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Notebook: Bill Self Toys with 10 Deep Roster

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What I wouldn’t give to hear Lisa play another one of her jazzy tunes. Saxamaphooone. Saxamaphooone

Oklahoma City Thunder Introduce Cole Aldrich

The Rock Chalkboard

Jayhawks looking for more consistency out of QB Jason Bean in weeks ahead | KUsports.com
“Jason’s unhappy with his performance,” Leipold said, “and (QBs coach) Jim Zebrowski keeps working with him on those things, being comfortable and confident.”

Expansion talk looms over Big 12 hoops as season draws near | KUsports.com
“We’ve already begun talking to our players about how difficult it’s going to be,” he said. “But it’s really no different than anywhere else I’ve ever coached. If you’re going to try to be in the fight, then you have to understand you’re going to have to overcome a lot of adversity.”

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self eyeing expanded rotation for upcoming season | KUsports.com
“The challenge to me is how do you get from 14 to 10,” Self said while assessing his lineup. “Trying to determine who’s going to actually play will be the challenge.”

Bits o Chalk

Joe Judge accepts blame for New York Giants' struggles, says, 'The fish stinks from the head down'
"There's your answer. I'm the head coach. It's my responsibility, point blank," Judge said Thursday. "Every player on this field, every position group, the execution, it all comes down to me. The fish stinks from the head down.

Cleveland Browns QB Baker Mayfield says shoulder has fracture in addition to torn labrum
Mayfield added that the fracture in the non-throwing shoulder is "preventing his rotator cuff from firing."

Congress seeking documents, information from NFL's investigation into Washington Football Team
Two House Democrats sent a letter Thursday to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, demanding the league provide Congress with the results of the investigation into the Washington Football Team's workplace culture.

Stephen Curry's 45-point night vs. LA Clippers leaves Golden State Warriors in awe
"Steph Curry was just Steph Curry," Kerr said. "There's never been anybody like him. Those last two 3s were ridiculous."

Eraser Dust

Biden Doesn't Think People Need to Work to Get Child Tax Credit
President Joe Biden said at a CNN town hall on Thursday evening that he didn't believe people needed to work to receive the monthly child tax credit, pushing back against a key Democrat's effort to restrict eligibility for the cash benefit.

Skeletal remains found in Florida park ID’d as Brian Laundrie, FBI says - mlive.com
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The FBI on Thursday identified human remains found in a Florida nature preserve as those of Brian Laundrie, a person of interest in the death of girlfriend Gabby Petito while the couple was on a cross-country road trip.

The Led Zeppelin song so hard they refused to play it live
‘Four Sticks’ is perhaps the most obscure song on one of the biggest albums of all time, Led Zeppelin IV. Slotted between the slinky fun of ‘Misty Mountain Hop’ and the gorgeous folk of ‘Going to California’, ‘Four Sticks’ is a hard-hitting rocker that seems to go in circles around itself, creating a hypnotic trance. The songs propulsive 5/4 main section lifts into a dreamy 6/8, tumbling back into its insistent main riff. It reveals two sides of Zeppelin that they melded perfectly: the ambitious experimentalists and the thunderous hard rockers.

Kalispell woman joins race for Montana's 2nd House seat | Daily Inter Lake
“I am pro-gun and anti-radical indoctrination in our schools,” Todd said. “I will fight to finish President Trump’s wall, and I will work to protect Montana’s forests, wildlife, and public lands.”

Todd said she became aware of the “need to defend America’s sovereignty” after her son, Shane, was found dead in his Singapore apartment in June 2012 while working for a telecommunication company.

Alec Baldwin 'discharged' prop gun on 'Rust' movie set
UPDATE: On Thursday about 7 p.m. MST, the Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office reported that, "Halyna Hutchins, 42, director of photography and Joel Souza, 48, director, were shot when a prop firearm was discharged by Alec Baldwin, 68, producer and actor." Souza was still undergoing treatment for his injuries. Officials said detectives are interviewing witnesses, as the case remains open and active, and that no charges have been filed.

This is what Liam Gallagher's son Lennon's band sounds like... - Radio X
Gallagher, who turned 22 in September, formed the group Automotion with his friend Jesse Hitchman, with Luke Chin-Joseph on bass and Otis Eatwell-Hurst on drums. They released their debut EP, In Motion, in June.

"Certain bands like Slint, King Crimson, Black Midi, Fat White Family, they’ve all influenced us," says Gallagher.

Noel Gallagher: Dumping Liam's Pretty Green clothes at charity shop was "beginning... - Radio X
"I went straight to the charity shop and left it in the shop doorway.

“He went f****** mental. He said, ‘If you didn’t f****** want it, you should have just said you didn’t f****** want it, you ****.