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2022 commit Austin Myers intrigued by KU turning to freshman QB
Like everyone in the sports world, class-of-2022 quarterback and Kansas commit Austin Myers has seen things be a little different in the COVID-19 age. So far, that hasn't hurt his year, though.

Les Miles wants to get Kansas' Pooka Williams more touches
Through two games this season, Williams has tallied 143 yards on 26 attempts (5.5 yards per carry) — good for a mark of 71.5 yards per game. In his first two games last season, Williams rushed the ball 44 times for 220 yards (5.0 yards per carry, 110 yards per game).

Big 12 Teleconference: Les Miles says QB battle will continue
In the 2020 season opener (vs. the Chanticleers), senior quarterback Thomas MacVittie left the game in the third quarter after injuring his shoulder, while junior signal caller Miles Kendrick threw for two touchdowns but had one pass intercepted.

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Purdue suspends 13 in non-fall sports for residence hall party
Thirteen Purdue athletes have been suspended for violating the "Protect Purdue Pledge" by holding a party Saturday in a campus residence hall, the university announced Monday.

Baltimore Ravens' Lamar Jackson calls Kansas City Chiefs 'our kryptonite' after another loss
Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens stumbled against the Kansas City Chiefs once again, losing 34-20 on Monday Night Football in a game that ended their 14-game regular-season winning streak and left them feeling stripped of their cape.

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban reaches out to help former NBA player Delonte West
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban picked up Delonte West at a Dallas gas station on Monday and is attempting to help the homeless former NBA player get his life back on track, Cuban confirmed to ESPN.

Doc Rivers out as LA Clippers coach after 'disappointing' end to season
"Doc has been a terrific coach for the Clippers, an incredible ambassador, and a pillar of strength during tumultuous times," Ballmer said in a statement Monday. "He won a heck of a lot of games and laid a foundation for this franchise."

Quest complete: Tampa Bay Lightning blank Dallas Stars to capture elusive Stanley Cup
Brayden Point scored his playoff-best 14th goal, and the Lightning beat the Dallas Stars 2-0 on Monday to win the Stanley Cup and finish the most unusual NHL postseason in history, staged nearly entirely in quarantine because of the coronavirus pandemic. Nonetheless, the clock's hitting zeros in an empty arena set off a joyful celebration for a team that endured years of playoff heartbreak and two months in isolation.

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US coronavirus: America ranks at the top of the world's 1 million death toll - CNN
More than 1 million people have died worldwide from Covid-19, and the United States accounts for more than 20% of the death toll.

'Dancing With the Stars': Carole Baskin scratched after mauling samba
Of course she did, in a resplendent lion costume that earned judges' raves. But her samba was mauled in a week that saw Backstreet Boy A.J. McLean show off a new Vin Diesel-style Aladdin and "Bachelor" star Kaitlyn Bristowe grit through her mysterious ankle injury.

Presidential debate tonight: Guide to issues and candidates - CNNPolitics
Donald Trump could face the most direct challenge of his presidency to his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, the economy and his personal conduct in his first debate against Democratic nominee Joe Biden on Tuesday.

Governor Newsom asks Donald Trump for federal aid as California wildfires kill at least three more | Daily Mail Online
Three people were confirmed to have died in California's wildfires on Monday, as the northern wine country was on fire and nearly 70,000 people evacuated from their homes.

Oasis team up with YouTube to mark 25th anniversary of ‘(What’s The Story) Morning Glory?’
Oasis have announced a series of online events on YouTube to mark the 25th anniversary of ‘(What’s The Story) Morning Glory?’ later this week.