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A look around the news from the weekend in sports

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Lots of good stuff over the weekend.

Kansas Sports

No worries: Jayhawks 'expect' to make crunch-time plays | KUsports.com

Notebook: Jamari Traylor produces following suspension | KUsports.com
“He got what he deserved,” Jayhawks coach Bill Self said of sitting out following his arrest for interfering with duties of an officer at the scene of a fight. “On the flip side, he took a negative situation and didn’t pout, handled it like he’s supposed to handle it. I’m happy with ‘Mari, proud of him. I thought he and Kelly Oubre (career high nine points) were two best players for us today no question.”

Kansas will have to wait and see about Graham's availability | KUsports.com

Self said walk-on Evan Manning could be used at the point to go with Wayne Selden Jr. and even forward Jamari Traylor in some situations. (Ed Note, ok now I'm scared)

Utes 'proud' of late surge | KUsports.com

His team trailed by 18 at halftime, 21 early in the second half and gave up a two-point lead late. Yet there Utah coach Larry Krystkowiak sat, opening his postgame meeting with the media following Saturday's 63-60 loss to Kansas University with the word “proud” being one of the first to come out of his mouth.

Busy week for Beaty produces lengthy list of visitors for big recruiting weekend | Tale of the Tait | KUsports.com
Newly hired Kansas University football coach David Beaty has not spent his first week on the job rearranging the office furniture or hanging up his favorite photos by his desk. There will be time for that later.

Prep football: DeForest's Ben Swanton accepts preferred walk-on offer from Kansas : Prep-zone
The 6-foot, 270-pound guard helped the Norskies (8-3) win a share of the Badger North conference title with Mount Horeb-Barneveld and advance to the second round of the WIAA Division 2 playoffs. Swanton helped pave the way for tailback Jadon Sackman to rush for 1,929 yards and 19 touchdown this past season.

College Sports

Reports: Bob Stitt to be named Montana Grizzly coach
Bob Stitt of Colorado School of Mines will be named new head football coach of the Montana Grizzlies, Fox Sports and others reported Friday night. (Ed Note, so Stitt is officially not happening)

Marcus Mariota of Oregon Ducks wins Heisman Trophy - ESPN
Marcus Mariota wrote it all down, every word of his Heisman Trophy acceptance speech. It was a good thing, too, because getting through it might have been tougher than sprinting away from a linebacker or tossing a long touchdown pass for Oregon.

Auburn Tigers freshman Jakell Mitchell killed in shooting - ESPN
Auburn freshman football player Jakell Mitchell was shot and killed Sunday morning at an apartment complex near the Auburn University campus, police and news reports said.

Auburn Tigers introduce Will Muschamp - ESPN
Muschamp accepted the job as Auburn's defensive coordinator 13 days after coaching his last game at Florida and following a weeklong vacation in the Dominican Republic. By the second day he was restless and wondering to wife Carol: "What do you do all day?" (Ed Note, don't say that to your wife)

Professional Sports

Floyd Mayweather Claims He Wants To Fight Manny Pacquiao On May 2nd
Floyd Mayweather has issued a challenge to long-time rival Manny Pacquaio, asking for a fight on May 2nd. Mayweather, speaking in an interview with Showtime, is seemingly responding to the calls Pacquiao made for a bout between the two before his Nov. 22 win over Chris Algieri.

Adrian Peterson of Minnesota Vikings so disappointed with NFL's disciplinary process that he thought about retirement - ESPN
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, whose suspension until at least April 2015 was upheld by arbitrator Harold Henderson on Friday, said he's been so disappointed by the NFL's disciplinary process that he's thought about retirement.

Flem File -- Johnny Manziel's cheat sheet for success - ESPN
Flem File: Here's a cheat sheet for Johnny Manziel of examples compiled by David Fleming of how to avoid becoming the Browns' next quarterback casualty.

Timberwolves Forward Andrew Wiggins to Receive Award for Kia NBA Western Conference Rookie of the Month | Minnesota Timberwolves
Andrew Wiggins to receive award for Kia NBA Western Conference Rookie of the Month for the month of November.

Andrew Wiggins blocks Kevin Durant from behind | ProBasketballTalk

You don't see Kevin Durant get his shot blocked much but Andrew Wiggins just makes plays sometimes.

Other News

Dashcam 'captures' Star Wars TIE fighter crash on snowy German highway (VIDEO) — RT News
Dashcams have filmed many amazing things in the past, such as the meteor shower over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk.

Paul Revere's time capsule unearthed in Boston - Yahoo News
A centuries-old time capsule buried by Paul Revere, an icon of the American Revolutionary War, was unearthed during repairs at the Massachusetts State House in Boston this week, Secretary of State William Galvin said on Friday.

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' character names revealed -- exclusive | Inside Movies | EW.com
Check out the trading cards from the new film.

Mark Hamill Talks Absence from Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer - ComingSoon.net
Original and returning Star Wars cast member Mark Hamill talks his absence from the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer and practical effects on the set.

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