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Bill Self previews UMKC game, Kansas' return to Sprint Center
Bill Self isn't completely sure who he's voting for No. 1. Well, on second thought, he is — because he obviously doesn't get an AP vote, so he won't have a say on whether or not his Jayhawks move up to the No. 1 spot after Louisville fell to Texas Tech earlier this week.

Devon Dotson not just a scorer in KU's offense | Smithology | KUsports.com
“I still think that's another step in the progression,” Self said Thursday, during his weekly press conference inside Allen Fieldhouse. “He's got kind of a bad stat line from assists to turnovers, I think primarily because of two games.”

KU's Pooka Williams, Hakeem Adeniji land on AP All-Big 12 teams
Sophomore running back Pooka Williams was named to the AP All-Big 12 first team, while senior left tackle Hakeem Adeniji was slotted as a second-team All-Big 12 offensive lineman. Williams will be back for his junior year next season, while Adeniji is off to the Senior Bowl before attempting to make it in the NFL.

Kansas baseball signee named Gatorade Kansas Player of the Year
The 6-foot-7, 220-pound senior left-handed pitcher and first baseman led the Holcomb High School Longhorns to a 19-2 overall record with staggering numbers on the hill. VanCleave compiled an 8-1 mark on the mound featuring a 0.29 ERA in 48 and 2/3 innings pitched. Of the 186 batters he faced, he struck out 101, including a dominating 15 K's over a complete seven-inning game against Nickerson in the state semifinal contest.

Bits o Chalk

Kawhi Leonard, Paul George each top 40 points in Clippers' win
What Rivers got in return was the first pair of teammates in franchise history to score at least 40 points each in the same game. George had 46 points and seven assists, and Leonard added 42 points and 11 rebounds to help the Clippers hold on for a 124-117 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Patrick Reed's caddie out of Presidents Cup after altercation with fan
The caddie for Patrick Reed will not be on the bag for the final session of the Presidents Cup after being involved in an altercation on Saturday at Royal Melbourne that a source said involved him punching a fan after a match.

LeBron comes alive after Lakers chide him for 'passive' play
"Well, we were down today because of me," James said, referring to a Miami lead that swelled to as big as 14 as James turned it over seven times and missed seven of his 11 shots in the first half. "I was reckless."

Jon Jones - 'Strong possibility' I fight at heavyweight in 2020
"I think it's a very strong possibility -- absolutely," Jones said at a UFC 247 news conference. "Absolutely. There's always gonna be someone next [at light heavyweight]. I feel as if I've cleared the division and I'm waiting around and I'm taking on new challenges. I'm not sitting on the title; I'm not hiding from anybody. I chose Dominick because he appears to be the best out of all of my contenders. And I'm just ready to take over the world, man. Really."

Eraser Dust

After losing spot at Kansas, Quentin Grimes is thriving at Houston
"Every situation isn't always the right fit for the person's particular skill set," his father, Marshall Grimes, said. "Coach [Bill] Self is a great coach, he's a Hall of Fame coach, most of the people there are really good people. It's just that sometimes [the] situation is not exactly the way you thought it was going to be.

Her father was 'the most dangerous racist in America.' She wants a different legacy for her sons - CNN
She was living in Clayton, Alabama, then a tiny segregated town in the Jim Crow South. Her father was George Wallace, the future Alabama governor and archvillain of the civil rights movement who stood in schoolhouse doors to block black students from enrolling and once declared, "segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever."

She’s 16 and Wants to Be President: Meet the Teenagers Planning Their Campaigns - The New York Times
Research shows that Generation Z is the first in which women are more likely than their male peers to be engaged in politics. Here’s what some of them told us.

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