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KU basketball at Oklahoma State: Who stood out and who didn't...
McCormack was the only reason KU was in the game late. He scored over length and through contact. He dominated on the offensive and defensive glass. He protected the rim. And he used 23 possessions (counting assists and turnovers), which resulted in 29 total points scored. That’s a mark of 1.26 points per possession, As a team, Kansas averaged 1.01 PPP. OSU averaged 1.07.

Offers rolling in for Braeden Moore
Moore, a 6-8 power forward out of Nashville (Tenn.) CPA, is having a strong junior season, averaging 20.4 points and 8.4 rebounds while shooting 38 percent from three with more than three makes per game. Most notable is his total of more than three made three-pointers per game as a power forward. Moore fits the mold of the modern four-man who can stretch the defense and be a major threat as a trailer on the break.

2021 college basketball power rankings
These are our first power rankings of the 2020-2021 season. Our list is a blend of the latest Top 25 standings, as of Jan. 12, from the Associated Press, USA Today’s Ferris Mowers Coaches Poll, CBS Sports’ Top 25 and 1 and ESPN's College Basketball Power Index.

Photo gallery: Oklahoma State thwarts KU basketball comeback attempt
Down as many as 16 points in the second half, No. 6 KU basketball attempted to rally against the Oklahoma State Cowboys in Stillwater on Tuesday. The Jayhawks outscored the Cowboys by 19 over an eight-minute span in the second half. But Oklahoma State scored the final eight points of Tuesday's game to come away with the win.

Bits o Chalk

NWSL draft: Trinity Rodman selected No. 2, UNC's Emily Fox taken first
Racing Louisville selected University of North Carolina defender Emily Fox at No. 1 in Wednesday's NWSL draft, while the Washington Spirit selected Trinity Rodman with the second pick.

Mickey Mantle baseball card shatters record, sells for $5.2 million
A Mickey Mantle baseball card has shattered a 5-month-old record for highest-selling sports card of all time, going for $5.2 million, PWCC Marketplace announced on Thursday.

Houston Rockets trade James Harden to Brooklyn Nets in 4-team megadeal sending Caris LeVert to Indiana Pacers
The Rockets have sent James Harden to the Nets in a blockbuster four-team trade that also involves the Pacers and Cavaliers, completing the unhappy star's exit from Houston and setting up a potential superteam in Brooklyn.

Answering the massive questions driving this James Harden trade
In the end, the Houston Rockets didn't get the blue-chip young player they boasted they would receive in return for James Harden -- the second-greatest player in franchise history, behind only Hakeem Olajuwon, and one of the league's all-time best scorers.

Eraser Dust

Taco Bell brings back potatoes and will test Beyond Meat menu item
The Yum Brands chain is resurrecting its popular potatoes and will test a menu item with a Beyond Meat substitute after last year’s menu cuts disappointed its meat-free customer base.

Taco Bell's potatoes are coming back - CNN
"Taco bell getting rid of potatoes is worse than my parents divorce," one person tweeted in July. "I don't think I can forgive Taco Bell for taking potatoes off their menu," wrote another. People posted cry-face emojis, and heartbreak emojis. A Change.org "petition for Taco Bell to NOT remove all potato items," among other items, garnered over 5,000 signatures.

Ordinance could change accessory dwelling unit rules in Kalispell | KECI
An ordinance that would change rules for accessory dwelling units will go through a first reading with Kalispell City Council next Tuesday.

FBI Washington field office got an F for fighting domestic terrorism from bureau officials
FBI inspectors who evaluated the domestic terrorism program in the bureau's Washington field office two years ago gave it a "failing grade," meaning it was considered both ineffective and inefficient, two former FBI officials familiar with the matter said.

State Republican Parties Blast Members Of GOP Who Voted To Impeach Trump : NPR
Some Republicans who broke from the GOP to back the Democrat's historic, second impeachment resolution for President Trump are facing heat from their local Republican parties for how they voted.

Biden aides told congressional allies to expect Covid relief package with roughly $2 trillion price tag - CNNPolitics
President-elect Joe Biden is expected to unveil a major Covid-19 relief package on Thursday and his advisers have recently told allies in Congress to expect a price tag in the ballpark of $2 trillion, according to two people briefed on the deliberations.