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    导出博客文章KANSAS CITY, Mo. Cheap Oakland Raiders Jerseys . -- It took Carlton Bragg Jr. about 20 minutes to knock the rust off.Took about the same amount of time for Kansas.Playing for the first time in a week, the third-ranked Jayhawks were sluggish in falling behind pesky Davidson on Saturday night. But they dominated in the paint in the second half, began getting into transition and ran away from the Wildcats for an 89-71 victory at Sprint Center.Josh Jackson and Frank Mason III led the way with 18 points apiece, but Bragg added seven points and eight rebounds in 18 minutes in his return from a brief suspension.He didnt really play well in the first half, Mason said, but we told him in the locker room, `Stay aggressive, stay confident, and thats what he did. I was happy to have him back out here.Bragg had been suspended following his arrest on suspicion of battery, but the misdemeanor charge was dismissed this week after video evidence surfaced that showed him acting in self-defense. The woman who had accused the sophomore forward of shoving her has been charged instead.I thought Carlton played well, Kansas coach Bill Self said.Svi Mykhailiuk also had 13 points for the Jayhawks (10-1), who extended their nation-leading home winning streak to 49 games. Kansas considered the matchup with the Wildcats (5-4) a home game even though it was played just down the road from its campus in Lawrence.It was the Jayhawks eighth straight win in the building, including the Big 12 Tournament last season and the CBE Classic a few weeks ago. Its also the same building where they will not only contest the league tournament in March but hope to land in the NCAA Tournament with a spot in the Final Four on the line.Peyton Aldridge hit five 3s and had 22 points to lead the Wildcats, while Jack Gibbs -- the nations fourth-leading scorer coming into the game -- had 12 points, seven rebounds and six assists.We had a great opportunity in front of us and for about 25 minutes I thought we handled it very well, Davidson coach Bob McKillop said, and then I think the statistics bear out they just annihilated us in the paint, and they annihilated us in transition.Davidson spoiled the holidays for the Jayhawks nearly five years ago to the day when it rolled into the same building and upset a team that would reach the Final Four. And just like that night, the Wildcats relied on superior toughness and a bevy of 3-pointers to cause all kinds of problems Saturday night.Davidson hit seven 3s in the first half alone, taking a 43-42 lead into the locker room. The only other time the Jayhawks have trailed at the break this season came in a win over Duke.Kansas was 0 for 8 from beyond the arc in the first half.The Wildcats extended their lead to five early in the second half before Jackson finally hit from the perimeter. Mason added another 3-pointer, and the Jayhawks clawed their way back in the game.It was 58-all with just over 11 minutes left when Landen Lucas converted an alley-oop dunk, triggering a 10-2 run that allowed Kansas to seize control. Mykhailiuk hit a 3-pointer during the run, and Bragg Jr. hit a bunch of free throws to cap it.Kansas later pushed the decisive charge to 20-4 as it wrapped up its 10th straight win.Theyre a team that really moves a lot on offense, set a lot of screens. It was kind of hard to keep up with our man out there, Jackson said, but I think we made a couple -- What am I trying to stay? -- we made a couple of adjustments on defense that really helped us out.STATS AND STREAKSKansas had a 48-22 advantage in the paint, including a 23-9 edge on second-chance points. ... The Jayhawks scored 16 points off turnovers. Davidson managed two. ... The Wildcats wrapped up a stretch of seven of eight games away from home. ... Aldridge needs four more points for 1,000 for his career./BIC PICTUREDavidson finally gets a break in the schedule. The Wildcats lost to fifth-ranked North Carolina their last time out, the first time theyve played back-to-back games against Top 5 opponents since 2008.Kansas showed that it could overcome a lethargic outing to win a game. The Jayhawks have barely been challenged since their win over Duke on Nov. 15 in New York.UP NEXTDavidson plays Jacksonville on Wednesday night in its first home game since Nov. 26.Kansas visits UNLV on Thursday night in its last game before Big 12 play.