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Notebook: Kansas Set to tip off Season Tonight

Since the beginning of time man has yearned to destroy the sun.

Ultimate Destroyer: This KC BBQ sandwich made USA Today’s list of ‘ginormous’ foods Sarah Gish/Kansas City Star/Tribune News Service via Getty Images

Kansas basketball forward Jalen Wilson suspended 4 games for weekend DUI arrest |
“We’re going to suspend him tomorrow’s game, the exhibition game, we're going to suspend him the first three games in the regular season, and he will also do some community service during his suspension,” Self said.

Jayhawks old and new eager to return to packed Allen Fieldhouse for exhibition clash with Emporia State |
“It feels like I get to experience Christmas all over again,” an energized McCormack said during Tuesday’s Kansas basketball media day at Allen Fieldhouse. “It’s a brand-new start in the sense that we had a completely different world last year, and now we’ve hit a semi-refresh button. It kind of feels like freshman year again.”

Adding 'new old guys' and freshmen all part of chemistry equation for KU basketball this year |
“It’s kind of weird to say this,” KU super-senior Mitch Lightfoot said Tuesday at Allen Fieldhouse during the team’s media day, “but you’ve got a bunch of new old guys. You’ve got some experienced transfers that they've had experience elsewhere, they've had success elsewhere.”

Freshman cornerback Cam'Ron Dabney impresses in 1st career start for KU football |
A pair of injury issues within the Kansas football secondary pushed true freshman cornerback Cam’Ron Dabney into his first career start this past weekend at Oklahoma State. And from what head coach Lance Leipold saw out of Dabney, the young defensive back might have secured a permanent spot in the rotation.

Atlanta Braves finish off Houston Astros for first World Series championship since 1995
HOUSTON -- After Dansby Swanson fielded the final out of the 2021 World Series, a chopper from Yuli Gurriel, he briefly glared at Atlanta Braves teammate Ozzie Albies. Seconds earlier, Albies had assured Swanson that he would be standing on second base to record Tuesday's 27th out. When he wasn't, Swanson had to pivot to complete the most important throw of his life -- and maybe that was fitting.

Las Vegas Raiders release WR Henry Ruggs III, who faces two felony charges in fatal crash
The Chevrolet Corvette that Ruggs, 22, was driving slammed at high speed into the rear of a Toyota Rav4 on a busy thoroughfare in a residential area several miles west of the Las Vegas Strip at about 3:39 a.m. local time Tuesday.

Sources -- Ben Simmons won't meet Philadelphia 76ers doctors to talk mental readiness
Instead, sources said, Simmons has worked with mental health professionals via the National Basketball Players Association since the summer. So far Simmons has yet to provide details of those meetings to the team, sources said.

Winnipeg Jets' Kevin Cheveldayoff addresses time with Chicago Blackhawks, limits to what he said he knew about Kyle Beach
In a news conference with Jets owner Mark Chipman, Cheveldayoff acknowledged that he was in the room on May 23, 2010, with Blackhawks executives -- including then-GM Stan Bowman, senior vice president of hockey operations Al MacIsaac, president John McDonough and coach Joel Quenneville -- after Beach approached the club about what he said were improprieties on Aldrich's part.

CDC signs off on COVID-19 vaccines for children | TheHill
Children ages 5 to 11 are now able to start receiving COVID-19 vaccines as soon as possible, after Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky late Tuesday officially signed off on a recommendation from agency advisors.

Whitefish residents approve extending resort tax | KECI
The resort tax was implemented in 1996 and since then has earned the City of Whitefish over $50 million in revenue.

Eternals Officially First MCU Movie To Be Rotten On Rotten Tomatoes
Marvel's upcoming film, Eternals, has given the MCU its first Rotten film on Rotten Tomatoes. Eternals is directed by Chloé Zhao, which is her follow-up to the Best Picture-winning film Nomadland. Zhao earned two historical firsts by becoming the first Asian woman to be nominated for a Best Director Oscar, which she then won. Aside from directing, Zhao is credited as one of the writers for Eternals, which is set to bring a new ensemble of heroes into Marvel's Cinematic Universe.

Supreme Court hears arguments on scope of Second Amendment and gun control laws - CNNPolitics
It's been more than a decade since the justices have decided a significant Second Amendment case and now the conservative-leaning court has the opportunity to reexamine the scope of the right to keep and bear arms in a case brought by an affiliate of the National Rifle Association.

The Led Zeppelin song Jimmy Page wished would disappear
But while Robert Plant has performed ‘Livin’ Loving Maid (She’s Just a Woman)’ numerous times as a solo artist, Jimmy Page refused (and continues to refuse) to perform it. His embarrassment is, in some ways, pretty surprising. There’s nothing particularly outlandish nor obviously dismal about the song. Indeed, Page’s guitar work is pretty phenomenal, showing him at his string-crunching best. The same, I’m sad to say, cannot be said of the lyrical content. Even for the late ’60s, it’s a bit hard to swallow, dripping with so many sexual innuendos that it is practically swimming in misogyny. In the second verse, Plant sings: “Alimony, alimony paying your bills/ Living, loving, she’s just a woman/ When your conscience hits, you knock it back with pills/ Living, loving, she’s just a woman”.