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Despite strong start, KU women drop 75-71 decision to Texas Tech | KUsports.com
The Kansas women’s basketball team fell, 75-71, to Texas Tech at home on Sunday afternoon. The Red Raiders (12-13, 3-11 Big 12) earned their third win in the conference with their second victory over the Jayhawks (12-12, 2-11) this season.

KU softball suffers 12-0 loss to Missouri | KUsports.com
Kansas softball couldn’t overcome a nine-run inning in an eventual 12-0 loss to Missouri during the final game of the Diamond 9 Citrus Blossom Invitational, Sunday in Kissimmee, Fla.

Rejuvenated Dedric Lawson will be crucial in KU's push for another Big 12 title | Smithology | KUsports.com
Not only has the emergence of freshmen guards Devon Dotson and Ochai Agbaji meant the Jayhawks can actually win games without Lawson scoring 20-plus points and registering a double-double, KU’s leading scorer and rebounder will get some hard-earned time off in the days ahead.

Kansas sophomore K.J. Lawson on uptick of late for Jayhawks: ‘He’s been ready’
“I’ve not given K.J. many opportunities. He’s made the most of them the last two games. That’s a big bonus for us,” KU coach Bill Self said after K.J. scored a season-high 15 points on 5-of-7 shooting (3 of 4 from three) in the Jayhawks’ 78-53 victory over West Virginia on Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse.

Mitch Lightfoot receives nickname inspired by "The Office"
You might have seen cutouts in the crowd of Lightfoot wearing a purple bandana. Or you might have seen Lightfoot apparently wearing that same bandana on a recent Instagram live. That is because somewhere along the way he adopted the nickname "Prison Mitch," which appears to have originated from the Lawrence radio show Rock Chalk Sports Talk (and host Nick Schwerdt).

KU players appreciate NBA Jayhawk audience vs. West Virginia
Devonte' Graham, back from his time with the Charlotte Hornets, wrapped his arms around Malik Newman. Svi Mykhailiuk looked on with a big smile of his own. For those Jayhawks — granted some free time with the NBA’s All-Star break — plus other returners, Allen Fieldhouse was the place to be over the weekend.

Post-game podcast: A look back at KU's dominant win over WVU
The Phog.net Podcast kicked off at the start of July as a way of bringing you KU basketball, football and recruiting coverage in another format. Today's episode will focus on breaking down Kansas' 78-53 win over the West Virginia Mountaineers.

Scenes from KU basketball's blowout over West Virginia
Bill Self could have turned to Chris Teahan to play 20 second-half minutes or the Jayhawks could have held the ball for 29 seconds and exclusively shot 40-foot 3-pointers and odds are they still would have had enough to hold on to their 27-point halftime lead.

Other Sports News

Third baseman Mike Moustakas returning to Brewers
Free-agent third baseman Mike Moustakas is headed back to the Milwaukee Brewers on a one-year, $10 million deal, a league source confirmed to ESPN's Jeff Passan on Sunday. There is a mutual option on a second year.

Denny Hamlin wins Daytona 500
Denny Hamlin came to the Daytona 500 determined to honor his late car owner with a victory.

'Obviously awesome' -- Dirk Nowitzki, Dwyane Wade honored
"This one was special," Wade said of his entire experience. "I'm just thankful for the NBA for making sure and accommodating one of the things that I didn't even think I needed or wanted. My team did an amazing job, my family. I couldn't ask for anything more of this weekend. It definitely was my most enjoyable. People like to ask, and this one will take the place now as my most memorable and most enjoyable All-Star."

Kevin Durant steals the show in Charlotte, wins second All-Star MVP
Durant scored a team-high 31 points for Team LeBron, helping to lead his team of All-Stars back from a 20-point deficit in a 178-164 win over Team Giannis and winning All-Star MVP for the second time in his career.

NBA All-Star 2019 - Grading every player on Team LeBron and Team Giannis
Team LeBron outscored Team Giannis 96-69 in the second half to rally in the 2019 NBA All-Star Game. The 3-pointers were flowing -- both teams combined for 168 attempts -- highlight dunks were plentiful and the league's best players put on yet another show in Charlotte, North Carolina. We're handing out grades for every player who hit the court.

Other News

Bill to Increase Parks Fees Receives Senate Support - Flathead Beacon
The Montana Senate on Feb. 12 endorsed a bill to increase the motor-vehicle fee that supports state parks and fishing access sites by $3, increasing the annual fee from $6 to $9 per vehicle.

Florida Boy, 11, Arrested After Refusing to Stand For Pledge of Allegiance
An 11-year-old boy in Florida was arrested and is facing charges after he refused to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance. The boy was arrested for causing a disruption and refusing repeated instructions from school staff and law enforcement, according to Polk County Public Schools. The sixth-grader from a Tampa suburb allegedly told his teacher the flag is “racist” and that national anthem is offensive to black people.

Bigfork Eagle - Editorial, Looming doctor shortage a concern for rural Montana
Access to health care is one of those basic services many of us perhaps take for granted, but the ability to see a doctor when you’re sick could become more difficult in coming years, we’re told, as a shortage of physicians looms on the horizon, particularly in rural areas.

Payless Is Closing All of Its U.S. Stores | HYPEBEAST
After filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and reorganizing its structure with 400 location closures back in 2017, Payless ShoeSource is set to close all 2,100 of its stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg roasted by Damian Collins committee - Business Insider
A devastating report from a UK parliamentary committee has taken direct aim at Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, accusing him of "contempt."