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Kansas News

Game day breakdown: No. 14 KU basketball vs. Stanford |
In previewing Thursday's matchup during a phone interview with the Journal-World, Stanford coach Jerod Haase — a former Kansas player who said he would “always have great feelings about Kansas” — pointed to guard play as a potentially huge factor in this one.

KU women cruise past Iona, 72-58 |
Austin Richardson completed a double-double and the Kansas women's basketball team rolled past Iona, 72-58, on Wednesday at Hynes Athletics Center.

KU football stadium to be renamed after donor David Booth |
The University of Kansas plans to rename its football stadium in honor of David Booth, the KU alumnus who has pledged $50 million over five years toward the stadium’s upcoming renovation, Chancellor Douglas Girod announced Wednesday.

KU football signs 14 prospects to 2018 recruiting class |
Within the first several hours of the NCAA’s new early signing period for college football, the University of Kansas officially added 14 members to its 2018 recruiting class on Wednesday.

Baker trio, ex-Jayhawk Gonzalez named to NAIA All-America teams |
Baker freshman running back JD Woods and junior defensive back Nate McLaurin, along with Gonzalez, were named to the Associated Press NAIA All-America second team on Wednesday

4-star CB Corione Harris sticks to his word, signs with Kansas football |
Out of nowhere, receiver Devonta Jason and cornerback Corione Harris — Louisiana prospects considered four-star talents and among the top 100 players in the nation — caught the recruiting world off guard by announcing during a junior day visit to Lawrence they were committing to KU.

Other Sports

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred defends 'long-term commitment to winning' from new Miami Marlins ownership group
Manfred, in a contentious interview with The Dan Le Batard Show on ESPN Radio, said Major League Baseball "did not have player-specific plans" from the new ownership group, which has slashed payroll and traded away the team's biggest stars -- including Giancarlo Stanton, Marcell Ozuna and Dee Gordon.

Semi-truck crashes into swimming pool of home of Portland Trail Blazers guard Evan Turner
A semi-truck hauling a large trash bin crashed and plunged into the swimming pool of the home owned by Portland Trail Blazers guard Evan Turner.

K-Lani Nava first female to score points in Texas state title game
Nava, a senior at Strawn School, became the first female to score points in a University Interscholastic League (UIL) state title game when she booted nine extra points on Wednesday at the Dallas Cowboys' AT&T Stadium.

NBA: Inside the implosion that rebuilt the New York Knicks
It's hard to remember now, but there was a time when Carmelo Anthony and Phil Jackson had a relatively normal relationship. Shortly after the New York Knicks hired Jackson as president, Anthony said he was willing to do anything Jackson asked if it led to building a winner in New York. Around the same time, Jackson described Anthony as a great player with another level to reach: "I hope together, with the team we create, he can get there." Less than four years later, Anthony and Jackson found themselves stuck in one of the more dysfunctional marriages in NBA history. Bizarre public criticisms, organizational politics, an erosion of trust -- it all played a role in the ugly end for Anthony and Jackson in New York.

Possible Christmas Miracle News

Bookies Release New Odds On An Oasis Reunion - Radio X
Hilariously enough, the the best odds of 6/4 were given to Liam Gallagher for tweeting that "Oasis will never get back together in 2018," which to be fair could happen at any given minute knowing his Twitter habits.

Oasis’s Liam Gallagher teases truce brother Noel for Christmas
Before you get too excited, some fans have guessed that this is a prank, and that "NG" is actually Radio 1 Breakfast Show host Nick Grimshaw:

Liam Gallagher reveals what he bought with his first royalty cheque - NME
“I don’t know about the cheque, I’m still waiting for it mate” Gallagher joked. “I remember the first thing I bought with it was a scooter – a 1954 Lambretta, which I’ve still got. That’s on the cover of ‘Definitely Maybe’. There’s some shots of it on there.”