---More AP college basketball: Cheap Detroit Lions Jerseys .C. -- When North Carolina freshman Ryan Switzer reported to training camp in August he was a little miffed to learn he was third on the depth chart at punt returner. Cheap Denver Broncos Jerseys . Kiriasis and brakeman Franziska Fritz finished two runs in one minute 55.41 seconds -- a mere 0.01 seconds ahead of Meyers and Lolo Jones, who likely bolstered her Olympic hopes by helping give USA-1 a huge push in the second heat. . Ferrer, trying to win his fourth title on Mexican soil, will next play South Africas Kevin Anderson, who eliminated American Sam Querrey,7-6 (2), 6-4. Also Wednesday, Gilles Simon (6) of France beat Donald Young of the United States 6-4, 6-3, Ukraines Alexandr Dolgopolov downed Frenchman Jeremy Chardy 6-3, 6-4 and Croatias Ivo Karlovic defeated Dudi Sela of Israel 7-6 (4), 6-2. SAN DIEGO -- It was a rough year for the San Diego Padres, and things will probably get worse before they improve.The Padres are missing the playoffs for the 10th straight season and finished last in the NL West at 68-94.It was the Padres sixth straight losing season. One of their owners, Ron Fowler, doesnt think theyll even be .500 for two more years.Their general manager, A.J. Preller, who is deep into a rebuilding mode, was suspended for 30 days without pay by MLB for failing to disclose required medical information when they traded All-Star Drew Pomeranz to the Boston Red Sox.Despite the embarrassing and unprecedented punishment, the Padres are sticking by Preller, who gambled and lost with a win-now approach in 2015 before making massive changes during this season.Were well aware that our building process is going to take a while, but its exciting at the same time, first-year manager Andy Green said.Here are some things to take away from the Padres season:REBIULDING MODE: The Padres are retrenching with youth after failing to win with several veterans obtained in a wild spree of trades and signings after the 2014 season. They loaded up then with Matt Kemp, Justin and Melvin Upton, James Shields, Wil Myers, Derek Norris and Craig Kimbrel, and still didnt have a winning season. Only Myers, a first-time All-Star, and Norris remain. Justin Upton left as a free agent after last season and Kimbrel was traded to Boston. Kemp, Melvin Upton and Shields were traded this season in a salary dump.With just more than a week left in the season, they brought up catcher Austin Hedges, infielder Carlos Asuaje and outfielders Manuel Margot and Hunter Renfroe, the core players who led Triple-A El Paso to the Pacific Coast League title. Preller also spent tens of millions of dollars on international signings.WIL MYERS: Converted from the outfield to first base, Myers got the healthy, full season he desired. He got to play in the All-Star Game in his own ballpark and finished the year with 28 homers, 94 RBI and 28 stolen bases. Slowed by injuries the previous two seasons, he played in 157 games.He went through stretchhes where he was outstanding, Green said. Cheap Minnesota Vikings Jerseys. Wil has many more steps out in front of him where he can be as good as he possibly can be. He is from a base stealing perspective substantially better than hes ever been in his career. Never been a real big part of his game at the major league level. Theres been a lot of work put in at first base. He does some things that are very unique over there because of his athleticism. Hes a Gold Glove first baseman and offensively I think if he stays married to his approach he can be as dominant as anybody in the game.HUNTER RENFROE: The teams first-round draft pick in 2013, the outfielder showed his raw power by hitting four home runs and driving in 14 runs in his first 11 games. He hit his first career homer off Madison Bumgarner; drove in seven runs in one game with his first career grand slam and a three-run homer; and became the first batter to hit a home run onto the roof of the Western Metal Supply Co. brick warehouse in the left-field corner at Petco Park.I think its very exciting for the Padres and also just for the city of San Diego to see something like that, Myers said. Ive been nothing but impressed.RYAN SCHIMPF: The 28-year-old rookie infielder showed a crazy propensity for extra-base hits, with 20 home runs, 17 doubles and five triples among his 60 hits.I waited a long time to get here and I tried to prepare in the offseason and during the season like I was in the big leagues and expecting to get here at some point, he said. Once I got here, I just tried to be me and tried to relax as much as possible.CHRISTIAN BETHANCOURT: The Padres are flirting with having him pitch and play outfield as well as play catcher. No team has really tried to deploy a guy in that capacity probably ever when you consider those three dynamics, Green said. The arm works at 96 (mph). ... Well run as far down that road as his arm will allow us to. I dont know if were firmly committed or married to that but its worth exploring at this point. 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