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Four schools prioritizing prolific big man Mouhamed Gueye
Kansas: “They send me stuff every week about the school. Their main message is that they want me there and they just want to get me better. I kind of knew Kansas before I got here too. I used to watch them because they have a lot of African kids, and now they have big time players in the NBA so that stands out. They develop their players really well. The names that stick out to me are Joel Embiid and even Andrew Wiggins who I like to watch a lot. The main thing about them is probably the coach and how real he is because he’s not playing around.”
NBA Jayhawks tracker: Updates on KU's Frank Mason, Kelly Oubre
What this means: Mason is now free to go out to any other team in the league and agree to an offer sheet. When he does so, the Bucks will receive a certain amount of time to either match that contract and bring him back — or let him sign with the other team.
Kansas first to offer 25-sack DE Cooper Roy
Springfield (Mo.) Glendale outside linebacker Cooper Roy had a huge junior season. The 6-foot-3, 220-pound Roy finished the season with 25 sacks, which included one game where he had nine, both state records.
Les Miles, Kansas players noticing growth from Jalon Daniels
“I think he’s improved significantly in his ability to read a secondary and throw it in the right spot,” Miles said. “There’s still some things that he can learn. Brent Dearmon is going to be that kind of guy that is meticulous in his desire to coach and get this guy exactly right. I think that’s happening.”
Bits o Chalk
Golden State Warriors' Klay Thompson suffers season-ending Achilles tear
"Klay has a strength of will but right now it's a tough day for him," Warriors general manager Bob Myers said. "It hurts. He'll get to a place, I think, where he's on the road. But right now, like you or I or anybody, this is a tough day for him to hear that news. It's hard. It's tough."
Boston Celtics' Gordon Hayward opts out, will be free agent
Gordon Hayward opted out of his $34.2 million contract with the Boston Celtics for the 2020-21 season Thursday afternoon, making him an unrestricted free agent beginning at 6 p.m. ET Friday, Hayward's agent Mark Bartelstein of Priority Sports told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
Former Penn State football player says coach James Franklin told him not to report fight to police
Penn State football coach James Franklin told a player not to talk to police following a fight with a star linebacker in a 2018 incident that involved punching, choking and a knife being pulled, according to allegations contained in a university report obtained by ESPN.
Seahawks TE Greg Olsen leaves with fascia injury; team fears rupture
Seattle Seahawks veteran tight end Greg Olsen left Thursday night's 28-21 victory over the visiting Arizona Cardinals with what the team fears is a ruptured fascia in his left foot, coach Pete Carroll said.
IRS and Treasury clarify deductibility of PPP loan expenses as AICPA criticizes forgiveness questionnaire | Accounting Today
The IRS and the Treasury issued both a revenue ruling and a revenue procedure, essentially saying that since businesses aren’t taxed on the proceeds of a forgiven PPP loan, the expenses aren’t deductible. This results in neither a tax benefit nor a tax harm as the taxpayer hasn’t actually paid any money out of pocket. If a business reasonably believes that a PPP loan will be forgiven in the future, expenses related to the loan aren’t deductible, whether the business has filed for forgiveness or not. Thus, the IRS and the Treasury are encouraging businesses to file for forgiveness as soon as possible.
Vatican reportedly launching probe after Pope Francis’ Instagram account ‘likes’ racy photo | TribLIVE.com
“At least I’m going to heaven.”
That was the quip from bikini model Natalia Garibotto after the official Instagram account of Pope Francis was one of 100,000 to “like” a racy photo of the half-clothed Brazilian.
Fact checking Giuliani and the Trump legal team's wild, fact-free press conference - CNNPolitics
At no point did Trump's legal team offer any proof for their allegations of widespread fraud. Jenna Ellis, a legal adviser for the campaign, said the group was laying out an "introductory statement" with more to come, and called the team an "elite strike force." Also working for the campaign, attorney Sidney Powell made extreme, baseless claims about communist Venezuela and George Soros supposedly interfering in the US election. Giuliani on multiple occasions made allegations citing individuals he said couldn't be revealed for their own safety and wellbeing
School closings: COVID cases surge. Teachers are sick. Back to online?
In many cases, schools are closing because too many teachers are quarantined or infected with COVID-19. Others are responding to high rates of virus transmission in their communities. Kentucky's governor announced a statewide closure of schools to take effect Monday, a move that followed Michigan closing all high school classrooms and New York City schools — the largest district in the country — moving back to all-remote learning.
Here’s the cover set Post Malone would’ve done instead of Nirvana
Now, Posty has revealed which artists he would love to cover next. When asked by Uproxx if he would ever do another cover set, Post Malone was a bit hesitant. However, he has two other classic artists in mind.
“An entire set? Probably Bob Dylan or Johnny Cash.”