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Tight end Mason Brotherton commits to Kansas Jayhawks
“Our first phone call, [Brent Dearmon] offered me actually,” Brotherton told Phog247 insider Scott Chasen. “From then on, it kind of took off from Kansas. They were always there for me. They were always people I could trust. They were always real upfront with me.

Three KU football questions entering the summer: TEs & fullbacks
Under Brent Dearmon, KU didn't run the ball as exclusively with a fullback on the field. KU still used fullbacks, but did so with less frequency and with more variance in terms of play calling. As a matter of fact, fullback Ben Miles caught his first pass as a Jayhawk in Dearmon's first game in charge.

Bits o Chalk

Chargers reveal new uniforms, helmets with 'A+' look
"That all-white is sweet, man," Hall of Fame running back LaDainian Tomlinson said. "Can't go wrong with the all-white."

Steve Kerr disagrees with Michael Jordan on Scottie Pippen delaying '97 surgery
"Everyone respected Scottie so much," Kerr said. "We felt his frustration. He probably should have been the second-highest-paid guy in the NBA or definitely top-five. So we all felt for him, nobody resented him for having that surgery. Later, we all understood, let's give him his space, and he's going to be there for the second stretch of the season for us."

Patriots trade Rob Gronkowski to Buccaneers for fourth-round pick
"He tells me he feels fantastic, the best he's ever felt," Rosenhaus said. "His weight's back up to 260. He passed his physical with flying colors today. He's just really excited about playing football again, and being in Florida is exciting for him."

Percy Harvin says 'itch came back' to play football again
Harvin, who turns 32 next month, retired for a second time in March 2017 after playing in two games the previous season with the Buffalo Bills. His agent told ESPN at the time that Harvin was "done" playing.

South Dakota dirt track to race with 700 fans in grandstands
Without any enforceable restrictions against large gatherings in place in the state because of the coronavirus pandemic, Park Jefferson International Speedway -- a dirt track in North Sioux City, South Dakota -- is planning to hold the Open Wheel Nationals on Saturday with ticket sales capped at 700 for a track with a seating capacity of 4,000.

Eraser Dust

"'Animal Crossing' Art Challenge" K.K. Slider Album Covers | HYPEBEAST
As Animal Crossing: New Horizons continues to sweep the world, the hit game has now spurred a social media challenge centered around Totakeke Slider, more commonly known as K.K. Slider. Considered one of the franchise’s most popular characters, K.K. first appeared in the debut title and has become beloved for his role as the musician.

Fox News falls out of love with hydroxychloroquine - CNN
The quiet abandonment of hydroxychloroquine comes as studies indicate it is not an effective treatment against the coronavirus. A French study found last week that the drug does not help patients with the virus. And on Tuesday, a study of hundreds of patents at US Veterans Health Administration medical centers found that patients who took hydroxychloroquine were no less likely to need ventilation and had higher death rates than those who didn't take the drug.

Was A $2,000 Stimulus Check Included In The $484 Billion Senate Bill?
Instead, the bill focused on replenishing the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which is aimed at small businesses and offers guarantees for forgivable loans if the majority of the money is used to retain employees. Lawmakers scrambled to pass the bill after the initial PPP funding from the CARES Act was quickly depleted.

Missouri is suing China over coronavirus impacts saying the country did 'little to stop the spread of the disease' - CNN
Missouri is suing the Chinese government and other top institutions for the role they played in the coronavirus pandemic and the effects it has had on the state, accusing the country of covering up information, silencing whistleblowers and doing little to stop the spread of the disease, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced Tuesday.

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