Roundup: Simone Manuel collects 6 medals, world record at FINA championships

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Stanford's Simone Manuel wrapped up her time at the FINA World Championships in Budapest, Hungary this weekend with five gold medals and a bronze. The capper was a world record in the 400-meter medley relay along with American teammates Kathleen Baker (Cal), Lilly King and Kelsi Worrell.


Anne M. Peterson of the Associated Press writes about Oregon football opening up fall camp under new head coach Willie Taggart and looks back at the eventful offseason in Eugene. The Ducks begin camp Monday.


Jon Wilner whips up this Cal football training camp preview. A couple of the bigger takeaways – the Golden Bears will be running a 3-4 defense (as opposed to the 4-3 they ran in previous years), and Chase Forrest and Ross Bowers are battling it out for the starting quarterback gig.


Utah athletics announced Monday morning that junior safety Chase Hansen is “unavailable to practice until further notice” (The Salt Lake Tribune). No reason was given as to why he will not be practicing for the time being.

Oregon State

Sean Meagher of The Oregonian/OregonLive reports that freshman defensive end/outside linebacker Isaac Garcia has left the Oregon State football team for personal reasons. Head coach Gary Andersen confirmed as much Sunday.


Brian Howell is of the opinion that a healthy Michael Adkins II could really boost the Colorado backfield. Dude had 209 yards and three touchdowns in the first two games of the 2015 season before injuring his hamstring and has only carried the ball 11 times in the last 25 games.


Kyle Bonagura notes that USC football is ready for the high expectations this year. The Trojans were picked to win the Pac-12 this season and are considered a national championship contender.

Washington State

Jim Allen of The Spokesman-Review writes that Washington State is ready to shake the opening-game jitters in 2017. The Cougs have lost to FCS teams to open each of the last two seasons and begin the 2017 campaign with Montana State.

Arizona State

Doug Haller gives us an Arizona State football practice report as camp headquarters move to Camp Tontozona for the week.


Former UCLA basketball guard Bryce Alford will sign with the Oklahoma City Thunder, reports Erik Horne of The Oklahoman. Since the Thunder already have 15 players under contract before signing Alford, the Bruin will likely end up spending a good chunk of his time in the G League with the Oklahoma City Blue. Still, props to the man.


Watch Markelle Fultz throw out the first pitch at the Philadelphia Phillies game Monday afternoon, courtesy of the Philadelphia Inquirer’s 76ers beat reporter Keith Pompey.


Let’s just begin the NCAA tournament right now – CBS Sports bracketologist Jerry Palm has Arizona as a No. 1 seed in his end-of-July NCAA tournament projections for 2018. He also has UCLA as a No. 5 seed, Oregon as a No. 11 and USC as a No. 3.

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