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Tom Keegan: Bragg suspension might equate to addition by subtraction

Carlton Bragg’s suspension, announced Thursday night, is indefinite. If that morphs into permanent, well, that doesn’t necessarily make Kansas a worse basketball team. Eight healthy scholarship players going in the same direction beats eight going one way, a ninth going nowhere.

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Attorney for former KU football recruit demands end to online posts labeling him ‘rapist’

Transfer hopeful disclosed involvement in Title IX investigation to KU months ago, attorney says

In a strongly worded letter, an attorney for a momentary University of Kansas football recruit accused a woman of defaming and harassing the man online — even going so far as to blame her posts for KU rescinding its verbal commitment to the player.

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Tom Keegan: Coaches with Kansas basketball roots clash in building named after Kansas basketball player

A case could be made that John Calipari, who in 2012 ended Kentucky’s 13-year national-title drought, ranks as the No. 2 celebrity who resides in this area of the commonwealth of Kentucky. American Pharaoh, a Triple Crown winner that ended a 36-year drought, resides in an adjacent county at Ashford Stud farm.

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Jayhawks, Wildcats poised for blue blood brawl

Kansas versus Kentucky. Just the mere mention of a meeting between college basketball’s two most successful blue blood programs brings out the spotlight and captures the attention of hoops fans across the country. By Matt Tait

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Gameday Breakdown: No. 2 KU basketball at No. 4 Kentucky

A look at some of the keys for second-ranked Kansas in Tuesday's road showdown with Kentucky. By Matt Tait

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Bragg, suspended from basketball team, has had more than one encounter with law enforcement this school year

Another recent brush with the law by University of Kansas men’s basketball player Carlton Bragg Jr. came to light Friday, a day after coach Bill Self announced Bragg’s indefinite suspension from the team.

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Drug case stemming from McCarthy Hall investigation now pending in municipal court

Drug charges are now pending against a suspect in a case that stemmed from the investigation of a reported rape at the apartment building where the University of Kansas men’s basketball team lives.

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Aptly named UK big man Bam Adebayo a big key in Kansas-Kentucky clash

If not for the nickname given to him at an early age, Kentucky freshman Bam Adebayo might not be nearly the imposing figure that he has become on the college basketball landscape. By Matt Tait

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Embiid not selected for All-Star game

Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant are teammates again. Gordon Hayward, DeAndre Jordan and Kemba Walker are about to get their first opportunity on the All-Star stage.

Woodland ties for third in first round of Farmers Insurance Open

Gary Woodland fired a 5-under 67 Thursday at Torrey Pines in San Diego in the first round of the Farmers Insurance Open, putting him in a five-way tie for third place, two strokes behind leader Justin Rose, one stroke behind Adam Hadwin.