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Notebook: Kansas Enters Season Ranked 4

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Kansas News

KU basketball opens season 4th in Associated Press poll |
The Kansas men’s basketball team cracked the Top 5 in The Associated Press’ preseason college basketball poll, released on Wednesday.

Former Journal-World sports editor Chuck Woodling dies at 76 |
Chuck Woodling, sports editor of the Journal-World for 37 years and a resident of Lawrence for 49 years, died Wednesday after battling the effects of acute myeloid leukemia for nearly four years.

Emphasis on glass vs. Pitt State proves Jayhawks were listening |
What was not as easy to predict entering Tuesday’s game was how well this group of Jayhawks would heed the recent instructions from head coach Bill Self about getting to the glass and making rebounding a priority.

Modest Mesa Ribordy praised by KU football teammates |
Redshirt sophomore center Mesa Ribordy isn’t the type of football player to tout his own performance or boast about how much he means to the Kansas offense.

'You take it for granted': KU soccer's season ended by TCU in Big 12 tournament |
Lois Heuchan, a senior, buried her head into the shoulder of a coach. The tears were already streaming down from her eyes as a thick fog enveloped the field at Swope Soccer Villiage, creating a scene that matched the gloom felt by the KU women's soccer team as the final kick sailed over the bar.

Other Sports

Astros win 2017 World Series, but plenty of blame to go around for the Dodgers -
You know what I hate? When there's this raging debate about "Did Team A win or did Team B lose?" in big games.

2018 World Series odds: Astros 6-to-1 to repeat but Dodgers open as favorites -
Wednesday night, the Houston Astros clinched the first World Series championship in franchise history with a 5-1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 7. The 'Stros rebounded to win Game 7 after dropping Game 6 on Tuesday.

WATCH: Lance Stephenson draws flagrant foul for slapping LeBron James in the groin -
LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers got hit with another gut-punch on Wednesday, dropping their fourth straight game to a team that might not even make the playoffs. But during the game LeBron took a punch of another part of his body ... and it definitely wasn't the gut.

Astros just won the World Series and are positioned to win more in the coming years -
On Wednesday night, the Houston Astros defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 7 of the 2017 World Series to become world champions for the first time.

Carlos Correa proposed after winning World Series and the internet has questions -
On Wednesday night, the Houston Astros defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 7 of the 2017 World Series. As a result, the Astros claimed the first title in franchise history.

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