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Gameday Breakdown: KU football at No. 11 Baylor | KUsports.com
In order for KU to maintain pace with Baylor, Willis will have to make the “big jump” Beaty said he soon expects to see out of the QB. And Willis will have to do so against a BU squad that ranks sixth in the nation in pass efficiency defense (92.27) and 13th in passing yards allowed (166.2 a game).

Tackles for loss remarkable sign of Kansas defense's improvement | KUsports.com
By the time a winless 2015 came to a close for the University of Kansas football team, the program had plenty to address in the offseason. Defensively, coordinator Clint Bowen seemed to have as immense a reclamation project to take on as anyone after KU surrendered 46.1 points and 560.8 yards per game.

KU hoops notes: Bill Self says practices have been better since his critique after just two workouts
“We’ve gotten better,” Self said, delving into details. “We’re pretty athletic, and we’ve got good guards. It’s still going to be a struggle whether or not we can score consistently inside. That’s not saying anything negative.

Elite California prep power forward Cody Riley chooses UCLA over KU, others
“Through time, I built a great relationship with coach (Bill) Self and coach (Kurtis) Townsend at Kansas. It wasn’t easy for me to tell them no,” Riley said shortly after displaying a UCLA Bruins banner while seated outside his high school.

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Week 6 Fantasy Football injury report news and fallout: Can Dez Bryant heal up in time for Sunday? - CBSSports.com
Need help dealing with an injury situation for Week 6? We're going to list the most impactful scenarios here as the injury reports pile up. In each one, we'll give you some options to consider if you'd rather play it safe and go a different direction. Keep checking back.

Kerr: LeBron going to 6 straight Finals 'one of the great accomplishments of all time' - CBSSports.com
Only the dynastic Boston Celtics teams from the 1960s made it to six straight Finals and only a handful of players like Bill Russell remained on the team for each appearance. Factor in the workload James has had to carry throughout his career and it makes his Finals run even more spectacular, a fact Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr recently marveled at.

Blue Jays-Indians Game 1: Final score, things to know as Indians win ALCS opener - CBSSports.com
The heroes of the game were right-handed starter Corey Kluber, left-handed reliever Andrew Miller (who again tossed multiple scoreless innings), and shortstop Francisco Lindor -- whose two-run home run accounted for all the game's offense.

Tim Tebow still hitless in Arizona Fall League and the evaluations are brutal - CBSSports.com
As we've noted several times before, Tebow is viewed as a project and the Arizona Fall League isn't really a place for that. It houses the best prospects in baseball, as teams send six players from their minor-league system -- from Double-A and Triple-A, though each team can make two exceptions. Tebow is an exception, as he's never even been to Rookie Ball, which is below Class A.

Report: J.R. Smith and Cavs end stalemate, come to agreement on 4-year, $57M deal - CBSSports.com
It took all summer and nearly till the start of the season, but J.R. Smith has finally re-signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

NFL players rip Donald Trump for his take on concussions - CBSSports.com
"Let him get hit like that one time," Donnell told the New York Post this week. "He won't be on that microphone talking after that."