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Attorney for former KU football recruit demands end to online posts labeling him ‘rapist’ |
In a strongly worded letter, an attorney for a momentary University of Kansas football recruit accused a woman of defaming and harassing the man online — even going so far as to blame her posts for KU rescinding its verbal commitment to the player.

Jayhawks, Wildcats poised for blue blood brawl |
Just the mere mention of a meeting between college basketball’s two most successful blue blood programs brings out the spotlight and captures the attention of hoops fans across the country.

Bragg, suspended from basketball team, has had more than one encounter with law enforcement this school year |
Self did not give a specific reason for Bragg's latest suspension, saying only that he had violated team rules. Self said the suspension was not connected to the ongoing investigation of a reported rape at the team's apartment building.

Gameday Breakdown: No. 2 KU basketball at No. 4 Kentucky |
It’s been a crazy week for the Kansas men’s basketball program, with the reported rape at their on-campus dormitory and the suspension of Carlton Bragg Jr., for an unrelated matter, hovering over the program and taking away from the hype and excitement leading up to Saturday’s KU-UK match-up.

Drug case stemming from McCarthy Hall investigation now pending in municipal court |
Drug charges are now pending against a suspect in a case that stemmed from the investigation of a reported rape at the apartment building where the University of Kansas men’s basketball team lives.

Other Sports

Serena defeats Venus Williams at Australian Open for record 23rd Grand Slam title -
Serena Williams has won her record 23rd Grand Slam singles title with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over her older sister Venus in Saturday's Australian Open final.

James Harden makes history with second 50-point triple-double of the season -
Another night, another signature game for James Harden's MVP résumé. The Rockets guard put up a 51-point, 13-rebound, 13-assist triple double in a 123-118 victory over the Sixers on Friday night. It was Harden's second 50-point triple-double of the season, making him the first player, ever, to have multiple 50-point triple-doubles in one season.

Farmers Insurance Open leaderboard, highlights: Rose on top, Tiger Woods out -
The Farmers Insurance Open did not produce what we expected as world No. 1 Jason Day, No. 3 Dustin Johnson and Tiger Woods all missed the cut playing out of the same group on Thursday and Friday. But it did produce a pretty slick leaderboard.

New lawsuit alleges 52 'acts of rape' by 31 Baylor players, sex used to sell recruits -
A new lawsuit against Baylor over Title IX violations and negligence was filed by a former student Friday. The lawsuit, as first reported by theDallas Morning News but since obtained by CBS Sports, makes some serious claims against the school, allegations that make the culture at Baylor look even worse than it did before, hard as that might be to believe.

10 best underdog bets: Miami over North Carolina leads Saturday upset picks -
Before this week's hiccup against West Virginia Mountaineers , Bill Self's team was the hottest in college basketball. Kentucky's ability to run the floor and split the defense is a concern, but I like KU +5. I think Frank Mason and Devonte' Graham team up for a huge day in Lexington.

Raiders want to play in $1.9 billion Las Vegas stadium for $1 per year -
On Thursday, the Raiders filed a proposed lease to the Las Vegas Stadium Authority. As the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported, the Raiders proposed to pay $1 in annual rent. To be clear, that's $1 a year to play football in a $1.9 billion stadium.