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- Kansas Sports -

Postgame Report Card: KU 104, Emporia State 62 | Tale of the Tait |

Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk and Udoka Azubuike contributed 30 points in 37 combined minutes and delivered a good chunk of KU’s highlights in this one, from behind-the-back passes in transition to monster flush after monster flush on alley-oops from teammates.

Mr. Do-It-All: Mykhailiuk shows leap of improvement in 104-62 exhibition win |

Although he has progressed slowly throughout his Kansas career, the arrived-in-Lawrence-at-age-16-and-still-is-just-19 Mykhailiuk too often has allowed himself to fall into the role of jump shooter and little else. Not in this one.

Notebook: Rebounding was 'better' in exhibition win; Vick earns start |

To a man, the players who spoke with the media following Sunday’s victory said rebounding was one of the team’s major points of emphasis against the Hornets. And that showed from the opening minute of the game to the end.

Josh Jackson learning it's better to drive than dance | Smithology |

“Well, the thing about Josh, he gets himself in trouble, in my opinion, when he dances with the ball too much,” Self began. “There’s only really two guys on our team that have the freedom, in my opinion, to dance with the ball, and that would be Frank (Mason) and Devonté (Graham). With Sherron (Collins) back in the day, we let the ball stick with him, because he was so good off the bounce, but most other guys we’ve had have been ball-movers or straight-line drivers. And Josh will be much better at dancing with the ball when he learns to drive the ball straight lines and force help. Because a lot of times in high school, that was how they played — isolation, dance with it to go get your own shot. I’d rather drive it downhill.”

Energy, intangibles provided by former KU forward Jamari Traylor were missing in exhibition opener, Self says

“I told ‘Mari’ I knew I’d miss him. I didn’t know I’d miss him this much,” Self said of the 6-foot-8, 220-pound forward, who averaged 2.9 points and 3.2 rebounds a game as a fifth-year senior rotation player last season.

Why Udoka Azubuike is likely to get a longer leash than past KU freshmen big men

“We’ve always been blessed to be a program that could run four bigs out there and foul trouble wasn’t an issue, that kind of stuff. That’s not going to be the case this year.”

Josh Jackson embracing all that comes with being a No. 1 recruit at Kansas

“Josh is everything as advertised in our eyes,” Self said. “He’s got a chance to be one of the elite players in the country as a freshman.”

- College Sports -

Kentucky wins final exhibition by 93 points -

They led by triple-figures at one point Sunday night.

WATCH: Marshawn Lynch thrills fans again at Cal riding injury cart with his mom -

This year marks the 10-year anniversary of Lynch's famous postgame ride.

76ers rookie Ben Simmons' year at LSU exposed in Showtime's 'One & Done' -

The 91-minute documentary exposes how the NBA rule creates a bad situation for the NCAA.

Anti-rape activist Brenda Tracy wants Baylor to cancel season after T-shirt sales

“All this stuff keeps coming out and these people just keep defending that man (Briles) — at the expense of all these victims and survivors — and I don’t get it,” Tracy said. “I don’t understand why nobody is standing up and saying something about it. … You know that this is being organized. Why would you do this?”

College Sports: Some Baylor fans are sending vile messages to a sexual assault advocate who called for Bears to cancel season | SportsDay

Sexual assault advocate Brenda Tracy took a stand against Baylor football on Sunday and some Baylor fans are reaching out to her on social media to verbally attack her.

- Professional Sports -

Chip Kelly had the 49ers hold on purpose to prevent the Saints trying for a TD -

With eight seconds left before the half, the New Orleans Saints had time for one play from the 49ers’ 13-yard line. On the play, every 49ers defensive back held to keep the Saints from scoring a touchdown. With just four seconds left on the clock, the Saints had to settle for a field goal.

Broncos' Brandon Marshall says he'll no longer kneel during anthem - ABC News

Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall, who has taken a knee during the national anthem in each of the Broncos' first eight games this season, stood for the anthem before Sunday's game against the Oakland Raiders.