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First off, you see gum on the street, leave it there. It isn't free candy.

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- KANSAS SPORTS -

Start of Big 12 play provides Kansas a carrot to stay focused | KUsports.com

Every Big 12 program currently sits above .500. Seven Big 12 teams enter conference play with 10 wins or more — including KU’s Friday night opponent, 11-1 TCU — and those seven teams have combined for just seven losses between them.

KU hoops notes: Ex-Georgetown forward has KU on list of possible destinations

Copeland, who was ranked No. 23 in the recruiting Class of 2014 by Rivals.com, averaged 5.4 points and 3.3 rebounds while logging 19.6 minutes a game in seven games for the Hoyas this season. As a sophomore, he averaged 11.1 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 2.0 assists per game.

Arrest affidavit: Carlton Bragg Jr. stood with hands in pockets as girlfriend allegedly hit, pushed him | KUsports.com

An arrest affidavit is a document filed by police explaining the grounds for an arrest. Allegations in an affidavit must be proved in court.

Jayhawks host annual holiday clinic

Following a morning practice, the Kansas men's basketball team turned into instructors to more than 550 youth at its annual holiday clinic Tuesday afternoon in Allen Fieldhouse.

New Kansas CB Hasan Defense hopes to emulate another No. 3 | KUsports.com

KU lists Defense at 5-foot-11 and 185 pounds, but he claimed during an interview with the Journal-World he’s closer to Talib's height (6-1), and explained he hopes to adopt Talib’s best on-field qualities through studying him from afar.

Women's Basketball - Kansas opens Big 12 play with Sooners

Tipoff is set for 7 p.m., on the Jayhawk Television Network/ESPN3 and the Jayhawk Radio Network.

- COLLEGE SPORTS -

Texas drops final non-conference game in disheartening loss to Kent State, 63-58 - Burnt Orange Nation

In a season filled with poor offensive performances, the turnover-filled brick fest by the Texas Longhorns on Tuesday against the Kent State Golden Flash in a 65-58 loss in the Erwin Center was one of the worst in a bad season that continues to trend down.

KD Cannon's insane catch, career night helps Baylor roll Boise - CBSSports.com

In a day of surprising bowl results, Baylor's 31-12 victory against Boise State in the Cactus Bowl might have been the most stunning of all.

Return of stars Rudolph, Washington gives Oklahoma State a big leg up in 2017 - CBSSports.com

Quarterback Mason Rudolph and receiver James Washington announced on Tuesday they would be returning for their senior seasons in 2017.

Uber driver unknowingly trashed Mack Brown's coaching skills in front of Mack Brown - SBNation.com

That’s awkward.

- PROFESSIONAL SPORTS -

Could Joel Embiid become league's first rookie all-star since 2011? | 'Hawks in the NBA | KUsports.com

Now, 21 games into his official rookie season with the Sixers, Embiid has become a sensation. And within the NBA Twitterverse and social media realms that once mocked him, the former Kansas big man has witnessed a surge in the opposite direction among fans, who are rallying to vote him into the 2017 all-star game.

Russian athletic officials admit 'institutional' doping program for first time - CBSSports.com

Over several days of interviews, the Times asked Russian athletic officials if they were still disputing credible reports of doping centering on the 2014 Sochi Winter Games, and they told the paper they no longer could deny wrongdoing.

Lions to ask NFL to review unnecessary roughness penalty for tackle on Ezekiel Elliott

Caldwell did not want to dwell on the questionable penalty Tuesday. He said he preferred to follow league "protocol" when teams have issues with officiating — which is to file a formal complaint — "rather than complain about things that, really, to me, that borders in on starting to worm in on excuse-making, which I don't want to have any part of."