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The Rock Chalkboard

KU signed Emmett Jones to potential 6-year deal that includes pricey buyout | KUsports.com
When the University of Kansas promoted the football team’s receivers coach, Emmett Jones, to passing game coordinator and extended his contract, the administration also made sure to make it a little less appealing for other teams to hire him away.

Media impressed with Marcus Garrett in inspiring Kansas win
And the result? A game that Kansas coach Bill Self will love—a clunky contest that isn't likely to show up much on the season highlight film, but saw Kansas survive with raw toughness and pull away at the end for a 66-52 victory.

'He can be Batman': Marcus Garrett 'no doubt' KU's future PG
"It's a big win for us," Garrett stated of KU's 66-52 victory at Oklahoma on Tuesday, "... knowing we didn't have our point guard."

Udoka Azubuike 'fabulous,' 'locked in' during KU victory at OU
“I hear a lot of people saying, 'Oh he can't guard the perimeter,'” Azubuike said. “For me, if you say I can't do something, I'm really good at proving you wrong.”

What they said: Bill Self, teammates talk Devon Dotson's injury
Dotson was also seen visibly limping — not necessarily because of a leg injury, but more likely because of the hip issue — both in Lawrence and in Norman, where he was with the team for Tuesday's game despite not being active.

Bits o Chalk

Alex Cora out as Red Sox manager following sign-stealing scandals
Alex Cora, who won the World Series in 2018 in his debut season as manager of the Boston Red Sox but has been linked this offseason to two sign-stealing schemes, has mutually agreed to part ways with the team.

Police youth league cuts ties with Antonio Brown, returns donation after 'rift'
The Hollywood (Florida) Police Department announced that its athletic league has severed ties with wide receiver Antonio Brown and returned a donation given by Brown following an obscene outburst toward the police and the mother of his children on Monday.

Panthers LB Luke Kuechly, 28, says retiring from NFL is 'right thing to do'
- Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly, fighting back tears in a video posted on social media, announced on Tuesday night his plans to retire from the NFL at age 28.

Former Eagles WR Harold Carmichael, Steve Sabol selected for Pro Football Hall of Fame's Centennial class
Former Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Harold Carmichael and former NFL Films president Steve Sabol were among six members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Centennial class revealed Wednesday.

Kawhi Leonard preaches patience to Clippers, says, 'Have fun'
Kawhi Leonard reached the halfway point of the season for the LA Clippers with his most explosive game, scoring 43 points in just under 29 minutes Tuesday night at Staples Center.

Eraser Dust

County Commission to Consider Permit for Lake Five Guest Cabins - Flathead Beacon
The Flathead County Commission is expected to vote on a major land-use permit in the coming weeks that would allow for the construction of a number of guest cabins near Lake Five in Coram.

Turns out Colin Trevorrow’s version of Star Wars: Episode IX was good, actually
In what amounts to the most shocking twist in Star Wars history, Colin Trevorrow’s script for Episode IX was better than the version J.J. Abrams gave us—on paper, at least. A breakdown of the script, co-written by Trevorrow and Derek Connolly, appeared on Reddit overnight at r/StarWarsLeaks, which has a surprisingly sound track record with regard to, well, Star Wars leaks. (Major plot points from The Rise Of Skywalker, along with a pair of screenshots from the film’s climax, appeared in the subreddit months prior to its release.) While neither Disney nor Trevorrow have commented on the leak, we’ve spoken with another source who was able to independently confirm the legitimacy of the Trevorrow-Connolly script.

Couple Loses $7,000+ Tax Refund From Being Two Days Late
On October 11, 2016 almost three years after the original extended due date, they mailed a 2012 Form 1040 to the IRS. It showed tax of $9,334 making for the refund of $7,386.48.