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McClure Magic: Jayhawks top Billikens in 2OT, advance in NCAA Tournament - Kansas Jayhawks
Three minutes into double overtime, Kansas junior Katie McClure kicked the Jayhawks past Saint Louis and into the second round of the NCAA Tournament in a thrilling finish Friday night at Rock Chalk Park. McClure's golden goal in the 104th minute gave her team a 2-1 win over the Billikens and booked Kansas its second trip to the second round of the NCAA Tournament in three seasons.

Game day breakdown: KU football at K-State | KUsports.com
Kansas State’s offense only averages 337.8 yards per game (114th nationally) this season, and 102.0 of those — a little more than 30 percent — have come as the direct result of handing the ball off to junior running back Alex Barnes.

Kansas soccer edges Saint Louis in double overtime | KUsports.com
With all hands on deck by both the Jayhawks on the field and their support staff, Kansas advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament with a 2-1 double overtime win over Saint Louis Friday night at Rock Chalk Park.

Getting to know: Kansas State football | Jackson's Journal | KUsports.com
For the first time since 2009, the University of Kansas football team enters the Sunflower Showdown with a record equal to or better than Kansas State.

Preview and prediction: Five factors to look for in KU vs. KSU
The big news out of the last week was obviously Beaty's firing after a 3-6 start to his fourth season and a 6-39 mark since taking over at the helm of the program. KU athletic director Jeff Long announced the news on Sunday after, as he stated in a press conference later that day, sleeping on his decision and then informing the KU coach around noon.

Bill Self on David Beaty: Nothing less than 'a true pro'
“Well, we haven’t talked, we’ve texted back and forth several times," Self said of he and Beaty at his weekly press conference. "I know that he’s really excited for the game this weekend, he’s made that very clear to me. I’m hoping that the players rally around the situation and perform at a level that gives us certainly a great opportunity to win an in-state rivalry game this weekend."

How to watch: TV, radio, game info for KU football vs. K-State
The Jayhawks sit at 3-6 on the year and 1-5 against Big 12 opponents after last week's loss to Iowa State in Lawrence. The KU offense put up arguably its worst showing of the season in that meeting — at least when it came to finishing drives and getting the ball in the end zone.

Kansas hopped for No. 1 spot in CBS Sports Top 25 and 1
Kansas took care of business in beating Michigan State at the Champions Classic on Tuesday. But because Duke’s performance against Kentucky earned such rave reviews, Kansas stood pat at No. 2 in CBS Sports writer Gary Parrish’s Top 25 and 1, while Duke took over the top spot from Kentucky.

Duke has Kansas' attention after blowout win over Kentucky
If you turned off your television after KU's win on Tuesday, you missed No. 4 Duke absolutely destroying No. 2 Kentucky in a head-to-head matchup. Duke hung 59 points on Kentucky in both the first and second half en route to a 118-84 win.

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Jim Calhoun as fiery as ever in coaching Division III St. Joseph to debut win
Nearly seven years since he last appeared on the sideline, Jim Calhoun coached a basketball game in Connecticut on Friday night -- and led the University of Saint Joseph to a win in its first-ever men's game.

Washington team bus catches fire after loss to Auburn
The Washington men's basketball team got a scare when its team bus blew a tire and caught fire Friday night after the Huskies' 88-66 loss at No. 11 Auburn.

Joe Mauer to retire after 15 seasons with Minnesota Twins
"After much consideration I have decided to retire from playing baseball," Mauer wrote in the letter. "The decision came down to my health and my family. The risk of concussion is always there, and I was reminded of that this season after missing over 30 games as a result of diving for a foul ball.

Gordon Hayward, Boston Celtics, booed heavily Utah Jazz fans homecoming
For 16 months, Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward has had to think about what it would be like to return to Salt Lake City and face the Utah Jazz, the team he played for during the first seven years of his NBA career.

Kevin Durant tours Warriors' new Chase Center, stays quiet on future
The Golden State Warriors' recruitment of Kevin Durant took another public step on Friday afternoon as the organization gave the All-Star forward a guided tour of Chase Center.

New Orleans Saints fear Dez Bryant tore Achilles tendon in practice
The New Orleans Saints fear that Bryant tore his Achilles tendon on the final play of Friday's practice, a source confirmed to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. The news was first reported by the NFL Network, which said Bryant was to undergo an MRI.

Ohio State Buckeyes, Clemson Tigers simply can't lose this weekend
When it comes to determining the top four teams each week, the 13 members of the College Football Playoff selection committee are also watching the game film -- which is why No. 10 Ohio State is the lowest-ranked one-loss Power 5 team and looking up at a two-loss No. 7 LSU team.

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Elon Musk authorizes Tesla employees to provide assistance for the California wildfires and 'not worry about payment' - Electrek
CEO Elon Musk has authorized Tesla employees to provide assistance for the wildfires and not worry about payment.

Google admits "white" is a huge power drain on Android devices - Android Community
What Google shared about battery life isn’t exactly rocket science but it’s still good to have it on paper for developers as they continue creating products that users will be consuming on their phone. Brightness is one of the most obvious factors that contribute to quick power draw. They also compared the battery consumption on Max Brightness in normal mode and in night mode, and obviously, the latter saves more power. It is worth noting though that what they used in the study was the first Google Pixel.

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