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Notebook: Turnovers Maul Kansas

Local man Homer Simpson, shown here with his tongue stuck to a lamppost, has given us this videotape. It’s a close encounter of the *blurred* kind

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Reaction: Duke stifles Kansas, grinds out sloppy opening game
No. 3 Kansas (0-1), meanwhile, received inconsistent production from its big while it saw the backcourt duo of Ochai Agbaji and Devon Dotson combine for 32 points but commit five turnovers apiece.

Bill Self, KU players address turnover issues after Duke loss
"Yeah, yeah, yeah, I guess if you’re Tony Robbins you can look at it that way," Self joked. "But from a realistic standpoint, [Duke is] going to be really good and they’re young. And they’re finding themselves, too. ... We’re capable of rebounding from it. I don’t ever want to say there’s good losses because it remains to be seen if something good comes from this, but I hope we have the mindset that something good can come from it."

Tristan Enaruna impresses Bill Self, David McCormack vs. Duke
It was then KU coach Bill Self turned to Tristan Enaruna, who played more minutes than any other KU freshman — or both combined, actually — in Tuesday's KU basketball season opener. (The Jayhawks fell to Duke in the Champions Classic, 68-66.)

Duke win over Kansas shows way forward for both teams
But they’ve been close, and those contests have been settled by clutch point guard play down the stretch. In 2016, Kansas won a relative clank-fest — the Jayhawks made 2-of-17 3-pointers and 9-of-19 free throws — with Frank Mason III knocking down a jumper just before the buzzer for the 77-75 victory.

ESPN analyst views KU basketball as 'best team in the country'
The preseason Final Four — as KU basketball assistant Jerrance Howard has called it — kicked off Tuesday night as Kansas, Duke, Michigan State and Kentucky took the floor in the Champions Classic.

KU soccer's Addisyn Merrick named Big 12 Defensive Player of Year |
One of three Jayhawks to be named to the All-Big 12 teams on Tuesday, Kansas soccer senior Addisyn Merrick was named the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year.

Fiery KU football leaders Daylon Charlot, Andrew Parchment keep preaching postseason |
As the first Kansas football team coached by Les Miles heads into the final three games on its schedule, a pair of outspoken receivers remain vigilant in spreading the message that the season doesn’t have to end in November.

Bits o Chalk

Ohio State leads CFP top four of LSU, Alabama and Penn State
The first College Football Playoff ranking of the season has Ohio State debuting at No. 1 and defending national champion Clemson on the outside looking in.

Sharks' Evander Kane sued by Vegas casino over $500K in gambling credits
A Las Vegas casino is suing Evander Kane, claiming the San Jose Sharks forward failed to pay back $500,000 in gambling markers given to him in April.

Tyrese Maxey makes game-clinching 3, scores 26 off the bench in win vs. No. 1 Michigan State
No. 2 Kentucky, behind a stellar performance from freshman guard Tyrese Maxey, knocked off top-ranked Michigan State on Tuesday 69-62.

Kyle Kuzma keys comeback in 4th as Lakers top Bulls
With LeBron James catching his breath after playing nearly the entire third quarter and Anthony Davis sitting on the bench right beside him, saddled with four fouls, the Los Angeles Lakers relied on an unlikely lineup to key a fourth-quarter comeback against the Chicago Bulls.

Texas' Andrew Jones scores career-best 20 points in return from treatment for leukemia
Jones, who missed most of the past two seasons while receiving treatment for leukemia, rejoined the Texas rotation and scored a career-best 20 points in 29 minutes as the Longhorns defeated Northern Colorado 69-45 in the opener for both teams

No. 2 prospect Cade Cunningham commits to Oklahoma State
"To be honest, I was this close to picking a different school, but blood is always thicker than water. Go Pokes," Cunningham said in his announcement posted to Instagram.

Eraser Dust

Popeyes Sandwich Strikes a Chord for African-Americans - The New York Times
On social media and in interviews, many are saying the chicken sandwich comes across as authentically “black.”

Kansas City votes to remove Martin Luther King's name from historic street
The campaign has been divisive, with supporters of King's name accusing opponents of being racist, while supporters of The Paseo name say city leaders pushed the name change through without following proper procedures and ignored The Paseo's historic value.

Black man who led neo-Nazi group dies amid bid to destroy it
A black activist who took control of one of the nation's largest neo-Nazi groups — and vowed to dismantle it — has died amid a legal fight over who would lead the group

Daily Inter Lake - Breaking News, Challenger beats Ward 3 incumbent in Kalispell council upset
During his campaign, Hunter touted his experience in community-based conservation work with the Flathead Land Trust and a leadership role with the Flathead Trails Association. He served in the U.S. Peace Corps in Slovakia, working to steer international financing toward local and sustainable economic opportunities and later earned a master’s degree in urban and regional planning from Portland State University.

October Was Coldest on Record for Kalispell - Flathead Beacon
October was the coldest on record for Kalispell, Missoula, Butte and other communities across western Montana, according to the National Weather Service in Missoula.

Krispy Kreme allows college kid to sell doughnuts in Minnesota - CNN
Gonzalez came up with the idea to drive to a Krispy Kreme in Clive, Iowa, to pick up boxes of Krispy Kreme and deliver them to Minnesotans while traveling to Iowa to coach in a soccer tournament, according to the Pioneer Press.