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You see, it turns out I am an American citizen after all. Apparently, I just plumb forgot about it. Say, let’s take a relaxed attitude toward work and watch the baseball match. The ‘Ny’ Mets are my favourite squadron

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Watch: Former Kansas PG Frank Mason goes off for Milwaukee Bucks
In a game with absolutely no seeding implications for Mason's Milwaukee Bucks — who have already secured the East's No. 1 seed — or the Washington Wizards — who will not be appearing in the 2020 playoffs — the former KU basketball star and NBA point guard made the most of his time on the floor.

Countdown to KU football: A look at the 2020 QB spot (part 4)
Miles Kendrick has been close to winning the KU starting quarterback job before. He competed with Peyton Bender and Carter Stanley two years ago and impressed to the extent that David Beaty proclaimed before the season opener that Kendrick would play in every game. The only reason he was limited to four games was an injury that made it clear late in the year he could redshirt to preserve his eligibility. So Kendrick was never brought back.

Kaleb Elarms-Orr among state's top un-committed prospects
Elarms-Orr is the No. 19 rated player in the state and No. 201 in the Top247. He’s a player we like significantly more then the Composite and feel he’s one of the most athletic edge rushers in the region.

Reports: Big 12 moving forward with fall football season
After wrapping up Tuesday night’s meeting, Big 12 presidents agreed to continue pursing a fall football season. A revised schedule, which includes nine league games plus one non-conference opponent, is expected to be released soon pending approval from the Big 12’s athletic directors.

D'Marion Alexander set to announce Wednesday
The 6-foot-5, 215-pound Central Texas standout recently named a top three that includes Arizona State, Kansas, and TCU, in alphabetical order. I made a 247Sports Crystal Ball pick for the Jayhawks in late June when Alexander decommitted from Minnesota

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ACC, SEC say football plans remain unchanged
SEC commissioner Greg Sankey said in a statement, "I look forward to learning more about the factors that led the Big Ten and Pac-12 leadership to take these actions today. I remain comfortable with the thorough and deliberate approach that the SEC and our 14 members are taking to support a healthy environment for our student-athletes. We will continue to further refine our policies and protocols for a safe return to sports as we monitor developments around COVID-19 in a continued effort to support, educate and care for our student-athletes every day."

Brayden Point gives Lightning win over Blue Jackets after 5 overtimes; Joonas Korpisalo makes 85 saves
"It was very special," Lightning forward Yanni Gourde said. "We were all exhausted. We were all looking for a goal. When we all saw that go in, it was a lot of emotion."

Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard scores 61 points in critical win over Mavericks
Damian Lillard launched from 33 feet and could only watch and wait as the ball caromed off the back of the rim and shot straight up into the air, with the fate of the game -- and his Portland Trail Blazers' frantic playoff push -- hanging in the balance.

What a spring college football season could -- and should -- look like
In the social sciences, there is a concept called a "wicked problem." It was coined by University of California, Berkeley professor Horst Rittel and describes, in effect, a unique problem that has no right answers. Whatever you choose to solve a wicked problem is a "one-shot operation" that cannot be undone. You don't learn everything about the problem until you try (and probably fail) to solve it. Finding the least wrong solution requires creativity and early dialogue.

Eraser Dust

How Kamala Harris' Indian relatives helped shape her views on civil rights and civic duty - CNN
Gopalan became an active civil rights crusader, while she undertook her studies. She met her first love in the movement, a Jamaican economics student named Donald Harris. They married and had two daughters together, Maya and her older sister, Kamala, who was announced Tuesday as the presumptive Democratic nominee for vice president.

Putin's plan for Russia's coronavirus vaccine is at risk of backfiring, expert says
“This is a case of Russia cutting corners for big gains, big wins domestically and — they hope — internationally,” said Morrison.

How Trump's executive order tax deferral affects employees, businesses
But the order is vague and is a deferral (not tax forgiveness or a tax cut — only Congress can do that). So here’s what you need to know about the new deferral and will impact workers and employers.

Coronavirus cases lead over 800 to quarantine in Georgia school district where masks not required
Last week, the Cherokee County School District, about 44 miles north of Atlanta, told 20 people to quarantine when one 2nd-grader tested positive for the virus after the first day of school. That number grew fast, and as of Monday night, the school has ordered 826 students to quarantine due to possible exposure, according to a list the district created.

Do neck gaiters spread coronavirus more easily? Not exactly - CNET
However, the researchers say these results should not be extrapolated to all bandanas and neck gaiters out there. Dr. Martin Fischer, one of the authors of the study, told CNET, "Our work focused on developing a technique that can be replicated at other labs, rather than a comprehensive mask test. As we stated in the paper, our work was a preliminary study that included one fleece mask (also called gaiter mask, or neck gaiter) only -- we did not do a systematic study involving many masks, speakers and wear conditions. More studies are needed to make specific use recommendations."

North Carolina dog that died after 'acute' illness tests positive for coronavirus
The death could mark a rare, potentially fatal case of COVID-19 in a pet, though it's still unclear if there were other underlying conditions that contributed to its death.