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Reaction: Jared Butler, No. 2 Baylor blasts No. 9 Kansas
Baylor jumped out to an early advantage and led 41-28 at halftime, looking well on its way to a blowout victory. But Kansas, which made 10-of-19 shots from behind the 3-point arc, continued to fight back. Twice, the Jayhawks pulled to five points down, first at 56-51 with 10:04 left, then again at 3:19 when a Jalen Wilson dunk brought Kansas to 65-60.
College hoops has two juggernauts; KU basketball is chasing both
Many who cover the sport of college basketball will tell you this season features two dominant teams — followed by a larger mishmash of teams that are a step behind.
Three takeaways: Reviewing KU basketball's loss at Baylor
With the loss, Kansas fell to 10-4 on the season and 4-3 in Big 12 play. Kansas struggled in many aspects against Baylor. Jared Butler scored a game-high 30 points while going 7 for 9 from 3.
Photo gallery: KU basketball falls to Baylor Bears in Waco
No. 9 KU basketball fell to the No. 2 Baylor Bears, 77-69, in Waco on Monday. The Jayhawks trailed by as many as 16 points in the first half of the game before closing the deficit to single digits — and all the way down to five at two points in the second half. But the team was unable to get over the hump from there.
WATCH: Buzzer beater results in Baylor-Kansas bad beat
The No. 2 Baylor Bears entered Monday night’s contest against the No. 9 Kansas Jayhawks (10-4, 4-3) favored by eight points (nine in some places) in what figured to be a marquee matchup of the Big 12’s best. The Bears jumped out to a 41-28 lead by halftime, paced by guard Jared Butler’s 17 points, and appeared to have an easy double-digit victory in hand until the last second when the Jayhawks jacked up an all-time bad beat.
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San Diego Padres to acquire Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Joe Musgrove in 3-team deal, sources say
The San Diego Padres are in agreement on a deal to acquire right-hander Joe Musgrove from the Pittsburgh Pirates, sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan.
Brooklyn Nets' Kyrie Irving bought house for family of George Floyd, former NBA player Stephen Jackson says
"Kyrie Irving bought them a house. Lil Wayne's manager bought them a Mercedes-Benz. Barbra Streisand gave them stock in Disney," Jackson said
Sources -- Cleveland Cavaliers look to trade or waive Kevin Porter Jr. after outburst
That night, however, he had a screaming match with team officials after his locker was moved to an auxiliary area to accommodate new teammate Taurean Prince, who arrived from the Brooklyn Nets with Jarrett Allen in a trade last week. After the episode, Porter was told to clean out his locker and other members of the roster were informed he'd no longer be on the team, sources said.
Patrick Mahomes in NFL concussion protocol: What needs to happen for Chiefs star to play against Bills
First off, we don't know one way or the other what Mahomes was diagnosed with. And importantly, it's not required for a player to have been immediately diagnosed with a concussion in order to be put in the protocol. All the Chiefs have confirmed is that he's in the protocol. On Monday, coach Andy Reid stopped short of saying that Mahomes had suffered a concussion.
Giuliani Will Not be Part of Trump's Impeachment Defense - The New York Times
Mr. Trump met with Mr. Giuliani on Saturday night at the White House, and the next day the president began telling people that Mr. Giuliani was not going to be part of the team. It is unclear who will be the defense lawyer for Mr. Trump, given that many attorneys have privately said they won’t represent him.
'Star Wars' Faces Backlash Following MLK, Jr. Tweet | Inside the Magic
“There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right.” —Martin Luther King, Jr.
Today, we honor Dr. King and celebrate his legacy. The Lucasfilm family is committed to the fight for justice and equality in every corner of the galaxy. Each of us keeps the dream alive!
Trump to lift some Covid travel restrictions, a move Biden quickly rejects
President Donald Trump on Monday said he is ending Covid-19 travel restrictions for air travelers from Europe and Brazil, a move that the incoming administration quickly rejected.
Trump to issue around 100 pardons and commutations Tuesday, sources say - CNNPolitics
President Donald Trump is preparing to issue around 100 pardons and commutations on his final full day in office Tuesday, according to three people familiar with the matter, a major batch of clemency actions that includes white collar criminals, high-profile rappers and others but -- as of now -- is not expected to include Trump himself.
The Spot: New drive-thru features gourmet doughnuts
Even though they’ve specialized in a baked good known for the hole in the middle, the inspiration for The Spot actually came from a desire to fill a gap in the local culinary scene. Hanes and Carlson noticed there wasn’t a local shop anywhere in the valley that focused specifically on doughnuts, so they decided to take their fine dining backgrounds and put them toward the popular pastry.
Montana History Minute - John Colter
Alright I had the foresight to do this the night before and I’m glad I did because this is one of my favorite stories. John Colter was part of the Corps of Discovery. On the group’s return trip to St Louis, John was approached by a couple of beaver trappers near the present day Bozeman area and asked to help guide them around the area. After conferring with Lewis and Clark, Colter agreed and left the expedition.
Some time later, John was tasked with meeting the various tribes in the area to trade his fur pelts with them. After a successful meeting with the Crows, Colter and his companion John Potts were confronted by several Blackfeet warriors. They were ordered to drop their weapons and which point Potts shot and killed one of the warriors. He was instantly shot full of arrows and John Colter surrendered. He was stripped naked and brought before the chief.
The chief looked at the naked Colter and asked him if he was a fast runner. Colter lied and said no. The Chief gave him a 100 yard head start to run as fast as he could for his freedom. Colter took off sprinting as fast as he could possibly go. He ran without slowing for 5 miles as which point, with his nose profusely bleeding, he looked behind him and saw he had outran all but one of the Blackfeet warriors. He suddenly stopped and turned around and screamed at the warrior behind him who, startled by Colter’s sudden stop, threw his spear but missed. Colter grabbed the spear and killed the warrior.
He then ran to the nearby Madison river where he hid underneath a beaver dam all night in the chilly fall weather. The next morning, a cold and exhausted Colter came out from under the dam and walked the 250 miles to the nearest fort. He stumbled into Fort Lisa 11 days later, naked and nearly dead.
The town of Three Forks now hosts a yearly event called Colter’s Run where participants run across the harsh and uneven terrain that John Colter ran 200 years ago. Although today’s participants are mostly clothed.