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Notebook: Lokedi finishes 12th in 5; Coppinger 7th in Steeplechase

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KU's Lokedi finishes 12th in 5K; Coppinger 7th in steeplechase at NCAAs | KUsports.com
Already a 2018 national champion in the 10K, University of Kansas distance runner extraordinaire Sharon Lokedi completed her NCAA outdoor track and field career Saturday night, in Eugene, Ore., with a 12th-place finish in the women’s 5K race at the NCAA Championships.

Many college coaches, recruiters to join KU's Self at under-18 tourney in Canada
Coaches from approximately 30 U.S hoops teams are planning on attending the FIBA Americas under-18 Championship on Sunday through Saturday, Zagsblog.com reported Saturday. The coaches are taking advantage of a new rule letting them attend USA Basketball teams’ games in various international events, even in a recruiting dead period such as this one.

Pair of Baltimore preps to visit Kansas for Late Night in the Phog on Sept. 28
Two players from Baltimore’s Team BBC AAU basketball program will attend Kansas’ Late Night in the Phog on Sept. 28 on recruiting visits, Rivals.com has reported.

Other Sports

Justify becomes 2nd undefeated horse to win Triple Crown
The late bloomer won the 150th Belmont Stakes in New York by 1¾ lengths on Saturday, leading all the way to give the sport its 13th Triple Crown champion. American Pharoah ended a 37-year drought in 2015 and now just four years later, racing is celebrating another sweep of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont.

Robert Whittaker defeats Yoel Romero by split decision at UFC 225, retains middleweight title
Nearly one year ago, Robert Whittaker defeated Yoel Romero to win the UFC's interim middleweight championship with an injured knee.

CM Punk falls to Mike Jackson in three-round unanimous decision at UFC 225
The former WWE star, whose birth name is Phil Brooks, suffered a relatively one-sided decision loss to Mike Jackson at UFC 225 on Saturday night at the United Center. All three judges scored it a shutout for Jackson, 30-26.

Johnny Manziel of Hamilton Tiger-Cats finishes CFL season on high note
Johnny Manziel was 12-of-20 for 88 yards and a touchdown, and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats scored 30 straight points to beat the Montreal Alouettes 30-15 on Saturday in the final preseason game for both teams.

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Stephen Colbert Cut a Star Wars Trailer to Dunk on Kelly Marie Tran's Harassers
The idea that Kelly Marie Tran, the charming actress who played Rose Tico in The Last Jedi, would get such hate for her role that she would possibly leave social media for it, is tragic by way of infuriating.

This Video Interrogates the Actual Ideology of The First Order in Star Wars
In an excellent video essay, creator Lindsay Ellis dives deep into that question, looking through the way the Star Wars films depict the fascist ideologies of the Empire and the First Order, interrogating if there’s any deeper ideology to be gleamed, and whether or not that actually even matters.

Dancing Dermatologist Has License Yanked by Georgia Medical Board
The dancing doctor, who hit medical infamy after videos of her rapping and dancing to “Cut It” by O.T. Genasis, or crooning “Gut don’t live here anymore,” by Rose Royce over unconscious patients, had her medical license suspended by Georgia’s composite medical board this week.