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The Labor Day Mauling: 9.7.2020

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They took the foam off the market because they found out it was poisonous. But if you ask me, if you’re dumb enough to eat it, you deserve to die. Bart!

Scenic Texas Falls waterfall... Photo by John Greim/LightRocket via Getty Images

The Rock Chalkboard

D'Marion Alexander enjoying daily contact with Kansas coaches
Through two games — Alexander's China Spring squad is 2-0 — the three-star edge rusher said he's posted just shy of 20 tackles with two sacks and a pass breakup. One of those tackles actually came on the first defensive play of the season in a highlight Alexander shared on social media.

Track & Field - Three Jayhawks, three KU relays advance on final day of West Prelims
The Kansas track & field teams finished with a flurry as the Jayhawks punched six more tickets to the National Championship meet on the third and final day of the NCAA West Preliminary inside Mike A. Myers Stadium. The KU men and women ended the three-day meet having amassed a total of 17 entries (nine men, eight women) into the NCAA Outdoor Championships to be hosted in Eugene, Oregon in two weeks.

Markieff Morris helps Lakers past Rockets with big Game 2 outing
When the Los Angeles Lakers signed Markieff Morris in February, the move could have been for a number of reasons. The Lakers may have wanted to bolster their bench while adding a floor spacer in the frontcourt. Perhaps they saw him as an integral part of a future rotation.

Three-star Jayden Jones down to 4, sets decision date
Jayden Jones, a three-star edge rusher in the class of 2021, is down to Kansas, Colorado, Washington State and North Texas, he has announced. Jones is a three-star weak-side defensive end in both the 247Sports Composite and Top247.

Scouting Sunday: Derby at Mill Valley
In a season-opening matchup between the Kansas 5A and 6A state champs from a year ago, the 5A team came out on top. More than that, Mill Valley dominated from start to finish, claiming a stunning margin of victory with a 45-14 win.

Bits o Chalk

Novak Djokovic out of US Open after hitting line judge with tennis ball
During a discussion of about 10 minutes near the net involving chair umpire Aurelie Tourte, tournament referee Soeren Friemel and Grand Slam supervisor Andreas Egli, Djokovic appeared to be pleading his case. Eventually, he walked over to shake hands with Carreno Busta.

Rockets' Russell Westbrook struggles to find comfort zone in loss to Lakers
"Right now, I'm just running around," Westbrook said after the Rockets' 117-109 loss that evened the series. "I've got to look at film and figure out how to be effective."

Cam Newton calls his fit with Patriots a 'match made in heaven'
"Honestly it's been so overwhelming at times that I just haven't been able to grasp it from a whole totality standpoint," he said Monday morning on sports radio WEEI's "The Greg Hill Show."

Simulating the entire 2020 NFL season - Scores and storylines for all 269 games, plus a Super Bowl champion
Each preseason, we run 20,000 simulations of the entire slate with ESPN’s Football Power Index (FPI), our projection system. A lot goes into it, including expected starting quarterback, past performance, returning starters and projected win totals. The culmination is a strength rating for all 32 teams that helps us predict outcomes.

Eraser Dust

Liam Gallagher says he's not been asked to be part of '(What's The Story) Morning Glory?' celebrations
“I’ve not been asked,” he replied. “ignition the fucking cowboys will just want the potato which is fine by me coz I’ll answer your questions on a daily basis.”

A gender reveal party sparked the El Dorado wildfire in California - CNN
A "smoke generating pyrotechnic device" used at the party caused the El Dorado Fire in San Bernardino County, Cal Fire said in a press release.

India overtakes Brazil as country second-worst-hit by COVID-19 | India News | Al Jazeera
With 4,204,613 infections, the country has nearly 70,000 cases more than Brazil, which will post its most recent numbers later on Monday.

The Evolution Of Dave Matthews Band's 'Warehouse'
Regarding “Warehouse,” which appeared on the band’s 1994 debut album Under The Table And Dreaming, the DMBAlmanac states, “This song ranks near the top of the list in terms of all time fan favorites. It was played since the very beginning and has remained a highlight nearly every show it is played.”

Q & A: Local Reactions to the Jacob Blake Shooting - Flathead Beacon
To date, there have been no major protests in the Flathead Valley in support of the Black Lives Matter movement since Blake’s killing, but the Beacon spoke to two residents who were part of earlier demonstrations.

Poll of the Day

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If every food must be classified as a salad or a sandwich, how should lasagna be classified?

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    Salad
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    Sandwich
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