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WATCH: Les Miles plays tailgate games with students on campus
Les Miles has continued to make public appearances on campus and engage with students similar to what past KU coaches have done. His latest expedition? Challenging students to a variety of tailgate games.

Cozart appreciates chance to come back, throw at KU pro day
“It was actually probably like two weeks ago. I came up here to check out the new indoor [facility] and I came to catch spring practice before they went on Spring Break,” former KU quarterback Montell Cozart told shortly after the Jayhawks' pro day. “[Director of football communications] Katy Lonergan had reached out to me, asked me if I’d be interested in coming back and throwing. I told her, ‘Without a doubt.’ I didn’t hesitate, and I told her, ‘Yes, I would love to come back and throw with these guys.’”

Kansas coach Bill Self recommending time off for 'tired' Jayhawks |
While the common response to a season-ending loss like the one the Kansas men’s basketball team suffered nearly two weeks in Salt Lake City is to get in the gym and get after it harder than ever so nothing like that ever happens again, KU coach Bill Self has advised a slightly different approach for the current Jayhawks.

Though discreet, Les Miles provides some details about KU's spring scrimmages |
While head coach Les Miles chose not to divulge much about what occurred behind the closed doors of the program’s new indoor practice facility during those sessions, which double as rudimentary versions of a game day in the fall, he did make it known that he has seen some promise from the Jayhawks.

'Painful' early-morning conditioning work introduced Jayhawks to Les Miles' standards | Smithology |
Head coach Les Miles, his assistants and KU’s strength and conditioning staff made a point in February and early March, before the team’s spring football practices began, to push the players with intense conditioning work that doubled as a wake-up call — and an early one at that.

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McGregor insults Khabib's wife, religion in tweet
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FanDuel to pay out all AAF futures bets for $10K
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Popovich ejected 63 seconds into Nuggets game
The Spurs coach was ejected from San Antonio's game in Denver just over a minute into the first quarter, apparently upset over a non-call on the Nuggets' Paul Millsap.

Kraft's attorneys allege illegal search by police
Attorneys for Robert Kraft on Wednesday attacked a Florida police investigation that led to the New England Patriots owner being charged with paying for sex at a massage parlor, saying officers violated the U.S. and state constitutions and used tactics normally reserved for serious crimes rather than low-level offenses.

Soaring victory has Rockets thinking big again
Only one member of the Houston Rockets would admit to hoping to face the LA Clippers in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs in the wake of the road team's 135-103 rout Wednesday night at Staples Center.

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Donald Trump Is Never More Donald Trump Than When He's Cheating At Golf
A portrait emerges. Trump tees off first and then tootles down the fairway in his golf cart, where he either kicks his drive onto the fairway or just plays a ball hit by someone else in his party; people that play with him are forever arriving to find that Trump has chucked their ball into a bunker—this apparently happened to Mike Tirico during a cursed round that he and Ron Jaworski played against Trump and Jon Gruden—or miraculously discovered that a ball Trump hit into a water hazard has emerged, dry, on the other side. Trump loves to declare himself the winner of the championships at his various clubs, and awarded himself a club senior championship at the course he owns in Bedminster, New Jersey, despite not even playing in the event; he took the score he claimed from a round he played at the Trump Philadelphia club that day, transposed it to Bedminster, an entirely different course, and gave himself a trophy. “A caddy tells Reilly that Trump’s golf cart once contained a can of red spray paint, and that Trump marked trees his balls hit with a red ‘X,’” Curtis writes. “The trees were removed the next day.”

Bigfork Eagle - Local News, ‘Respite home’ proposed near Kalispell hospital
Plans for a facility for families dealing with extended hospitalization of a child will be considering during a public hearing at the Kalispell Planning Board meeting April 9.

Fortnite: Is Prince Harry right to want game banned? - BBC News
His words add to a growing debate among health workers, governments and lobby groups about whether gaming can be harmful to health.