Athletic director Lew Perkins, left, chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little, center, and men’s basketball coach Bill Self are the defining faces of Kansas University, according to Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan.
Boston Celtics forward Glen Davis (11) and guard Nate Robinson celebrate a scoring run against the Los Angeles Lakers. The Celtics won, 96-89, Thursday in Boston.
A Mexico fan blows a plastic trumpet Thursday in Johannesburg. Mexico will play South Africa in the first World Cup match at 9 a.m. today in Johannesburg.
A South African soccer fan reacts during a celebration. Pre-World Cup celebrations, like this one at Orlando Stadium in Soweto, took place across South Africa on Thursday.
Kansas junior Jordan Scott pole vaulted his way to a NCAA title on Thursday in Eugene, Ore.
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, left, and TV lifestyle celebrity Sandra Lee attend the premiere of “Julie & Julia” at The Ziegfeld Theatre, in New York in this July 30, 2009, file photo. Cuomo and Lee have been a couple for five years.
Kris Sonnenberg, 38, right, sits with her children, from left, Mike, 8; Charlie, 12; and Elise, 17, in their backyard May 25 in Chicago. Kris is considered a member of Generation X, and Elise is Generation Y. Mike and Charlie may end up being a member of Generation Z, depending on how the youngest generation alive now will be defined.
Referee Carlos Simon gestures during a Copa Libertadores soccer game between Peru’s Alianza Lima and Peru’s Juan Aurich in Chiclayo, Peru, in this March 16 file photo. The Brazilian referee and his assistants who will work the England-United States match at the World Cup have been studying English-language obscenities the players might use. Carlos Simon will referee Saturday's match in Rustenburg, assisted by Roberto Braatz and Altemir Hausmann. They want to ensure players can't get away with abuse. “We have to learn what kind of words the players say,” Hausmann told Brazilian broadcaster Globo Sport. “All players swear and we know we will hear a few.”
Local Kansas-Paraguay Partners members welcome Alberto Granada on a recent visit from Paraguay. Front, from left, are Mary Miller, Alberto Granada, and Marianna Beach; middle row, Nan and Dave Wilson; and back, Edith Black and Charlie Stanisfer. John Poertner, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
A 1939 Chevrolet coupe is parked in this Sept. 23, 2009, file photo outside a Chevrolet dealership in Englewood, Colo. General Motors Co. on Thursday backed off a “poorly worded” internal memo that asked employees to refer to the brand only as “Chevrolet” in an effort to create consistency.
Local health workers clean up a family compound contaminated by lead Thursday in the village of Dareta in Gusau, Nigeria. Foreign health workers and local volunteers are working to clean up villages affected by lead poisoning after 160 people died and hundreds more fell sick. At least six villages remain contaminated with the lead, released during illegal but highly profitable gold mining in the poor region.
Honor Guard members stand in formation beside the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., in this Nov. 11, 2007, file photo.
Kansas University athletic director Lew Perkins smiles as he is approached by media members Thursday in the parking garage adjacent to Allen Fieldhouse. On Thursday, Perkins announced his intention to resign from his position after the 2010-11 academic year but did not comment.
Sacred Journey owner Natalie McAnulla leans her head against the wall outside her store in 2010 while law enforcement officials conducted an investigation inside. McAnulla purchased the store in 2009 and sold K2 there.