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Players' Tribune: The Podcast: Chris Sullivan Reads "Life and Death" by Ben Heeney | Listen Only on Luminary
Two kids grow up with dreams of making it to the NFL. As bright-eyed teenagers, they meet in college. Become teammates. Best friends. An unbreakable bond is set. Except one of those kids is injury prone and with time watches his dreams slowly fade into an unexpected reality “normal life”. Meanwhile the other gets drafted into the league. While they remain close, the 2 souls are quietly diverging onto their own paths. It is a journey that would lead one to make a decision that neither of them can return from. This week actor Chris Sullivan, well-known for his role as Toby on the hit series This is Us, reads an heart-breaking tale of lost hopes and everlasting friendship written by NFL Linebacker Ben Henny titled Life and Death.
Bryce Torneden picked for 2019 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team
On Thursday, KU athletics announced that Torneden had been named to the 2019 Good Works Team, which was decided upon by both Allstate and the AFCA, which is the American Football Coaches Association. The most recent Jayhawk to earn the honor, per the KU athletics release, was Darrell Stuckey, who was named to the team in 2009.
KU football vs. Boston College: Preview & prediction
For the second-straight week, Les Miles wasted little time in naming Carter Stanley as his starting quarterback. On Monday, the KU coach said Stanley would continue to start following an outing in which Stanley threw for two interceptions and also fumbled the ball once against Coastal Carolina.
Les Miles, KU football players break down Boston College
The KU football team is on the road one day ahead of its matchup against Boston College. The ACC and Big 12 foes will kick off at around 6:30 p.m. CT on Friday on the ACC network.
Jayhawks sweep Eagles in first game in new arena – Kansas Jayhawks
The Jayhawks got off to a dominating start in their new home, building a 10-3 lead early in the first set. They would go on to win the set 25-18 after an attacking error by the Eagles sealed the set win.
Game Day Breakdown: KU football at Boston College | KUsports.com
KU has to put the ball in star running back Pooka Williams Jr.’s hands as often as possible every week. But when the Jayhawks are playing on the road as a three-touchdown underdog that simple and obvious offensive strategy becomes even more critical.
Notebook: Jayhawks want Parchment, Charlot more involved | KUsports.com
Although the receiving duo of Andrew Parchment and Daylon Charlot wasn’t likely to combine to produce 200 yards and 14 catches every week just because the two did so in the Kansas football team’s season opener, the Jayhawks would like to get a lot more out of the pair of targets than they did in a Week 2 setback.
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Texas: Locker room review shows normal temps
After Orgeron complained about the lack of air conditioning in the Tigers' locker room for Saturday's 45-38 victory over the Texas Longhorns in Austin, Texas, UT athletics director Chris Del Conte ordered an internal review to get to the bottom of it.
'Superstitious' Alonso shaves mustache midgame
After his third at-bat Thursday against the Arizona Diamondbacks, New York Mets rookie Pete Alonso decided to change his appearance, shaving his mustache during the game.
Sources -- Miami DB Fitzpatrick OK'd to seek trade
Joel Segal, the agent for the defensive back, has been in contact with a number of teams. Fitzpatrick, the 11th overall pick in the 2018 draft, is unhappy with playing multiple positions, sources said.
Sources: Pats unaware AB involved in civil matter
Representatives for New England Patriots receiver Antonio Brown and Britney Taylor were in discussions over the past few months, but agreed their communication would remain confidential until the filing of Taylor's civil sexual assault lawsuit, sources told ESPN on Thursday.
Newton on loss: All fingers 'pointing back to me'
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton said his surgically repaired shoulder and recently injured foot were not to blame for his poor performance Thursday night, but he did take the blame for his team's 20-14 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
M. Gasol on verge of pairing WCup, NBA titles
After a clutch performance Friday, Marc Gasol has a chance to pull off the rare double of winning an NBA championship and a FIBA World Cup title in the same summer.
You Can Get Paid $1000 to Drink Coffee for a Month—As Long as You Avoid Chains | Mental Floss
Sustaining a caffeine habit can be costly; the average American spends more than $1000 on coffee each year. If you're looking for a way to earn back your annual coffee budget while doing as little work as possible, check out this job opening from Business.org. The small business resource site will pay one lucky person $1000 to drink coffee for a month and document their experience—the only catch is that corporate chains like Starbucks, Dunkin', and Gregorys are off-limits.
There is really only one issue in the Democratic primary - CNNPolitics
A lack of agreement and a crush of urgency make health care coverage the most important issue in the Democratic primary.
China exempts US soybeans and pork from tariffs - CNN
China will exempt American soybeans and pork from its latest round of tariffs, in what appears to be another move to ease tensions between the countries as they prepare for a new round of trade talks.
Bahamas Hurricane Dorian: Bahamians say they've received "nothing at all" from their government as second storm approaches - CBS News
Another major storm could be headed to the Bahamas, as a new system takes shape over the southern parts of the island chain. By Saturday, it will pass Grand Bahama, which was devastated by Hurricane Dorian less than two weeks ago. And as residents brace for another storm, they told CBS News correspondent Errol Barnett that they're angry with the Bahamian government for not providing more aid.