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Gameday Breakdown: KU football vs. Baylor | KUsports.com
KU hasn’t defeated an FBS or Big 12 team this season. The same can be said of Baylor, so that brings a different vibe to this game against the winless Bears — even if the Jayhawks are considered about a touchdown underdog on their home field by Las Vegas oddsmakers.

'Tough' Kansas QB Carter Stanley enters second start of year with long leash | KUsports.com
The Kansas football staff proved a week ago it doesn’t mind switching things up at quarterback in search of a spark, but that doesn’t mean the coaches will have new starting QB Carter Stanley on a short leash versus Baylor.

Five Keys to #SicKU - BaylorBears.com - Baylor University Official Athletic Site
Baylor’s injury list this week was long and sobering, with middle linebacker Clay Johnston and receiver Pooh Stricklin likely lost for the rest of the season and quarterback Zach Smith doubtful with an AC sprain in his right (throwing) shoulder. That leaves it to true freshman quarterback Charlie Brewer to make his first collegiate start, on the road at Kansas. The receiving corps is particularly beat up, so sophomore Blake Lynch might have to give the Bears a few more snaps on the offensive side, at least for this game.

Bill Self follows fortunes of his KU players in the NBA
“I think there’s a lot to be excited about. We’ve got 16 guys (in the league) right now,” KU coach Bill Self said Thursday at a Williams Fund-sponsored Roundball Club luncheon in Wichita. Kentucky (27) and Duke (20) are the only schools with more current NBA players than KU. North Carolina also has 16.

Could a ‘Frank Mason effect’ open new recruiting doors for KU basketball?
Perception can often sway decisions, though. In the end, after announcing he was transferring from Mississippi State, Newman trusted his instincts when it came to KU coach Bill Self.

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For Cavs, LeBron's heroic showing vs. Wizards is both good and bad news - CBSSports.com
As the Cavs had gotten off to a dismal 3-5 start that included blowout losses to the Magic, Pelicans and Knicks, the "Is Cleveland in trouble?" train pulled out of the station even earlier than usual this year. Had the Cavs laid an egg against the Wizards on Friday, which would've been their fifth straight defeat, that thing would've hit full speed.

NBA -- LeBron puts on a never-before seen show
Not just because the 57 points he scored in an early season statement game were the second most of his career. He has never been as dominant or as focused as playing out of the post as he was in the clinic he displayed in the Cleveland Cavaliers' 130-122 victory over the Washington Wizards.

What we learned from LeBron James' 57-point game
You keep waiting for him to fade and he hits you with another turnaround fadeaway. You try to be cute and predict the decline and he continues to attack the rim like a scud missile, destroying everything in sight and making you gaze up in awe. You take him for granted and he makes you appreciate him again. You could probably count on one hand the number of times in recent years that LeBron James was supposed to cede control of the title of the game’s best player but he keeps adjusting, keeps evolving and keeps finding new ways to confuse and amaze.

LeBron James passes Kobe Bryant as youngest to score 29,000 career points - CBSSports.com
During the first quarter of the Cleveland Cavaliers' matchup with the Washington Wizard on Friday night, LeBron reached 29,000 career points, and he did it in style. Racing out ahead of the defense, he took a pass from Derrick Rose and flushed the ball through the net for two of the easiest points of the 29,000.

LeBron James' new secret pregame workout weapon revealed | WKYC.com
If you've attended a Cleveland Cavaliers' game this season -- or simply followed the team on Instagram -- you may have noticed James is now spending a portion of his pregame warmups performing workouts while standing atop a pair of clear plastic bubbles.

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