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Report: Rockets waive Tarik Black

Houston Rockets forward Tarik Black, center, drives to the basket against the defense of Milwaukee Bucks guard Giannis Antetokounmpo, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Darren Hauck)

Basketball isn’t just a game in the NBA, it’s also a monumental business — even around the holidays. Rookie Tarik Black learned that the hard ...

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The Meaning of Christmas

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Christmas has many meanings People forget that not everyone has a place to live or experiences Christmas in a positive way. The following video, posted ...

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My first hearing of the King’s College Choir

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My first hearing of the King's College Choir When I was a student at the University of Kansas, I was tuning in one Christmas Eve ...

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‘Unbroken’ too slick to sink in; local music short film ‘Bitter Thing’ to premiere

“Unbroken,” the WWII drama directed by Angelina Jolie now playing at Southwind 12, is based on the best-selling nonfiction book by Laura Hillenbrand — which ...

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LeBron James’ review of Andrew Wiggins: ‘He’s a great talent’

Minnesota Timberwolves' Andrew Wiggins (22) is fouled by Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014, in Cleveland. Wiggins led the Timberwolves with 27 points, but the Cavaliers won 125-104. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

When he wants to, Andrew Wiggins can play with an edge. In a three-game slump (6.3 points per game, 7-for-27 shooting) heading into the rookie’s ...

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‘Marry Me’ Thai chicken soup

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My friends and I all agree that it's important to have a "Marry Me" meal in our cooking repertoires. For Kiley, it's a chicken-fried steak/mashed ...

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Healthy homemade holiday pancakes

Try these on Christmas morning. You won't even need a trip to the store.

Each year on Christmas morning, my family always, always, always has a big breakfast. Homemade scones. Omelet casserole. A enormous bowl of fruit salad. Mom-mixed ...

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Andrew Wiggins to face Cavs, LeBron

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins (22) moves the ball on a breakaway against Philadelphia 76ers guard Michael Carter-Williams (1) during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)

We’ve already heard an NBA legend by the name of Kobe Bryant sees some similarities between a younger version of himself and rookie Andrew Wiggins. ...

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The Day After: Getting trounced by Temple

Kansas coach Bill Self and members of the team watch in the closing minutes of a 77-52 loss to the Temple Owls Monday at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA.

You all saw it, so there's no real reason to rehash the gory details of Monday nights' 77-52 KU basketball loss to Temple. The Jayhawks ...

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College hoops world reacts to Temple thrashing KU

When a program with brand-name recognition like Kansas loses a game, it registers throughout the college hoops landscape. When one of the blue bloods gets ...

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Taking a stab at ranking eight Kansas mid-year juco football signings

Defensive coordinator Clint Bowen, left, laughs with newly-hired Kansas head football coach David Beaty before Beaty is introduced to the Allen Fieldhouse crowd during halftime of the JayhawksÕ game against Floriday on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014. Beaty is the 38th head coach in the programÕs history.

Guessing which junior-college signees will contribute the most to the program is too inexact to call it a science, but searching for little clues along ...

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Lawrence-based Henry T’s to open brewery; downtown craft beer retailer expands; New Hampshire Street fully open

We’re not yet Milwaukee — and why would we ever want to be St. Louis with that baseball team that didn’t even make the World ...

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Sources: Gene Wier expected to join KU football program

Information on the identity of new Kansas football coach David Beaty's coaching staff continues to be tough to come by, but sources told the Journal-World ...

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Seven Big 12 teams ranked in Associated Press college basketball poll; Kansas No. 10

Kansas guard Frank Mason III (0) puts up a three over Rhode Island guard Jarvis Garrett (1) during the first half on Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014 at the HP Field House in Kissimmee, Florida.

TCU is ranked No. 25 in the Associated Press college basketball poll, which means 70 percent of the Big 12's teams are ranked, including Texas ...

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Latest report shows Lawrence retail sales on pace to finish strong in 2014

The shopping season got started early for some. The latest retail report shows that from mid-September to mid-October Lawrence consumers increased their spending nearly 13 ...

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The Day After: Lapping Lafayette

Kansas guard Kelly Oubre, Jr. (12) puts up a basket in the Jayhawk's 96-69 win over the Lafayette Leopards Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014.

Following Saturday's 96-69 victory over Lafayette — a game that was actually a much tougher battle than the final score indicates — Kansas University men's ...

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Lawrence High boys basketball wins instant classic; Roberts leads player ratings

It was one of those games that people will remember for years when they think back on Lawrence High's boys basketball team. LHS and Barstow ...

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Thoughts from the basketball City Showdowns; seniors mostly lead the player ratings

If you blinked, you might have missed it. For most Lawrence high school basketball teams, about one-fourth of their regular seasons are over. But what ...

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Downtown retailer of 33 years to close shop; Chamber stoking speculation that major job announcement coming; update on large apartment project

With this being Lawrence, we obviously all have special wings of our homes to house our collections of Jayhawk apparel, but soon we’ll no longer ...

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‘Wild’ breaks mold of pretentious self-discovery movies

Reese Witherspoon in "Wild"

It could have been pretentious as hell: An aimless young woman, searching for herself, discovers her own courage by hiking 1,100 miles of the Pacific ...

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