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Notebook: Kansas Upsets South Dakota; Miles Retains Bowen, Hull

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Benton Smith: Charlie Moore is sixth-man scorer KU needs |
South Dakota basketball coach Todd Lee diligently watched every minute of the Kansas Jayhawks’ first nine games before taking his team to Allen Fieldhouse Tuesday night.

3-star JUCO CB Justin Ford commits to Kansas over UNLV
"First I would like to thank [G]od and my family for giving me a chance to further my football career and also have options to do so," Ford tweeted. "I have no doubt in my mind that this will be the best decision I have made and I have zero regrets. [Thank you] to everyone who supported me throughout my process."

Les Miles announces Clint Bowen, Tony Hull to be retained
"I can't say enough great things about Clint and Tony," said Miles in a KU athletics release. "The work they have done since I have been here to help us in regards to the players already in our program and in recruiting has been extremely beneficial."

Bill Self, KU players rave about Charlie Moore's performance
“He got fouled on that last one; he threw that one to Wilt," Dedric Lawson joked of the play. "He’s definitely a pretty good lob-thrower. He gets downhill, gets in the paint, he does a good job of finding the bigs.”

Bill Self’s favorite play from Tuesday’s win, and what it means for KU moving forward
Bill Self has coached a lot of games and seen a lot of basketball, so it takes something special for him to get excited about an individual play

‘Marksman’ Charlie Moore provides spark as No. 1 KU stops South Dakota
“We see it every day in practice. That didn’t surprise us at all, him knocking down shots,” KU coach Bill Self said of the 5-foot-11 Chicago native, who despite impressing teammates and coaches in daily workouts entered Tuesday’s contest 3 of 22 from beyond the arc.

Early signing day: Meet KU football's recruiting class for 2019
The Jayhawks, under new head coach Les Miles, have already added a number of recruits in his short tenure as head coach. The Jayhawks received their first new commitment from Mason Fairchild on Dec. 9, and things have only picked up from there.

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2019 NFL Pro Bowl selections for all 32 teams - Full NFC, AFC rosters
Here is every selection for the 2019 game, which will be played Jan. 27 in Orlando, Florida, along with analysis from NFL Nation reporters. Players' career Pro Bowls are denoted in parentheses.

Penny Hardaway of Memphis Tigers unloads on Rick Barnes of Tennessee Volunteers
Tigers coach Penny Hardaway took multiple shots at Volunteers coach Rick Barnes during a news conference Tuesday, finishing it with "Rick Barnes, get the [expletive] out of here," according to the Memphis Commercial Appeal.

LeBron James: Los Angeles Lakers getting Anthony Davis would be 'amazing'
"That would be amazing," James told ESPN on Tuesday before the Lakers' 115-110 loss to the Brooklyn Nets, referring to the Lakers landing Davis through a trade. "That would be amazing, like, duh. That would be incredible."

LeBron James' Los Angeles like you've never seen it before
How LeBron's L.A. roots established the foundation for his budding global empire.

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Former NASA Engineer Builds Impressive Glitter Bomb to Make Life Hell for Package Thieves
Mark Rober really loves to build things. So when this home electronics tinkerer discovered that some neighborhood thieves were ripping off Amazon packages from his porch, he did what any self-respecting former NASA engineer would do: He built a glitter bomb made to look like a boxed-up Apple HomePod, and he built it to capture video of the entire thing.

Bipartisan Senate vote moves sweeping criminal justice reform bill one step closer to law.
The Senate, on Tuesday, voted in favor of sweeping criminal justice reform aimed at lowering the number of people in America’s prisons and reducing recidivism. The 87-to-12 bipartisan vote to advance the First Step Act included every Democrat and all but 12 Republicans, offering a comprehensive legislative advancement for an unlikely coalition of supporters from across the political spectrum, ranging from the American Civil Liberties Union to the Koch brothers and the American Conservative Union. The bill, which aims to reduce the human and financial cost of mass incarceration, now needs to be approved by the House, which voted for a different version of the legislation earlier this year. House leaders have pledged to get this bill passed this week and President Trump has committed to signing it.

Rage Against The Machine Member Makes Serj Tankian Announcement -
Former Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello has announced that System of a Down singer Serj Tankian has released a ‘spectacular’ coffee.