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Notebook: KU Stuns TCU; Pooka Granted Diversion; Chip Lindsey Leaves KU

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Kansas News

Pooka Williams granted diversion for domestic battery charge
KU running back Pooka Williams applied for and was granted a diversion with regard to a domestic battery charge, his attorney, Hatem Chahine, told multiple media outlets on Wednesday, including the Kansas City Star and Lawrence Journal-World.

Kansas to see top 2020 guard on Thursday | KU Basketball Recruiting Scoop with Matt Scott | KUsports.com
Kansas assistant coach Norm Roberts will head north on Thursday to see Class of 2020 guard Jalen Suggs.

Benton Smith: KU eager to go small in first crack at life without Udoka | KUsports.com
Some wondered, when Udoka Azubuike’s season ended, how Kansas could survive with a four-guard lineup when its current crop of perimeter players aren’t exactly known for their lights-out 3-point shooting.

How Devon Dotson turned criticism into growth — with help from a second-half epiphany
Without that, it’s easy to miss the development that took place from freshman guard Devon Dotson in Kansas’ 77-68 victory over TCU — and also the instruction from coach Bill Self it took to get him there.

KU’s Ochai Agbaji dandy in debut: ‘We probably couldn’t have asked for anything more’
“He was very nervous,” Erica said from the lower-level, west side fieldhouse bleachers, after watching the 6-foot-5, 210-pound freshman guard from Oak Park High School score seven points and grab four rebounds with a block, assist and two steals while playing 25 minutes in KU’s 77-68 victory over No. 25-ranked TCU.

'Special' Ochai Agbaji unafraid, energetic in Kansas debut
“I think he’s a pretty cool kid, [but] I didn’t expect him to play 25 minutes,” KU coach Bill Self said after the game. “I thought we’d get him in and he’d have some good moments but he’d have some lapses, too. But he really didn’t.”

Bill Self: Dedric Lawson put KU on his back in TCU win
Dedric Lawson put the team on his back during the final stretch of the Jayhawks’ 77-68 win over the Horned Frogs, securing a bucket, getting a steal and executing an unguardable spin move to score again and keep TCU out of striking distance.

Report: Chip Lindsey, KU football's OC, leaving for Troy
Chip Lindsey has yet to lead the KU offense for an actual game, but he might be about to depart the University of Kansas according to a recent media report.

Ochai Agbaji checks in and promptly throws down oop
Kansas freshman wing Ochai Agbaji checked in for the first time in his Jayhawk career Wednesday night, just one day after Kansas coach Bill Self said the team would burn Agbaji’s redshirt.

Other Sports News

Sean Payton shows Lombardi Trophy on top of $200,000 cash to New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton had quite the display waiting for his players this week when they started preparing for Sunday's NFC divisional playoff opener against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Boston Celtics' Kyrie Irving team meeting sparked turnaround
We could pinpoint a lot of turning points," Irving said after Boston romped to a 135-108 victory over the Indiana Pacers at TD Garden on Wednesday night. "We just want to build that chemistry first. Just getting with one another, really put everything out there and then move on from that point.

Oakland A's expect Kyler Murray to declare for 2019 NFL draft
Murray, a two-sport star, was chosen by the A's with the ninth pick of the MLB draft in 2018 and signed a deal in June that included a $4.66 million signing bonus and allowed him to play football for the Sooners for one final season before joining the A's.

Giannis Antetokounmpo of Milwaukee Bucks brushes off MVP talk -- 'I don't know if I'm there yet'
A dominant all-around performance in the Milwaukee Bucks' 116-109 road win over reigning MVP James Harden's Rockets on Wednesday could have provided Giannis Antetokounmpo a massive platform to begin campaigning for the NBA's most prestigious individual honor.

Lucky moves that shaped all eight NFL playoff rosters - 2018
April 27, 2017: The Bills decide Patrick Mahomes isn't a franchise quarterback.

Other News

Test of steel prototype for border wall showed it could be sawed through
President Donald Trump has repeatedly advocated for a steel slat design for his border wall, which he described as "absolutely critical to border security" in his Oval Office address to the nation Tuesday. But Department of Homeland Security testing of a steel slat prototype proved it could be cut through with a saw, according to a report by DHS.

Refunds from IRS may go out, but hurdles to complete returns remain
The IRS has assured taxpayers of two key concerns during the ongoing federal government shutdown — the tax season start date and the availability of refunds — but accountants say the tax-filing season could still be painful.

Kalispell Planning Board approves subdivision plan | KECI
The subdivision is proposed for a 99-acre parcel of land on Highway 93 between the Montana National Guard facilities and the Ponderosa subdivision.

Defiant R. Kelly appears to show up at Chicago club - CNN
On a night he was facing a protest in his hometown of Chicago, singer R. Kelly appeared to be partying at a local club, where he proclaimed he's not concerned with the controversy brewing around him.