The Kansas Sports Museum's grand opening is today and Sunday at the Chisholm Trail Center south of Newton on I-135. Kansas coach Turner Gill will appear from 3:30-5 p.m. Sunday. Grand-opening hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, 1-5 p.m. Sunday.
* Defensive end Jackson Jeffcoat, one of the nation's top prep players and the son of former Dallas Cowboys standout Jim Jeffcoat, says he's going to Texas.
Jeffcoat made his verbal commitment to the Longhorns on Friday, five days before he can officially sign a national letter of intent with Texas.
His other finalists were Oklahoma, where his twin sister will play basketball, and Houston, where his father is an assistant coach.
During his senior season at Plano West (Texas) High, the 6-foot-5, 230-pound Jackson Jeffcoat had 87 tackles with 8 1/2 sacks, two interceptions, three forced fumbles and two blocked kicks. He was on the AP Class 5A all-state team.
Rivals.com listed Jeffcoat as the 12th overall prospect in the country and third among defensive ends. He also plans to play basketball for the Longhorns, and has already got approval from both football coach Mack Brown and basketball coach Rick Barnes.
Kevin Durant scored 30 points and Oklahoma City snapped Denver's nine-game winning streak by limiting the Nuggets, who played without injured star Carmelo Anthony, to their lowest scoring output of the season in a 101-84 victory at Oklahoma City. Jeff Green added 15 points, Russell Westbrook and James Harden each scored 12 and reserve Nick Collison contributed 10 points for the Thunder.... Joe Johnson scored 16 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter and the Atlanta Hawks beat Boston 100-91 to complete their first season sweep of the Celtics in 11 years.... LeBron James finished with 22 points, a season-high 13 assists and nine rebounds in Cleveland's 94-73 win over Indiana, the third time in six games that he missed a triple-double by a single rebound.... Kobe Bryant scored all but two of his 24 points in the second half as Los Angeles won its third straight, 99-91 over Philadelphia.... Earl Boykins hit a jumper with less than a second to play and Washington won 81-79 over New Jersey in its first game since guards Gilbert Arenas and Javaris Crittenton were suspended.... Luol Deng scored 26 points, including a putback with 0.2 seconds left in regulation to force overtime as Chicago beat Charlotte 108-106.... Tim Duncan scored 19 points, and Manu Ginobili and Roger Mason led a strong effort by San Antonio's reserves in a 104-97 win over Memphis.... Dwyane Wade scored 22 points and Udonis Haslem added 16 for Miami, which snapped a two-game losing streak with a 92-65 win over Detroit. Michael Beasley missed the game with a hyperextended knee.
Mike Knuble and Nicklas Backstrom fueled Washington's high-powered offense with three points apiece, and the Capitals pulled away to their ninth consecutive victory, 4-1 over the Florida Panthers.... Travis Zajac scored at 4:14 of overtime after assisting on three goals for New Jersey in a 5-4 win over Toronto.... Jimmy Howard made 46 saves, and Jason Williams, Nicklas Lidstrom, Drew Miller and Henrik Zetterberg scored to help Detroit snap a three-game losing streak and beat Nashville 4-2.... Mike Modano scored his 554th and 555th career goals to lead Dallas to its fifth consecutive home victory, 3-2 over Colorado.... Defenseman James Wisniewski scored in regulation and added the shootout winner for Anaheim in a 2-1 win over Tampa Bay.... Ryan Miller made 30 saves, and Henrik Tallinder and Thomas Vanek scored for Buffalo in a 2-1 win over slumping Boston.
Shaun White's face smacked against the halfpipe, his neck snapped back and his helmet popped off and flew 15 feet in the air.
A wreck in practice Friday night that will be replayed and remembered — maybe even longer than his comeback an hour later that earned the world's best halfpipe rider his third straight Winter X Games title at Aspen, Colo.
The 2006 Olympic champion hurt himself on his newest, most unpredictable and most dangerous trick: the Double McTwist 1260, in which he hurtles himself above the halfpipe, does two head-over-heels flips and 3 1/2 rotations before he lands.
He did just that in his first run of the finals — a performance that gave him the winning score of 95.33, which turned out to be 1.67 better than Iouri Podladtchikov of Switzerland.