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Notebook: Kansas Mauls TCU

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The three big breaks KU football needed to defeat TCU
Pooka Williams smiled as he was swarmed by fans. Mike Lee rushed out to the student section to celebrate. Peyton Bender, often criticized for his shaky play earlier in the season, signed autographs on the field.

Peyton Bender got teammates 'amped up' on rare 3rd down scramble
But on one play in the fourth quarter of Kansas' 27-26 upset win over TCU, Bender fired up his teammates while showcasing a scrambling ability he's only shown on a handful of occasions. The play just so happened to put KU in a position to win its first Big 12 game since November of 2016.

Devon Dotson impresses in first start for KU basketball
Immediately following a pair of free throws from Dedric Lawson, Emporia State’s point guard received the inbound pass. As he turned and looked up the court Dotson was right there.

KU football stuns TCU behind late-game theatrics |
Actually, as it turned out, just one miscalculation in the final seconds of the fourth quarter wouldn’t sting the charmed-for-a-day Jayhawks. Bender successfully executed the safety, but left a single second up on the game clock.

Notebook: Larry Brown joins KU greats in Ring of Honor |
A tight end for the Jayhawks from 1967-70, Larry Brown watched his name go up on the north end of the old venue during a ceremony Saturday, in between the first and second quarters of the Jayhawks’ 27-26 victory over TCU.

Kansas knocks off TCU to end Big 12 losing skid |
Kansas scored on its first four drives in the second half to claim a 27-26 win over TCU Saturday at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium. With the win, the Jayhawks (3-5, 1-4 Big 12) snapped a 14-game losing streak against Big 12 foes. It marks the team’s first conference win since KU defeated Texas in November of 2016.

KU volleyball swept at Baylor |
Kansas (13-7, 6-3 Big 12) couldn't find an answer for a potent Baylor (14-7, 6-4 Big 12) offense that recorded a .296 hitting percentage in Saturday's sweep. The Bears also won the battle at the net, with 43 kills and six blocks while out-digging the Jayhawks 43-39.

KU football grades: Reviewing the upset win over TCU
Bender showcased some rare mobility on Saturday, twice escaping pressure for big plays. On the first, he found Pooka Williams open for one of his two touchdown passes. On the second, he ran for a first down on a drive that ended in a touchdown.

CBS Sports ranks the top 13 Big 12 basketball players in 2018-19
CBS Sports released its list of the top 101 college basketball players in the country last week. Predictably, among the list were several players who will appear in the Big 12 this season, which includes, of course, a handful of players from the team that has won the conference the last 14 years.

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Four Jacksonville Jaguars players detained in London
Four Jacksonville Jaguars players -- safety Barry Church, cornerback D.J. Hayden, safety Ronnie Harrison and safety Jarrod Wilson -- were detained early Saturday after an incident in London, where the team is to play the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.

Giannis Antetokounmpo shakes off elbow to the head as Bucks win sixth straight
With Giannis Antetokounmpo sidelined to start the second half while being evaluated for a possible concussion, the Bucks built a big third-quarter lead and cruised to a 113-91 win over the Orlando Magic on Saturday.

LeBron James of Los Angeles Lakers passes Dirk Nowitzki on all-time scoring list
Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James passed Dirk Nowitzki for sixth place on the career scoring list Saturday night, and Nowitzki thinks James will end up as the greatest scorer ever to play the game.

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Pittsburgh shooting: Victims of synagogue attack named - BBC News
The gunman had already shot dead 11 people and was leaving the synagogue after about 20 minutes when he encountered Swat officers and exchanged fire with them, FBI agent Robert Jones said.

Mail Bomb Suspect Cesar Sayoc’s Rage Against Mom Drove Him to Trump, Lawyer Claims
Sayoc’s estrangement from his family, Lowy said, was instrumental in shaping him into the man who, according to prosecutors, sent crude pipe bombs to critics of President Donald Trump, including former President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Sens. Cory Booker and Kamala Harris, billionaire George Soros and actor Robert De Niro.

Bobby “Boris” Pickett’s “Monster Mash” follow-ups are the scariest Halloween music of all.
You know what’s really scary, though? The idea that any success you experience is a meaningless fluke that will doom you to spend the rest of your life in increasingly fruitless attempts to recapture the magic that once came so easily. So for a truly spooky, ooky, creepy-crawly Halloween playlist, kick back with some of Bobby Pickett’s unsuccessful “Monster Mash” follow-ups, and think about the prison of expectations you’re building for yourself, day by day, brick by brick, Halloween novelty song by Halloween novelty song. Spooktacular!

Two winners nab $687.8 million Powerball jackpot. Here's the tax bill
Of course, the two winners splitting the $687.8 million Powerball jackpot won't end up with the advertised amount. Whether they take their haul as a lump sum or as an annuity spread out over three decades, federal and state taxes will eat up a big chunk of their windfall.