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Christian Braun honored Gianna 'Gigi' Bryant in first KU start
Before Christian Braun took the floor for his first career collegiate start, he payed homage to Gianna Bryant, who, along with her father Kobe Bryant and seven others, passed away in a helicopter crash earlier in the week.
Recruiting: 3-star '20 DE Chris Jones decommits from KU football
"I am decommitting from Kansas and 100% open," Jones matter-of-factly wrote on Twitter.
Kansas at Oklahoma State: Quick recap and instant analysis
Oklahoma State looked poised to push No. 3 KU basketball early in Monday's showdown between the two Big 12 teams, but KU had other ideas. After a back-and-forth first half, KU used a huge run in the second half to blow the game wide open.
Associated Press releases Week 13 college basketball poll
Deep into a wild and wooly season, has college basketball found its top teams? The entirety of the top 10 of the Associated Press Top 25 Poll from a week ago went unbeaten, the only time this season that the top 10 has held serve.
Benton Smith: Jayhawks should be even tougher to beat with McCormack back — as a backup | KUsports.com
That’s who we are as of today,” Self said of starting four guards. “I don’t see that changing.”
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LeBron James -- Kobe Bryant's legacy becomes my responsibility
"I literally just heard your voice Sunday morning before I left Philly to head back to LA," James wrote. "Didn't think for one bit in a million years that would be the last conversation we'd have."
Police dashcam video -- Browns' Kareem Hunt says he'd fail drug test
Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt said he would fail a drug test for marijuana and was found to have an open container of vodka in his vehicle, according to dashcam video of a Jan. 21 traffic stop released by the Rocky River (Ohio) Police Department.
Roger Federer needs epic rally vs. 100th-ranked Tennys Sandgren
Roger Federer was not going to go gently, of course, no matter how daunting the number of match points (his opponent accumulated seven), no matter how achy his 38-year-old legs, no matter how slow his serves and no matter how off-target his groundstrokes.
Gordon Hayward disputes helping Kobe Bryant get 60 in finale -- He 'would have lost respect for me'
"He got 60 on me and I didn't give him anything free all night," Hayward wrote. "What happened on the free throw line was not intentional. Kobe would have lost respect for me if I gave him something free. That's what made him so very special!"
Bolton Was Concerned That Trump Did Favors for Autocratic Leaders, Book Says - The New York Times
The former national security adviser shared his unease with the attorney general, who cited his own worries about the president’s conversations with the leaders of Turkey and China.
Mortar Attack Damages Part of U.S. Embassy Compound In Baghdad : NPR
A mortar attack landed a rare direct hit on the U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad's Green Zone on Sunday night, damaging buildings and reportedly leaving at least one person with minor injuries. Iraq's prime minister condemned the strike, saying it could turn the country into a battlefield and complicate efforts to get the U.S. to withdraw troops from Iraq.
Search and rescue teams look for missing Montana woman | KECI
The Cascade County Sheriff's Office and Cascade County Search and Rescue are searching for a 34 year-old Great Falls woman.
McDonald's is fighting the breakfast wars with chicken sandwiches - CNN
Customers have been flocking to chains like Chick-fil-A and Popeyes for their chicken sandwich fix. But McDonald's (MCD), which sells chicken sandwiches and tests new options periodically, has failed to inspire the type of excitement its competitors generate. Currently, McDonald's is trialling a crispy chicken sandwich and a deluxe version with tomatoes, lettuce and mayo, in Knoxville, Tennessee, and Houston, Texas.
2 dead at Rocky Mountain National Park were mother, toddler son
A Colorado coroner’s office on Monday identified two people found dead at Rocky Mountain National Park as a woman and her 17-month-old child, both of whom died from gunshot wounds to the head.
Kobe Bryant and wife Vanessa had pact to 'never fly together'
“He and Vanessa had a deal that they would never fly on a helicopter together,” a source told People Magazine on Monday.
Billie Eilish proved anyone can access Grammy-winning gear | Engadget
Eilish, at 18, had achieved something more prolific performers armed with top notch studios, dedicated teams of sound engineers and high end equipment had not. The capper? She had done so by working with her older brother Finneas O'Connell, out of a small bedroom studio in their parents' home.