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Podcast: Explaining KU football's blowout loss to TCU
Prior to the game, it was announced on the FS1 broadcast that Khalil Herbert would not play in the contest because of "personal reasons." True freshman Velton Gardner was used as the second back in Herbert's absence.
Photo gallery: KU football falls to TCU in Fort Worth (2019)
The Jayhawks (2-3) will return to action next week against Oklahoma. Check out the photos from Saturday's game...
TCU HC Gary Patterson defends final touchdown against Kansas
“It was a run play; (they were) calling timeouts," Patterson said. "We did everything we could to run the football in the second half. I was actually the one who said quarterback keeper because nobody was watching the quarterback,” he said. “They hadn’t played the quarterback for the last five stretches. It wasn’t being anything more than call a play. It was still a run play. You guys know how I am. I took knees the last time we played here. I’m not one of those guys. I’m not one of those guys that runs it up. I’m not one of those guys.
Listen: The Drive, 09.27.19
Kansas was pummeled at TCU, while Kansas State struggled at Oklahoma State. It was two games and two losses for the state on Saturday. The Drive is in Season 14 on Topeka's WIBW-13 with co-hosts Tim Fitzgerald (GoPowercat.com) and Scott Chasen (Phog.net) discussing K-State and KU sports. The Drive will be available as part of the 247Sports Podcast Network the day after its television airing on WIBW. Due to altered highlight rights, the video version of The Drive is no longer available for replay on the internet.
Mandi Duggan's 2 goals lead KU soccer to 4-1 victory over Baylor | KUsports.com
With opportunities few and far between, Kansas sophomore forward Bri Amos took advantage of an opening down the left sideline. Amos quickly sent a cross into the box to junior forward Mandi Duggan, who sent a header into the back of the net.
Bits o Chalk
Week 4 NFL takeaways - Patriots, Chiefs stay unbeaten ... barely
The Chiefs bested the Lions in Motor City, New England moved to 4-0 in Buffalo, Giants quarterback Daniel Jones continued the impressive start to his career, Cleveland's offense got back on track against the Ravens, and Houston couldn't get going against Carolina. In the late games, the Bucs and Rams ran up the score, and Minshew Mania continued for the Jags in Denver.
Cards beat writer helps save life in Cubs dugout
St. Louis Cardinals beat writer Derrick Goold performed CPR on a man in distress Sunday in the Chicago Cubs dugout in St. Louis, helping to save his life.
Los Angeles Rams' Todd Gurley on Thursday games -- 'Dumbest thing ever'
"You know how I feel about Thursday night games," Gurley said when asked how the short week would alter his preparation. "I feel like they are the dumbest thing ever."
Paul George to miss time; targeting November return
In an interview with SportsCenter on Sunday, before the team's annual media day, George said he still has "a little ways to go" in his rehabilitation, but "I'm where I want to be right now at this point in the season almost starting. I like where the progression is going."
Cleveland Browns coach Freddie Kitchens irked Marlon Humphrey not ejected for choking Odell Beckham Jr.
The Baltimore Ravens are wondering why wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. wasn't ejected for throwing a punch Sunday, and the Cleveland Browns have the same question about cornerback Marlon Humphrey.
Grand Canyon Skywalk death: Man jumped from walkway, officials said
Authorities are trying to locate the body of a man who climbed over a safety barrier at the Grand Canyon Skywalk and apparently jumped to his death.
China has quietly doubled troop levels in Hong Kong, envoys say
There are now up to 12,000 Chinese troops in Hong Kong, diplomats tell Reuters. Among them: members of the People’s Armed Police, a paramilitary force that answers to Xi Jinping. If China moves to put down protests in the city, they will likely do the job.
Trump Was Repeatedly Warned That Ukraine Conspiracy Theory Was ‘Completely Debunked’ - The New York Times
Thomas P. Bossert, President Trump’s first homeland security adviser, said he was “deeply disturbed” that Mr. Trump had urged Ukraine to investigate Democrats.
Daily Inter Lake - Local, Whitefish kitchen touts ‘clean eating’
“Eat clean!” her sidewalk sign declares, inviting daytime passersby into the popular local watering hole for dairy- and gluten-free bowls, tacos and soups.
Fire hits Whitefish restaurant
A fire broke out in Ciao Mambo on Saturday afternoon, forcing the restaurant to close for the rest of the weekend.