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Jayhawks arrive in KC focused on next step in tourney journey |
Just before 4 p.m. Tuesday, less than an hour after leaving Lawrence, the Kansas men’s basketball team arrived at the Westin Crown Center, its headquarters for the second weekend of this year’s NCAA Tournament.

Jayhawks have open practice Wednesday at Kansas City's Sprint Center |
The top-seeded Jayhawks, who will face No. 4 Purdue (27-7) at approximately 8:39 p.m. Thursday, arrived at their tourney headquarters in downtown KC on Tuesday afternoon and will spend the next couple of days preparing for their Sweet 16 showdown with the Boilermakers. In many ways, though, KU coach Bill Self said everything the team went through during the season up to this point was the first step in preparing for what’s next.

Newest KU football additions already impressing Beaty |
While the Jayhawks’ exuberant leader entered spring ball curious to check in on the development of returning players, he paid closest attention on the first day to the ones who were experiencing their first Kansas practice. Beaty wanted to see exactly what the mid-year additions had to offer.

Notebook: Bill Self likes Jayhawks' mindset entering Sweet 16 |
"I like our mindset," Self said. "Regardless of situations, you don’t get to the Sweet 16 unless your guys care a lot. And all 16 teams have a team full of guys that it means a lot to them And it’s gonna mean even more as you move forward and you can see the finish line.

KU coach Bill Self says team is ‘excited’ as Jayhawks prepare to play Purdue in KC
"Gosh guys, it’s just a basketball game, geez," Self, Kansas’ 14th-year coach, said with a big smile, after hopping off the team bus that delivered the Jayhawks (30-4) from Allen Fieldhouse to team headquarters on a trip to Kansas City that he hopes will include an NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 win over Purdue (27-7) about 8:40 p.m Thursday at the Sprint Center, then another over either Oregon or Michigan on Saturday.

Kansas Is the Best Basketball Team in the Country — for Now
And then there are the Kansas Jayhawks, who have flown above it all. They defeated UC-Davis by 38 in the 1-against-16 game, the second-biggest margin of any first-round victory, which set them up for a game against 9-seed Michigan State. We’re continually told that Tom Izzo always gets his team to play at their best — except, um, that one time — and the Jayhawks easily dispatched the Spartans, 90–70.

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2017 NCAA Tournament: Sweet 16 brackets, predictions for increasingly mad March -
It took a bit longer than we’re used to, but eventually this NCAA Tournament gave us the stunners we’re used to seeing this time of year. Team to not make it out of the first weekend: Top overall seed Villanova, No. 2 seed Duke and No. 2 seed Louisville. Some epic Sweet 16 matchups await.

2017 World Baseball Classic USA vs. Japan final score: USA edges Japan to reach final -
The United States of America moves to its first ever World Baseball Classic final, by virtue of taking down two-time champion Japan in the semifinals on Tuesday night, 2-1. The final will be on Wednesday night at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT in Dodger Stadium vs. Puerto Rico, which is undefeated to this point.

Get ready, Las Vegas: All signs point to the Raiders winning relocation vote Monday -
After being a skeptic throughout this process and especially in the aftermath of owner Mark Davis’ deal with casino magnate Sheldon Adelson falling apart around the Super Bowl, there are too many people I trust telling me this has become basically a fait accompli for me to deny it any longer. By Monday night, Davis will be cracking open the bubbly and toasting to his future on the Strip, because with the NFL including a formal vote on Vegas on its official agenda for the annual spring meeting, there is almost no time for this to fall apart now.

WATCH: Robin Lopez, Serge Ibaka ejected after trading punches -
There are "NBA fights" and then there are real fights that happen during an NBA game. Tuesday night in Toronto, Robin Lopez and Serge Ibaka had one of the latter. Both Lopez and Ibaka were ejected for throwing punches, and will likely be suspended as well.

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LeBron James responds to LaVar Ball: 'Keep my kids' name out of your mouth' -
Keep my kids’ name out of your mouth, keep my family out of your mouth," James told ESPN on Tuesday, as the Cavaliers practiced on UCLA’s campus, two days after a victory at the Lakers.

Wheel Of Fortune Contestant Completely Blows It
Damnit, Kevin, you got so close before your horniness undid you.

NFL Developing New Way To Drain All Joy From Sport For No Reason
The NFL will develop "an educational training video" on how to celebrate a touchdown, according to a tweet this morning by executive vice president of football operations Troy Vincent, who if this was not the most embarrassing thing he has ever announced in public has had an extremely awful life.

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