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Notebook: KU Volleyball Starts Season 2-0; KU Soccer up to #11 in National Polls

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Dru Prox 'stepped up' with big performance vs. Indiana State
“We've got to push through,” Prox recalled telling inside linebacking partner Kyron Johnson, who also played every defensive snap on Saturday. “We did and it was really fun. I think that's the main reason we pushed: We're doing something we love to do.”

VIDEO: KU basketball's Perry Ellis reads tweets with age jokes
"I tried to find more, but all of them were just the same thing," Ellis said. "Like, 'These Perry Ellis jokes are getting old, just like him.' Like, really? You guys can do better than that. There's a lot of good ones, I can say. There's some good ones, funny ones out there, but that one has y'all laughing?"

Big 12 teams finish undefeated in Week 1
College football’s opening weekend is officially in the books and only one FBS conference came out of the week with an undefeated record.

Jayhawks sweep Mavericks to start season 2-0 – Kansas Jayhawks
After going up 2-0 through the first two sets, where the Jayhawks outscored the Mavericks 50-27, Kansas found themselves trailing 12-7 early in the third set. However, Kansas used a 6-1 run to tie it up at 13-13 and carried that momentum into the second half of the set. After a back-and-forth stretch, the Jayhawks pulled out the 25-23 set victory following a service error by the Mavericks.

Jayhawks jump to No. 11 in national rankings – Kansas Jayhawks
Kansas, which is 4-0-0 after the opening two weekends of the regular season, is the highest ranked team in the Big 12. Behind the Jayhawks are No. 22 West Virginia and No. 24 TCU. Baylor, Oklahoma, Texas Tech and Texas are also receiving votes in the poll. KU began the season unranked, before checking at No. 18 last week and jumping seven spots to 11th this week.

'Everybody eats': Jayhawks rotating 4 CBs on defense |
The Kansas football defense had only been on the field for six snaps on Saturday when starting cornerback Hasan Defense took a seat on the bench.

Bits o Chalk

Source: Elliott, Cowboys have 6-year extension
The deal has $50 million guaranteed, a source told ESPN's Ed Werder, surpassing Todd Gurley's $45 million as the most for an NFL running back. Elliott, 24, was under contract through 2020 and was set to make $3.853 million in 2019 and $9.09 million on the fifth-year option in 2020, making his total compensation through 2026 more than $100 million.

Tatum out at least next two Team USA games
Tatum turned the ankle in the final seconds of overtime in Team USA's 93-92 win over Turkey on Tuesday night. He was examined Wednesday and was declared out at least five days. He will get reevaluated on Monday.

Survey - 15% of American adults to bet on NFL
According to survey results released Wednesday by the American Gaming Association (AGA), 38 million Americans -- 15% of the adult population -- plan to bet on the NFL this season. They'll play in office pools and fantasy leagues and place bets with online bookmakers, just as they have for decades. The difference this season, though, is the increased number of legal sportsbooks operating in the U.S.

Source - Goff extension with Rams worth $134M
The Los Angeles Rams and quarterback Jared Goff agreed to terms on a four-year contract extension that will keep Goff with the team through the 2024 season, the Rams announced Tuesday night.

Brazil coach slams Giannis after beating Greece
"Why this sport is wonderful," Brazil coach Aleksandar Petrovic said. "You have a guy who won MVP, he's 23 years old, and who stops him tonight? The guy who is 40 years old and kicks his ass."

78th-ranked Dimitrov shocks Federer at US Open
Betrayed by his 38-year-old body -- and his forehand -- Roger Federer is done at the US Open.

Eraser Dust

Amazon Doesn’t Produce 20% of Earth’s Oxygen -
Readers, too, have asked us if the statistic is true. Despite its near ubiquity online following the announcement of the Amazon fires, scientists say the 20% figure is overblown. Not only is the number too high by at least half, but it also obscures the fact that the Amazon consumes almost all of the oxygen it produces.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam withdraws extradition bill after months of protests - CNN
"We must find ways to address the discontent in society and look for solutions," Lam said in a a video statement Wednesday evening. "After more than two months of social unrest, it is obvious to many that this discontentment extends far beyond the bill."

Michigan becomes first state to ban flavored e-cigarettes - The Washington Post
Michigan on Wednesday will become the first state in the nation to ban flavored e-cigarettes, a step the governor said was needed to protect young people from the potentially harmful effects of vaping.

Kristen Stewart: Girlfriend, Sexuality Affects Marvel Chances?
According to Stewart, it seems like Hollywood has a less-than-accepting read on her fluid sexuality. “I have fully been told, ‘If you just like do yourself a favour, and don’t go out holding your girlfriend’s hand in public, you might get a Marvel movie.’ I don’t want to work with people like that,” she told Harper’s.

Gun law loophole allowed Odessa mass shooting suspect to buy AR-type assault rifle: Sources - ABC News
Suspected mass shooter Seth Aaron Ator, 36, who was killed by police, was able to get his hands on the weapon through a private sale despite being considered a "prohibited person" barred by law from possessing a firearm because he had been diagnosed by a clinician as mentally ill, federal and local law enforcement sources said.

GNP: Whitefish man died on Going-to-the-Sun Road | State & Regional |
The man, who has not been identified, had been traveling as a passenger in a vehicle on the road that cuts through Glacier park, according to park spokeswoman Lauren Alley. The medical emergency restricted traffic for three hours west of Lake McDonald Lodge on Going-to-the Sun Road, Alley said in an emailed release.

Daily Inter Lake - Local News, SoClean plans to open Kalispell facility by October
SoClean, a company that sells continuous positive airwave pressure (CPAP) machines, has plans to open a facility in Kalispell that eventually will employ upwards of 250 people.