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10of12 Top 10: Mountaineers get the lone win
Saturday was full of excitement around the college football world, but within the Big 12, we only saw two teams in action. Kansas State, Iowa State, Texas, Oklahoma, Texas Tech and TCU all had scheduled bye weeks, while a showdown between Baylor and Oklahoma State was postponed due to a COVID-19 outbreak in Waco. That left us with the league's only matchup in Morgantown, as West Virginia hosted Kansas.

4-star commit Devin Neal confident in direction of KU program
The Kansas football rebuild under coach Les Miles was always going to be a marathon — not a sprint. However, as Kansas has attempted to bring in classes of high school talent to put the program in a healthier place, a side effect has been negative game results, which have started to pile up this season.

Kansas football grades: Reviewing the Jayhawks' loss at WVU
Last game, I graded the quarterback play an F. And the numbers weren't much better against West Virginia. Actually, they were almost identical.

Bill Self: Marcus Garrett should make KU basketball 'his team'
If there was one trait Marcus Garrett displayed during KU men's basketball's first media availability on Thursday, it was his confidence. When asked if this was his team, Garrett kept his answer short and simple.

Kansas at West Virginia: Who stood out and who didn't...
Prox did just about everything you could ask for against West Virginia. He made plays at the line of scrimmage and in the backfield. He was among the leading tacklers for the game. He got to the quarterback for a sack and had a couple of pressures.

A closer look at Kansas football's third-down struggles
“We've just got to execute,” said Eargle. “I think the plan’s there. The kids are giving it all they've got. We’ve got to be able to make the play when it gets time to make the play, and that’s on me.”

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MLB playoffs 2020 - Dodgers-Rays World Series matches up baseball's best
The Dodgers have a 69.8% chance of winning the series. (Projections from ESPN's Bradford Doolittle.)

Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins -- Won't finish season if interceptions continue
Mike Zimmer didn't give much thought to whether he would pull Kirk Cousins amid a first half in which the Minnesota Vikings' quarterback threw three interceptions that resulted in an eventual 40-23 loss to the Atlanta Falcons, replying with a simple "no" when asked if he considered making a change.

Joe Thornton got advice from Joe Montana about leaving Bay Area
"I actually talked to Joe Montana. I think Joe gave me some good advice. He just talked about leaving San Francisco and going to Kansas City," said Thornton, who signed a one-year deal with the Leafs on Friday.

Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers no match for Tampa Bay Buccaneers' defense, picked off twice in loss
There was nothing charming about Sunday. Rodgers threw a pair of interceptions, including a rare pick-six, and the Packers (4-1) lost for the first time this season, 38-10 to Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-2).

World Series 2020 - Ultimate Los Angeles Dodgers-Tampa Bay Rays viewers guide
I'm ready. Ready for Mookie Betts to play right field. Ready for Tyler Glasnow's fastball. Ready for Corey Seager's swing and Willy Adames' glove and Dustin May's hair and Ji-Man Choi's smile. Yes, ready for another trip with Clayton Kershaw in the World Series pressure cooker. We made it through the shortened season, through the controversial 16-team playoff bracket, through a losing -- and controversial -- team nearly making it here.

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Treasury yields jump amid renewed stimulus hopes
Treasury yields jumped on Monday amid renewed optimism that a coronavirus aid package could be agreed in the coming weeks

More than 27 million ballots have already been cast. Here's where early voting opens this week - CNNPolitics
Voters in the 45 states and the District of Columbia that make pre-Election Day data available are already setting records. The ballots cast so far represent almost 20% of the more than 136 million total ballots cast in the 2016 presidential election.

Scientists Are Fascinated By An 8-Year-Old, Moldy Twinkie : NPR
That's when he examined the other Twinkies. Two looked weird. One had a dark-colored blemish the size of a quarter. The other Twinkie was completely transformed — it was gray, shrunken and wrinkly, like a dried morel mushroom.

Modern Love: He Married a Sociopath. Me. - The New York Times
As a wife and a mother, I have learned how to tell the truth. Which is why I always know when my husband is lying.

Daily Inter Lake
The Hagadone Montana Publishing group of newspapers in Northwest Montana earned a number of awards for reporting, photography and advertising in the annual Montana Newspaper Association’s Better Newspaper Contest.

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