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Media abuzz after Azubuike's return, Kansas win
With that as the backdrop, Azubuike's reentry was an unqualified success, one where he showed the conditioning to play 20 minutes and started the game to boot. And with Devon Dotson (15 points, four assists) and Quentin Grimes (16 points) ending regular non-conference play (there's still the Kentucky game in the middle) on a high note, Kansas looks dangerous at exactly the right time.

Dedric Lawson adjusting to new role with Udoka Azubuike back
No, it wasn't anything unfamiliar for him to play the four — even though he was featured at the five often with the Memphis Tigers, his previous team. Instead, Lawson was adjusting to playing with so many other talented pieces around him at KU, one of which returned to the starting lineup on Saturday.

KU coaches went north after Saturday's win to watch 2019 prospect Matt Hurt | KU Basketball Recruiting Scoop with Matt Scott | KUsports.com
Not long after KU's 87-63 win over Eastern Michigan on Saturday afternoon, Kansas coach Bill Self and assistant coach Jerrance Howard headed to South Dakota to watch 2019 recruit Matthew Hurt in the Hoop City Classic.

Jayhawks knew they had to ‘pick apart’ Eastern Michigan’s zone defense Saturday
Kansas had nine basketball players combine for a season-high 25 assists in the Jayhawks’ 87-63 victory over Eastern Michigan on Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse.

Bill Self, Kansas players assess strength of Big 12
"I think it’s this way every year though with me: Going into our league, it seems like our league as much as any league in the country loses guys that were the best players and the most dominant players in our league, and you think, ‘Well, how could your league be as good next year?’" the 16th-year KU coach began. "What our league does, whether it be Steve [Prohm] or Bruce [Weber] or Chris [Beard] or whoever, it makes no difference, Jamie [Dixon], we have done a great job, our league, of recruiting guys that aren’t the five-star names."

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2018 NFL playoffs preview - Schedule, bracket, team strengths and weaknesses, matchup possibilities
Well, it took all day Sunday, but the 2018 NFL playoff picture is finally crystal clear. Twelve teams look ahead to the postseason, beginning Saturday with wild-card weekend.

Arizona Cardinals lose at buzzer, will pick No. 1 overall
The Cardinals secured the No. 1 pick in the 2019 NFL draft after losing to the Seattle Seahawks, 27-24, on Sunday at CenturyLink Field to end their season 3-13.

Russell Westbrook takes blame for Thunder's woes: 'It's really on me'
"I've just got to do a better job, man," Westbrook said after scoring only nine points on 4-of-22 shooting in a 105-103 loss Sunday to the Dallas Mavericks. "It's really on me. I've been s--- the last month or so. I've just got to get focused in and locked back in on what I need to do. I've got to help my guys out. I've been letting them down, man, just not being consistent on the offensive end.

LeBron James says winning 2016 title with Cleveland Cavaliers 'made me the greatest player of all time'
When LeBron James reflects back on the Cleveland Cavaliers' first NBA title in 2016, he says that accomplishment allowed him to think of himself as the best player in the game.

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Armed man arrested on way to Texas church to fulfill a 'prophecy'
An armed man wearing police tactical-style clothing who said he was on his way to a church to fulfill "a prophecy" was arrested in suburban San Antonio on Sunday.

Legal marijuana made big promises on racial equity — and fell short
While marijuana arrests have declined and tax revenue has begun to flow in most states that have legalized pot, the gains have accrued most heavily to white residents, even though black Americans paid the drug war’s biggest costs, according to a statistical analysis conducted by the Drug Policy Alliance, a nonprofit group that advocates drug policy reform.

Tech that died in 2018 | PCWorld
As 2018 draws to a close, we bid adieu to many products and services in our beloved world of consumer technology. Some were old stalwarts that finally gave way to the passage of time. Others were short-lived trends, or ideas quickly abandoned. Here’s our look at this year’s greats and "not-so-greats"—those that passed into the history books or were sent straight to null

Louis CK's Target in Leaked Set: Parkland Survivors
"You're not interesting because you went to a high school where kids got shot. Why does that mean I have to listen to you? Why does that make you interesting? You didn't get shot, you pushed some fat kid in the way, and now I gotta listen to you talking?"