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Eat like an O-lineman? How 3-star Will Reed bulked up for 2020
"The snack is a pound of turkey lunch meat, six ounces of almonds and an apple," Reed said. "And then lunch is another pound of lunch meat, usually on a sandwich, some more fruit with that. And than after I’ve got that same snack — six more ounces of almonds and another pound of turkey lunch meat. And then dinner will be some lean meat, like 12 ounces of steak or salmon or tilapia or chicken with some salad or some sweet potatoes or some brown rice. So that’s about it.”
Watch: 6-foot-7 sophomore Yaser Al-Awadi's virtual 'pro day'
In the Chicagoland area, EFT has allowed the athletes who train there the opportunity to go through a virtual combine.
KU AD more 'optimistic' than 'confident' in fall football season
The setting for the latest comments from Jeff Long — KU's AD — was a radio interview on 810 Sports Radio earlier this week. Long addressed a number of topics, including the outlook for college football taking place during a pandemic. Long also spoke on the updated numbers for KU student-athlete COVID-19 testing.
Jeff Long acknowledges uncertainty with 2020-21 hoops season
“Again, [I'm] optimistic that we’ll get basketball started around the planned start date, but again that’s even more unknown than obviously the football that is scheduled to start September 5th or thereabout," Long said in the interview. "So [it’s] uncertain. You’re seeing universities who are changing schedules to finish at Thanksgiving and not go back until well after the first of the year. I think that gives us an indication that there is concern about the virus season. You know, that’s more of a typical virus season when we see cold and flu season beginning in November there."
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Rockies GM supports Ian Desmond's decision to skip 2020 season
Colorado Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich said he supports Ian Desmond's decision to sit out the 2020 season to focus on his young family and help rejuvenate youth baseball in his hometown in Florida.
Adam Silver - On track but coronavirus spread may stop NBA
With coronavirus cases on the rise in the United States and some teams recently closing their facilities due to positive cases, NBA commissioner Adam Silver remains "pretty confident" about the NBA's plan to safely resume play but admits that a spread in the NBA community could bring the league to a halt again.
Source -- NHL to pay out $300M in signing bonuses as scheduled
There is more than $300 million due to be paid to players on Wednesday, with the Toronto Maple Leafs leading the league with roughly $60 million owed. Contracts structured with large signing bonuses have been in vogue in the NHL the past several years.
Cornerback Tony Grimes, ESPN's No. 6 prospect, commits to North Carolina
North Carolina added its second five-star commitment to the 2021 recruiting class Tuesday when cornerback Tony Grimes announced his commitment to the Tar Heels.
Hong Kong makes first arrests under China's new national security law
The law stipulates that a person who acts with a view to “undermining national unification” of Hong Kong with the mainland faces punishment of up to lifetime in prison, depending on the severity of the offense.
Darby coach suspended for 1 year after comments | KECI
The Darby School Board suspended coach Jeff Snavely after he made offensive comments on social media suggesting that demonstrators protesting in Salt Lake City should be lynched.
US reels from coronavirus as daily cases hit record, deaths surge | USA News | Al Jazeera
The United States reported more than 47,000 new cases of coronavirus on Tuesday - the biggest one-day spike since the start of the pandemic - as the government's top infectious disease expert warned that number could soon double and deaths could reach a "disturbing" level.
Noel Gallagher: "Bonehead is the most appalling singer I've heard in my entire life"
Referring to how The Beatles would set aside “one [song] for Ringo”, Gallagher said: “We were always going to have one for Bonehead.
“We tried to do it on both albums and it turned out shit, which I know is kind of the point right, but it was like really shit.”
Revealed: Covid-19 outbreaks at meat-processing plants in US being kept quiet | Environment | The Guardian
On 8 June, the health department for Burke county, where the Case Farms facility is located, reported 136 new Covid cases, a 25% increase in its total caseload. Yet neither the company, county officials nor the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services would confirm whether those cases were connected to Case Farms.
Why A.A.P. Guidelines Are Pushing for Schools to Reopen This Fall - The New York Times
As pediatricians, many of us have recognized already the impact that having schools closed even for a couple months had on children. At the same time, a lot of us are parents. We experienced our own kids doing online learning. There really wasn’t a lot of learning happening. Now we’re seeing studies documenting this. Kids being home led to increases in behavioral health problems. There were reports of increased rates of abuse.
Flathead Co. Sheriff's Office investigating Olney incident as murder-suicide | KECI
Flathead County sheriff’s deputies are investigating a murder-suicide after three people were found stabbed to death inside an Olney home Tuesday morning. A fourth person was found outside the home on Old Church Road.