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Notebook: Backup QB Miles Kendrick directs KU football's late-game TD drives | KUsports.com
“The score’s 41-0,” KU head coach Lance Leipold said of his decision to go with Kendrick late and allow Bean, the No. 1 QB, to sit.

KU football avoids shutout, but drops homecoming matchup with Texas Tech, 41-14 | KUsports.com
“That was disappointing,” Leipold said of his team not only giving up 41 points, but also being shut out for the first 59 minutes.

Chicago rallies past Phoenix to win first WNBA crown; Sky's Kahleah Copper named MVP
"It was amazing to just hug my dad and my mom and my family," Parker said. "It was just an amazing feeling to be from here and see so many people in the stands that have been supporting you since you started."

Free-agent QB Cam Newton says he got vaccinated, wants to keep playing in NFL
Newton, 32, was released by the New England Patriots shortly before the season. He had missed three practices because of what the Patriots called a COVID-19 protocol "misunderstanding," although coach Bill Belichick said Newton's vaccination status didn't factor into the decision to release the quarterback.

Dak Prescott injures calf in Dallas Cowboys' overtime win, expects to 'be fine' though MRI is scheduled
"Life keeps throwing punches, and I'm going to keep throwing them back," said Prescott, who was wearing a walking boot after Sunday's 35-29 victory. "It's a part of it. It's part of this game. It's a physical game we play. I'll be fine. I've got a lot of confidence in myself, the medical team. I feel good. Obviously, this [the boot] is a precaution.

Jackson Mahomes says he didn’t mean to disrespect Sean Taylor | The Kansas City Star
Apparently, a logo of Taylor’s No. 21 was painted on the sideline, and it seems Jackson Mahomes, the younger brother of Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, recorded a Tik Tok video Sunday on that very spot.

Colin Powell, military leader and first Black US secretary of state, dies after complications from Covid-19 - CNNPolitics
(CNN)Colin Powell, the first Black US secretary of state whose leadership in several Republican administrations helped shape American foreign policy in the last years of the 20th century and the early years of the 21st, has died from complications from Covid-19, his family said on Facebook. He was 84.

Manchin lays down demands for child tax credit: report | TheHill
Axios reported on Sunday, citing people familiar with the matter, that Manchin informed the White House that the child tax credit must have an "established work" requirement and a family income limit in the $60,000 range if Democrats want his vote for the package.

Popular pumpkin patch marks 20th year | Daily Inter Lake
School groups and families regularly make the long drive from all across Montana. Sweet Pickin's gets visits from children in Browning, Polson, Missoula and even Great Falls.

As enrollment surges, district begins planning for expansion | Daily Inter Lake
As of Oct. 12, the district has grown by 330 students compared to the 2020-21 school year, for a total enrollment of 6,162 students in kindergarten through 12th grade. This represents a 5.7% increase, according to the school district.