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Comparing rules of NCAA and FIBA

Kansas forward Jamari Traylor (31) delivers a tomahawk dunk over members of Team Canada during the third quarter of Friday's World University Games exhibition at Sprint Center.

If you caught either of Kansas basketball’s Team USA exhibitions against Canada at Sprint Center, you’re already a little familiar with some of the differences ...


Thomas Robinson finds ‘right opportunity’ with Brooklyn Nets

Philadelphia 76ers' Thomas Robinson, left, dunks past Los Angeles Lakers' Robert Sacre during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, March 30, 2015, in Philadelphia. Los Angeles won 113-111 in overtime. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Thomas Robinson didn’t have to wait long to find his new NBA home for the 2015-16 season. On the second day of free agency, the ...


Jayhawks savor Team USA appearance at opening ceremonies

USA Team athletes, including the Kansas Jayhawks', representing Team USA basketball, enter Gwangju Universiade Main Stadium during the opening ceremony of the 28th World University Games July 3 in Gwangju, South Korea.

When Turkey arrives for its game in a few hours, the opponents' uniforms will say Kansas. On Friday night in Gwangju Universiade Stadium, the Jayhawks ...


The Day After: USA wins big in scrimmage against China

Team USA and China take a group photograph together after a Team USA 93-56 scrimmage game win over China Thursday, July 2.

Team USA shined in its final tune-up before the World University Games opener, out-running and out-hustling China for a 93-56 victory in a scrimmage on ...


Phoenix splits up Morris twins, trades Marcus to Detroit

Phoenix Suns' Marcus Morris and Markieff Morris look to the bench during an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)

Twin brothers Marcus and Markieff Morris might have played their final NBA game as teammates. Although Phoenix did the former Kansas stars a favor by ...


Lawrence home sales surge in May; new report shows local rental rates on dramatic rise; local incomes still lagging

Maybe it is time to sell the house, and I’m not just saying that because I perhaps didn’t keep up on the dish washing quite ...

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Weekend Picks: Fireworks, Ladybird pie, rock and roll, and a Shakespearean field trip

Readers, if you are anything like us, you are still recovering from last weekend's whirlwind of festivals and fiestas. Things slow down a bit in ...


Recently opened Yeah Sushi offers whimsical take on Japanese staple

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Yuyuan Jiang worked as a sushi chef for eight years, serving up the Japanese delicacy in Houston, Palm Springs, New Orleans, Miami, New York City, ...


Korean pastels

My photography checklist for traveling to Korea includes 2 camera bodies, 3 lenses, a laptop, iPhone, a padded floor seat, a pocket point-and-shoot camera and ...


Free agent Thomas Robinson searching for right fit, respect in NBA

Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah (13) against Philadelphia 76ers forward Thomas Robinson (41) during an NBA basketball game Saturday, April 11, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)

There are far bigger, landscape-changing names on the NBA’s open market this summer than Thomas Robinson. But it’s hard to come up with many free ...


Behind the scenes with the Jayhawks in South Korea

After 28 hours of travel, between practices and before games, the Kansas basketball team is making time for some well-deserved R&R in South Korea. And ...


New sushi along 23rd Street, new Chinese along Iowa Street; rumors of KC restaurant chain coming to town; figures show positive Kansas income growth

There are new adventures to be had in Lawrence with chopsticks, and this time I’m almost sure it won’t require a trip to the ear, ...

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New ‘Terminator’ a surprisingly crafty reboot

Arnold Schwarzenegger in "Terminator: Genisys"

“What do we want?” “Time travel!” “When do we want it?” “It’s irrelevant.” That joking exchange between leader of the human resistance John Connor (Jason ...


Split Lip Rayfield delights fans with free outdoor concert

Friday night felt like one big celebration in downtown Lawrence — just about every block had some sort of party, concert, art event, or busking ...


Sweeten your ice cream with fresh sweet corn

Sweet Corn Ice Cream

Every time I tell someone I'm making sweet corn ice cream, I'm met with suspicious stares or, on occasion, downright anger. "Why," they cry, "would ...


Paul Pierce, Thomas Robinson, other Jayhawks hit free agent market

Washington Wizards' Paul Pierce, walks away after a confrontation with Atlanta Hawks' DeMarre Carroll, not pictured, in the third quarter of Game 5 of the second round of the NBA basketball playoffs Wednesday, May 13, 2015, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

When the clock strikes midnight and June turns to July, NBA free agent season officially begins. With the 2015 draft out of the way, teams ...


2016 NBA rookie of the year odds include one former Jayhawk

By now, if you've been a longtime reader of, you know that every once in a while we post various odds that are sent ...


Schmidt joins suit against EPA clean water rule

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt joined eight other states in filing a federal lawsuit Tuesday that seeks to block the Environmental Protection Agency from extending ...

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Schumm files plans for new multistory commercial/condo building on Vermont Street; Sprouts set to open; update on Bauer Farm development

A fisheye view of two vacant lots in the 800 block of Vermont Street, Tuesday, June 30, 2015.

I thought my garden was doing well, but it is no match for the one that sits in the 800 block of Vermont Street. That ...

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Team USA receives warm welcome in first practice

It was quite the scene on Tuesday night when Kansas University men's basketball players took the court for their first practice in Korea and were ...