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Kansas basketball picked by Big 12 coaches as preseason favorite | KUsports.com
The Kansas men’s basketball team landed in a familiar spot in the Big 12 preseason coaches poll, released by the conference on Thursday.

'We can't let this happen': KU football's O-linemen helping Jason Bean avoid sacks of late | KUsports.com
When Kansas football quarterback Jason Bean got sacked five times during a Week 2 loss against Coastal Carolina — the team’s first FBS opponent of the season — no one knew for sure how much of an issue protecting the QB would be for the Jayhawks.

Former KU football coach David Beaty cleared in NCAA investigation | KUsports.com
Officially cleared by the NCAA of any wrongdoing during his tenure as the head football coach at the University of Kansas, an at times emotional David Beaty on Thursday said he’s eager to finally return to the profession he loves.

Reports -- Emails from Washington Football Team investigation show NFL's Jeff Pash, ex-WFT prez Bruce Allen had close relationship
NFL general counsel Jeff Pash and former Washington Football Team executive Bruce Allen had a close relationship, according to emails collected during the NFL's workplace misconduct investigation of the Washington franchise, the New York Times and Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday night.

MLS wants leagues to have greater voice in biennial World Cup talks
Major domestic leagues deserve to have a greater say in whether FIFA's proposal to shift to a biennial World Cup becomes reality, Major League Soccer (MLS) commissioner Don Garber said on Thursday.

Brooklyn Nets' Kevin Durant 'positive' situation with teammate Kyrie Irving 'will work out'
"Definitely want Kyrie to be around," Durant told reporters on Thursday after the Nets completed their preseason with a 107-101 win over the Timberwolves. "I wish none of this stuff would happen, but this is the situation that we are in. Kyrie made his decision on what he wanted to do and he chose to do what he wanted to do, and the team did the same.

Texas abortion ban to remain in force, federal appeals court says - CNNPolitics
(CNN)The 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals said Thursday that it will allow Texas' controversial new law that bars abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy to stay in force while it considers an appeal of a judge's order blocking it.

Jimmy Page says it was a mistake to hire Phil Collins for Led Zeppelin's Live Aid reunion
The drummer couldn’t get the beginning of ‘Rock And Roll’,” Page explained about Live Aid. “So we were in real trouble with that.”

He also told The Times that Led Zeppelin had less than two hours to rehearse for their three-song set, which included the classics ‘Whole Lotta Love’ and ‘Stairway To Heaven’.

Texas book controversy: School administrator told teachers to include Holocaust books with 'opposing' views when explaining new state law - CNN
At a training session last week, a school administrator with Carroll ISD in Southlake, Texas, tried to advise elementary school teachers on how to follow new district guidelines for the vetting of books. The guidelines were issued in an attempt to align with a controversial law in Texas that seeks to restrict discussion of race and history in schools.

Authorities ID man's remains found in Flathead River | Daily Inter Lake
Flathead County Sheriff Brian Heino said the remains were found in the Addison Square area and appeared to have been in the river for a long time. The body was caught on a log that became exposed due to low water levels this summer.

Winning Flavors at Sacred Waters Brewing Company - Flathead Beacon
Since Kallai helped the previous owner create some of the menu items, some of those remained at the restaurant, including the curry bowl and the Philly Fever sandwich, but they plan to switch up the menu seasonally while keeping a few of their most popular items permanently. Hearty soups and stews and warm desserts are in the works for the menu this fall and winter.