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Daniel Wise seeking to 'change the narrative' with KU football
Prior to the announcement of his return, there was some thought that Wise could have declared for the draft like fellow edge rusher Dorance Armstrong, especially after out-performing his defensive line counterpart in the 2017 season. Wise finished 2017 with 16 tackles-for-loss and seven sacks. He ranked second in the Big 12 and 11th in all of FBS in tackles-for-loss, and he finished with 53 total tackles, a 15-tackle improvement from the year before.

KU football recruiting: 4-star Louisiana QB Lance LeGendre decommits from KU
Days after picking up their third commit in the class of 2019, the Jayhawks lost the top member of their class — and a valuable one at that.

Ranking the Big 12's best basketball players according to USA Today Sports
USA Today Sports' Jason McIntyre released his annual top-50 list for the best college basketball players for the upcoming season on Wednesday morning.

Jeff Long, new KU AD, studying KU fundraising campaign | The Kansas City Star
Kansas’ $350 million “Raise The Chant” fundraising campaign, which was kicked off with a $50 million pledge from KU booster David Booth last September, is in the process of being studied by new athletic director Jeff Long, he told reporters in a casual interview session in his office on Wednesday morning, his first day on the job.

KU commit Jacobs faring well on AAU scene; Jayhawks one of 8 options for Congo forward
Kansas point guard commit Markese Jacobs may have played better than his No. 92 national ranking — by Rivals.com — during the just-completed summer AAU season.

Prize guard Kira Lewis has Kansas, ISU, 10 others on list; McBride a rising senior
Kira Lewis, a 6-foot-3 senior combo guard from Hazel Green (Ala.) High School, has announced a list of 12 schools on Twitter.

Other Sports News

Draymond Green calls reports of Thompson hitting him 'inaccurate,' burns Cleveland in savage Instagram post - CBSSports.com
Apparently, Thompson was still upset about all of that as late as the middle of July, because according to a report from Marcus Thompson, he tried to fight Green at an ESPYs after party in Los Angeles. Via The Athletic:

Cavs Fans Plan Parade After Tristan Thompson Reportedly Punched Draymond Green | Bleacher Report | Latest News, Videos and Highlights
Per the official event listing on Facebook, Cavs fans are hosting a parade outside Quicken Loans Arena on Oct. 13 at 3:10 p.m. ET to celebrate Thompson punching Draymond Green.

Hue Jackson, Cleveland Browns coach, mourning deaths of mother, brother
Cleveland Browns coach Hue Jackson is mourning the deaths of his mother and brother in the last two weeks.

Sonny Gray, New York Yankees pitcher, calls tweet 'inside joke'
For nearly three innings Wednesday, New York Yankees starter Sonny Gray turned in one of his worst pitching outings he has had in what has been an inconsistent season.

Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes plagued by mistakes
Patrick Mahomes made a choice early in Wednesday's training camp practice that the Kansas City Chiefs' starting quarterback immediately regretted.

Event pairing Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson set for Thanksgiving weekend
The much-anticipated one-on-one showdown between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson will take place in November at Shadow Creek Golf Course in Las Vegas, sources told ESPN's Mike Greenberg.

Alex Gordon talks contract, baseball future
Alex Gordon essentially has one year and two months left on the four-year, $72 million contract he signed in 2016, and the Royals left fielder admitted on Wednesday he has at least pondered the notion of retiring when the deal expires.

Other News

Judge awards ex-husband millions in jilted lover lawsuit | The Kansas City Star
A Durham County judge awarded the owner of a BMX bike stunt show company more than $8.8 million from the man he said seduced his wife and ruined his marriage.

Manhattan to Stop Prosecuting Marijuana Possession. In Fact, the DA Says ‘Legalize It’
“Every day, I ask our prosecutors to keep Manhattan safe and make our justice system more equal and fair,” Vance said in a statement. “The needless criminalization of pot smoking frustrates this core mission, so we are removing ourselves from the equation.”

In Lay's 2018 chips saluting American regional flavors, the best come from the Central time zone
For the past several years, Lay’s left the decision of creating a new national potato chip flavor to the American public. For those who expected Americans to consider this awesome responsibility and exercise good judgment, may we remind you some of the flavors that made it through: mango salsa, gyros, and worst of all, cappuccino. (To be fair, the contest also yielded some excellent new flavors, with the wasabi-ginger kettle chip at the top of the list.)

My mission to ruin a $250 Wagyu steak nearly destroyed my family
This is a story about me and a steak. A 24-oz. A5 Wagyu ribeye steak, to be more specific. If you’re unaware of the hierarchy of beef, this is the part where I tell you that A5 wagyu is the finest quality beef in the world. The name “Wagyu” (and its cousin “Kobe”) has been co-opted to the point where you’ll see it tacked onto the description of the sliders at your local airport Chili’s. That is… (most foodie voice possible)… not real Wagyu.