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The Daily Mauling: Les Miles Mauls Recapping First Practice

No more pills or alcohol, No more pot or Demorol, No more stinking fun at all, I’m checking in.

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The Rock Chalkboard

3-star 2020 prospect Kershawn Fisher decommits from KU football
"The decision didn't sit right with me," Fisher told via text message late Saturday night, "that's all."

Prep LB Kershawn Fisher decommits from KU football |
Among the earlier players during a busy June to pledge to head coach Les Miles and his staff, linebacker Kershawn Fisher announced Saturday night on Twitter that he’s now a “free agent,” having decommitted from the Jayhawks.

Les Miles: Jayhawks look 'better' as preseason practices begin |
They had a strong summer and it’s obvious that they worked on our offense, defense and special teams. And we’re better,” Miles announced during a brief opening statement that followed a closed practice. “I like it. I like my team. I’m proud of their efforts

Les Miles, KU football players talk return of Pooka Williams
“Well, he’s so glad to be back with his team, back to sweating in a football uniform and just being a part and you can see it,” Miles said. “We’ve kept him kind of away from play because he’s not going to play in the first game, but it hasn’t stopped him from smiling and enjoying being with us.”

Phil Steele reveals projected Big 12 order of finish
"Les Miles takes over and breathes in new life and enthusiasm although Kansas did make some strides last year, winning three games (same as previous years combined!). There's talent here and Les Miles will have them improved."

Five-star guard Caleb Love cuts list to six
Love, a point guard prospect out of Saint Louis (Mo.) Christian Brothers is down to Arizona, Indiana, Kansas, Louisville, Missouri and North Carolina.

Bits O Chalk

Tears abound as Gonzalez, 7 others enter HOF
This year's ceremony formally enshrined former Denver Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey, Kansas City Chiefs tight end Tony Gonzalez, Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed, New England Patriots cornerback Ty Law, New York Jets center Kevin Mawae, Broncos owner Pat Bowlen, Dallas Cowboys executive Gil Brandt and Chiefs safety Johnny Robinson.

Ryan Gosling look-alike? 'Coach Bro'? Cardinals' Kliff Kingsbury might surprise you
Eight months into Kingsbury's first year as an NFL head coach with the Cardinals, his schedule has turned heads. At work by 4:30 a.m. In bed by 9 p.m. In between, football -- nothing but.

Angels vs. Indians - Game Recap - August 3, 2019 - ESPN
Cleveland's rally came moments after Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield was shown on the scoreboard, sitting in a Progressive Field suite. Mayfield drank from a beer can after biting into it and showed off his Lindor jersey, leading to a loud cheer from the crowd.

Raiders' Brown visits foot specialist, source says
Brown, who began camp on the non-football injury list due to what sources told ESPN were sore feet, participated in a pre-practice walk-through last Sunday and was limited in practice Tuesday. That night, he posted a picture of the bottom of his feet that showed them blistering and peeling. The team was off Wednesday, and the 31-year-old was not seen on the practice field Thursday, Friday or Saturday.

Eraser Dust

Texas governor: 20 dead in El Paso shopping-complex shooting - AOL News
A gunman armed with a rifle opened fire in an El Paso shopping area packed with as many as 3,000 people during the busy back-to-school season, leaving 20 dead and more than two dozen injured, police said.

Dayton, Ohio, shooting: Nine people killed in mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, today - live updates - CBS News
Nine people in Ohio were killed in the second mass shooting in the U.S. in less than 24 hours, and the suspected shooter is also deceased, police said. Dayton police tweeted that an active shooter situation began at 1 a.m. Sunday in a historic district that's a popular nightlife destination, but officers nearby were able to "put an end to it quickly."

Democrats denounce white nationalism after El Paso massacre | Fox News
On Saturday, after news broke that a gunman opened fire on shoppers in El Paso, Texas, a number of 2020 Democratic presidential candidates denounced white nationalism and the epidemic of gun violence in America.

Daily Inter Lake - Local News, Columbia Falls seeks volunteers for resort tax committee
The Columbia Falls City Council is requesting applications from interested citizens who would like to serve on a resort tax advisory committee.

Opera Comes to Whitefish - Flathead Beacon
Each summer, Zoltek, the music director of Kalispell’s Glacier Symphony Orchestra and Chorale, directs Festival Amadeus, a week of classical music events showcasing the symphony’s musicians as well as performers who travel from around the country for the festival.