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Meacham stoked to get RB Martin back; QB Stanley 'not 100 percent' |
“He’s just different. He’s different,” Meacham said of Martin, who ran five times for just 17 yards in the first half of the season-opening win over Southeast Missouri State before getting hurt. “He’s a good player. And I don’t know how much we’ll have him, but having him back is big.”

How the loss of Isi Holani affects KU’s defensive line | Chasen Point |
"Isi Holani, unfortunately his injury is going to be a season-ending injury," said KU coach David Beaty. "He injured his knee in the game a couple weeks ago. Unfortunately he's not going to be available for the rest of the year."

Kansas basketball program continues strong pursuit of top 2018 talent |
Adding to the notion that Kansas seems to be in good shape for the 6-foot-9, 290-pound center from Oak Hill Academy is the fact that McCormack is slated to make an official visit to Kansas for next week’s Late Night in the Phog. McCormack already has visited Lawrence once and adding him to De Sousa would give the Jayhawks a couple of impressive big men as starters for an important recruiting class.

West Virginia Thread Alert: Rock Chalk Mountaineer - The Smoking Musket
During the week, when I was getting ready for this article, I figured this would be the uniform combination. It has been the go-to for the Mountaineers in the last few years. Amazingly, according to my records at least, the Mountaineers have only won one game wearing this combination; the 2014 Cactus Bowl against Arizona State.

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Rams vs. 49ers score, highlights, things to know: Gurley shines in surprising shootout -
If you decided to skip out on the Rams-49ers game because you thought it was going to be a snoozefest, all you missed was the highest scoring game in the history of "Thursday Night Football."

College football games, Week 4: Penn State, Michigan on alert as Big Ten play starts -
There are bad weeks for upset predictions and there are good weeks. Last week was, um, a bad week. However, I'm feeling confident about the law of averages because Week 4 of the college football season looks like it'll shape up to be a good week.

Seven NBA training camp questions: What will Knicks do with Melo? Sixers healthy? -
NBA media days begin Friday for teams going overseas in preseason, and continue Monday for the rest of the league. From there, training camp begins. The season is less than a month away. With all the change that came to the league this summer, from trades to free agency to drama, there are big things to work out in training camp.

Albert Haynesworth tweets that ex-girlfriend abused him physically, racially -
Former Titans and Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth tweeted on Wednesday night that his ex-girlfriend -- former Lady Vols player Brittany Jackson -- allegedly used to racially and physically abuse him. Haynesworth and Jackson have a son together named Ayden. Haynesworth unleashed a series of tweets, accusing Jackson of calling him "the n-word" and talking about her "extremely violent" tendencies. He also said he called the police on numerous occasions to restrain her.

Members of Warriors reportedly confused by Kevin Durant's strange offseason -
First, there was the social media saga in which he sent some (quickly deleted) tweets criticizing the Oklahoma City Thunder and his former coach, Billy Donovan, which lead to the discovery of his private Instagram account.

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Border Patrol Arrests Near Safe Zones Worry Immigrant Advocates : NPR
When 2-month-old Isaac Enrique Sanchez was diagnosed with pyloric stenosis, a condition that causes vomiting, dehydration and weight loss in infants, his parents were told that their son's condition was curable. The problem was that no hospital in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas had a pediatric surgery team capable of performing the operation on his stomach.

The EU Suppressed a 300-Page Study That Found Piracy Doesn’t Harm Sales
The European Commission paid €360,000 (about $428,000) for a study on how piracy impacts the sales of copyrighted music, books, video games, and movies. But the EU never shared the report—possibly because it determined that there is no evidence that piracy is a major problem.