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Shaka Smart planned to use 'Hack-a-Doke' strategy late vs. KU
Udoka Azubuike was not too concerned with his free throw shooting following the Jayhawks' 66-57 win at Texas, one in which Azubuike scored most of his 17 points in the second period.
Sunday Snap Judgments and Big 12 Hoops Power Rankings
College football season is over and all the focus is on basketball now. We're progressing through Big 12 Conference play and some teams are trending in the right direction, while others are already facing down a lost season. Let's take a look at what each team has done lately, then update our Actually Accomplished Rankings, a version of a power ranking that does not take into account who we "think" is better, but rather who has done the most on the court.
Watch: College game marred by post-game brawl
A hard foul on a breakaway layup attempt was called midway through the second half and players from both teams had to be restrained, reports say. The foul led to pushing and shoving and overall chippy play the rest of the way.
Benton Smith: Jayhawks capable of winning ugly with strong defensive play | KUsports.com
“This is not ugly,” Self said after his Jayhawks’ 66-57 victory at Texas. “It’s beautiful.”
Kansas track places 3rd at Wichita State triangular | KUsports.com
Kansas State scored the most combined points between the men and the women, compiling 254.5 points. Wichita State came in second with 221 points, while Kansas finished third with 191.5 points. KU senior Jedah Caldwell earned high-point honors, scoring 14 points behind victories in the 60 meters and 200 meters.
No. 19 Kansas tennis sweeps Drake, 7-0 | KUsports.com
As was the case last season, No. 19 Kansas dominated doubles to notch the opening point of the match. Malkia Ngounoue and Luniuska Delgado recorded a 6-3 win over Liza Petushkova and Joely Lomas. Sonia Smagina and Vasiliki Karvouni then claimed the doubles match point with a 6-0 win over Daria Walczak and Carmen Palumbo.
KU relies on stingy defense to stifle Texas Tech 67-50 for first Big 12 win | KUsports.com
A struggle in the paint for Texas Tech and an inspired defense by Kansas led to the Jayhawks defeating the Red Raiders 67-50 Saturday night at Allen Fieldhouse.
Chiefs slight favorites over 49ers in Super Bowl LIV
The consensus opening line at sportsbooks around the nation was pick 'em. The point spread had grown to Kansas City -1 late Sunday night at most shops.
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Aaron Rodgers upbeat after season ends 1 win short of Super Bowl
Even at age 36, Aaron Rodgers says he believes he and the Green Bay Packers will be in this position again -- on the verge of another Super Bowl.
A haunted Super Bowl LIV matchup - Can Andy Reid and Kyle Shanahan rewrite their legacies?
Andy Reid and Kyle Shanahan can share a few cross-generational notes before they take their talents -- and their talented rosters -- to South Beach. Neither the 61-year-old Reid nor the 40-year-old Shanahan has won a Super Bowl ring, but both are living, breathing advertisements for how to lose one, and for how to handle the fallout with dignity and grace.
Clark does McGregor walk after game-sealing sack - ESPN Video
Frank Clark trips Ryan Tannehill on fourth down to seal the Chiefs' win and celebrates with Conor McGregor's signature walk.
Super Bowl LIV predictions, picks, odds, big questions for 49ers-Chiefs
Here's some early advice on Super Bowl LIV: Prepare for a lot of red. The Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers advanced Sunday out of their respective conferences, gifting us the NFL's first Super Bowl matchup of teams that employ red as their primary color. (Let it also serve as a reminder that no fact is too minor during Super Bowl hype week.)
Derrick Henry gets emotional as Titans' playoff exit, future sink in
Tennessee's 35-24 loss in the AFC Championship Game hit Derrick Henry with a thud as reality quickly sunk in that the Titans might take on a significantly different look next season.
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Militia leaders warn Virginia gun rally could get violent - Reuters
A pro-gun rally expected to draw thousands around Virginia’s capitol building on Monday has authorities bracing for violence, but it also marks shifting battle lines in the U.S. gun debate.
Two people killed, 15 others hurt in shooting at Kansas City nightclub | FOX 4 Kansas City WDAF-TV | News, Weather, Sports
Two people were killed and 15 others were hurt in shooting at a Kansas City nightclub Sunday.
Browning, Columbia Falls schools respond after high school basketball incident
A letter states that at the game in Columbia Falls on Thursday, the announcer introduced the Lady Indians as the "Lazy Indians." The letter from Columbia Falls High School Principal Jennifer Wagner and Activities Director, Everett Armstrong, calls the comment "inexcusable."
Daily Inter Lake - Local, New winery to use Montana-grown grapes
Montana may not be known as prime wine country, but Dan said he and his wife are excited for locals to taste wines made locally from Montana-grown grapes. At first the winery will carry wines from grapes grown on Finley Point, around Flathead Lake, in Billings and elsewhere in Montana. In a few years, they plan to go even more local when the grapes mature at their vineyard on Montana 206.
Daily Inter Lake - Law Roundup, Neighbor unfazed by ‘beware of dog’ sign
A woman complained to the Flathead County Sheriff’s Office about her neighbor’s “vicious dogs.” She apparently ignored the neighbor’s “beware of dog” sign, went onto the neighbor’s property and a dog bit her.