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Notebook: Jeff Long Ranked in Top Half of Big 12 ADs

So I said, ‘Look buddy, your car was upside down when we got here. And as for your Grandma? She shouldn’t have mouthed off like that’

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Rolan Fullwood, teammate of KU signee, talks offer from Jayhawks
“Coach [Brent] Dearmon had texted me [Monday, and] we were talking for a little bit,” Fullwood recalled to “[We talked] the next day. He asked me how I was doing. I said, ‘How are you doing coach?’ And that’s when he offered me.”

Stadium ranks KU's Jeff Long in top half of Big 12 ADs
Moving down the list some, Kansas athletic director Jeff Long came in tied-for-fourth in the conference with a grade of B-. Long's football and basketball hiring track records both received a B-, and thus his final grade was the same.

Tyon Grant-Foster talks KU, player comparisons in IG interview
Earlier in the week, incoming KU basketball JUCO transfer Tyon Grant-Foster participated in an Instagram Live interview with Mark Gunnels. The interview covered several topics, including Grant-Foster's journey to KU, his work during the dead period of sports and thoughts on his own game.

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Committed to promoting change at Fenway Park, Red Sox say Torii Hunter's comments on racism in Boston are 'real'
"Torii Hunter's experience is real. If you doubt him because you've never heard it yourself, take it from us, it happens," the Red Sox said in a statement. "Last year, there were 7 reported incidents at Fenway Park where fans used racial slurs. Those are just the ones we know about.

Faction of NBA players hesitant to restart season in Orlando bubble, sources say
There were 40 to 50 players on and off a conference call in the past 24 hours discussing a number of concerns centered on the restart in Orlando, but there has been no formal petitioning to the NBPA from any group wanting out of the 22-team resumption, sources said.

Lakers' LeBron James partners on 'More Than a Vote' to energize, inform voters
"Because of everything that's going on, people are finally starting to listen to us -- we feel like we're finally getting a foot in the door," James told The New York Times, which reported on the initiative earlier Wednesday. "How long is up to us. We don't know. But we feel like we're getting some ears and some attention, and this is the time for us to finally make a difference."

NASCAR bans Confederate flags from all racetracks
"The presence of the Confederate flag at NASCAR events runs contrary to our commitment to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for all fans, our competitors and our industry. Bringing people together around a love for racing and the community that it creates is what makes our fans and sport special," NASCAR said in a statement Wednesday. "The display of the Confederate flag will be prohibited from all NASCAR events and properties."

Premier League players want backing over 'Black Lives Matter' shirt tribute - sources
Premier League players will wear "Black Lives Matter" on their shirts in place of individual names during the opening round of fixtures next week, sources have told ESPN, if senior club officials give the green light to the idea during Thursday's video conference meeting of the top-flight clubs.

Eraser Dust

Every song from Oasis' Definitely Maybe album RANKED - 25 years on | The Irish Post
Before Wonderwall, Don't Look Back in Anger, Champagne Supernova and other somewhat softer (but admittedly very popular) tracks were ever screamed by packed-out crowds across the globe, there was this: Noel and Liam Gallagher at their very best, and Oasis at their very rawest.

Trump campaign demands CNN apologize for poll that shows Biden leading - CNNPolitics
President Donald Trump's campaign is demanding CNN retract and apologize for a recent poll that showed him well behind presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.

US coronavirus: Experts predict more deaths in September - CNN
"If the US is unable to check the growth in September, we could be facing worsening trends in October, November and the following months if the pandemic, as we expect, follows pneumonia seasonality," said Dr. Christopher Murray, director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington School of Medicine.

Trump opposes efforts to remove Confederate commanders' names from military bases - CNNPolitics
But Trump tweeted: "These Monumental and very Powerful Bases have become part of a Great American Heritage, and a... ....history of Winning, Victory, and Freedom. The United States of America trained and deployed our HEROES on these Hallowed Grounds, and won two World Wars. Therefore, my Administration will not even consider the renaming of these Magnificent and Fabled Military Installations."

I thought Montana was racist — until I moved to northern California
When I arrived in Montana and told people I was from “back east,” I got curious responses. One woman asked if I was from Billings — a five-hour drive east of Missoula — and another guessed Minneapolis — a sixteen-hour drive east, but not even halfway to New York. When I told them I meant all the way east to the absolute edge of the United States, they pictured me in Times Square or maybe in a scene from The Sopranos, which contrasted with my grandfather’s image of me sitting in a field, chewing on a blade of grass.

Liam Gallagher 'MTV Unplugged' album review
Nirvana might have made history in New York with their classic 1994 instalment of the famous stripped-back gig series, but our kid’s opted for somewhere closer to home: the 1200-capacity Hull City Hall. It’s a respectful nod to an unfairly maligned part of the country, and perhaps a sly dig at his estranged brother Noel, who dubbed the city “a fucking shithole” in 2018.

Marjorie Green, a Georgia Republican, Is Poised to Become Congress' First QAnon Believing Member
A believer in a conspiracy theory the FBI classifies as a possible domestic terrorist threat is in a prime position to soon be elected to Congress, after coming in first in a Republican primary in Georgia on Tuesday.

Flathead County's Conservative Legislative Districts Mirror a Splintered Statewide GOP - Flathead Beacon
Cheered by some as an indictment of the state Republican Party’s ultra-conservative wing and lambasted by others as a mutinous attempt by moderate lawmakers to fill their ranks with RINO (Republicans in Name Only) members, Putnam’s electoral victory in House District 9 is suddenly less about safer paths to school and more about which way to walk as a Republican.

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