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Former KU All-American Ben McLemore joins movement to provide N95 respirator masks to hospitals in need |
Working on behalf of the Kevin McLemore Foundation, named after his late brother, McLemore and his manager, Hazem Al-Gibaly, have reached out to manufacturers worldwide to help fund the production of new masks that will aid in the fight against the coronavirus.

Production, planning for annual NCAA Tournament often a 9-month process |
“I always went out and surveyed all 13 sites, all of the arenas, and I did that for 28 years,” Dekas said.

CBS reveals first 2020-21 college basketball rankings
On what should be the week of the Sweet 16, college basketball is done for the 2019-20 season thanks to the cancellations caused by the coronavirus. With no March Madness, eyes turn to next season where every returning player and coach is hungry after a premature end to this season.

New KU basketball offer reported: 2021 center Franck Kepnang
At the start of the weekend Franck Kepnang, a top-25 prospect and center out of Westtown School in Pennsylvania, reported a KU offer. Kepnang is listed at 6-10 and 220 pounds. Perhaps most interestingly, he has been evaluated by the 247Sports staff and given a comparison to Silvio De Sousa, a current KU basketball player.

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Best signings of 2020 NFL free agency - Barnwell's nine top grades, with Brady, Brees and Rivers
Was Brady foolish to pick the Buccaneers? Should Tampa have gone for one of the other quarterbacks? Can he be competitive with his new team and even compete for a Super Bowl? Let's run through what we know about this new marriage and get a sense of what to expect for Brady in Florida.

U.S. Olympic orgs to lose more than $120M in revenue, data show
The postponement of the Tokyo Games has catapulted the sports organizations that make up the backbone of the U.S. Olympic team into crisis.

ESPN's Doris Burke now symptom-free after positive COVID-19 test
ESPN NBA analyst Doris Burke has received a positive diagnosis for COVID-19 but says she is symptom-free more than two weeks after her initial concerns of an illness.

Agent Scott Boras says MLB draft limits send 'wrong message'
"For owners to do this to these young men, who are so passionate about baseball, is something that they need to examine their conscience," Boras told USA Today Sports in a story published Friday. "More kids will have to go to [college]. And anyone not taken among the top 200 players will have to go back to school."

Packers' Aaron Rodgers details frenzied departure from Peru
"Have you seen the movie 'Argo'?" Rodgers asked. "The scene at the end where they're racing to the airport. Nobody was chasing us, thankfully, or holding us. We didn't have to speak Farsi to get back into the country, but there were some moments where we worried we were not going to get out. It was absolute pandemonium at the airport."

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New books on a-ha and Oasis set for publication - Books - The Jakarta Post
The 386-page title features exclusive in-depth interviews extracted from the annals of "The Oasis Podcast," whose latest "Listen Up" series was launched last August to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their debut "Definitely Maybe" album.

Organisers of world's first Oasis club night: "Noel and Liam are on the guestlist"
“We’ve put them on the list, just in case they turn up,” Jon told NME. “Who knows? They might come down – we could play one Liam track and one Noel track and watch them fight it out.”

An All-Oasis Club Night Is Coming to the U.K. - VICE
Oi! If you're not a right wanker and want to drink a coupla pints and dance with a few birds to the most BIBLICAL rock 'n' roll to come out of Manchester, England, there's a new club night coming to the U.K. (and hopefully the U.S.) that plays all Oasis, all night long. Mad fer it m8!

Noel Gallagher says fans filming gig would stop Oasis reunion from being "exciting"
Kevin told The Quietus: “I went to the football [at the Etihad Stadium] with Noel the other day and we were talking about that and how if Oasis reformed they would only have to do one gig because it would be telecast round the world, it could be streamed live everywhere and they could do another Knebworth but they could play to billions of people on the same evening.

Liam Gallagher: Oasis star opens up on The Beatles icon John Lennon’s son Julian | Music | Entertainment |
Liam Gallagher spoke out about The Beatles star John Lennon’s son and fellow musician Julian Lennon on Twitter yesterday. Asked about the photographer and singer-songwriter, the ex-Oasis star revealed he was a fan. “Have you heard Julian Lennon’s music?” a fan asked Liam. “He’s really good, got his dad’s musical talent.”

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What is your favorite post-Be Here Now album?

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    Standing on the Shoulder of Giants
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    Heathen Chemistry
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