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Carter Stanley, KU prepared for disguised coverages vs. OSU
As Stanley dropped back to pass in KU football’s 38-10 loss to Kansas State, the quarterback locked on to Daylon Charlot, one of his favorite targets. Stanley threw the ball as Charlot completed his route, but there was someone in the way who wasn’t supposed to be there.

Cunliffe: Congratulatory text from Bill Self 'meant a lot'
“It was the first text I responded to,” Cunliffe told Goodman. “He was really hard on me. Seeing that text from him meant a lot to me. I wouldn’t have been able to do what I did tonight without Kansas. Coach Self made me tougher.”

Bill Self: Signing 5-star Bryce Thompson important on, off court
Bryce Thompson, a five-star combo guard from Tulsa, committed to the Jayhawks on Tuesday and then made things official by becoming the first high-school prospect to sign with the Jayhawks in the 2020 class. JUCO prospect Tyon Grant-Foster signed with KU earlier in the day, and the Jayhawks are expected to add another signing with three-star big man Gethro Muscadin on Tuesday night.

Bill Self, KU basketball announce signing of Tyon Grant-Foster
Tyon Grant-Foster, who is a four-star prospect and the No. 2-ranked JUCO player by the Top247, will officially be joining the Jayhawks out of Indian Hills C.C. Grant-Foster, who is originally from the Kansas City-area, committed to KU in October. He signed on the first day of the early-signing period and was the first player officially announced to be in the Jayhawks' 2020 class.

Where things stand with basketball's top available recruits
But there’s a host of prospects that have yet to decide. While many will announce in the coming days, there will be a number of players waiting out the process. Here’s a breakdown of the available top-100 prospects (per the 247Sports Composite), where they stand in their recruitments and whether they plan on signing early.

CBS names new No. 1 team after stunning Kentucky upset
Unlike Kansas and Michigan State, Kentucky’s loss was not against a top-five opponent. The stunning loss for John Calipari saw Kentucky drop to No. 11 in the CBS Sports rankings.

Early signing period: Meet KU basketball's 2020 class
KU coach Bill Self said back at Big 12 media day that he was expecting the Jayhawks to put together one of their better early-signing classes — you can read about that, here (VIP) — and the Jayhawks followed suit, pulling in one of the top JUCO prospects in the country along with a five-star combo guard, plus a top-200 big man who could develop into a key contributor down the line.

Bits o Chalk

Colin Kaepernick's NFL workout - Why it's happening now, what's next
Right. Other players joined Kaepernick in protesting social injustice during the anthem. Former 49ers safety Eric Reid actually filed his own collusion grievance after it took him a long time to find a job in free agency during the 2018 offseason. (Reid eventually signed with the Panthers and has continued to kneel during the playing of the anthem.)

Russell Westbrook on Patrick Beverley -- 'He don't guard nobody, man'
"Pat Bev trick y'all, man, like he playing defense," Westbrook said. "He don't guard nobody, man. It's just running around, doing nothing. ... All that commotion to get 47."

Colin Kaepernick won't know who will attend workout ahead of time
Sources earlier Wednesday told ESPN that the NFL had agreed to give the Kaepernick camp a list of attendees. However, an NFL source later told ESPN that the league never promised to provide that list.

James Wiseman ineligibility could cost Memphis East High School state title
The Memphis East High School basketball team, which won a 2017-18 state championship with Penny Hardaway as its coach and James Wiseman as its star player, is in danger of being stripped of its title because Wiseman and another player were ineligible.

Clippers coach Doc Rivers ejected to delight of son Austin Rivers
LA Clippers coach Doc Rivers was ejected for arguing with official Tony Brothers at half court on Wednesday while his son, Houston Rockets guard Austin Rivers, laughed and signaled for the officials to give his father a technical foul.

Astros' Justin Verlander wins second career AL Cy Young Award
Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander added to his already lengthy Hall of Fame résumé on Wednesday, when he was announced as this year's American League Cy Young Award winner, edging teammate Gerrit Cole.

Eraser Dust

Premarket stocks: Recession fears recede in Germany but the global economy is still fragile - CNN
"The trivial increase in GDP in Q3 means that Germany has narrowly averted a technical recession. But second-quarter GDP fell more than previously thought, and we think the economy will probably contract slightly next year -- so a recession may have been postponed rather than avoided altogether," he said.

Narwhal: Puppy with extra tail on his head rescued - BBC News
Thousands of "likes" pour in for a Missouri rescue centre and the "unicorn" dog with a tail on his brow.

Man Pepper Sprays Bartender, Runs Off with Thousands of Dollars in Hungry Horse - Flathead Beacon
At about 1:30 a.m. on Nov. 12, a man walked into the Dam Town Tavern, pepper sprayed the bartender and ran off with a couple thousand dollars in cash. The suspect then reportedly dropped most of the money just outside the front door. The incident remains under investigation and officials hope to release more information, including a description of the suspect, in the coming days.

Motorola Is Bringing Back the Flip Phone With an All-Display Razr Device
Motorola is bringing the flip phone back, baby: On Wednesday, Verizon announced the debut of a new Razr phone with a 6.2-inch foldable display that flips to half size. (But not before a day of leaks.)

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