basketball. But in the days ahead, beginning with today’s 6 p.m. draft at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, Ben McLemore is determined to prove he belongs in both. By Matt Tait

Opinion: Cavs’ choice obvious

Now that we (almost) all agree that the Cleveland Cavaliers should not select a center with an injury history, let’s look at the smartest place for them to turn with the first selection in tonight’s draft, televised by ESPN. By Tom Keegan

Brennan Bechard promoted to KU director of basketball operations

Self hires Fred Quartlebaum as director of student-athlete development

Kansas men’s basketball coach Bill Self has promoted Brennan Bechard to director of basketball operations, the coach announced Wednesday afternoon.

Offensive lineman Apa Visinia orally commits to KU football

Apa Visinia, a 6-foot-4, 375-pound offensive lineman from Grandview (Mo.) High School, has orally committed to the Kansas University football team, he announced on his Twitter account Wednesday afternoon.

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Heat exercising option on former KU guard Mario Chalmers

The Miami Heat have decided to exercise their team option to keep starting point guard Mario Chalmers for the 2013-14 season.

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NCAA fines, reprimands KU coach Bill Self for damaging scorers table in NCAA Tourney

Self: ' ... my emotions got the best of me'

Kansas coach Bill Self received a fine and public reprimand from the NCAA on Wednesday morning because of "misconduct" during the 2013 NCAA Tournament.