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Notebook: Kansas Women Maul Las Vegas Tournament; Pooka Williams Arrest Details Emerge

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Kansas News

Kansas takes Desert Division title at Duel in the Desert - University of Kansas Athletics
Kansas women's basketball topped Northwestern, 66-57, in its second game of the Duel in the Desert Tournament to earn the Desert Division title on Thursday night inside Cox Pavilion.

KU players shop for needy families ahead of Christmas
The KU basketball players strolled around and shopped for items for some 16 families with the guidance of a few workers to point them in the right direction. It was the 22nd year of the event, one KU coach Bill Self was pleased to see continue.

New details emerge surrounding Pooka Williams arrest
New details emerged Thursday following a recent arrest of Kansas Jayhawks football star Pooka Williams. Williams was suspended Dec. 7 following a suspicion of domestic violence arrest.

Jayhawks spread holiday cheer for area families; Azubuike shops without a limp
“I see Doke there. It looks like he’s walking without a limp, so that’s a good start to shopping for us tonight,” Self, KU’s 16th-year coach, said shortly after the start of the program’s 22nd annual holiday shopping excursion for Lawrence-area families.

Holiday is sweeter when KU wins pre-Christmas game, Jayhawks coach Bill Self says
They won’t be required to return to return to Lawrence until the night of Dec. 26. The Jayhawks hold a holiday clinic on Dec. 27, then meet Eastern Michigan at 1 p.m. on Dec. 29 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Affidavit: KU football player Pooka Williams allegedly punched a woman in the stomach in domestic battery incident |
University of Kansas football player Pooka Williams allegedly punched a woman in the stomach in an incident that led to his arrest on suspicion of domestic battery earlier this month, according to a Douglas County District Court affidavit obtained by the Journal-World on Thursday.

Other Sports News

Philadelphia Eagles DE Chris Long builds shrine to QB Nick Foles
Eagles defensive end Chris Long had specific instructions for Fletcher Cox on how he should light the candles inside his locker stall Thursday afternoon.

Sacramento Kings guard Buddy Hield sets record straight on his age
Buddy Hield has emerged as a breakout star for the Sacramento Kings in his third season, playing with a fearlessness and confidence that seems beyond his years.

Duke's Zion Williamson thinking of playing '41 games at the Garden' after MSG debut
Zion Williamson's first game at Madison Square Garden on Thursday night left the star Duke freshman thinking about playing in a few more.

Chris Paul of Houston Rockets out indefinitely with strained left hamstring
Houston Rockets point guard Chris Paul will be out indefinitely after suffering a strained left hamstring in Thursday night's 101-99 loss to the Miami Heat, head coach Mike D'Antoni said.

New England Patriots receiver Josh Gordon says he is stepping away to focus on mental health
New England Patriots wide receiver Josh Gordon has been suspended indefinitely for violating the terms of his conditional reinstatement under the NFL's drug policy, the league announced Thursday.

Other News

The Amazon Alexa Eavesdropping Nightmare Came True
An Amazon user in Germany recently requested data about his personal activities and inadvertently gained access to 1,700 audio recordings of someone he didn’t know.

Daily Inter Lake - Law Roundup, Bear spray aimed at dog ends up on boy’s face
A man deployed bear spray at a dog that purportedly charged at him. Things went awry when the wind carried the spray into the face of a 6-year-old who was standing around the corner of a camper on Montana 40 in Columbia Falls. And, it turns out, the dog was on a chain. The man did not want to pursue vicious dog charges and the dog’s owner believed his son getting sprayed was an accident. The dog’s owner was advised on county ordinances regarding vicious dogs, rabies and licensing, according to the Flathead County Sheriff’s Office.