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Wade Davis’ pitching evolution included a new mindset

Wade Davis was one of baseball’s best relief pitchers last year, and he begins 2015 knowing precisely what his role is — an eighth-inning specialist. His 2014 domination for the KC Royals was due in part to a mindset change that occurred in late June.

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With KU back in control of Big 12 lead, Jayhawks prepare for ‘high drama’ in final three games

Iowa State’s loss on Wednesday means No. 8 Kansas, which sits at 11-4 in the Big 12, retained a one-game lead and can clinch a share of the Big 12 title with home victories over Texas on Saturday and No. 20 West Virginia on Tuesday. The Jayhawks still have to travel to No. 16 Oklahoma next Saturday, and the Sooners, 10-5, still control their own destiny in terms of grabbing a piece of the title. But if Kansas can protect its home floor, it will collect another ring.

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Custom dress Lupita Nyong'o wore at Oscars reported stolen

The $150,000 pearl-adorned dress Lupita Nyong'o wore to this year’s Academy Awards has been reported stolen, sheriff’s officials said Thursday. Deputies responded to a West Hollywood hotel late Wednesday after the custom Calvin Klein Collection by Francisco Costa dress was reported missing from the actress’s hotel room, sheriff’s Sgt. Richard Bowman said.
 
 

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