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Top 5 games of David McCormack's sophomore season for KU hoops
Even so, McCormack had a few memorable outings throughout the year and was especially key in a late Big 12 road victory.

Here's a look back at McCormack's sophomore season...

ESPN's FPI predicts KU football's 2020 season
Last year the Jayhawks had the benefit of playing an extra home game in Big 12 play, meaning things are flipped around for 2020. The Jayhawks will play five road contests in conference play and an additional road game against a team that defeated them in 2019 in non-conference play.

Bill Self, Les Miles, Jeff Long taking pay cuts due to COVID-19
Self’s most recent contract extension was reported to pay him just shy of $3.86 million annually in base salary. He, along with the his football coaching counterpart, was quoted in the athletics release discussing the salary reduction.

Bits o Chalk

2020 NFL draft - Biggest post-draft questions for all 32 teams
The 2020 NFL draft -- moved from Las Vegas into the homes of owners, general managers and coaches because of the coronavirus pandemic -- is in the books. While it's uncertain when the 255 drafted rookies will meet their new teammates and coaches in person, the depth charts are beginning to come into focus. While many holes have been filled, there are still lingering personnel questions for each of the 32 teams going forward.

Patriots draftee Justin Rohrwasser to remove controversial tattoo
"As soon as I saw what it was linked to on Saturday, it was exactly that time I knew I had to get it totally taken off my body," he said. "I said cover it up [to reporters], but I want to get it removed from my body. It's shameful that I had it on there ignorantly."

Zion Williamson exploiting time off to fully recover, get in peak shape
"Honestly, I'm ready now," Williamson said. "I've been staying in shape, working on myself and just staying ready. You never know when the time is going to come when they're going to say, 'All right, let's resume.' I don't want to have to look around at my teammates and say, 'Sorry, guys, I'm not ready.' So I'm staying ready for my teammates."

Saints assistant GM Jeff Ireland says team a great fit for Jameis Winston
"It's a compliment to Jameis Winston to understand where he's at in this world and sign a one-year deal here and learn behind Drew [Brees]," Ireland said during an appearance on The Matt Mosley Show on ESPN Central Texas radio. "Look, there's no better teacher. If Drew never said a word to him, he would observe more than he'll ever learn in football just by learning how Drew does things. He's an incredible leader. He's an incredible studier of the game, how he breaks down his opponents.

New York Giants place rare UFA tender on OLB Markus Golden, source says
The New York Giants elected to place a rare unrestricted free-agent tender on outside linebacker Markus Golden, a source told ESPN's Field Yates.

Lakers in touch with L.A. mayor's office about potential workouts
The Lakers have been in contact with the Los Angeles mayor's office to discuss the possibility of opening their practice facility for players before the current shelter-at-home order for L.A. residents expires on May 15, sources close to the matter told ESPN.

Eraser Dust

For a Glimpse at What Reopening Looks Like, Head to Waffle House - Bloomberg
Waffle House has a reputation for hardiness, so it surprised no one familiar with the restaurant chain that it would be among the first to embrace Georgia Governor Brian Kemp’s plan to reopen the economy. But after closing more than 700 locations of its nearly-2,000 outlets across the U.S. because of the coronavirus outbreak, the company that’s barely flinched during hurricane season is preparing for its biggest test yet.

Coronavirus: William Barr orders DOJ action on COVID-19 stay-at-home orders
"These kinds of restrictions have been necessary in order to stop the spread of a deadly disease — but there is no denying that they have imposed tremendous burdens on the daily lives of all Americans," Barr said in a memo issued Monday. "If a state or local ordinance crosses the line from an appropriate exercise of authority to stop the spread of COVID-19 into an overbearing infringement of constitutional and statutory protections, the Department of Justice may have an obligation to address that overreach in federal court."

Americans receive signed Trump letters in the mail explaining coronavirus stimulus checks | TheHill
Americans are receiving letters signed by President Trump that offer an explanation about the coronavirus stimulus relief payments they're getting and also tout the bipartisan economic relief package he “proudly” signed into law last month that made the payments possible.

Kalispell business reopens doors with extra safety measures
Main Street and retail businesses became operational Monday with reduced capacity and strict physical distancing guidelines under Governor Steve Bullock's phased reopening.

Bigfork students join 3D mask making efforts | KECI
Students at Swan River School are working around the clock to make 3D masks. They’ve turned their passion for 3D printing into helping health care workers.

Gregg Allman, Southern Rock Pioneer, Dead at 69 - Rolling Stone
Gregg Allman, the singer, musician and songwriter who played an essential role in the invention of Southern rock, has died at the age of 69. Allman's rep confirmed to Rolling Stone that the artist died Saturday afternoon.