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No. 2 Kansas beats Iowa State 76-72 for 17th straight win

AMES, Iowa (AP) — No. 2 Kansas passed its biggest Big 12 road test of the season, winning in a gym where losing was threatening to become a trend.

Frank Mason III had 16 points, Landen Lucas scored 14 and the Jayhawks held off Iowa State 76-72 on Monday night for their 17th straight win.

Svi Mykhailiuk added 13 for the Jayhawks (17-1, 6-0 Big 12), who snapped a two-game skid in Ames and opened 6-0 in the Big 12 for the 10th time.

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Chicago Cubs: Outfielder Jon Jay introduced at Cubs Convention | FOX Sports

This weekend the Chicago Cubs held a celebratory Fan Convention in downtown Chicago. Newly signed free-agent Jon Jay was introduced to the fans as a “good hit, good glove” player.

Outfielder Jon Jay signed a one-year, $8 million contract as a free agent in late November with the Chicago Cubs. Jay spent most of his career with the rival St. Louis Cardinals in center field and played on two World Series teams.

Jay had positive things to say about his reception thus far in the Windy City. He said he’s been well received, getting the attention by the fans of this organization.

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Iowa proposes to add second amendment in state constitution

MASON CITY, Iowa (KIMT) – The Second Amendment, although a part of federal law, is not in the Iowa Constitution. The Hawkeye state is one of just six in the country to not have it. But that could be changed soon due to a new proposed state constitutional amendment.

“The constitutional level, the federal level, the second amendment talks about the right to keep and bear arms,” History and Political Science Instructor Bennett Smith said. “What the language in this proposed amendment does is it expands upon that.”

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Antonio Brown records unaware Mike Tomlin addressing Pittsburgh Steelers in team locker room

Tomlin highlighted how the New England Patriots have a head start in their preparations for Sunday's AFC Championship Game, after beating the Houston Texans 34-16 on Saturday.

"When you get to this point in the journey, man, not a lot needs to be said. Let's say very little moving forward. Let's start our preparations. We just spotted these a--h---- a day and a half. They played yesterday. Our game got moved to tonight. We're going to touch down at 4 o'clock in the f---ing morning. So be it," Tomlin said in the video. "We'll be ready for their a--. But you ain't got to tell them we're coming.

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Steelers' Le'Veon Bell wants to avenge loss to Patriots - NFL.com

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The most interesting thing Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell said after another record-setting playoff performance had nothing to do with his numbers. He didn't want to celebrate his 170 yards or the way his team rode his back for 30 carries in an 18-16 AFC Divisional win over Kansas City. Instead, Bell set the tone with one quick comment about Pittsburgh's next opponent, the New England Patriots. "We have a little chip on our shoulders," Bell said of next Sunday's AFC Championship Game matchup. "We feel like we owe those guys one."

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers made sure GOAT isn't out of reach

It is possible that no Green Bay Packers quarterback will ever make a play to match Bart Starr's sneak to win the Ice Bowl a half century ago. In subzero, subhuman conditions, Starr beat the Dallas Cowboys on sheer willpower at a time when the NFL would never consider pushing back a game like it did on Sunday for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Kansas City Chiefs.

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Northwestern 89, Iowa 54: The Horror... The Horror | Go Iowa Awesome

Iowa's trip to Evanston was a mess from the get-go and only got worse, and the Hawkeyes fell to 3-3 in the Big Ten with an 89-54 loss. Jok played only 21 minutes in the loss, most coming in the first half, and he was hounded by the Wildcat defense into 2-for-9 shooting and four points before spending most of the second half on the bench with his warmup shirt on. Jok could be seen receiving treatment for his back on the bench, though it didn't appear serious; it did warrant mention by Fran McCaffery after the game, however.

Iowa's offense couldn't take care of the ball, its transition defense was disinterested and the Hawkeyes couldn't keep Northwestern's bigs from getting good post position and offensive rebounds. Oh, and Bryant McIntosh picked a stellar game to get over his season-long slump, hitting 9-for-11 from the field and finishing with 20 points and 10 assists. Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln says the play was fine.

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Dion Lewis has record-setting game, but one regret in Patriots' win

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — This was a player nobody wanted.

Dion Lewis was nearly out of football. A 2011 fifth-round pick, the running back bounced around from Philly  to a training camp tour with the hapless Cleveland Browns, who released him on cut day 2014. He signed on for a one-week stint with the Colts.

Eventually, the New England Patriots brought him in for a tryout and signed him in the 2015 offseason.

Now, he’s one of their key players on their plot to another Super Bowl run.

Lewis was the spark in New England’s dominant 34-16 victory against the Houston Texans Saturday night in the divisional round of the playoffs, scoring three touchdowns.

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Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan might be an MVP ... 'Champion' is the real test - NFL 2016

ATLANTA -- OK, Matt Ryan.

You're up.

This is your time.

It took you nine years to get this far. In a week, you'll play in your second NFC Championship Game. The winner will advance to Super Bowl LI in Houston. These opportunities don't come often. Your Atlanta Falcons? They have advanced this far only four times in their 51-season history.

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Cubs, Hector Rondon reach $5.8 million agreement: report - Chicago Tribune

With a noon deadline approaching, the Chicago Cubs and reliever Hector Rondon reached an agreement on a one-year, $5.8 million contract, according to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports.

Friday marks the final day for arbitration eligible players and teams to reach agreements before contract figures are exchanged and become public.

Also, reliever Justin Grimm and the Cubs settled on a one-year, $1.825 million contract, according to Heyman.

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