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Runaway train never coming back

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For No. 2 Kansas Jayhawks, earning a win goes beyond the box score | FOX Sports
Kansas has bounced back nicely from its only loss -- one that might not sting as much as is it did three weeks ago.

Holy Cross could give Jayhawks tough test |
Simple logic — in the form of comparative scores — suggests tonight’s Kansas University-Holy Cross basketball game may be a bit closer than the records and the polls would indicate.

Dorsey recalls KU’s first trip to NCAA Tourney |
It may sound like a bit of a cliché, but there’s really no other way to put it — the Kansas University volleyball program has turned a corner.

Kansas volleyball adds to honors |
Kansas University volleyball added to its list of accomplishments this season as head coach Ray Bechard was named American Volleyball Coaches Association Midwest coach of the year and three Jayhawks were named to the AVCA All-Midwest Region first team on Tuesday.

KU’s Sanni earns track & field honor |
Kansas University junior Zainab Sanni was named the national female athlete of the week by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association on Tuesday.

KU volleyball seeks uncharted territory |
It’s only fitting that a Kansas University volleyball season that featured a handful of firsts has reached the point where the Jayhawks are on the brink of another.

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KU volleyball seeks uncharted territory |
It’s only fitting that a Kansas University volleyball season that featured a handful of firsts has reached the point where the Jayhawks are on the brink of another.

College Football Power Rankings: See ya, SEC; it's the Big Ten's turn -
This is news because, for the last decade, we've lived under SEC rule. That is, we've been battered by how great it was. No more. This year the Big 12 got in the playoff for the first time, placing four in the Power Rankings. The SEC had as many teams as the ACC and American (three each).

Thompson, Warriors down Pacers, match Heat's 27-game win streak -
It became clear extremely early that the Indiana Pacers could not stop the Golden State Warriors. The defending champions took a 44-28 lead into the second quarter on Tuesday, and extended their lead to 79-60 at halftime. Klay Thompson had 29 points in the first half and 39 overall, leading Golden State to a 131-123 victory at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Hot Stove: Cubs agree to terms with Ben Zobrist on four-year contract -
Infielder/outfielder Ben Zobrist has agreed to terms with the Cubs on a four-year worth $56 million. CBS Sports MLB Insider Jon Heyman has confirmed the deal. Heyman also reports that Zobrist has a no-trade provision for the first three years of the deal.

NFL wife: Watching husband play is like watching him in a car accident -
"What people don't understand is when I'm watching the game, it's like watching him get into a car accident every 10 minutes," Michi said. "I don't know what the outcome's going to be until I see him get back up again. And so that is gut-wrenching for me in the stands watching."

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Everything You Should Do at the End of the Year to Optimize Your 2015 Taxes
It’s supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year, so taxes are probably the last thing you want to think about. It’s not the most exciting thing to do between sipping eggnog and wrapping gifts, but if you can squeeze in some tax moves by December 31st, it’ll make tax season much less of a headache in April. (Ed note - just something to keep in mind as 2015 winds down)

Dusty Baker Had A Hell Of A Press Conference
New Nationals manager Dusty Baker took his turn with the media scrum at the Winter Meetings today, and a Dusty chat session always has the potential to be a weird one. (Remember, this is the guy who once bemoaned getting runners on because they’re “clogging up the bases.”) But this one was a doozy.

Angela Merkel named Time's Person of the Year - Yahoo News
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been named Time's Person of the Year, praised by the magazine for her leadership on everything from Syrian refugees to the Greek debt crisis.

Alcohol taxes in the United States, mapped - Vox
Based on this map of taxes on distilled spirits, you'd think the Pacific Northwestern states were strong believers in paternalistic regulation of alcohol consumption:Tyson Fury Stripped Of A Title, Being Investigated By Police For Anti-Gay Comments

British boxer Tyson Fury—who became the WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight world champion when he defeated Wladimir Klitschko in a November unanimous decision—has already lost one of those titles. Fury was stripped of his IBF title after just 10 days because he wouldn’t agree to fight IBF mandatory challenger Vyacheslav Glazkov, according to the BBC. Instead, Fury will have a rematch against Klitschko.