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Juco QB Thomas MacVittie, whose career began at Pitt, commits to KU football | KUsports.com
Thomas MacVittie, a sophomore at Mesa Community College (Ariz.) whose college football career began in the ACC at Pittsburgh, announced Tuesday afternoon his decision to commit to the Jayhawks, becoming the first QB to do so since Les Miles took over the program.

Azubuike’s ankle ‘sore,’ but improving: ‘He can walk on it in a limited capacity’
Injured Kansas junior center Udoka Azubuike has been working on his shooting form the past couple days, hoisting 5-foot shots while seated on a four-legged stool in KU’s practice gym.

Wichita’s Perry Ellis headlines 2019 Kansas high school hall of fame class
Wichita Heights grad Perry Ellis is one of five inductees into the Kansas State High School Activities Association (KSHSAA) Hall of Fame class for 2019.

KU hires former Texas Tech assistant Emmett Jones as WR coach
Already with one major on-field addition on the day, the KU football team announced another acquisition — this time to its coaching staff — early Tuesday evening.

Thomas MacVittie, No. 1 JUCO QB in Top247, commits to Kansas
Thomas MacVittie, the No. 1-ranked pro-style quarterback — and No. 1-ranked quarterback of any kind — in the Top247 (JUCO) announced that he'd be committing to the University of Kansas on Dec. 11. MacVittie played the most recent season at Mesa Community College, the same JUCO that 2018 KU senior cornerback Shakial Taylor attended.

KU O-line coach Luke Meadows talks past program turnarounds
“It starts with great players. We had really good players and did a good job of recruiting some guys in there that can make plays for us," Meadows said in an interview with Brian Hanni, voice of the Jayhawks. "We had a great staff. We identified the players that were going to be playmakers for us and were able to get balance with the run and the pass. ...

Other Sports News

Clippers scouting Kawhi Leonard and Kevin Durant - NBA
The Clippers, it seems, closely watch every Raptors and Warriors game this season. Even though they are having a terrific season of their own -- experiencing the rare joy of expectation-free success in the NBA -- the Clippers are rather transparently obsessed with chasing Kawhi Leonard and Kevin Durant in free agency next summer.

'Had it. Lost it.' - The Warriors and the elusive quest for joy in the NBA
"I feel like a lot of people confuse joy and happiness," Warriors forward Kevin Durant told ESPN. "I think happiness is a feeling that it's fleeting. It means you can go back and forth all the time. I feel like joy is something that you can stand on. And when you're enjoying what you do, you don't mind the adversity, the tough times, the challenges. The little obstacles you got to climb to get to where you want to go. I think joy is something that we can always hold onto."

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich passes Pat Riley for 4th on career wins list
Self-deprecating as usual, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich walked away before the obvious question could leave anyone's lips just minutes after he moved past Pat Riley for fourth on the NBA's all-time wins list with San Antonio's 111-86 triumph Tuesday night over the Phoenix Suns.

Melvin Gordon, Los Angeles Chargers, game-time decision vs. Kansas City Chiefs
"I've been grinding hard to get back and we're still trying to decide what we're going to do," Gordon said Tuesday. "I know Coach [Anthony Lynn] is trying to be careful and doesn't want me to further hurt myself or things like that. So we'll see where that goes, but I'm a lot stronger and more confident than I was last week."

Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis calls Oakland's lawsuit meritless and malicious
Calling the filing of a federal lawsuit against the Oakland Raiders and the NFL by the city of Oakland "meritless and malicious," team owner Mark Davis told ESPN late Tuesday night from the NFL owners meetings in Dallas that he would have no further comment on the matter.

Other News

UK leader May fights leadership revolt, warns Brexit in peril | Reuters
Prime Minister Theresa May vowed to fight for her job in a leadership challenge on Wednesday triggered by Conservative lawmakers, saying a change could jeopardize Britain’s divorce from the European Union.

Daily Inter Lake - Breaking News, Blizzard conditions headed for Northwest Montana
Blizzard conditions were expected to bear down on parts of Northwest Montana overnight Tuesday and into Wednesday.

Daily Inter Lake - Local News, Kalispell family asks for help in solving holiday whodunit
A Kalispell family is asking the community to help them find out how a real-life Grinch stole Christmas.

Google CEO Had To Explain To Congress Why Googling 'Idiot' Shows Donald Trump | HuffPost
“We provide search today for any time you type in a keyword. We, as Google, have gone out and crawled and stored copies of billions of their pages in our index, and we take the keyword and match it against the pages and rank them based on over 200 signals,” Pichai explained.