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Shame on all of you. Give me my dignity! I just came here to see ‘Honk If You’re Horny’ in peace!

Ross Errilly Friary, cattle grazing, Connemara

The Rock Chalkboard

2022 C Silas Sunday talks jump from Ireland to United States
Sunday, who is from Ireland, noted that he came over to the United States in 2017. His 17u coach helped put him on the radar of the Jayhawks, he added, but it still came as a surprise when the Jayhawks reached out.

Big 12 dominates most recent ESPN projected bracket
Baylor is still waiting for NBA decisions from guards Jared Butler and MaCio Teague. And if they return, the Bears could once again be in the nation's best backcourt discussion. That would also give Baylor four returning starters from last year's 26-4 team that finished No. 3 overall in KenPom. Baylor sits as one of three No. 1 seeds that Lunardi said stand out from the pack, along with Gonzaga and Villanova.

Video interview with Little Rock Parkview QB Landon Rogers
Arkansas picked up a commitment from Little Rock (Ark.) Parkview 2021 quarterback Landon Rogers on April 16, but just two and a half months later Rogers decided to reopen his recruitment and is now taking a longer look at Kansas. On Wednesday, 11 days following his July 4th de-commitment, Rogers spoke about that decision and more. HawgSports.com and 247Sports subscribers can watch the full video above.

Top five Big 12 basketball assistant coaches
When it comes to impressive head coaches in college basketball, talent in the Big 12 Conference is right up there with anyone. Kansas coach Bill Self has build tremendous success and won a National Championship, while both Texas Tech coach Chris Beard and Kansas State coach Bruce Weber have coached in the title game. Lon Kruger at Oklahoma and Texas’ Shaka Smart have both reached the Final Four in their careers. It’s a league of elite coaches.

Big 12 football primer: Numbers to know heading into 2020
Oklahoma comes off its fifth consecutive Big 12 championship title and a third straight appearance in the College Football Playoffs, Baylor returns from an 11-win season and brings in a new head coach in Dave Aranda, and Texas finished in the Associated Press Top 25 poll in back-to-back seasons for the first time in a decade.

Bits o Chalk

Top-five prospect Jonathan Kuminga latest to bypass college for G League
Kuminga cut his list to five options in May, with Texas Tech, Auburn, Duke and Kentucky joining the G League. But the G League program, which will provide one-year development outside of the minor league's traditional team structure, was always the clear favorite. Texas Tech remained in the mix because Kuminga's brother, Joel Ntambwe, plays for the Red Raiders.

Sources - Myles Garrett's extension with Browns includes $100M guaranteed, most for defensive player
Myles Garrett's contract extension with the Cleveland Browns contains $100 million in total guarantees, the most ever paid to a defensive player, according to league sources, with $50 million guaranteed at signing.

Dwyane Wade clarifies initial tweet supporting Nick Cannon
"I want to clarify my now deleted tweet. I was not supporting or condoning what Nick Cannon specifically said, but I had expressed my support of him owning the content and brand he helped create," Wade wrote, followed by a prayer emoji.

Source -- Derrick Henry, Titans reach agreement on 4-year, $50M deal
The Tennessee Titans and star running back Derrick Henry have reached agreement on a four-year, $50 million contract that includes $25.5 million guaranteed, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Eraser Dust

Georgia governor overrides all local mask orders in the state | TheHill
Kemp’s executive order issued Wednesday prevents local governments from enforcing mandatory face-covering orders that are more restrictive than the current statewide order. The move effectively voided orders issued by at least 15 local governments across the state, according to The Associated Press.

Scientists Accidentally Bred the Fish Version of a Liger - The New York Times
American paddlefish and Russian sturgeon were not supposed to be able to create hybrid offspring. Surprise!

Bullock issues mask requirement in Montana | KECI
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock has issued a directive requiring face coverings at indoor public spaces and at larger outdoor gatherings in counties where four or more people are known to be currently infected with COVID-19.

Arctic heat wave "essentially impossible" without human-caused climate change, study finds - CBS News
To put it into perspective, the team found that if, hypothetically, you lived in this region before around 1900, when human-caused climate change began to emerge, a heat event this widespread, prolonged and intense would only occur once every 80,000 years — or about once every 1,000 lifetimes.

Flathead River Drowning Victim Identified - Flathead Beacon
The Flathead County Sheriff’s Office has identified the victim who drowned Sunday night while using a small raft to ferry gear across the Middle Fork of the Flathead River near Essex.

Moose's Saloon temporarily closes after employee tests positive for COVID-19
Moose's Saloon, one of the most popular pizza spots in the Flathead Valley, is temporarily closing after the restaurant and bar announced that an employee has tested positive for COVID-19.