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Media blasts Kansas for Arizona State loss
It was a frustrating night for the Jayhawks, who saw Dedric Lawson drop 18 points and eight rebounds in the first half and finish with 30 points and 14 boards, while Lagerald Vick, Quentin Grimes, Marcus Garrett, Charlie Moore and KJ Lawson combined to shoot 10-of-40 from the field and 4-of-22 from three. That, combined with a foul and free throw disparity that saw Arizona State double-up Kansas' attempts at the free throw line (32 to 16) and too many turnovers doomed the Jayhawks in a game that should sit with fans and players through the holiday break.

Svi Mykhailiuk watches KU-Arizona State, gives thoughts on loss
“I planed it for a while,” Mykhailiuk said in a radio interview with the voice of the Jayhawks Brian Hanni directly following Saturday's game. “We had practice and we have a game tomorrow and today I thought I was going to catch a flight. I was going to go to practice and come back later tonight. It worked out well for me.”

New KU O-line coach Luke Meadows once again teaming up with OC Chip Lindsey | KUsports.com
When Luke Meadows decided to leave his job at Eastern Michigan to become an assistant for the University of Kansas football program, part of the allure was reuniting with offensive coordinator Chip Lindsey, a former colleague.

Bill Self ready for center Azubuike’s return so Jayhawks can ‘run some more stuff’
It’s possible a healthy Udoka Azubuike would have given Kansas some additional options on offense during Saturday’s first loss of the season — an 80-76 setback to Arizona State that featured 30 points from Dedric Lawson and 46 from everybody else.

Devon Dotson shows emotion after first loss as KU point guard
“It’s tough. We know we’re going to learn from it and bounce back," he said on the ESPN+ post-game show, adding a big sniffle as he remained composed. "Just go into this Christmas break learning and just bounce back strong.”

Bill Self heading into break: 'The sky's not falling'
And it should have been. Hurley and Arizona State took down a No. 1-ranked KU team, something that might not seem like an especially out-of-the-norm accomplishment for a team like Kansas but still carries significant weight for a lot of squads across the nation. The Sun Devils' fans stormed the court after the Jayhawks were defeated, 80-76.

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Victor Oladipo of Indiana Pacers gifts car to domestic violence survivor
Renita Hills was honored on the court during the Pacers' game Sunday against Washington. Oladipo appeared with the car in a taped message and called Hills "an inspiration to so many people." Pacers mascot Boomer then gave Hills the keys.

Panthers' Christian McCaffrey sets RB catches record
Matt Forte had 102 catches in 2014 for the Chicago Bears. McCaffrey topped that in Sunday's third quarter with his ninth catch of the game, then added three more to bring his season tally to 106.

2018 NFL AFC, NFC playoff picture - Bracket, schedule, Super Bowl matchups through Week 16
The Pittsburgh Steelers diminished their own postseason chances, while shaking up the rest of the AFC, with their loss in New Orleans. The upshot: The Baltimore Ravens now have the inside track on the AFC North championship, and there will be two AFC South teams in the playoffs. The Steelers' loss came a few hours after the Philadelphia Eagles extended the drama in both conferences and kept alive their own playoff hopes.

Mother of Los Angeles Lakers' Michael Beasley dies after cancer battle
"I just wanted to send our love, our thoughts and our prayers to Michael Beasley and his family," Walton said. "They're going through a tough time. But we're thinking of you, we miss you, and we love you."

LeBron James of Los Angeles Lakers apologizes for 'Jewish money' IG posting
"Apologies, for sure, if I offended anyone," James told ESPN following the Los Angeles Lakers' 107-99 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies. "That's not why I chose to share that lyric. I always [post lyrics]. That's what I do. I ride in my car, I listen to great music, and that was the byproduct of it. So I actually thought it was a compliment, and obviously it wasn't through the lens of a lot of people. My apologies. It definitely was not the intent, obviously, to hurt anybody."

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Indonesia tsunami: "Seventeen" lead singer who lost bandmates and wife posts tearful message - CBS News
Funerals were held Monday for several members of an Indonesian pop band killed when a tsunami slammed into a stage where they were performing an open-air concert. Relatives of Muhammad Awal Purbani -- bassist for the group "Seventeen" -- sobbed and hugged each other at a service in Indonesia's cultural capital Yogyakarta, including a three-year-old daughter and his wife who was several months pregnant.

Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan Announces 10 New Albums - AlternativeNation.net
Merry Christmas from Santa Corgan! Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has announced that he is currently working on 10 albums. On the docket for 2019 are: a two part solo album, Smashing Pumpkins’ new album Shiny and Oh So Bright Vol. 2, The Smashing Pumpkins Christmas album, and the MACHINA reissue. Corgan is also working on a Zwan reissue, a Spun soundtrack reissue, The Future Embrace reissue, his unreleased solo album ChicagoKid, and a best of Smashing Pumpkins album. If you’re a fan of William Patrick Corgan, there is plenty to look forward to. (ed note - nah we're good)

72 hours after surgery for lung cancer, Justice Ginsburg is back at work - Business Insider
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is reportedly back up and working after undergoing surgery for cancer on Friday.