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David Beaty fired by Kansas: Jayhawks coach leaving after endless losing - SBNation.com
Kansas is firing football coach David Beaty, the university said Sunday. The plan is for Beaty to coach out the remainder of the season before moving on. He’ll collect a $3 million buyout, according to the school.

KU not retaining football coach David Beaty | KUsports.com
Since the day of Jeff Long’s introductory press conference at the University of Kansas in July, the school’s athletic director made it clear his evaluation of the football program and fourth-year head coach David Beaty would truly begin once the season kicked off, on Sept. 1.

Kansas AD Jeff Long wants to hire next football coach 'sooner rather than later' | KUsports.com
University of Kansas athletic director Jeff Long wasn’t able to introduce the football program’s next head coach Sunday night, hours after informing acting coach David Beaty he won’t be retained for a fifth season.

11 possible candidates to become KU football's next head coach | KUsports.com
Once everyone officially learned Sunday afternoon that Kansas athletic director Jeff Long was searching for a new head football coach to replace David Beaty, Long used the power of social media to divulge some details about what he’s looking for in a candidate.

KU dominates Washburn in final exhibition contest | KUsports.com
No major starting five changes, no miraculous plays, just pure dominance over the opposition. Every single one of the Jayhawks’ 13 players that appeared in the game were able to score during the team’s 87-43 win over Washburn in the final exhibition game.

Jeff Long on ISU-friendly crowd : 'We need our fans to come out'
After the game, KU linebacker Joe Dineen commented on the largely Cyclone-friendly crowd. He called it "bull—" that the Iowa State fans were able to pack the stadium while KU fans didn't do the same.

Jeff Long explains decision to move on from KU coach David Beaty
"As you all know, earlier today I informed coach Beaty that he will not be retained at the conclusion of this football season," Long said, speaking to the media hours after announcing the coaching change. "After a thorough and thoughtful evaluation of our football program over the last three months, I arrived at a decision this morning that it was in the football program's best interest to move forward with new leadership. ... Our search is already underway. I'm excited by the wide-ranging interest we've already received and I anticipate receiving in the days and weeks ahead."

David Beaty releases statement on announcement he won't return
"I would first like to thank Jeff Long for the opportunity to finish the season with our team and to honor the seniors. Although my family and I are saddened we will not be a part of the future of the program, I respect his decision. I want to thank Chancellor Girod for his support and encouragement. I am looking forward to every minute of these next three weeks with the finest young men in the country, an a university I truly love. ...

10 games that stood out from David Beaty's tenure coaching KU
The Jayhawks, who fell to 1-5 in Big 12 play on the season following a decisive loss to Iowa State, scored only three points in the eventual defeat. The 27-3 final scoreline marked the third time in Big 12 play the Jayhawks were held to 16 or fewer points, as well as the second time they scored only one time for a game.

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Magic Johnson of Los Angeles Lakers says Luke Walton safe -- 'Not going to fire him'
"Yeah, we're not going to fire him," Johnson told ESPN after the Lakers fell behind 41-10 in the first quarter on Sunday before losing to the Toronto Raptors 121-107 at home. "[The meeting last week with Walton] wasn't even a meeting about that. We just have to be better, and that was it."

Floyd Mayweather schedules bout in Rizin Fighting Federation
Mayweather will exit retirement once again and fight 20-year-old Japanese kickboxing phenom Tenshin Nasukawa on Dec. 31 at the 37,000-seat Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, about a half-hour drive outside of Tokyo.

Costly Week 9 NFL Sunday a 'disaster' for sportsbooks
Before the late-afternoon NFL games even kicked off, the writing was on the wall -- bookmakers from Nevada to New Jersey were taking a bath on a Sunday that will go down as one of the betting public's best.

Saints' Michael Thomas channels Joe Horn with hidden cellphone TD celebration
Michael Thomas brought back one of the most memorable touchdown celebrations in NFL history on Sunday, channeling former Saints wide receiver Joe Horn from 2003 when he retrieved a hidden cellphone from around the bottom of the goalpost.

2018 NFL AFC, NFC playoff picture - Bracket, schedule, Super Bowl matchups through Week 9
The passing of Week 9 means that we've moved into the second half of the NFL season. More games have been played than will be played. And you know what that means, don't you? It's time to start digesting the 2018 playoff picture.

Other News

Spanking Is Ineffective and Harmful to Children, Pediatricians’ Group Says - The New York Times
Parents should not spank their children, the American Academy of Pediatrics said on Monday in its most strongly worded policy statement warning against the harmful effects of corporal punishment in the home.

Hundreds attend vigil for Girl Scouts, mother killed collecting trash from side of road in Lake Hallie, Wisconsin - CBS News
There is unspeakable sadness in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. The community gathered Sunday night to remember four lives taken suddenly in a hit-and-run crash, reports CBS Minnesota.

More protection: UN says Earth's ozone layer is healing - ABC News
Earth's protective ozone layer is finally healing from damage caused by aerosol sprays and coolants, a new United Nations report said.

Man Who Ate Garden Slug Eight Years Ago Dies From Rat Lungworm
A man in Australia has died from rat lungworm caused by a garden slug he ate for a dare eight years earlier.