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Big 12 Teleconference: Three things Les Miles said this week
We took three tests a week and we'll continue to do that. We're just kind of catching our schedule and catching our wind. I can tell you that as we went [up to] the game, that these guys behaved like champs. They fought, getting in shape for the first time. I liked what [we did] and how we handled our business coming up to this game."

Kansas showing interest in West Coast junior signal caller
The 2022 quarterback class out West looks like a strong one and one player high on our board is Murrieta Valley’s (Calif.) Brandon Rose.

Sophomore RB Velton Gardner already impressing for Jayhawks
“[Gardner] is a little stronger, a little more elusive guy,” Les Miles said, asked broadly to describe Gardner during fall camp. “We look forward to him. He’s going to give us an opportunity. It’s a wonderful advantage to your team to put fresh legs at running back.”

Kansas football 4th-down report: Coastal Carolina (2020)
From there, we'll give a quick "verdict" — good call or bad call — and then move onto the next. We'll also attempt to bring numbers into the conversation whenever possible to show if the data supports or refutes the KU coaching staff — specifically Miles and offensive coordinator Brent Dearmon.

Eraser Dust

San Francisco 49ers condemn racist messages sent to Arizona Cardinals' Budda Baker
Baker took to Twitter on Monday afternoon to share screenshots of direct messages he received on Instagram from someone who harassed him with a variety of racial slurs. Along with screenshots of the messages, Baker wrote "I'm all good with opposing fans talking trash but this right here man. All you can do is pray for people like this."

Boston Celtics' Kemba Walker says he needs to play better after loss to Miami Heat
"I'm just playing terrible, to be honest," Walker said after finishing with 19 points on 6-for-19 shooting, including 1-for-9 from 3-point range, in Boston's 117-114 overtime loss to the Miami Heat. "Not much I can say, but I have to be better. I have to do better for this team on both ends of the floor. I have to make better decisions. I just have to make shots overall."

Bam Adebayo's stunning block preserves win for Miami Heat over Boston Celtics
Miami Heat All-Star big man Bam Adebayo made one of the most memorable blocks in NBA history at the end of a 117-114 overtime victory over the Boston Celtics in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals on Tuesday night.

Nuggets call for some 'respect' after upending Clippers in Game 7 to complete historic postseason comeback
"Coach, I'm going to get you a great present," he told Malone before the game. "I'm either going to get you home or get you to the Western Conference finals."

Coach Doc Rivers says he'll take blame after LA Clippers eliminated from playoffs
Not long after the LA Clippers' season came crashing down in stunning fashion, coach Doc Rivers said the finger can be pointed at him for the team's failure to meet its enormous championship expectations.

Eraser Dust

Joker, The Irishman, and more: Good movies we can't watch again
“What’s a movie you enjoyed, but never want to see again? The first time I saw Uncut Gems, as soon as it was over, I turned to my theater-going companion and said, “That was incredible, but I never want to see it again.” While I greatly appreciated the film, I found it to be so tense and stress-inducing that I decided I didn’t care to repeat the experience. That feeling didn’t change when the movie popped up on Netflix.”

Noel Gallagher Refuses To Wear A Mask - Stereogum
“I don’t give a fuck, I choose not to wear one. If I get the virus, it’s on me,” he continued. “It’s not on anyone else. If every other cunt’s wearing a mask, I’m not gonna catch it off them. And if I’ve got it, they’re not going to catch it off me. I think it’s a piss take… The science anyway says it’s pointless.” (That’s not true.)

Hurricane Sally makes landfall near Gulf Shores, Alabama
Hurricane Sally made landfall early Wednesday along Alabama's Gulf Coast as a drenching, Category 2 storm amid warnings of historic, life-threatening flooding.

Breonna Taylor settlement is among largest payouts linked to a police shooting - CNN
The $12 million settlement with Breonna Taylor's family is a historic move for Louisville, Kentucky, but across America it's the latest financial repercussion in a police misconduct case.

The United City-States of America, Mapped | by Nolan Gray | GEN
Both to satisfy my own curiosity and set out a vision for what a city-oriented United States might look like, I decided to make a map that dispensed with the continental 48 states and instead divvied up the land into 100 city-states.

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