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Jalen Wilson declares for 2021 NBA Draft
“I am grateful to say that with prayer and discussion with coach [Bill] Self and my family, I will test the NBA draft process,” Wilson said via a release. “I am excited for the opportunity to learn, work out and receive valuable feedback on my game that will allow me to make a solid decision on whether to remain in the draft, or return to the University of Kansas for my sophomore year,” Wilson said. “I am ready to get to work and have put all things in God’s hands!”
New Kansas AD Travis Goff speaks on relationship with Bill Self
“Coach Self has never met a stranger,” Goff said at his introductory press conference. “I had a chance when I was a young person early in my career to be here at KU when Drue Jennings made that exceptional hire for the University of Kansas. Just being a young guy and observing and watching the athletics program and department with coach Roy [Williams] leaving and then bringing in coach Self, it was really such a great learning [experience]. And I had a chance to get to know him."
KU Campus Underground: Hoops, football & recruiting news (4/9)
This week's edition has you covered on all things KU football, KU basketball and recruiting. We give the latest on the Kansas football coaching situation and dive into the basketball recruiting side of things. There are updates on football recruits and the current team you won't want to miss.
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San Diego-area native Joe Musgrove throws first no-hitter in Padres history in win over Texas Rangers
San Diego Padres right-hander Joe Musgrove didn't sleep well on Thursday night. When he woke up Friday morning, his body felt tight. As he navigated through his typical pre-start routine later in the afternoon, he was noticeably off. Then the game began and Musgrove drank about a dozen bottles of water, which made him feel as if he would explode by around the fourth inning.
Tiger Woods thought he was in Florida after crash in Los Angeles, according to collision report
Tiger Woods didn't remember anything about his car wreck on Feb. 23 and believed he was in the state of Florida when a sheriff's deputy interviewed him at a Los Angeles-area hospital after the crash.
Chicago Bulls star Zach LaVine scores 39 points in first half of loss to Atlanta Hawks
"I just got in a rhythm," LaVine said. "My 3s started falling and then I can get to the midrange and get to the hoop. I was trying to get to the free throw line late in the second quarter because I was so damn tired. Trying to get a little bit of a break."
Rusty Hardin - Deshaun Watson never engaged in acts with plaintiffs that weren't 'mutually desired'
Deshaun Watson's lawyer, Rusty Hardin, acknowledged during a Friday news conference that there were some "consensual encounters" between the Houston Texans quarterback and some of the 22 women who have filed lawsuits against him, but he said at no point did Watson engage in any acts that were not "mutually desired."
New Orleans Pelicans give Zion Williamson keys to offense, drive away with win
"Tonight, we just decided we were going to play him at the point all night," Van Gundy said. "At least as long as he could go. He had the ball in hands all the time and the ability to make plays and everything else."
Is Outkast Better than the Beatles? A Scientific Analysis
Aside from Panama Jackson’s “Return of the Mack” take (which everyone knows was an obvious joke), The Root would never engage in such obvious journalistic subjectivity. However, we decided to analyze this question from an unbiased perspective. We broke it down into seven categories and assigned each one an individual score based on a completely scientific algorithm written by negrodynamics scholar and Dr. Al Bead Ham.
The Libertines tease new announcement on the way
The band posted the video on Twitter this evening (April 8), which includes various live footage of the band set to their classic 2003 single ‘Don’t Look Back Into The Sun’, with the caption “Giddy-up…” and an eyes emoji.
Medical examiner who ruled George Floyd's death a homicide blames police pressure for his death
The medical examiner who ruled George Floyd's death a homicide testified Friday that Floyd's heart disease and drug use contributed to his death, but police officers' restraint of his body and compression of his neck were the primary causes.
Supreme Court Rules For Worshippers And Against California COVID Restrictions : NPR
For the fifth time, the U.S. Supreme Court has sided with religious adherents and against California's COVID-19 restrictions. This time, the court barred the state from enforcing a rule that for now limits both religious and non-religious gatherings in homes to no more than three households.
Child tax credit for $3,600: What to know about the first payment, overpayments, more - CNET
If you've got dependents up to 24 years old, you can expect even more money this year from the 2021 child tax credit (here's how to calculate your total amount). Currently, the CTC payment details still need to be worked out, such as which families are eligible for the money and which child dependents count toward the total amount. For example, the third stimulus checks the IRS has been sending count each eligible adult and dependent for $1,400, while the 2021 CTC has a sliding scale for parents (the higher your income, the less you get per child) and different maximum amounts based on the dependent's age.
COVID themed talent show set for Friday, Saturday in Bigfork | KECI
“We’re definitely excited “All the shenanigans between the nice acts and the skits that are poking fun at Zoom meetings skits that are remakes My Sharona—they’re singing my Corona,” Bigfork Children’s Theatre artistic director Brach Thomson said.
Columbia Falls gets big infrastructure grant | Daily Inter Lake
The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration on Thursday awarded a $633,146 grant to the city of Columbia Falls, to build water and sewer infrastructure and improve roads to serve the Cedar Palace LLC business park that includes medical offices and other businesses.
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