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Kansas News

David Beaty comments on Les Miles' hiring at KU
"Well, I mean, obviously it wouldn't matter what I think, but I've heard nothing but terrific things about him," Beaty said. "I haven't spoken with him and we probably won't speak, but that's OK. I'm going to be coach here through the rest of this week, and then it's going to be time for a changing of the guard."

Press conference: Bill Self breaks down Marquette, NIT field
Among the topics discussed by the 16th-year KU coach were his thoughts on the field at the NIT Season Tip-Off, which will take place at Barclays Center this week. The Jayhawks will first take the floor in Brooklyn at 6 p.m. on Wednesday.

Bill Self: Les Miles a 'home-run hire' with credentials 'off the charts' | KUsports.com
“I’m supposed to announce we’re going to run the triple option next year,” Self joked.

Matt Tait: KU's lack of commitments in 2019 class actually an advantage for Les Miles | KUsports.com
The outgoing Kansas football staff left him just one committed player in the 2019 class. And it might have been the best thing that ever could have happened. (ed note - eye roll emoji)

New Adidas lawsuit emerges as KU reviews its options with apparel company; civil suit alleges KU coaches knew of payments | KUsports.com
Adidas, the apparel partner that the University of Kansas is trying to decide whether to extend a multimillion dollar scholarship agreement with, now is facing a civil lawsuit alleging racketeering.

During time off, new KU football coach Les Miles thought about adapting offensively | KUsports.com
When Louisiana State University fired Les Miles as its head football coach a little more than two years ago, the athletic department’s action came on the heels of some late-game clock mismanagement in the Tigers’ 2016 SEC-opening loss.

Bill Self, Marcus Garrett approve of KU football hire Les Miles
"I will say one thing about Marcus: I asked our guys yesterday when we were watching tape, I told them all of the background on Les [Miles] and all of that stuff," Self said. "Marcus follows sports more than anybody else on our team, he's got a better feel for it than anybody, and I said, 'What do you think Garrett?' And he goes, 'Love it. We all should love it.' So that right there is about as good of an endorsement as a guy could get when Marcus says that."

Other Sports News

LeBron James says reception in Cleveland ‘better not’ be like it was in 2010 when Lakers take on Cavaliers on Wednesday - Silver Screen and Roll
He also said he’s not expecting a reaction from Cavs fans anything like what he was met by in 2010, when he came back to Cleveland for the first time as a member of the Miami Heat.

“Shit, it better not be,” he said, referring to the flaming pile of hate and vitriol few had seen inside a pro sports arena.

Los Angeles Rams, Kansas City Chiefs combine for record night on MNF
A game that Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff fittingly called "four quarters of craziness" earned multiple entries in the NFL record book as the Rams won an epic battle with the Kansas City Chiefs 54-51.

Kansas City Chiefs-Los Angeles Rams over/under deals Las Vegas a big loss
Michael Grodsky, spokesperson for William Hill, which has 108 sportsbooks in Nevada, told ESPN the game was a "healthy seven-figure loss" for the book, with 69 percent of customers betting the over.

John Wall fined for yelling profanities at coach Scott Brooks
After teammate Jeff Green and Brooks pushed Wall and Wizards teammates to raise the level of intensity in a practice last week, Wall fired back with "f--- you," toward Brooks, league sources said.

Breckyn Hager of Texas Longhorns reprimanded by Big 12 for dig at OU
The Big 12 publicly reprimanded Breckyn Hager on Monday after the Texas defensive end slammed rival Oklahoma following a postgame interview with reporters Saturday night.

Other News

California Camp Fire: They survived the flames. But now they’re trapped.
Pulga is a ghost town, of sorts, located in a gully in a stunning part of the Feature River. I’ve gone there every couple of months or so for nearly four years, since my friend Betsy Ann Cowley bought the town from some people who had run a hypnotism school there since the mid-1990s. Throughout the first half of the 20th century, the area was home to hundreds of people who worked in the Vesuvianite mine and on the railroad and sent their kids to the town’s one-room schoolhouse. Most everyone left by the end of the ’60s, and today it’s just Betsy and a rotating cast of friends working to rebuild the property. Pulga is in the heart of the Camp Fire evacuation zone—and I went there last week to learn how people who had not gotten out were managing. Betsy is there now, and she can’t leave.

Days of testimony about drugs and killings in 'El Chapo' trial seem to bore jurors - Los Angeles Times
Jurors in the trial of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman clung to the edge of their seats Monday, heads darting back and forth like spectators at a tennis match as the defense attacked one of the prosecution’s star witnesses after nearly three days of direct examination.

Bigfork Eagle - Local News, Kalispell council seeks input on downtown renewal plan
Kalispell officials and businesspeople envision a downtown enlivened by the Kalispell Trail, a multi-use trail scheduled to replace railroad tracks in the years ahead.

A Peanut Allergy Treatment Pill Just Got Closer to Reality, But Sadly There's a Major Catch
But that improvement came at a cost - nearly all of the study participants who received the drug, a pharmaceutical-grade preparation of peanut flour, suffered adverse events of some type, and 1 in 10 withdrew from the trial because of gastrointestinal, skin or respiratory problems or systemic allergic reactions.