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Jayhawk Insider: Pooka Magic - Kansas Jayhawks
Jayhawk fans were able to check two long-awaited items off their lists on Saturday with Kansas football taking down Central Michigan 31-7 on the road. One of them involved breaking an unfavorable streak that began in 2009 – but the other involved a freshman phenom.

Jayhawks rush past Central Michigan, 31-7 - Kansas Jayhawks
With a combination of an explosive running game and hard-nosed defense, Kansas collected its first win of the 2018 season, beating Central Michigan, 31-7, on Saturday afternoon inside Kelly/Shorts Stadium.

'Explosive,' 'elusive' Pooka Williams shines in Kansas debut
Up until the last moment, there was still a thought that Williams' status could change, Beaty said. Even after the game, Beaty was unable to clearly state that Williams would for sure be available moving forward.

Road Warriors: KU football ends FBS-record losing streak
One of the most infamous streaks in college football history, which dated back to 2009, involved the Jayhawks dropping 46 consecutive road contests. Only seven games during that streak — which involved five different head coaches (Mangino, Turner Gill, Charlie Weis, interim-coach Clint Bowen and David Beaty) — were decided by single-digits. More than twice as many of those games were decided by 40-or-more points.

Q&A: Peyton Bender on big games by Kerr Johnson, Pooka Williams
"We knew we had to perform better. Today we were really trying to bring it, trying to play to the best of our ability. And I thought it was a really good team win. Thought, you know, all three sides of the ball contributed today to help us get this win. Defense played probably the best game I've ever seen them play since I've been here, to get five or six turnovers and allow us to stay in the game early and then allowed us to pull away in the end. Offensively, we made a lot of mistakes in the first half. We definitely could have played a lot better, there's a lot to improve on, which is a good sign. But we've got to clean that up. But all around, I thought it was a great team win."

KU football grades: Reviewing the win over Central Michigan
The quarterback play in this game wasn't great, but then again, there wasn't much of an opportunity for it to be.

Kansas ends road losing streak with win over Central Michigan | KUsports.com
After an overtime loss in the season opener, the University of Kansas football team ended its infamous losing skid on the road with 31-7 victory at Central Michigan Saturday. The Jayhawks (1-1) had dropped the previous 46 straight road games, which was the longest such streak in college football.

'Unreal': Freshman RB Pooka Williams ignites rare KU football road win | KUsports.com
One man and one result might not prove capable of changing a program’s fortunes. But for one sunny Saturday afternoon at Kelly/Shorts Stadium the Kansas football team, losers of a major college football record 46 consecutive road losses, finally left an opponent’s stadium victorious. And it seemed one new Jayhawk in particular deserved as much credit as any.

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Todd Gurley knows your fantasy football joys and pains - Los Angeles Rams- ESPN
A season after the Rams running back expressed displeasure over fantasy football -- “It’s always annoying. I mean, I don’t really care about it,” he said last September -- he has now fully embraced it.

Nebraska Cornhuskers QB Adrian Martinez hurt in Scott Frost's debut vs. Colorado Buffaloes
Nebraska lost the debut of coach Scott Frost 33-28 to old league rival Colorado on Saturday and with it, perhaps something even more valuable in the late stages of trying to protect a lead.

NFL not expected to implement new national anthem policy this season
The NFL is not expected to implement a new policy on the national anthem this season, league sources told ESPN, no matter how many meetings and conversations occur regarding the topic.

Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck admits injuring shoulder snowboarding
As Andrew Luck prepares to play his first NFL regular-season game since 2016, the Indianapolis Colts quarterback has acknowledged a second shoulder injury he suffered while snowboarding during the 2015-16 offseason.

Antonio Brown, Gronk and other NFL stars reveal their big-play secrets - SBNation.com
Giants rookie wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. reached back to snag the ball with one hand like Ken Griffey Jr. would on a deep shot to the outfield. Beckham was somehow able to toe-tap both of his feet in bounds, and his momentum carried him into the end zone.

STREAK-ENDING SATURDAY: College football’s best Week 2 stuff - SBNation.com
College football did not have a loaded schedule in Week 2, the first week in which it competes with a national mood fixated on the NFL. But the sport produced a lot of weird and fun things, many of which you can read about right here in this post.

Naomi Osaka beats Serena Williams in US Open final, is 1st Japanese woman to win Grand Slam - SBNation.com
Naomi Osaka has won the US Open, taking down 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams in the final on Saturday, 6-2, 6-4. Osaka, 20, is the first Japanese woman to win a Grand Slam, and she did it by beating one of the absolute best.

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Marvel Fan Discovers Easter Egg Connecting 'Thor' to 'Captain America: The First Avenger'
From the earliest days of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, connections have been laid by Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, and more. But one fan recently noticed a sly connection between the first Captain America and Thor movies.

Kanye West Tweeted Out '2024' And Now Everyone Is Going Bonkers | HuffPost
The question is, would Kanye really do it? Friend and fellow musician John Legend says that the rapper has mentioned running for president “multiple times.”