Miller, Wong rally Miami past Texas 88-81 for 1st Final Four
Jordan Miller and Isaiah Wong rallied Miami from a 13-point second-half deficit, Norchad Omier made two big free throws and an even more important steal down the stretch, and the fifth-seeded Hurricanes stunned No. 2 seed Texas 88-81 on Sunday to reach the Final Four for the first time in school history. Miller finished with 27 points, going 7 of 7 from the field and 13 of 13 from the foul line, while Wong scored 12 of his 14 points in the second half to beat the Longhorns, who had been the top remaining seed in a topsy-turvy NCAA Tournament.news.yahoo.com
Texas without star Dylan Disu for regional final vs. Miami
Texas forward Dylan Disu, one of the bright stars of the opening weekend of the NCAA Tournament, was ruled out of the Longhorns' game against Miami for a spot in the Final Four on Sunday with a left foot injury. The 6-foot-9 Disu was the MVP of the Longhorns' run to the Big 12 Tournament title on the same T-Mobile Center floor two weeks ago, then helped them reach the Sweet 16 with 17 points in a win over Colgate and 28 points in a win over Penn State.news.yahoo.com
Miami coach Jim Larrañaga asks for transparency on NIL deals
Miami coach Jim Larrañaga wants to know how much money athletes at other schools are making through name, image and likeness deals. It's only fair, he said, since no school has had the values of its athletes' deals publicized more than Miami. Larrañaga said full disclosure is important for competitive reasons and also so the NCAA or Congress can have more information at their disposal when, and if, they bring clarity and uniformity to NIL rules.news.yahoo.com
No. 7 Texas rolls past No. 3 Kansas 76-56 for Big 12 title
Dylan Disu overcame early foul trouble to score 18 points, Marcus Carr and Sir’Jabari Rice added 17 apiece, and seventh-ranked Texas silenced a heavily pro-Kansas crowd in a 76-56 romp over the third-ranked Jayhawks in the finals of the Big 12 Tournament.
Allen Fieldhouse at Kansas to get extensive renovations
Allen Fieldhouse is about to get a facelift. The historic home of defending national champion Kansas will soon undergo a significant renovation to upgrade its fan amenities, hospitality spaces and premium seating options while retaining the feel of the original building. Jayhawks athletic director Travis Goff said the multimillion dollar project, which will be funded by private donations, will include state-of-the-art videoboards, a new sound system and lighting, reimagined concourses on all three levels, along with changes to the adjacent Wagnon Student Athletic Center.news.yahoo.com
Ex-Michigan DL released by Super Bowl champion Chiefs
The Kansas City Chiefs traded for former Michigan defensive end Frank Clark in 2019 hoping to improve their pass rush. After winning two Super Bowls and recording 34 sacks, including 10 ½ in the postseason, for the Chiefs over four years, the 29-year-old is now a free agent. Kansas City announced Tuesday that it has released the three-time Pro Bowl selection. “It’s really hard to put into words what Frank has meant to our organization over the last four seasons,” Chiefs general manager Brett Veach said in a statement. By cutting Clark, the Chiefs saved an estimated $21 million against the salary cap ahead of the start of free agency on March 15.mlive.com
Officer, pedestrian and police dog die in Kansas City crash
An officer who made the arrest in a notorious quintuple homicide nearly a decade ago, his police dog and a pedestrian were all killed when a driver crashed into the officer's cruiser, authorities in Missouri said. Kansas City police said the crash happened Wednesday night as Officer James Muhlbauer was on patrol. The pedestrian, identified only as a man in his 50s, died at the scene, as did the officer’s dog, Champ.news.yahoo.com
Questionable late flag takes drama out of Super Bowl ending
A questionable late penalty on Philadelphia Eagles cornerback James Bradberry with less than two minutes remaining meant that a scintillating Super Bowl 57 had a bit of an underwhelming finish. Kansas City won its second Super Bowl in four years by beating the Eagles 38-35 on Sunday in Glendale, Arizona. One of the few gripes for football fans — particularly Eagles fans — was the anti-climatic finish.news.yahoo.com
KS plans to give $304M to semiconductor company to build new factory, won't go forward without federal funds
Integra Technologies, based in Wichita, Kansas, is set to receive $304 million to build a new factory from the state. The federal government is expected to also help fund the project.foxnews.com
