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Notebook: Candidates Narrow for AD Job

Ohh. It’s been St. Patrick’s Day for hours and I’m still not drunk yet. Ohh, it’s never going to be 9 o’clock

DUBLIN, IRELAND - MAY 24, 2016: DigitalGlobe satellite imagery overview (2) of Dublin, Ireland.

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Teams with the most NCAA Tournament wins since 2010
Action begins Thursday from Indiana with the First Four and continues with the first and second rounds Friday-Monday. Because of the virus, all tournament games will be taking place in the state of Indiana, with strict NCAA protocols in place for players, coaches and administrative staff.

Analysis: Breaking down No. 14-seed Eastern Washington's starting five
If there is one player that Kansas doesn’t want to send the free throw line, it would be Meadows. The 6-foot-2 guard from Hollywood, Calif., has started the last 14 games for the Eagles. During that stretch, Eastern Washington went 13-1. In the games he didn't start, the Eagles went 1-3.

Hot Board 4.0: Candidates to replace Jeff Long as Kansas AD
Of course, Long hired Les Miles at Kansas. The KU coach agreed to a mutual split with the program just two seasons after taking the job. That came after allegations surfaced of misconduct from Miles' time at LSU.

How Eastern Washington is approaching matchup with KU basketball
“You want your guys to get the most notoriety as possible,” said Legans. “You want them to have the best time as possible, best experience as possible. You have to make sure you’re doing well there. You’re also really trying to get prepared for a game Saturday that you want to win more than anything, than any other game you’ve coached in your life.”

Eraser Dust

Tiger Woods back home, continuing recovery from injuries suffered in car crash
"Thank you to all the incredible surgeons, doctors, nurses and staff at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center," Woods said in the statement. "You have all taken such great care of me and I cannot thank you enough.

Charlotte Hornets' LaMelo Ball 'not really' excited about facing LeBron James for first time
"I mean, nah," Ball, 19, told reporters on a videoconference Tuesday ahead of the Charlotte Hornets' game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday. "I grew up a little different. Not really on basketball like that. So, not really."

Lawyer says lawsuit filed against Deshaun Watson, who says he looks forward to clearing name
After Houston attorney Tony Buzbee said in an Instagram post Tuesday night that he has filed a lawsuit against Deshaun Watson, the Texans' quarterback put out a statement saying he looks forward to clearing his name.

Coaches and NBA scouts make their March Madness 2021 predictions
Gonzaga has been No. 1 in the AP poll since day one of the season, the Zags are the only undefeated team in college basketball and they're the Las Vegas favorites to cut down the nets in the men's NCAA tournament.

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8 killed in shootings at 3 Atlanta-area spas, one suspect in custody - CBS News
At around 5 p.m., a shooting at Young's Asian Massage in Cherokee County killed four people, two of whom died after being transported to a hospital, according to the Cherokee County Sheriff's office. A fifth victim was injured and also transported to a hospital.

U.S. Punishes 24 Chinese Officials on Eve of First Talks Under Biden - The New York Times
Setting a confrontational tone ahead of meetings in Alaska, the United States punished Chinese officials involved in eroding democracy in Hong Kong.

Liam and Noel Gallagher reportedly launch new joint film company
The estranged brothers, whose fraught relationship led to Oasis‘ demise in 2009, are said to have set up a firm called Kosmic Kyte via Companies House – which is for “motion picture production activities”.

Republicans on Biden’s Covid bill: We bungled this one - POLITICO
The overwhelming sentiment within the Republican Party is that voters will turn on the $1.9 trillion bill over time. But that wait-and-see approach has baffled some GOP luminaries and Trump World figures who expected Republicans to seize their first opportunity to cast newly-in-charge Democrats as out of control. Instead, they fear the party did little to dent Biden’s major victory — a victory that could embolden the administration in forthcoming legislative fights and even the lead up to the midterm elections.

Kalispell dog park temporarily closed | KECI
Kalispell’s Begg Dog Park is temporarily closed for the spring due to the water table.