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Jayhawks make most of 20th annual holiday shopping spree |
A festive, feel-good shopping spree tradition that began 20 years ago with names like Paul Pierce and Raef LaFrentz continued Thursday night at Wal-Mart on South Iowa Street, where players, coaches, managers and family members of the current Kansas basketball team did their part to bring holiday joy to 15 area families.

More accolades come in for promising KU football talents |
Sophomore defensive end Dorance Armstrong Jr. and true freshman safety Mike Lee, Kansas football coach David Beaty and his staff hope, could turn out to be two Jayhawks who help lay the foundation for the program’s mammoth restoration project.

Bragg incident provides lasting lesson for Jayhawks |
Junior guard Devonte’ Graham said the Jayhawks were happy things worked out for Bragg and were "definitely glad he’s back." But the whole ordeal provided yet another opportunity for Kansas coach Bill Self to hammer home one of the most important realities about life as a Kansas basketball player.

Devonté Graham pleased to see Carlton Bragg back in Jayhawks' playing rotation
Kansas junior guard Devonté Graham says he’s pleased forward Carlton Bragg will be back in the rotation for Saturday’s game against Davidson after what turned out to be just a one-game suspension.

Other Sports

Golden State puts on passing clinic in dominant win over Knicks: Takeaways -
Perhaps inspired by Steve Kerr's moving speech to honor Craig Sager before the game, the Golden State Warriors put on a clinic against the New York Knicks on Thursday, winning easily 103-90.

Seahawks pound Rams, clinch NFC West: Final score, 6 things to know -
The Seahawks came into their Thursday night showdown with the Rams needing a win to clinch the NFC West and to keep pace in the race for the top seed in the NFC. A win is what they got, and it wasn't close in the end against a Rams team that had beaten the Seahawks in the three previous meetings -- though at the half it sure felt like this might be another game that would come down to the wire.

NFL reportedly investigating Giants for breaking rules vs. Cowboys -
The Giants' decision to use a walkie-talkie during the fourth quarter of the team's 10-7 win over the Cowboys on Sunday is reportedly being investigated by the NFL.

Minnesota players boycotting football activities, bowl game over 10 suspensions -
Minnesota football players have announced they will boycott all football activities, including the team's appearance in the Holiday Bowl against Washington State, if necessary, over the school's decision to suspend 10 players after an investigation into an alleged sexual assault at an off-campus apartment in September was re-opened.

Legendary NBA broadcaster Craig Sager dies at the age of 65 -
On Tuesday, Sager was inducted into the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame. At the event, he was praised for his unselfishness, unique style and spirit:

Bob Huggins, as misunderstood as he is great, is on the verge of his 800th win -
I didn't meet Bob Huggins until I was an adult. But I feel like I've known him my whole life. And I used to hate him. Man, I used to hate Bob Huggins so much.

LOOK: The Seahawks ran a fake punt up 24-3 and their punter got destroyed -

During the fourth quarter of Seattle's 24-3 win over Los Angeles, Carroll decided to call for a fake punt even though his team was up by 21 points and there was just five minutes and 30 seconds left in the game.