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Bengals' Ossai laments late hit in AFC title loss to Chiefs
Joseph Ossai stood in front of his clean-out locker inside Arrowhead Stadium, while Bengals teammate B.J. Hill stood by for support, and lamented a mistake Sunday night that could easily haunt the defensive end for the rest of his career. The Kansas City Chiefs were driving for a potential winning field goal in the AFC championship game when Ossai, a second-year pro, gave chase to scrambling Patrick Mahomes. Both were running at full speed when the All-Pro quarterback made it to the Cincinnati sideline, where Ossai gave a push from behind the sent Mahomes sprawling to the ground.news.yahoo.com
Chiefs' Mahomes to practice as usual on sprained ankle
The Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes went through a morning walkthrough Wednesday and intends to practice as usual, raising expectations that the All-Pro quarterback will not be slowed by his sprained right ankle in this weekend’s AFC title game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Jaguars rue missed chances in playoff loss to Kansas City
The Jacksonville Jaguars could not have imagined a better situation than the one they faced late in the first half of Saturday's divisional-round playoff game against the mighty Kansas City Chiefs. The upstart AFC South champions, who had to rally from a 27-point deficit against the Chargers last week just to make it to Arrowhead Stadium, found themselves within 10-7 in a hostile environment — and with Patrick Mahomes, a contender for league MVP, hobbling up the tunnel to the Kansas City locker room. Then they kept squandering chances to reach the AFC championship game, eventually falling 27-20 on a cold, snowy night at Arrowhead Stadium.news.yahoo.com
Jaguars vs. Chiefs predictions + odds: NFL Divisional Round Saturday, 1/21
Our experts broke down the game and made Jaguars vs. Chiefs predictions, so let’s dive into their best bet with odds provided by FanDuel Sportsbook. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS VS. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS PREDICTION: Jaguars +8.5 (-108 at FanDuel Sportsbook)Click here to join FanDuel Sportsbook, and you can risk $5 on any of our Jaguars vs. Chiefs predictions to win $150 worth of free bets. Jaguars vs. Chiefs predictions for NFL Playoffs Divisional roundThe Jacksonville Jaguars will take on the Kansas City Chiefs this Saturday afternoon at Arrowhead Stadium, and we like the Jags’ chances of pulling off an upset. NFL Divisional Round Schedule for 2023The Jags and Chiefs will kick off the NFL Divisional Round, and every game this weekend can be seen below:Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Kansas City Chiefs - Saturday, January 21 at 4:30 p.m. 1 seeds are 4-9-1 ATS in the Divisional Round as favorites of at least seven points, so we’ll back Jacksonville +8.5 as the best bet from our Jaguars vs. Chiefs predictions.mlive.com
Chiefs keep stacking wins after difficult offseason decision
The biggest, of course, was the decision to trade Tyreek Hill to the Dolphins, rather than lavish on the game-breaking wide receiver a massive contract that would have made it difficult to maneuver financially for years to come. The Chiefs not only gained salary cap flexibility with the move, but also five draft picks that helped to fortify other areas of the roster. “When you win and you don’t play your best ball — you don’t feel like you play your best ball — that’s always a good thing,” Mahomes said afterward.news.yahoo.com
Mahomes helps Chiefs rally past Titans 20-17 in overtime
Patrick Mahomes ran for the tying touchdown and 2-point conversion late in the fourth quarter, Harrison Butker atoned for two earlier misses by kicking the go-ahead field goal in overtime, and the Kansas City Chiefs beat the Tennessee Titans 20-17.
AP source: NFL to discuss roughing calls, no change imminent
A person with directly knowledge of the matter told The Associated Press that the NFL did not give officials a directive to emphasize roughing-the-passer penalties following Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa’s concussion, but the topic will be discussed next week when NFL owners meet in New York.
Wallace holds off boss, title contenders to win at Kansas
Bubba Wallace won his second career NASCAR Cup Series race and denied the playoff field of an automatic spot in the next round for the second straight week when he held off championship contenders Denny Hamlin and Christopher Bell to win at Kansas Speedway.