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Time to shine: KU needs pass-rush production from star D-linemen Armstrong and Wise |
Two of the most talented players on the Jayhawks’ roster — juniors Dorance Armstrong Jr. and Daniel Wise — man the defensive line. However, between the two of them, they have made just one sack (Wise via intentional grounding penalty on Southeast Missouri State) and been credited with six quarterback hurries.

'It just sucks': KU shut out in inaugural soccer Sunflower Showdown |
In a match played in front of a Kansas D-I soccer record 2,514 fans — the first over-capacity crowd in the history of Rock Chalk Park — it wasn’t a fan in the stands, but a straggler in the lounge just off the press box overlooking the field that perfectly summed up the gut-wrenching 1-0 loss.

Gameday Breakdown: KU football vs. Texas Tech |
Coming off a bye week well rested and thoroughly aware of one of the team’s biggest issues — starting slowly — the Jayhawks better not derail their chances again by sputtering in the first and second quarters.

Kansas Athletics official says none of Bill Self's pay comes directly from Adidas |
Zero, according to KU associate athletic director Jim Marchiony, who said that the financial agreement between Kansas Athletics and Adidas stipulates that all money is paid directly to Kansas Athletics and that Self has never had a separate contract with Adidas during his time at KU.

Former KU golfers Chase Hanna, Chris Thompson advance to second stage of Tour qualifying |
Former Kansas golfers Chase Hanna and Chris Thompson made it through the first stage of Tour Q school Friday in Nebraska City, Neb., at Arbor Links, where the top 24 and ties moved on to the second stage.

Other Sports

Dodgers beat D-Backs behind hot Turner, iffy Kershaw to take 1-0 lead in NLDS -
The Los Angeles Dodgers edged the Arizona Diamondbacks 9-5 in Game 1 of the National League Division Series (GameTracker). The Dodgers now possess a 1-0 lead in the best-of-five series, with Game 2 scheduled to take place on Saturday evening from Los Angeles.

College football games, matchups Week 6: Pressure is on Miami, Michigan, LSU -
They've got game plans to draw up, practices to run, players to discipline, prospects to recruit. Well, for one, coaches get paid handsomely for lending their presence to the airwaves. The call screener usually keeps things civil. And like I said, coaches get paid handsomely.

Report: Qatar at risk of not hosting 2022 World Cup over corruption, other issues -
Qatar may not host the 2022 World Cup after all. According to a report by management consultants Cornerstone Global that was obtained by the BBC, there is "an increasing political risk" that Qatar may not host the World Cup.

Kyrie Irving shines, Ben Simmons shows youth in Celtics win: Takeaways -
In a preview of what could be an interesting Eastern Conference rivalry over the next few seasons, the Boston Celtics took down the Philadelphia 76ers in preseason action on Friday night 110-102 in Philly. Markelle Fultz, Joel Embiid, and Dario Saric sat out for the Sixers, but it was still an entertaining game, even if it didn't matter. Here are a few quick takeaways from the Celtics' win.

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