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No thanks: Duke remains perfect in Maui

Duke remains perfect in paradise. Kansas University’s scrappy basketball team pushed the Blue Devils to the brink — leading at one point by seven in the second half — but ultimately fell victim to a pair of dramatic late threes by Tyler Thornton, 68-61, Wednesday in the finals of the Maui Invitational.

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UT ruins Aggies’ farewell

Texas spoiled Texas A&M’s going away party.

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Dave Odom: Both teams benefit

Maui Invitational tournament chair Dave Odom, former head coach at Wake Forest and South Carolina, sensed great excitement before Wednesday’s championship game between perennial powers KU and Duke.

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Gary Bedore’s KU hoops notebook

The all-tournament team: Thomas Robinson, Kansas; Jason Clark, Georgetown; Tim Hardaway, Jr., Michigan; Austin Rivers, Duke. MVP: Ryan Kelly, Duke.

This one sure felt meaningful

It’s only November, remember? Don’t forget, college basketball games don’t mean so much this far from March.

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No thanks: Duke remains perfect in Maui

Duke remains perfect in paradise. Kansas University’s scrappy basketball team pushed the Blue Devils to the brink — leading at one point by seven in the second half — but ultimately fell victim to a pair of dramatic late threes by Tyler Thornton, 68-61, Wednesday in the finals of the Maui Invitational.

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Mike Krzyzewski lauds 'dream shot'

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski had a good look at guard Tyler Thornton’s back-breaking three-pointer with 20 seconds left.

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Despite stakes, KU won’t empty football playbook

With so much and, yet, nothing at all at stake during this weekend’s Border War battle between the Kansas University and Missouri football teams, it would be easy to expect the match-up to feature a wide range of wild and crazy plays from both sides.

John Hubert has big impact for KSU

In the third quarter of last Saturday’s game against Texas, with No. 16 Kansas State clinging to a one-touchdown lead and 10 yards to go on third down, the ball went to 5-foot-7 John Hubert.

Texas, A&M gird for finale (?)

Longtime rivals meet Thursday, perhaps for last time

The winner of Texas and Texas A&M’s annual game usually gets a year of bragging rights in this football-crazy state.

AP source: Royals, Bruce Chen agree to $9 million deal

The Kansas City Royals agreed to a $9 million, two-year contract with left-hander Bruce Chen on Wednesday, solidifying their starting rotation.

KU volleyball falls at KSU

Kansas University won the first set, but ultimately suffered a four-set Big 12 Conference volleyball loss to Kansas State on Wednesday.

Owens leads Stanford over Oklahoma State, 82-67

Josh Owens got off to a great start in his first game at Madison Square Garden.

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No. 9 Baylor wins 75-65 over Texas-Arlington

Quite a few doubles for ninth-ranked Baylor. Quincy Miller and Quincy Acy both had double-doubles and the Bears won their second game in less than 24 hours, 75-65 over Texas-Arlington on Wednesday night.