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Notebook: Pooka Williams Named Best 3rd Down RB

Marge, you gotta watch out! Your little boy Bart could’ve been eaten by that pony!

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The Rock Chalkboard

Self: Dotson, Doke have 'great chance' to be 1st-round picks
"Certainly I hope that's the case," Self said. "If they don't, that doesn't mean that they haven't made it. Look at Devonte' [Graham] and Svi [Mykhailiuk]. But I do think that's right there for them."

3-star RB Joseph Himon sees KU football prioritizing Arkansas
“He told me that they’d been recruiting Arkansas heavily, and I’ve been seeing some of the guys in my class get offers from Kansas,” Himon told “It’s just special because if all the guys come to an agreement, we can come to Kansas and make something special happen."

KU football 2019 year in review: Brent Dearmon's debut at Texas
There was some staff turnover leading to the game in Austin, as Brent Dearmon received an in-season promotion to offensive coordinator during the Jayhawks' bye week. In his debut as offensive coordinator, the KU football offense erupted on the road, nearly hanging 50 points on the Texas Longhorns. The next week, the Jayhawks put up 37 and came away with a win over Texas Tech.

Pooka Williams named PFF's top 3rd-down running back for 2019
It'd be hard to find a situation where you wouldn't want Pooka Williams to factor into the offensive plan.

Bits o Chalk

Dwight Howard says he'll join Lakers for NBA restart, donate salary from Orlando games
Howard said he will donate the remainder of his salary for the 2019-20 season -- approximately $700,000, according to ESPN's NBA front-office expert Bobby Marks -- to his charitable initiative Breathe Again.

Floyd Mayweather's promotion, MLS, NASCAR and IndyCar teams among those approved for PPP loans
Boxing promotions run by Floyd Mayweather, Bob Arum and Oscar De La Hoya and teams in MLS, NASCAR and IndyCar were among a cavalcade of sports organizations that navigated a federal loan program designed to help small firms cope with the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

2020 MLB schedule released with Yankees-Nationals, Giants-Dodgers set for opening night
The defending World Series champion Washington Nationals will host the New York Yankees in the first game of the 2020 MLB season on July 23, followed by the San Francisco Giants traveling to play the rival Los Angeles Dodgers. MLB revealed its full schedule for the coronavirus-pandemic-shortened 2020 season on Monday.

Chiefs lock up Patrick Mahomes through 2031 with massive extension
League sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter that the deal is worth $450 million over the 10-year period and could be worth up to $503 million. The extension includes a $140 million injury guarantee, as well as a no-trade clause.

Eagles' DeSean Jackson says he doesn't hate Jewish community after posting anti-Semitic messages
On his Instagram story feed, Jackson featured a quote that he attributed to Hitler which said "[white Jews] will blackmail America. [They] will extort America, their plan for world domination won't work if the Negroes know who they were."

Is Patrick Mahomes' $500 million contract actually team-friendly? Answering eight questions on the Chiefs QB's deal
So then, why am I feeling like the Chiefs just got away with a team-friendly deal? While the reported numbers represent a transcendent contract, the guarantees aren't quite at that level. Mahomes has a résumé unlike any quarterback in football history through three seasons, but his contract in the short term is more in line with what we would have expected for other first-round quarterbacks than it might seem. It's also a deal that likely made the Cowboys and Texans happier than they would have expected as they try to sign their own quarterbacks to extensions.

Eraser Dust

Biden VP Candidate Keisha Bottoms Tests Positive for Coronavirus
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced Monday that she tested positive for coronavirus. Bottoms has been mentioned as a potential running mate for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee.

TikTok ban: The US is 'looking at' banning Chinese social media apps, Pompeo says - CNN
The United States is "looking at" banning Chinese social media apps, including TikTok, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday.

Trump says U.S. schools must reopen in fall amid pandemic - Reuters
President Donald Trump said on Monday that U.S. schools must open in the fall - a decision over which he has limited power - as governors struggle with a nationwide rise in coronavirus infections and states reverse and pause attempts to reopen.

New downtown mural underway in Kalispell | KECI
Glenn Case, a Washington artist, says he is in the early stages of painting a large mountain scene featuring Lake McDonald, upon the building owner’s request.