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More Miscues: Jayhawks struggle defensively, fall at home to Arizona State |
Back-to-back men's basketball losses don't happen all that often at Kansas, so when they do the aftermath often includes some harsh words and serious reality checks.

Former KU golfer Chris Thompson qualifies for Tour |
Lawrence resident Chris Thompson, a two-time golf All-American during his University of Kansas career, made it through the final stage of Q School to gain exempt status in the first eight tournaments on the Tour for 2018.

'Proud for her': Jayhawks claw past SEMO on late free throw |
Her teammates, redshirt sophomore Tyler Johnson and senior Chayla Cheadle, walked up to her in between shots. Cheadle, a “very positive” person, Kopatich said, reminded the sharpshooter simply to get out of her own head.

Hectic Sunday also brings three additions to KU football's 2018 recruiting class |
On the same day his Kansas football program officially lost commitments from two longstanding Class of 2018 recruiting targets, three-year head coach David Beaty on three occasions Sunday took to Twitter to make unrelated “neat deal” declarations, marking the additions of new recruits.

Notebook: Malik Newman leaves game with a concussion |
When three Arizona State players and Sun Devils coach Bobby Hurley stepped into the Allen Fieldhouse media room to field questions about their 95-85 victory over No. 2 Kansas on Sunday afternoon, three of the four were wearing ASU warm-up shirts that simply read, “Guard U” on the front of them.

4-star New Orleans WR Devonta Jason decommits from Kansas |
Four-star receiver Devonta Jason, the 31st-best high school senior in the country and once considered a five-star prospect according to Rivals, backed out of his nonbinding verbal commitment to play with the Jayhawks.

KU football loses pledge from prep D-end, who commits to K-State |
Grandview, Mo., defensive end Cartez Crook-Jones, one of the eight initial preps to commit to David Beaty’s program this past February, now plans to sign with rival Kansas State.

Devil of an afternoon: Arizona State knocks off KU in Allen Fieldhouse |
The nation’s No. 2-ranked team, the Kansas Jayhawks lost their second game in a row Sunday afternoon, as No. 16 Arizona State easily survived a 13-point first-half deficit to shoot its way to a 95-85 victory at Allen Fieldhouse.

Self dismayed by Kansas’ defense in 95-85 loss to Arizona State
Bill Self tore into his Kansas basketball team after watching undefeated Pac-12 school Arizona State shred his once-proud Jayhawk defense for an unheard-of 95 points Sunday at Allen Fieldhouse.

KU basketball has a three-pointer problem … and it’s not on offense
I say all this to point out the biggest concern from Kansas’ 95-85 loss to Arizona State on Sunday at Allen Fieldhouse. It’s not just defense, which obviously was an issue considering the Jayhawks allowed 58 points in the second half.

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Sorting the Sunday Pile, Week 14: Wentz injury opens up NFC playoff, MVP races -
The play was relatively innocuous -- just another instance of Carson Wentz crashing into the end zone in typical hard-nosed fashion, trying to pick up a touchdown for the Eagles in a potential NFC championship preview. Four plays later, including a laser touchdown pass to Alshon Jeffery, Wentz was limping to the locker room as a nation of Eagles fans held its breath.

NBA games Sunday, scores, highlights, news: Oladipo scores career-high 47 points -
The Pacers came back from double digits to force overtime and knock off the Nuggets. They did that behind Victor Oladipo and his career high 47 points. Oladipo was unstoppable and his 32 second-half points led the Pacers back into the game. Once the Pacers got to overtime, it was smooth sailing.

Report: Rival executives believe Rockets are legitimate threat to sign LeBron James -
LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers are enjoying a remarkable stretch of play lately, winning 14 of their last 15 games, including a 13-game winning streak. But even as LeBron has the Cavs rolling, the reports and rumors about the possibility that he might leave after the season ends aren't going away.

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Keaton Jones bullying video inspires support from LeBron James, Chris Evans - NBC News
Among those offering their support to Keaton Jones through social media were actor Chris Evans, Cleveland Cavaliers stars LeBron James and J.R. Smith and UFC champion Stipe Miocic.