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Report: Matchups set for the 2020 Big East-Big 12 Challenge
The slate has several prime matchups. The main attraction features Creighton facing Kansas at Allen Fieldhouse. There is Villanova taking on Texas in Austin and a potentially high-scoring matchup between Oklahoma State and Marquette.
Texas OT De'Kedrick Sterns commits to Kansas Jayhawks
“The relationships built with the coaches and other recruits are unreal it feels like family,” Sterns said. “I really like the facilities and campus looks nice.”
KU football's 2021 recruiting class now ranks top 25 nationally
After adding an eighth prospect in the 2021 recruiting cycle, the Kansas Jayhawks officially have a top 25 class. That would mark the school’s highest class ranking as far back as the 247Sports team rankings database goes (1999). The Jayhawks' previous high was 39th in the 2006 class.
Video: Bill Self's introductory press conference as KU coach
"I just touched that and it already feels very hot," Self joked.
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Tiger Woods, Peyton Manning to face Phil Mickelson, Tom Brady in charity golf match
"The Match: Champions for Charity" will benefit coronavirus relief. The event will air live on TNT -- possibly Memorial Day weekend -- at an undisclosed location without spectators.
Rob Gronkowski says he hinted to Tom Brady about possible return 2 months ago
"We rarely talked about what his decision was gonna be, where I'm at," Gronkowski said. "But we did talk about [it] for one second. I told him that -- we talked just real quick -- like, 'Hey, I'm kinda getting that fire underneath me again.'
MLB suspends Red Sox replay operator, docks draft pick; Alex Cora suspended for conduct with Astros
Former Red Sox manager Alex Cora, who mutually parted ways with the team in January as part of the fallout from the Astros' sign-stealing scandal, is suspended through the 2020 postseason as well -- but only for his conduct as Houston's bench coach, the league said in its announcement. Cora and former Astros player Carlos Beltran were the key individuals in a scheme to place a camera near Houston's dugout and have players bang on a trash can to signal breaking pitches. Cora left Houston after the 2017 season and managed the Red Sox to the 2018 title.
Bengals shot down Dolphins' inquiries into No. 1 NFL draft pick, sources say
The Cincinnati Bengals have told the Miami Dolphins multiple times that they would not trade them the No. 1 overall pick in Thursday's NFL draft, league sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Oklahoma City Thunder's Chris Paul says weeks of prep time needed before games
"I'm just letting you know -- and I don't think the league would do it anyway -- but if they were like, 'Hey, you got two weeks, and then we're going,' that's not going to happen," Paul, who is serving his seventh year as National Basketball Players Association president, said during a conference call. "That's not going to happen. Whatever the amount of time is, just know that players will have the input, the say-so, because we're the ones playing. That comes first. We don't ever want to put guys in a situation where their injury risk is higher than ever before."
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