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Injury report: Les Miles updates Kansas football's health status
Miles seemed to indicate that Daniels could have returned to practice in some regard over the last week, but he chose to be withholding on Daniels' official status.
Kansas, Colorado among those vying for 3-star DB Omarion Dickens
"Teams ain't really been giving me a shot to prove myself against them," Dickens said. "They're not really going toward my way. ... It tells me that I'm doing pretty good, but I still have to keep my head on straight. I've still got to be ready in case they do come my way."
How Kansas football used its final off week of 2020 season
“We’re fortunate,” said Miles. “We fought like heck to get [the extra off week] and the reason that we did is so that we could spend time with our young players. You can’t give them enough snaps. There are guys that need a spring ball, six and eight-week lifting regimens, and a fourth-quarter — which is a special, running, lifting kind of ... a way to compete and still maneuver your team to playing [its] best.”
Kickoff time, TV info announced for Kansas football vs. TCU
Yesterday, the Big 12 announced the slate of games for the weekend of Nov. 28. That included the Jayhawks' penultimate Big 12 game, which will be played vs. TCU at 7 p.m. on FS1. That game is set to take place at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium in Lawrence
Four-star point guard Mark Armstrong updates his recruitment
One of the most sought after guards in the country Mark Armstrong is a name to know in the class of 2022. The four-star guard has tons of offers and interest but is currently being prioritized by Creighton, Louisville, Kansas, Auburn, Rutgers, Seton Hall, UConn, Villanova, Stanford, Iona, and UPenn. There is no time table for a list cut but it is likely to come after the season.
Davon Ferguson opts out, unlikely to return to KU, per Les Miles
"He's opted out, and we wish Davon the very best," Miles said on Monday. "I don't see his return, just to be very frank about it."
Bits o Chalk
Why the Brooklyn Nets should consider a trade for James Harden
There is so much NBA history swirling around the Brooklyn Nets' potential pursuit of James Harden. A team with Kevin Durant and an All-Star, shoot-first point guard might face a choice between depth and a third star. Sound familiar?
Sources - Milwaukee Bucks agree to deals for New Orleans Pelicans' Jrue Holiday, Sacramento Kings' Bogdan Bogdanovic
The Milwaukee Bucks promised reigning back-to-back MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo a reshaped roster to try to transform regular-season success into a championship push. In the span of hours as Monday night bled into Tuesday morning, the Bucks reached agreements on acquiring two significant players, New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday and Sacramento Kings forward Bogdan Bogdanovic, sources told ESPN.
Phoenix Suns complete trade to acquire Chris Paul from Oklahoma City Thunder
In return for Paul and forward Abdel Nader, the Thunder received Kelly Oubre Jr., Ricky Rubio, Ty Jerome, Jalen Lecque and a 2022 first-round pick from the Suns.
Sources: James Harden rejects Rockets extension; focus on trade to Nets
After turning down the chance to become the first $50 million per year player in league history, Houston Rockets All-NBA guard James Harden has made it clear to ownership that he's singularly focused on a trade to the Brooklyn Nets, sources told ESPN.
California reimposes Covid-19 restrictions on 40 counties as cases surge and governor warns of possible curfew - CNN
Just as the state surpassed a million infections last week, the governor warned the seven-day average of cases was higher than it had been in weeks and health officials said both hospitalizations and ICU admissions were up. Last week also marked the first time since California counties began moving forward in the state's tier system that no county moved to less restrictions.
SNL star Julia Sweeney is still mad over Chris Farley sketch | EW.com
"I break all the time and I hate it about myself," Sweeney, an SNL cast member from 1990 to 1994, confessed while speaking on a "Women of SNL" panel alongside Cheri Oteri, Laraine Newman, and moderator Will Forte, during a virtual Groundlings Diversity Festival on Sunday night.
Lindsey Graham accused of suggesting legal ballots be thrown out | First Thing | US news | The Guardian
Good morning. Georgia’s secretary of state has said that the Republican senator Lindsey Graham asked him if it was possible to throw out legal ballots, following Donald Trump’s narrow defeat in the state.
State GOP lawmakers say they'll seek to impeach Whitmer | TheHill
Michigan state Rep. Matt Maddock (R) said on Sunday that he and a “growing list of Michigan Legislators” will work to impeach Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D).
Kākāpō crowned New Zealand Bird of the Year 2020, conversation efforts
With an owl-like face, pot belly and duck-waddling gait, the kākāpō is one of the most distinctive birds roaming the Earth. And this November, the feathery creature has been named New Zealand’s Bird of the Year for an unprecedented second time.
Taylor Swift criticises Scooter Braun after $300m masters sale | Music | The Guardian
Braun has now sold on the master recordings to private equity firm Shamrock Capital in a deal reported by Variety to be worth more than $300m. Swift has put out a statement on Twitter about the sale, saying: “This was the second time my music had been sold without my knowledge.” As well as the satisfaction of owning the music she made outright, if she owned her master recordings she would earn greater royalty and sales revenue and have greater control over how her recordings are used.
Anger in North Dakota after governor asks Covid-positive health workers to keep working | US news | The Guardian
But despite the trauma and exhaustion of the last eight months, she was shocked when North Dakota governor Doug Burgum said last week that healthcare workers who test positive for coronavirus but do not display symptoms could still report to work. The order, which is in line with CDC guidance for mitigating staff shortages, would only allow asymptomatic health workers who test positive to work in Covid units, and treat patients who already have the virus.
Chris Columbus Slams Disney+ Home Alone Reboot – /Film
The Home Alone reboot is currently in production, but on hold due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Details on the Home Alone reboot haven’t been readily available, but the story is said to focus on a young boy named Max who goes to war with a husband and wife after he takes a porcelain doll from them. The Home Alone reboot is set to be directed by Dan Mazer (Dirty Grandpa, I Give It a Year) and will star Jojo Rabbit supporting actor Archie Yates in the lead role. He’ll be joined by Saturday Night Live alums Kenan Thompson and Chris Parnell, Toy Story 4 voice star Ally Maki, Irish actress Aisling Bea, comedian Pete Holmes, Veep star Timothy Simons, Rob Delaney and Ellie Kemper as the main character’s parents, and SNL writer Mikey Day, who is also co-writing the Home Alone reboot with Streeter Seidel. And while Columbus is not on board, there are rumors that original Home Alone star Macaulay Culkin might make a cameo, but that has yet to be confirmed.