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Notebook: Kansas Mauls K-State

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Surprise zone keys Jayhawks' win at Kansas State |
Monday night, at an electric and jam-packed Bramlage Coliseum, the Jayhawks used portions of each strength, in good stretches and bad, to plow past second-place Kansas State, 70-56, in a game the Jayhawks led for 37:29 and trailed just once, at 2-0.

Free State's Jalan Robinson watches football recruitment skyrocket before signing day |
“I was on the phone with them and I tried to act cool,” said Robinson, an all-state offensive lineman. “I tried to like not notice. But right after that, I called my mom and I called my dad and was talking about it.”

Notebook: Udoka Azubuike heckled during warmups; KU wins again on Kansas Day |
"That was, by far, one of the funniest pregame moments I've ever had," KU sophomore Malik Newman said after the victory. "Like, by far. He was embracing it, and I think he enjoyed it more than we enjoyed it."

Road-tested Jayhawks beat K-State in Manhattan |
The road was once again kind to the Kansas basketball team Monday night at Bramlage Coliseum, where the Jayhawks’ two battle-tested seniors steered them to a 70-56 victory over rival Kansas State.

The defensive play of the year and Kansas’ rising star
The more you watch the video the more the 20-year-old Ukrainian looks a little like a bird. Svi Mykhailiuk was chasing down Xavier Sneed, who might be Kansas State’s best athlete, with no humans between him and the basket.

How Udoka Azubuike is working to get past his free-throw woes
As he stood at the free-throw line in warmups, Kansas State students noticed … and started heckling him. They screamed at him before the practice shots, trying to distract him long before the game started.

Other Sports

Zach Lowe on the Blake Griffin trade and future for LA Clippers, Detroit Pistons
Blake Griffin is an exquisitely skilled player in his prime. When you read that the LA Clippers traded him for (mainly) a lightly protected first-round pick and a younger power forward they might have some interest in re-signing in July 2019, your reaction was probably: That's it? That's all they get for Blake freaking Griffin?

New England Patriots' long continuity will change with coordinators leaving
Continuity was the theme of Super Bowl opening night for New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, but even if quarterback Tom Brady, coach Bill Belichick and Kraft stick together beyond the 2017 season as promised, the Patriots' continuity will be tested in other ways after Super Bowl LII wraps up in Minneapolis.

Americans expected to bet $4.76 billion on Super Bowl LII
As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to release a ruling that could legalize sports betting outside of Nevada, Americans are expected to bet $4.76 billion on Super Bowl LII between the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles, according to estimates released Tuesday by the American Gaming Association.

Los Angeles Coliseum sells naming rights to United Airlines
The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, one of the most historic sports venues in the nation, sold its naming rights to United Airlines in a lucrative deal that was announced by USC during a groundbreaking ceremony on Monday.

Blake Griffin of Los Angeles Clippers in talks to be traded to Detroit Pistons
"Blake Griffin had a tremendous impact on this organization and his legacy within the community of Los Angeles will be permanent," Clippers owner Steve Ballmer said in a news release announcing the deal Monday night. "It was a pleasure getting to know and cheer for Blake. I wish him, as well as Brice and Willie, the best of luck.

Other News

China Denies That It Gifted the African Union an HQ Building Stuffed Full of Surveillance Devices
The government of China has long held an interest in building bridges with countries across Africa, which it sees as both a major opportunity for economic investment and a chance to project geopolitical power. But while mutual solidarity is nice and all, the Chinese want to leave as little to chance as possible in their influence-building project on the continent, per a recent investigation by French newspaper Le Monde.

Beyoncé With Snacks on Deck for Blue Ivy Is Proof That Parenting Is the Same No Matter Who You Are
I have three kids, two of whom are under 3 years old. This means that whenever we go ANYWHERE, I have to have a few things on deck: diapers, wipes, a first-aid kit of some sort, snacks and water or juice. You can get away with water for a while but once your little ones taste that sweet nectar of concentrate, all you’ll hear from then on is “I WAN’ JUICE!” Parenting, man. It’s the business.

Is It Legal to Own a Flamethrower?
If you’re looking to buy one of Elon Musk’s high-tech flamethrowers for, you know, roasting nuts and stuff, you might be wondering about the legality of owning such a dangerous weapon—er, tool—in the good ol’ U.S. of A. I’ll give you a hint: flame on.

Bigger Streaming Royalties Sound Like Trouble for Spotify
The review panel in charge of setting rates for songwriter’s royalties reportedly issued the biggest rate increase for artists in its history over the weekend—a 4o percent hike. For the music streaming industry, which runs on thin margins, this could be an issue. For Spotify, a price increase for users could be inevitable, but the company has yet to respond to the news.