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Kansas News

KU basketball players break down team response to 'tough' week
It was far from a perfect week for KU basketball — and it was an even tougher Friday before the Jayhawks took the floor against the Red Raiders on Saturday.

Offensive tweak creates space, freedom for Dedric Lawson and Jayhawks | Smithology |
Something out of the ordinary happened to the best player on the Kansas basketball team. And it was so surprising that it didn’t even register for junior Dedric Lawson until after the fact.

Bishop Miege standout Dylan Downing plans to join KU football |
The Kansas football coaching staff won’t know for certain until Wednesday’s National Signing Day exactly who they will be adding to their 2019 class.

In-state linebacker Dylan Downing commits to Kansas
"Thank you to everyone who has supported me through my football career so far!" Downing wrote to begin his announcement on Twitter. "First I want to thank my parents for always backing me up and for never missing a game. They have always been my support system and I would not be where I am without them!"

Other Sports News

Patriots' Julian Edelman named Super Bowl LIII MVP
In a season that opened with a four-game suspension, New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman closed a championship run as the MVP of Super Bowl LIII.

Kansas City Chiefs early favorites to win Super Bowl LIV next season
The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook opened odds to win Super Bowl LIV in early January. The Chiefs had the second-best odds at 7-1, with the Rams as the favorite at 6-1. However, in the weeks since, Kansas City has shifted to the 6-1 favorite there and at multiple other Las Vegas sportsbooks.

Raiders in talks to play home games at Giants' Oracle Park in 2019
The Oakland Raiders are in talks with the San Francisco Giants about playing their home games next season at Oracle Park in San Francisco.

Eagles QB Carson Wentz says he could have been better teammate
"I know who I am, first of all. I know how I carry myself. I know I'm not perfect. I know I have flaws," he said during a sit-down with a small group of reporters at the Eagles' practice facility recently. "So I'm not going to sit here and say it was inaccurate and completely made up. I'm not going to do that. But at the end of the day, I will say our locker room is really close. If there were guys that had issues, in hindsight, I wish we could have just talked about them. But, again, I don't know how that all happened and everything with that."

Rams' Todd Gurley shrugs off low usage: 'I felt good'
On Sunday, in a 13-3 loss to the New England Patriots at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the Los Angeles Rams coach failed to do so.

Super Bowl LIII - It's time to appreciate this New England Patriots' dynasty as the greatest in sports - 2018 NFL playoffs
Place that hate in your hands, hold it like a fistful of beach sand and then let it slowly dissolve through your fingers until it is going, going, gone. The New England Patriots deserve nothing but your unmitigated respect and admiration. Chances are, we will never again see anything like them in our lifetimes.

Other News

Winter weather impacts driving conditions in the Flathead | KECI
Winter weather hit the Flathead Sunday. Gusting wind, snow and frigid temperatures created hazardous driving conditions.

Brooklyn Prison Has Power Restored After Inmates Go Days Without Lights And Heat Amid Polar Vortex
After days of protest and growing outrage, inmates housed at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, New York, have had power restored.

Ja Rule Asks Fans To Cuss Him Out During Concert For Fyre Festival Failure - Essence
The rapper held a concert in New Jersey on Friday night and took a moment during the show to ask his fans to chant “F*** Ja Rule.”