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KU doubles team becomes first in program history to win ITA All-American doubles crown |
Sunday’s straight-set victory, 6-3, 6-2, over No. 17 Stanford in the championship doubles match of the Riviera ITA Women’s All-American Championships capped a wild week of five victories in four days for KU seniors Nina Khmelnitckaia and Janet Koch.

KU Q&A: Carter Stanley explains turnovers vs. WVU, talks QB swap
KU football's starting quarterback against the Mountaineers, Stanley only totaled 15 passing yards on eight attempts. He also had an interception and was part of a fourth-down play that resulted in a fumble — with the outing coming just one week after what was arguably Stanley's best career game. (In the game from last week, KU lost to Oklahoma State, 48-28, but Stanley completed 75 percent of his passes and had three touchdowns to no interceptions. It was the first time a KU quarterback had done either of those things under Beaty, min. 15 completions.)

Podcast: David Beaty is still KU's coach. What does it mean?
The Podcast kicked off at the start of July as a way of bringing you KU basketball, football and recruiting coverage in another format. Here are some of our past episodes if you're interested in checking them out

BREAKING: Badgers Flip Kansas Commit
Hosting Kansas tight end commit Clay Cundiff for an official visit over the weekend, Wisconsin has flipped the Wichita native and standout from Bishop Carroll High School.

QB Carter Stanley frustrated by struggles in loss at WVU |
Stanley grew up watching West Virginia stars such as quarterback Pat White and running back Steve Slaton, with his mother, Beth, who attended WVU. Before KU’s trip out east this weekend, Stanley spoke of childhood dreams about playing in Milan Puskar Stadium.

Decommitment from Wichita TE leaves KU with 1 recruit in 2019 class |
Just one commitment remains in place for the Kansas football program’s 2019 recruiting class as of Sunday evening.

Notebook: Transfers find ways to contribute for Jayhawks at WVU |
The Jayhawks, though ultimately unsuccessful in a 38-22 defeat at Milan Puskar Stadium, headed into their bye week having just recorded season highs in both sacks (five) and tackles for loss, sending the WVU offense a combined 79 yards in the wrong direction by making plays behind the line of scrimmage.

BREAKING: Badgers Flip Kansas Commit
Hosting Kansas tight end commit Clay Cundiff for an official visit over the weekend, Wisconsin has flipped the Wichita native and standout from Bishop Carroll High School.

Other Sports News

Mike Tomlin of Pittsburgh Steelers rips on season's penalty calls
"But some of the other stuff, man, is a joke," Tomlin said. "We gotta get better as a National Football League. Man, these penalties are costing people games and jobs. We gotta get 'em correct. And so I'm pissed about it, to be quite honest with you. But that's all I'm gonna say on it."

Miguel Sano of Minnesota Twins arrested after alleged police incident
Minnesota Twins third baseman Miguel Sano was arrested early Sunday morning in the Dominican Republic after an incident that left a police officer with a broken leg.

NFL Week 5 recap: The 11 best and 5 worst moments from Sunday -
Welcome to our first NFL Sunday of October, the spookiest month. Week 5 will haunt a few teams — and most of the kickers in the league, especially Mason Crosby — but it was a huge day for a couple teams that really needed wins, like the Steelers and Vikings.

Brewers beat Rockies 6-0, advance to NLCS -
The Colorado Rockies began Sunday one game away from elimination in the National League Division Series, and a hope that a change of scenery would bring their lineup to life. Instead, it was the Brewers’ lineup that erupted, scoring six runs while holding the Rockies scoreless, and ending the NLDS three games to none.

Mike Stoops out as Oklahoma defensive coordinator, finally -
On Saturday, the Sooners gave up 48 points to Texas in a Red River Rivalry loss. That was far from the first evidence in recent years that Oklahoma’s defense is not good. But while the Sooners have an all-world offense and a still-breathing shot at the Playoff during their likely last year with Major League Baseball signee and five-star QB Kyler Murray, it might have created some extra urgency for the Sooners to get things fixed quickly.

Paul Pierce gets into it with security at UFC 229
While it was the melee which took place after the fight between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov came to an end that stole most of the headlines, former Boston Celtics star Paul Pierce had his own issues with security from his spot in the stands at T-Mobile Arena.

Other News

Controversial ‘New Code of the West’ Conference Set in Whitefish - Flathead Beacon
The site has provided a platform for another speaker at the Whitefish event, Elaine Willman, a well-known anti-Indian activist through her work with the Citizens Equal Rights Alliance (CERA). Willman advocates for terminating Indian treaty rights and eliminating tribal sovereignty.

Faith Groups Get Out The Vote For The Midterm Elections : NPR
President Trump has prayed with evangelicals in the White House. He's nominated judges they like to federal courts, and granted their wish of moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem. For the president's evangelical supporters, he has been a godsend.

Heartbreaking Marvel Fan Poster Pays Tribute to Chris Evans' Run as Captain America
Even if you've started to come to terms with Chris Evans being done with Captain America, a new fan-made poster will probably give you the feels all over again.

Lady Gaga, Cher, and Other Pop Stars’ Film Debuts, Ranked
This weekend, A Star Is Born will AHHHH-HAAA-AHHHH its way into American cineplexes and a lot of people will praise Lady Gaga, who gives a stellar performance as the female lead, Ally. A lot of those people will express astonishment that she knocked it out of the park on her first go. Those people may use the word “debut.” They will be wrong.

The Dangers of YouTube for Young Children - The Atlantic
Chuchu tv, the company responsible for some of the most widely viewed toddler content on YouTube, has a suitably cute origin story. Vinoth Chandar, the CEO, had always played around on YouTube, making Hindu devotionals and little videos of his father, a well-known Indian music producer. But after he and his wife had a baby daughter, whom they nicknamed “Chu Chu,” he realized he had a new audience—of one. He drew a Chu Chu–like character in Flash, the animation program, and then created a short video of the girl dancing to the popular and decidedly unwoke Indian nursery rhyme “Chubby Cheeks.” (“Curly hair, very fair / Eyes are blue, lovely too / Teacher’s pet, is that you?”)

We Have a Decade to Prevent a Total Climate Disaster
By 2030, we as a collective 7 billion humans will know our fate, or at the very least, the fate of the most vulnerable among us. A landmark report released on Sunday sets the clock ticking for humanity and its quest to keep global warming to within 1.5 degrees Celsius of pre-industrial levels.

Don't Fall For the Latest Facebook 'Hacking' Hoax
I saw it for the first time late last week: an acquaintance from college posted something about how she had received a message about a friend receiving a friend request from her from a bogus account that the friend in question supposedly ignored, but she should “check her account.” It also recommends forwarding the message to everyone you know and provides instructions on how to do so.