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Rock Chalk Talk News and Notes: 4/18/2015

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Kansas to play Canada in World University Games tuneup in Sprint Center |
Kansas University’s basketball team, which is the USA National Team for the World University Games, will meet Team Canada in two exhibition games in June at Kansas City’s Sprint Center.

Change in plans can’t stop Stigler |
So Stigler simply altered his mind-set, arrived at his home facility ready to compete and won the 400 hurdles easily, in 50.07 seconds. Exactly what one would expect from a back-to-back runner-up at the NCAA Championships who holds the No. 1 time in the world this year (48.44).

Late brawl produces more than 100 PIM | FOX Sports
With the Canucks comfortably in front of the Flames 4-1, all 10 skaters on the ice squared off with 1:17 remaining in the third period. Among the long list of penalties, the Flames' Deryk Engelland received two fighting majors, both for scraps with the Canucks' Derek Dorsett. While Dorsett also got one game misconduct, Engelland received three game misconducts for his actions during the brawl.

Johnny Manziel releases statement: Cleveland Browns QB apologizes to fans, takes responsibility for actions | FOX Sports
I would like to thank my family, friends, the Browns organization, my teammates and Browns fans everywhere for your patience, understanding and support during my stay at Caron. The doctors and staff have been amazing and what I've learned in the last couple of months has been tremendous.

Kansas City Chiefs Jamaal Charles: nowhere near the finish line - Kansas City Chiefs Blog - ESPN
Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles told me during our recent conversation that he planned to play six more NFL seasons and retire when he is 35 years old.

Attorney to judge: New NCAA head-injury deal underserves thousands of athletes
A dissenting plaintiffs' attorney told a federal judge Friday that a reworked class-action head-injury settlement with the NCAA is as bad as the one the judge rejected in December -- though other attorneys defended it.


ESPN Reporter Britt McHenry Berates A Towing Company Employee [Updates]
A video has popped up on LiveLeak of a woman who appears to be ESPN reporter Britt McHenry dressing down a towing company employee, making fun of the woman’s features, and using the “do you know who I am?” argument.

Can You Hear the Difference in High Quality Music? Test Yourself
Here's a simple test that lets you toggle between an extremely high-quality file music file and a low-quality music file. Can you tell the difference?

Watch The First Batman V. Superman Trailer In Full Glorious HD!
You saw a version of it last night — but now here’s the official HD trailer for Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. In which absolutely everybody despises Superman, and Batman wants to ask just one. Simple. Question.

Gun advocates lash out at Tim McGraw over Sandy Hook benefit concert - Yahoo News
Country music star Tim McGraw is taking heat from gun advocates after he announced this week that he’s headlining a July 17 concert in Hartford, Conn., to benefit Sandy Hook Promise, a group that seeks to protect children from gun violence.

Texas vet fired after allegedly killing cat with arrow - NY Daily News
A gruesome Facebook photo showing a Texas veterinarian posing with a cat killed by an arrow through its furry skull touched off a furious backlash that got the woman canned and opened a police investigation

Discussion Questions

1. Lots of debate on both sides to the Britt McHenry story. What was the worst customer you've dealt with at work or the worst service you have received as a customer?

2. Lots of big budget movies coming out this year, Star Wars, Jurassic World, Terminator Genesis, what movies are you most looking forward to this year?

3. What was the highlight of your week?

4. What plans do you have for the summer?