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I did it. Second in line and all I had to do was miss eight days of work.” “With the money you would have made working, you could’ve bought tickets from a scalper

Portrait of the Chicago Bears’ Gale Sayers

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Gale Sayers: Chicago Bears Hall of Famer dies - Chicago Tribune
Gale Sayers, the dazzling Chicago Bears running back and kick returner whose injury-shortened career made him the youngest player ever inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, died according to the Pro Football Hall of Fame after a years-long decline in health that included dementia. He was 77.

Kansas WRs hope 'to step up' with return of Stephon Robinson
When KU football takes the field in Waco against the Baylor Bears — slated for 6:30 p.m. CT on Saturday — the Jayhawks will be expected to have a number of players rejoining the team. Defensive back Corione Harris is back fresh off a one-game suspension, and Jack Luavasa, the team's listed starting tight end, is also expected to return following an unspecified absence in Game 1.

3-star 2022 TE Josh Kattus has Kansas football, NFL connections
"Coach Eargle, he knows my offensive coordinator really well," Kattus said. "He's also coached against our head coach — coach [Mark] Elder. They've been talking and he watched my film. ... They reached out and gave me an offer."

Early look at 2022 prospect recruitments in NW/NorCal- Defense
And the majority of top prospects are uncommitted, save a pair of top ten prospects who are following in family footsteps- Tacoma (Wash.) Lincoln tight end Chance Bogan committing to Washington, where his father played and Portland (Ore.) Central Catholic linebacker Emar'rion Winston, committing to Oregon, where his older brother, Lamar, played.

Preview: Kansas football hopes to snap losing streak vs. Baylor
Kansas football and Baylor don’t have a storied past when playing each other. In fact, when the programs face off on Saturday, it will mark the 20th all-time meeting between the two. The Bears have rattled off 10 consecutive victories over the Jayhawks and have outscored them 486-115 in that span. More notably, KU has never won in Waco, Texas.

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Source - Raiders' Jon Gruden, Saints' Sean Payton fined $100K for violating mask protocols
Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden and New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton have both been fined $100,000 by the NFL for not wearing masks on the sideline during Monday night's game, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Chicago Bulls hire Billy Donovan as coach to replace Jim Boylen
Arturas Karnisovas, the Bulls' executive vice president of basketball operations, aggressively pursued Donovan after the coach left the Oklahoma City Thunder, sources said, selling Donovan on a partnership and vision for a talented young roster and a chance to lead one of the league's anchor franchises.

Los Angeles Dodgers clinch NL's top seed, 8th straight division title
"To fast-forward a couple months and be crowned NL West champs is a credit to everyone. It should never be taken for granted,'' Roberts said. "Truth be told, a lot of guys didn't know we could clinch. We were responsible, but I let it know that it has to be appreciated.''

Denver Nuggets coach Michael Malone dubs Jamal Murray a superstar after another key performance
"Now I know every night what I'm getting from Jamal," Denver coach Michael Malone said. "Last year, we knew what we were getting from Nikola, but what kind of game would Jamal have. That's no longer the case.

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500 Best Albums of All Time - Rolling Stone
“Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time was originally published in 2003, with a slight update in 2012. Over the years, it’s been the most widely read — and argued over — feature in the history of the magazine (last year, the RS 500 got over 63 million views on the site). But no list is definitive — tastes change, new genres emerge, the history of music keeps being rewritten. So we decided to remake our greatest albums list from scratch. To do so, we received and tabulated Top 50 Albums lists from more than 300 artists, producers, critics, and music-industry figures (from radio programmers to label heads, like Atlantic Records CEO Craig Kallman). The electorate includes Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, and Billie Eilish; rising artists like H.E.R., Tierra Whack, and Lindsey Jordan of Snail Mail; as well as veteran musicians, such as Adam Clayton and the Edge of U2, Raekwon of the Wu-Tang Clan, Gene Simmons, and Stevie Nicks.

Breonna Taylor case decision: Louisville braces for protests
Police put up concrete barriers and fencing. The mayor declared a state of emergency. More businesses nailed plywood to their storefront windows.

Bloomberg pays fines for 32,000 felons in Florida so they can vote | TheHill
The Florida Rights Restoration Coalition estimated Bloomberg's fundraising push has already paid off monetary obligations for 32,000 felons, Axios reported.

Grizzly bear mauls hunter to death in first-of-its-kind attack in largest U.S. national park - ABC News
The incident happened on Sept. 20 in the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, a 13.2-million-acre area located in southeast Alaska, while the hunter was on a 10-day moose hunt with a friend near the Chisana River drainage at the time of the mauling.

Flathead County Sheriff's Office searching for missing man
The Flathead County Sheriff's Office, the Glacier County Sheriff's Office and the US Forest Service are looking for 52-year-old Byron Reese Crow.

Kalispell Sunrisers Lions Club Collaborates for Vision Screening - Flathead Beacon
When the Kalispell Sunrisers Lions Club first started providing vision-screening tests at schools across the Flathead Valley, a tumor was detected in a student’s eye, sending them to a hospital in Seattle immediately. Without the screening, it might not have been found in a timely manner and the student could have gone blind.