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Kansas soccer season ends with 2-0 home loss to No. 20 Texas |
The Kansas women’s soccer team’s bid for the final spot in next week’s Big 12 tournament came up short in Thursday’s season finale.

KU football veteran Kyron Johnson moves back to LB — at least for one play |
Super-senior Kyron Johnson played linebacker earlier in his Kansas football career, but the defensive end caught Oklahoma off guard when he briefly returned to the position for one of the Jayhawks’ highlight plays this past week.

KU guard Remy Martin receives new car as part of NIL deal with Crown Toyota |
Martin on Thursday morning signed a marketing deal with Lawrence-based Crown Toyota, and walked off the lot with a new car — a 2021 Toyota Camry. Other terms of the deal were not released, such as whether Martin receives other compensation or what type of marketing duties he might have to do for the dealership.

Report -- Roger Goodell was paid nearly $128M after navigating league through labor peace, media deals in past two years
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell made a total of nearly $128 million via a combination of salary, bonuses and other benefits over the past two fiscal years, The New York Times reported Thursday night.

Atlanta Hawks star Trae Young speaks out on new rules, frustrated with 'missed calls'
There's no telling how the league will receive Young's latest words. This wasn't some unhinged rant, but he certainly had plenty to say about the officiating after the Hawks lost 122-111 to Washington on Thursday night. Young was one of five players who received a technical foul during the game, and another one was given out for delay of game.

NAACP calls on athletes not to sign with Texas teams due to recent legislation
"If you are considering signing in Texas, I ask you to ensure that owners are upholding their responsibility of protecting you, the athlete, and your family," the letter states. "I ask you to use your influence to help protect the constitutional rights of each individual at risk."

Here's what's in the $1.75 trillion economic plan Biden will try to sell his party - CNNPolitics
The new plan makes major concessions and does not have several key planks that Biden had initially proposed, including paid family and medical leave, prescription drug pricing provisions, free community college and vision or dental Medicaid coverage.

Here's what is included in the plan:

COP26: India rejects net zero emissions target, Modi off to climate talks
India rejected calls to announce a net zero carbon emissions target this week, ahead of the U.N.’s global climate talks, where world leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be gathered.

Lorne Michaels: Will Ferrell One of the Top Three SNL Live Cast Members
Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels has a fever, and the only prescription is more Will Ferrell. “I never rank,” Michaels began to The Hollywood Reporter, “but Will’s definitely in the top two or three that have ever done the show. There’s no question.”

Great Pacific Garbage Patch: The Ocean Cleanup nets 63,000 lbs of junk
That's what a cleanup team recovered in a monthslong effort to chip away at the so-called Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a massive collection of marine debris plaguing the Pacific Ocean.

High Tech Manufacturer in Kalispell Sees Significant Growth - Flathead Beacon
“When things get tight, they slow production down,” said John Ghekiere, the vice president of product and technology at ClassOne Technology in Kalispell. “Things can go bad fast and it slowed way down.”