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Notebook: A Look at KU Basketball Recruits

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Put five thousand bucks on the Lakers. Hire Kenny G to play for me in the elevator. My house is dirty, buy me a clean one.

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The Rock Chalkboard

KU senior Marcus Garrett's emotional ending about more than a basketball loss | Tale of the Tait | KUsports.com
Later, after the teams shook hands when the game went final — one ecstatic to be moving on and the other preferring to be anywhere else — Garrett hustled his way to the KU locker room, wrapping his head and face in a towel along the way.

Kansas softball suffers 7-4 home loss to Arkansas | KUsports.com
The Kansas softball team couldn’t overcome an early deficit in a 7-4 home loss to Arkansas Wednesday night at Arrocha Ballpark.

Jayhawks in the mix for Northeastern point guard Tyson Walker | KUsports.com
To that end, Stadium’s Jeff Goodman reported on Wednesday that Northeastern sophomore Tyson Walker, a 6-foot point guard from Christ The King in New York, has narrowed his list of finalists to six and that a decision would come this weekend.

Kansas baseball rolls past Lafayette for 20-5 win | KUsports.com
Thanks to its best offensive performance in four years, the Kansas baseball team cruised to a 20-5 road victory over Lafayette on Tuesday at Kamine Stadium.

Names to monitor as KU basketball recruiting ramps up
KU basketball, fresh off the end of its 2020-21 season, has already been active in the transfer market, contacting a number of players. Here are some of those who heard from the Jayhawks — both from the transfer and high school ranks:

Bits o Chalk

NFL clears way for Daniel Snyder to buy out Washington Football Team's other owners
The finance committee approved Snyder's application for a $450 million debt waiver, an NFL spokesperson confirmed. The other owners will vote at the league's annual meeting next week on whether to approve the deal. Snyder needs 24 of the 32 owners to vote in favor of the transaction. The news was first reported by Tyler Dunne of GoLongTD.com.

Dallas Cowboys inform free agent Aldon Smith that they won't re-sign him, source says
The Dallas Cowboys have informed free-agent pass-rusher Aldon Smith that they are not going to re-sign him after one season, a source told ESPN's Ed Werder on Wednesday.

Toronto Raptors' Kyle Lowry on NBA trade deadline - 'Whatever will be will be'
Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry repeatedly insisted Wednesday night that he doesn't know what will happen between now and Thursday's 3 p.m. ET NBA trade deadline.

Massachusetts high school fires football coach after anti-Semitic playcalls
A Massachusetts high school fired its successful football coach and hired an outside consultant Wednesday to assist an investigation into reports that the team used anti-Semitic language, including a mention of Auschwitz, in its on-field playcalling during a recent game.

Eraser Dust

Suez Canal: Owner of cargo ship blocking waterway apologises - BBC News
Industry sources told Reuters news agency that even if the Ever Given was refloated quickly its owner and insurers faced claims totalling millions of dollars for the delays and extra costs accrued by other companies.

Fact check: Breaking down 10 claims about the Democrats' elections bill - CNNPolitics
Here is a fact check of some of the claims lawmakers made at the hearing; the Republicans present made a larger number of checkable assertions about what is in the bill, so we checked more claims from them than from the Democrats present.

Crackdown at Echo Park homeless encampment begins as LAPD moves in, clashes with protesters - Los Angeles Times
After nearly 100 people chose to either strike or abandon their tents and accept shelter in downtown hotels, a few dozen homeless campers remained in Echo Park, vowing to resist a massive city effort expected as soon as Thursday to push them out.

Oasis contract requesting 'sober-speaking' helpers fetches £4,000 - BBC News
Music consultant and auctioneer Claire Howell said such items were "extremely rare".

New Zealand Approves Paid Leave After Miscarriage - The New York Times
The measure, believed to be among the first in the world, would apply to couples who lose a pregnancy at any point.

New easement south of Kalispell to benefit migratory birds, waterfowl | Daily Inter Lake
The Flathead Land Trust recently secured a 36-acre conservation easement southeast of Kalispell that is considered vital to a host of migratory birds in the area.