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Kansas News

KU’s big men have struggled early: ‘We’ve got to get to where we don’t turn it over’
“This is the fourth time we have either played a game or scrimmaged 40 minutes with officials. We’ve had 22, 21, 21 and 22 turnovers, so our consistency in turning the ball over has been apparent,” KU coach Bill Self said after the Jayhawks committed 22 turnovers in a somewhat sloppy 93-55 victory over Emporia State last Thursday night at Allen Fieldhouse.

KU football alternate uniforms to honor World War II veterans | KUsports.com
The KU football program unveiled Monday the white jerseys, blue pants and white helmets featuring a 1941 Jayhawk that the team will wear for its Saturday home date with Iowa State, which will double as KU’s annual “Salute to Service” game.

'That's just what he does': Kansas RB Pooka Williams making crucial plays in passing game, too | KUsports.com
Williams’ versatility in the passing game, with seven receptions for 102 yards and two touchdowns (all personal bests for the freshman from Louisiana), played a crucial role in the Jayhawks winning their first Big 12 game in nearly two years, 27-26, at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium.

CBS Sports asks five questions about Kansas, De Sousa
When Kansas announcing that it would sit forward Silvio De Sousa while it awaits the result of an NCAA eligibility check, it raised some questions about how the Jayhawks would deal with the loss, particularly if it comes a long-term situation.

ESPN releases preseason basketball power rankings
Right off the bat, the Champions Classic offers three of the top five and four top 10 teams going head-to-head when Michigan State plays Kansas and Kentucky takes on Duke, all on a neutral court in Indianapolis. That event, always one of the best in college hoops, will provide a clearer picture of which teams are actually the nation's best and which have more work to do.

Other Sports News

John Cena won't take part in WWE's Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia
After being advertised as being part of the show in recent weeks, Cena was quietly removed from the match as part of Monday night's broadcast of WWE's flagship show, Monday Night Raw. He will be replaced in the event by Bobby Lashley, who joins Kurt Angle, Jeff Hardy, Randy Orton, Seth Rollins, Dolph Ziggler, The Miz and Rey Mysterio in the tournament portion of the show.

Klay Thompson of Golden State Warriors breaks NBA record for most 3-pointers in a game with 14 vs. Chicago Bulls
Golden State Warriors All-Star swingman Klay Thompson set an NBA record by knocking down 14 3-pointers in Monday night's 149-124 win over the Chicago Bulls.

Klay Thompson’s epic night in 7 mindblowing facts - SBNation.com
Klay Thompson scored 52 points in 26 minutes against the Bulls on Monday, while wearing a giant headband that covered his ears. In doing so, he broke the NBA record (held by his partner Stephen Curry) for most threes in a game with 14. That’s one helluva way to break out of a slump! Also, he didn’t even need to play in the fourth quarter. Who knows what heights he could have reached there?

2018 World Series: Red Sox are champs, Dodgers looking for answers - SBNation.com
For the first time in five years, the winner of the World Series wasn’t a team that had an easily identifiable legacy of pain. The 2018 World Series champions weren’t the ‘17 Astros, who had never won. They weren’t the ‘16 Cubs, who hadn’t won in over a century, or the ‘15 Royals, who had just emerged from a two-decade stint as the butt of baseball’s jokes. No, this year’s champion was the Boston Red Sox, who have done it several times before and look like they can do it several times more.

DeAndre Jordan is suddenly making all his free throws now - SBNation.com
We’re settling into the part of the NBA season where trends may be legitimate. Our fun Week 1 stats like Nik Stauskas’ 24-point eruption, Nikola Mirotic’s 70 percent shooting, and MVP Cedi Osman have proven to be myths.

Other News

Italy's iconic Moka coffee pots at risk of extinction - The Local
The classic coffee pot may disappear from Italian kitchens as Bialetti, the historic company that invented the moka in the 1930s, warns of impending bankruptcy.

GE slashes dividend to a penny to fix debt-riddled balance sheet - CNN
General Electric is under such financial stress that new CEO Larry Culp is slashing the troubled conglomerate's 119-year-old dividend to just a penny a share.

Scientists Have Found The Largest Deep-Sea Nursery, With More Than 1000 Octopuses
In the waters off the coast of California, marine scientists are finding a whole world of cephalopod wonders: in the latest instalment, it's a vast number of octopuses huddling over their eggs in the crevices of an extinct underwater volcano.

NASA astronaut still baffled by removal from ISS mission - SpaceNews.com
Jeanette Epps was assigned by NASA in January 2017 to the crew of Expeditions 56 and 57, scheduled to launch to the station on a Soyuz spacecraft in mid-2018. It was to be the first spaceflight for Epps, a member of the 2009 astronaut class, and the first long-duration mission to the ISS by an African-American astronaut.