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Source: Kansas football TE Jack Luavasa enters transfer portal
Kansas football's list of players in the transfer portal grew by one on Tuesday. Tight end Jack Luavasa was the latest Jayhawk to enter the portal, a source told 247Sports. As of Tuesday afternoon, Luavasa had yet to announce the news himself.

Kansas football RB Daniel Hishaw seeking to turn around program
“I chose Kansas because I like changing programs,” said Hishaw. “That’s what we had to do in high school. So when I came up on my junior day visit before they even offered me, this is the place I wanted to go to. It would be nice to change a college program.”

KU basketball 'definitely a dream school' to 3-star PF Jai Smith
The three-star forward, ranked No. 158 in the 2022 class out of Syracuse, N.Y., was "talking to Kansas for a good while," he told Phog.net. Earlier this month, that interest culminated in an offer from assistant Norm Roberts.

Kansas football names Lee Grimes new offensive line coach
“Lee is an impressive coach who will bring a lot of passion and energy to the offensive line position room,” Miles said. “He was a great player at Brownwood High School in Texas and one that I recruited heavily when I was head coach at Oklahoma State. Lee comes highly recommended as a coach, and has worked with some great offensive coaches including Jimbo Fisher, Josh Henson and Jim Turner. Lee is a relationship builder, and is the type of leader we want in our program. I am eager to get to work with him.”

Bits o Chalk

Lindsey Vonn, P.K. Subban end three-year relationship
"Over the past 3 years PK and I have had some incredible times together," Vonn, the former skiing star, wrote on Instagram. "He is a kind, good man, and someone I respect a great deal. However, after much consideration we have decided to move forward separately. We will always remain friends and love each other immensely."

Arizona self-imposes one-year postseason ban on men's basketball team
The decision comes as a result of the NCAA investigation stemming from the 2017 federal investigation into corruption in college basketball and college basketball recruiting. ESPN and The Athletic reported in October that Arizona had been hit with nine NCAA violations, including five Level I allegations. The Athletic reported that Arizona was charged with lack of institutional control and failure to monitor, and head coach Sean Miller was charged with lack of head coach control.

Milwaukee Bucks set NBA 3-point record in blowout of Miami Heat
Snow might have been falling back in Milwaukee, but in Miami on Tuesday night, the Bucks were making it rain from beyond the arc, setting the single-game NBA record for 3-point field goals made with 29 in a 144-97 victory over the Heat.

Johnny Manziel agrees to join Fan Controlled Football startup league
"The more I heard about what this was going to be, the more I felt it was going to be something that was just very fun," Manziel said. "It's going to be very fan-oriented and something I could get behind without being extremely, extremely, extremely serious, the way that my football career has been in the past."

Eraser Dust

Luke Letlow, Congressman-Elect From Louisiana, Dies From COVID-19 : NPR
Bautsch said in a Dec. 23 statement that Letlow was in stable condition. He was receiving Remdesivir and steroids as part of his treatment, but Letlow's condition worsened in recent days.

Nashville bomber’s girlfriend told police in 2019 he was making explosives inside RV: report | Fox News
Police visited the home of Nashville bomber Anthony Quinn Warner in 2019 after his girlfriend told authorities he was making bombs inside his recreational vehicle, according to a report.

Argentina abortion vote: Senate approves historic bill allowing legal terminations - CNN
Argentina's Senate approved a bill to legalize abortion Wednesday in an historic vote seen as a major victory for abortion rights advocates in the Catholic-majority country.

Orchard of Opportunity - Flathead Beacon
Finally, their dreams became a reality in October when they opened Big Mountain Ciderworks in Kalispell’s West Valley. The field of bare dirt they bought eight years earlier has transformed into 6,000 apple trees, 3,000 pear trees and a 10,000-square-foot cider house and taproom. The trees were three years old when they were planted, many of which came from the east and west coasts and are able to survive cold temperatures. After going into the ground, Jen says they took about five years to start producing apples and will produce more every season as they mature.

Broadway performers move into the Flathead Valley, educate Whitefish youth

“It was really it was a really fast decision, but it was a really the best decision that we ever made for our family was to go where we wanted to live our life as opposed to go where most artists go which is in a big city where they have to work," said Meredith Patterson, a Broadway actress.

Stimulus bill update today: $600 stimulus checks - direct deposits and paper - Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said - 6abc Philadelphia
Meanwhile, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said some of the $600 payments might be sent by direct deposit to Americans' bank accounts as early as Tuesday night. Mnuchin tweeted that paper checks will begin to go out Wednesday.