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I didn’t raise him to be a quitter, Marge, it must’ve been you. You quit every job you ever had: cop, pretzel vendor, church counsellor, professional gambler

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Kansas' Bill Self, David McCormack preview sunflower showdown
David McCormack respects every opponent he faces, yet even he would admit a rivalry game feels a little different. That’s exactly what’s on tap for KU basketball (14-3, 4-1 Big 12) as it takes on Kansas State (8-9, 1-4 Big 12) in the Sunflower Showdown on Tuesday.

Will Jalen Wilson play in 2019-20? Bill Self breaks down factors
KU basketball freshman Jalen Wilson has continued to progress in his recovery from a broken ankle suffered early in the season.

Every team that has been No. 1 this season in college basketball
When Baylor ascended into the No. 1 spot in the most recent Associated Press Top 25 Poll, college basketball’s slippery slope at the top gained a little more perspective.

Associated Press releases Week 12 college basketball poll
That team would be Gonzaga, which fell from the No. 1 spot — one the Bulldogs had held for multiple weeks — to No. 2, with Baylor becoming the latest team to occupy the No. 1 slot. And yet that's smaller news than what happened to the rest of the top five.

Hoophall Cassic: Zach Clemence breaks out, plus Sunday standouts
One of the big standouts of the day was Wichita (Kans.) Sunrise Christian power forward Zach Clemence. . The 6-foot-10, 215-pound power forward scored 25 points on 9-for-12 shooting and buried six of his seven three-pointers.

KU basketball's Isaiah Moss named Big 12 newcomer of the week
For the first time this season, KU basketball senior Isaiah Moss has been named the conference's newcomer of the week.

Bits o Chalk

Who are the toughest players to guard in college basketball?
Division I head coach who has faced Azubuike: "He is bigger than all the planets in the universe. No way to guard him. You can try to foul him, and he still dunks your entire team in the basket."

Kawhi Leonard and Paul George are facing the Clippers' first superteam trial
This is a lesson that has been passed on from the 2010-11 Miami Heat to the 2012-13 Los Angeles Lakers to the 2014-15 Cleveland Cavaliers -- and one that the LA Clippers are grinding through this season.

Phil Martelli seeks help for Delonte West after troubling video
Former Saint Joseph's coach Phil Martelli said he is working to get help for Delonte West, one of his former players, after a video appearing to show the former NBA guard rambling while in handcuffs went viral on social media Monday.

Celtics rock Lakers in rivalry's biggest regular-season rout in 50 years
Following the Los Angeles Lakers' worst loss of the season and one of the worst defeats in the history of their rivalry with the Boston Celtics, LeBron James saw no use in sugarcoating it.

Damian Lillard erupts for 61, sinks Warriors with clutch 3s
Damian Lillard set a franchise record with 61 points, including a career-best 11 3-pointers, and the short-handed Portland Trail Blazers outlasted the equally depleted Golden State Warriors 129-124 in overtime Monday.

Eraser Dust

Poll: Americans Worried About Election Security, Disinformation : NPR
Weeks before the first votes of the 2020 presidential election, Americans report a high level of concern about how secure that election will be and worry about the perils of disinformation, according to a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll.

Iran Acknowledges It Fired 2 Missiles at Ukrainian Jet - The New York Times
It also appeared to walk back a promise to send the jet’s data recorders abroad for analysis, asking the United States and France to send the necessary equipment to Iran instead.

Body found near Montana rest area confirmed to be Selena Not Afraid, missing since New Year's Day
Foul play is not suspected in the death of an American Indian teenager whose body was found Monday morning about a mile from the highway rest stop near Billings, Montana, where she was last seen on New Year's Day, authorities said.

Ozzy Osbourne breaks his silence on his battle with Parkinson's disease | GMA
"It's been terribly challenging for us all," Osbourne told Roberts. "I did my last show New Year's Eve at The Forum. Then I had a bad fall. I had to have surgery on my neck, which screwed all my nerves."

Potential Link Between Marijuana and Heart Risks Discovered by Cardiologists
As more states legalize marijuana for both medicinal and recreational use and use increases nationwide, cardiologists should advise patients about the potential risks, including effects of marijuana with some commonly prescribed cardiovascular medications, according to a research review published today (January 20, 2020) in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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