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Kansas News

Big men quietly turning a corner for Kansas |
Whether you’re talking about the return of sophomore Carlton Bragg Jr., the resurgence of senior Landen Lucas, the continued development of 7-foot center Udoka Azubuike or the spot minutes suddenly being given to freshman Mitch Lightfoot, the prognosis for KU’s forward position is looking up these days.

KU coach Bill Self sees Carlton Bragg busting out of sophomore slump as season progresses
“I think Carlton is a much, much, much better player than what he’s shown so far this year. I think that he is probably getting ready to take off in a positive way,” Self said Monday on his weekly Hawk Talk radio show.

Other Sports

Panthers play spoiler, deal Redskins crushing loss: Final score, 5 things to know -
The Carolina Panthers entered their Monday night game against Washington technically still having an outside shot of making the playoffs, and when the game ended, they still had that shot. It would take a rather improbable chain of events for them to get there, though, so the big thing their 26-15 victory accomplishes is dealing a considerable blow to Washington's now-faint hopes of heading to the postseason.

Why, despite the complaints of many, MLB players are actually not overpaid -
Once the World Series ends, we know we're going to be treated to several things in the next few months. There will be arguing about the awards, obsessing over rumors in the Hot Stove, screaming about the Hall of Fame and, inevitably, some cries about how much money baseball players make.

LOOK: Cam Newton takes another brutal head shot, then gets flagged -
In the second quarter of Monday night's game between the Panthers and Redskins, Newton scrambled out of the pocket near the sideline. After crossing the line of scrimmage, he began sliding.

Redskins' Jordan Reed ejected for throwing punch at Panthers' Kurt Coleman -
Jordan Reed's Monday night couldn't be any worse. The Redskins tight end, who is playing through a shoulder injury, caught one pass for 6 yards through the first three quarters against the Panthers. And he won't get a chance to improve those numbers in the fourth quarter.

Stan Van Gundy on Pistons' players-only meeting: 'Team meeting, my ass' -
The Detroit Pistons were outscored in the first half Monday night by the Chicago Bulls, 69-34. It was a beatdown. It was a runaway. It was an embarrassment for the Pistons. The Pistons have been off their game for a while, and the return of Reggie Jackson hasn't fixed anything. After losing 113-82 to Chicago, Stan Van Gundy addressed the players-only meeting the Pistons held this week.

Odell Beckham calls out NFL for not fining Ezekiel Elliott's kettle celebration -
Ezekiel Elliott's decision to jump in a giant Salvation Army kettle after scoring a touchdown against the Buccaneers on Sunday might go down as the best celebration of 2016.

Music News

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame taps Tupac, Journey, Pearl Jam
The six performer inductees announced Tuesday reflect a wide reach in time and style, ranging from Joan Baez, who began her folk career in the early 1960s, to Pearl Jam, a leader of the Seattle grunge sound, and the late rapper Tupac Shakur, who released hit albums in the 1990s.