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Les Miles updates status of KU's Stephon Robinson, Jack Luavasa
Others who were not available — with no reason given — included Taiwan Berryhill and Krishawn Brown, two true-freshmen from the linebackers unit. Malik Johnson and Trevor Kardell, a pair of three-star wide receivers from the class, and Jackson Satterwhite, a three-star O-lineman in 2020, also did not dress.

KU football grades: Reviewing Jayhawks' loss to Coastal Carolina
If you were to list out KU's problems against Coastal Carolina, the quarterback spot would not be No. 1, No. 2 or No. 3. The spot would not be No. 4 or No. 5 either.

Kickoff time, TV info announced for Kansas football at Baylor
On Monday, the Big 12 conference announced the slate of games for the weekend of Sept. 26. That included the Jayhawks' first Big 12 game, against the Bears, which will be played at 6:30 p.m. CT on ESPNU. The game is set to take place at McLane Stadium in Waco, Texas.

Game notes on Kansas commit D'Marion Alexander
Kansas 2021 three-star edge commit D'Marion Alexander and China Spring (Texas) rolled to a victory Friday night as the Cougars routed Brownwood (Texas) 35-14 on the road in a non-district matchup of Class 4A programs. Here's a look at what we saw in our time watching Alexander:

Bits o Chalk

Messi beats Ronaldo, Neymar to top Forbes rich list
Lionel Messi is the world's wealthiest footballer, according to Forbes, after a report on his earnings put him above rival Cristiano Ronaldo.

Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay -- NFL's mask warning 'directed at me'
Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay says he's likely responsible for the NFL memo sent Monday to reinforce that coaches must wear face coverings at all times on the sidelines during games and threatening discipline for those who don't comply.

Tennessee Titans' Stephen Gostkowski redeemed with 25-yard winner after four misses
Stephen Gostkowski overcame a nightmare of a game to kick the winning field goal from 25 yards out with 17 seconds left on Monday, giving the Tennessee Titans a 16-14 victory.

Sources -- Peter Laviolette to be next coach of Washington Capitals
Laviolette, 55, has 18 years of experience as a head coach and ranks 16th in all-time wins with a career record of 637-425-123. Laviolette won a Stanley Cup with the Hurricanes in 2006 and most recently coached the Predators, but was fired in January after five and a half seasons with the team. Laviolette also led the 2010 Flyers and 2017 Predators to the Stanley Cup Final.

Eric Reid calls NFL's use of Colin Kaepernick in social justice video 'diabolical'
Reid added that "Goodell uses video of Colin courageously kneeling to legitimize their disingenuous PR while simultaneously perpetuating systemic oppression, that the video he's using fights against, by continuing to rob Colin of his career. It's diabolical."

Eraser Dust

22 people are missing in the West Coast wildfires, but it's too dangerous to search for them - CNN
The mammoth wildfires torching much of three states have already claimed 36 lives. Now, friends and families worry about 22 people missing as infernos in rural Oregon make it too dangerous to search for them.

LA Sheriff Alex Villanueva challenges LeBron James to match reward money for gunman who ambushed two deputies in Compton | Fox News
"This challenge is to Lebron James. I want you to match that and double that reward," Villanueva said. "I know you care about law enforcement. You expressed a very interesting statement about your perspective on race relations and on officer-involved shootings and the impact that it has on the African-American community.

Carole Baskin's Missing Husband's Family Buys Commercial During 'DWTS'
The family of Don Lewis -- Carole Baskin's millionaire husband who went missing in 1997 -- is cutting in on Carole's first night of 'DWTS' ... asking the public for help finding him.

ICE whistleblower: Nurse alleges 'hysterectomies on immigrant women in US' - BBC News
The nurse said detained women told her they did not fully understand why they had to get a hysterectomy - an operation involving the removal of all or part of the uterus.

South Dakota's attorney general reported hitting a deer with his car. He actually hit and killed a man. - CBS News
South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg reported hitting a deer with his car on Saturday night but actually killed a pedestrian whose body was not found until the next day, state investigators said Monday. Ravnsborg's office has said he immediately called 911 after the accident on a rural stretch of U.S. Highway 14 and did not realize he had hit a man until the body was found.