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Kansas News

KU football recruiting: 3-star DB Daran Branch connects with Tony Hull, adds KU offer
With some 200 or so prospective recruits in attendance for the Jayhawks' Friday Night Lights camp, there were bound to be a few standouts of the event. It should come as no surprise that at least one of the headliners first struck up a relationship with KU running backs coach Tony Hull before heading to Lawrence.

KU alumni players Reed, Rush would like to see Jayhawks, Tigers play again
“What happened, anyway?” Brandon Rush, KU’s 33-year-old former smooth-shooting wing from Kansas City who now lives in Indiana, said with a smile, asking why the Kansas Jayhawks and Missouri Tigers haven’t played a men’s basketball game since February 25, 2012, when the Jayhawks toppled the Tigers, 87-86, in overtime at Allen Fieldhouse.

Rivalry Renewed: Brandon Rush scores 46 points as KU alums beat Missouri 109-101
Former University of Kansas wing Brandon Rush, whose 10-year NBA career is in danger of ending, looked like a guy worthy of another pro contract during Saturday’s Rivalry Renewed KU-Missouri alumni basketball game at Silverstein Eye Centers Arena.

Other Sports

Houston Astros' Jose Altuve to 10-day DL with right knee soreness
Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve is heading to the 10-day disabled list because of lingering soreness in his right knee.

Julian Edelman of New England Patriots accepts responsibility for four-game suspension
New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman addressed his four-game suspension for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances for the first time Saturday, saying he accepts the punishment.

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady says it's 'ridiculous' to link receiver Julian Edelman's suspension to personal health coach
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady cut his Saturday news conference short when asked whether he had a reaction to those who have linked his personal trainer, Alex Guerrero, to wide receiver Julian Edelman's four-game suspension for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing substance policy.

What makes each member of this HOF class a Hall of Famer
I'm a big Hall of Fame type, so I love that six players will officially get enshrined into Cooperstown this weekend. Even better, it's six relatively recent stars who many of us enjoyed watching through the years: Jack Morris is the oldest of the six and began his major league career in 1977, pitching through the 1994 season. Believe me, this is a much more enjoyable Hall of Fame class than, say, 2013, when the inductees were an umpire who died in 1935, an owner who helped keep the color barrier intact and a catcher who played so long ago his SABR bio begins, "He caught baseball fever after the Civil War."

Other News

Marvel Cinematic Universe Thor's Hammer Early Concept Art
Before Chris Hemsworth’s Thor was a box-office juggernaut and one of the most beloved Marvel Cinematic Universe characters, he was a design nightmare. How do you create a Thor film, with the full, flamboyant aesthetics of Asgard intact, in a way that complements the rest of the universe—that can filimically exist alongside Iron Man and Captain America?

Ted Cruz Bravely Defends Alex Jones Against Facebook's Temporary Internet Jail
Texas Senator Ted Cruz took some time out of his busy schedule of being generally hated by everyone on Saturday to defend conspiracy theorist and Infowars grifter Alex Jones against a temporary suspension on Facebook.

This Latest Straw Ban Also Comes With a Ban on Toxic Food Packaging
From Disney World to Seattle, plastic straw bans have become, well, trendy. So it’s perhaps no surprise that San Francisco became the latest city to move toward banning the drink accessory, as well as unrequested napkins and utensils for deliveries and take out, earlier this week (it still requires a second vote to be finalized).