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All the "Hilton Magic" wands in Hilton Coliseum couldn't stop the Jayhawks on Monday night as No. 2/1 Kansas held off a late Iowa State rally for its 17th-straight victory, 76-72.
“Frank tweaked his knee and played with it the whole game,” said Self, adding that he did not think there was any reason for concern. “But I thought Monte Morris had a spectacular game. And Frank would be the first to tell you that. I thought he played great. And Frank was solid. But when we needed Frank to step up, that last drive he made, that was a big time play.”
Self and the Jayhawks found a new and different way to win Monday. KU outmuscled Iowa State, putting in close shot after close shot. An offense that has been fueled by three-pointers shot just five of them in the second half — and still played some of its most efficient basketball of the year.
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One AP voter has Kansas ranked 13th, which goes against basically everything.
According to The Oregonian, at least three Ducks players — offensive linemen Doug Brenner and Sam Poutasi and tight end Cam McCormick — are listed in fair condition at a hospital just outside Eugene and have been there since late last week.
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The team announced a $65 million, five-year contract with the popular left-hander on Monday, ensuring he will remain with the Royals through the 2021 season. Duffy was eligible for arbitration and could have become a free agent after the upcoming season.
The Chiefs defense held the Steelers to zero touchdowns on Sunday, forcing Pittsburgh to settle for six field goals. Still, Kansas City lost by two points, and just one more touchdown would have changed the course of the game.
If the Cowboys had let time run off the clock instead of spiking it, it's possible that Dan Bailey's late field goal could've forced overtime. Instead, Bailey's field goal came with 35 seconds remaining in regulation, which was enough for Aaron Rodgers to lead the Packers downfield for Mason Crosby's winning kick.
The company's 108 Nevada sportsbooks lost "seven figures" as the underdog Packers and Steelers came through for bettors on the point spread and money line.