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Notebook: Oklahoma Mauls Kansas

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The Rock Chalkboard

Halfway through challenging Year 1, KU football coach Lance Leipold disappointed for his Jayhawks |
His Kansas football team has lost five times in a row since rallying for a late-game victory over South Dakota in his debut. But Lance Leipold said midway through his first season as the Jayhawks’ head coach that he’s disappointed for the players — not disappointed in them.

No. 3 Oklahoma rallies for 35-23 road win over KU football |
An upset bid for the long struggling Kansas football program came with a dose of fourth quarter drama before No. 3 Oklahoma got out of David Booth Kansas Stadium with a 35-23 victory on Saturday.

Notebook: KU football RB Devin Neal goes for 100 yards for 2nd time in freshman season |
“I’m just super-proud of the O-line, and the receivers blocked phenomenally on the edge,” Neal said during a postgame interview, when asked about his 100-yard rushing day.

'We got a taste of it': Jayhawks hope battle with unbeaten OU can propel KU football forward |
“For us, where things had been the past few weeks and the margin of defeat and things like that, it really shows a lot about our young men and our assistant coaches in my estimation,” Leipold said of KU (1-6, 0-4) competing with reigning Big 12 champion OU.

Bits o Chalk

Man United stars losing faith in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer; Antonio Conte eyed as successor - sources
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is fighting to save his job as Manchester United manager with sources telling ESPN that the 48-year-old had already lost the faith of a sizeable number of his squad even before Sunday's 5-0 defeat against Liverpool.

2022 Olympic Winter Games athletes to have daily tests for COVID-19, remain in 'closed loop' of Beijing venues
BEIJING -- Competitors in the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics will be subject to daily tests for COVID-19 and will be required to remain in a closed loop that includes transport between the various Games venues, organizers said in guidelines released on Monday.

Kyle Shanahan on whether Jimmy Garoppolo will remain 49ers' QB at Chicago - 'I would guess so'
When Lance might take over for Garoppolo remains to be seen, but Niners coach Kyle Shanahan sounded more uncertain about his quarterback situation Sunday night than he has at any point this season.

Lakers' Carmelo Anthony passes Moses Malone for 9th on NBA all-time scoring list - 'Still here doing it' in Year 19
"I'm still here doing it," Anthony said after scoring 18 of his team-high 28 points in the second half to seal the victory. "I think that's what I'm honestly excited about. I'm here in Year 19 still doing what I'm able to do. Still passionate about the game. Still passionate about coming to work every day and getting better. And what a better night to reach ninth than with a win, the way that we needed a win tonight."

Eraser Dust

Abandoned children found living in Texas apartment with brother’s remains | US news | The Guardian
One of the children, a 15-year-old, called the Harris county sheriff’s office on Sunday afternoon and told authorities that his nine-year-old brother had been dead for a year and the body was inside the apartment, the office said in a statement.

Facebook whistleblower documents released, shares under pressure
The Facebook Papers, a series of articles published by a consortium of 17 U.S. news outlets beginning on Friday, shed new light on the company’s thinking behind its actions leading up to the Capitol insurrection on Jan. 6 and its ability to fend of hate speech in languages outside of English.

Strongest Storm In a Quarter Century, In a Century? Bomb Cyclone Surpasses Bay Area Predictions, Causes Havoc All Over
It seems to be a story that fits with the climate-change narratives about extreme weather that defies historical precedent. And Sunday's "bomb cyclone" and atmospheric river event, centered off the Pacific around the Alaska and and Pacific Northwestern coast, looked a lot more like the Category 3 and 4 hurricanes that we've watched from afar drenching the South and the eastern seaboard.

How Misinformation Threatened a Montana National Heritage Area - The New York Times
Civic boosters in central Montana hoped for some federal money to promote tourism. A disinformation campaign got in the way.

Kalispell architectural award winners announced | Daily Inter Lake
"One of the standout features on these homes was that they were designed with very inviting and livable outdoor spaces with shade and shelter from the weather,” said Julia Pierrottet, chair of the Architectural Review Committee. “Like the old front door porches, we can imagine these spaces encouraging time spent outside interacting with neighbors — interaction that is so important as we age.”