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A century ago, Bruces Beach in Manhattan Beach was one of the most prominent Black-owned resorts by the sea. Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

Mason Fairchild envisions 'more opportunities' in new Kansas offense
“Sometimes we will spread it out and sometimes we can pack it in,” Fairchild said. “We can do more than one thing. Obviously we can run the ball up the middle, we can run it wide, we can throw it at any given moment, we can get vertical down field, we can tear a defense apart with little short passes. I mean it’s a really dynamic offense.”

Scouting Sunday: Transfer PG Joseph Yesufu can be impact player for KU
Joseph Yesufu’s transfer recruitment would not have been nearly as large — and may not have even happened — if not for a run at the end of the year that flipped the script on his season.

How Travis Goff's experiences at Tulane prepared him for Kansas AD job
"At the time I wasn’t fully processing," Goff recalled in his introductory press conference. "I don’t know how many could be in the situation New Orleans and Tulane was in."

ESPN releases way-too-early Top 25 college basketball rankings
“For the most part, we're using ESPN's NBA draft rankings as a guideline,” he wrote. “If a player is ranked inside the top 60, we're projecting him to leave. There are some exceptions. As for the extra year of eligibility, we're still projecting the vast majority of seniors to leave; again, with a couple of exceptions.”

Lawrence Arnold talks bond with Emmett Jones, recovery from injury
If there’s somebody who can be trusted to speak on the progress of the KU wide receivers, it would be interim head coach Emmett Jones. Jones spent the previous two years working as the Jayhawks’ wide receivers coach and the last as the passing game coordinator before his promotion to the interim coaching position.

Analysis: Bill Self responds to national criticism over 'lifetime contract'
“The Chancellor explained it to the NCAA,” Self said of his new contract. “The Chancellor talked with them before he did it. And that wasn’t my call to determine how it looked. I think it was more of the call of the Chancellor just having confidence in the way we’ve done things.”

VIP takeaways: Kansas football spring practice No. 4
Kansas football's spring practice slate is underway. Normally, we'd have the chance to check out practices in person for about an hour or so a few times a week, but that obviously has not been the case this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Emmett Jones talks early impressions of Kansas AD Travis Goff
“You want my true impressions of him?” Jones said with a smile. “Cleancut, sharp and crazy about the University of Kansas. That’s my true impression. As soon as I saw him, the dude was sharp. I told him that, too. He looked good in his suit, cleancut haircut. I’m all about that.”

Bits o Chalk

Hideki Matsuyama victorious at Masters, becomes first Japanese man to win major
Hideki Matsuyama made history on Sunday as the first male golfer from Japan to win a major championship.

WrestleMania 37 Night 2 results: Roman Reigns retains, three other titles change hands
Daniel Bryan and Edge had seemingly career-ending injuries and offered retirement speeches in the ring to commemorate their careers. Roman Reigns walked away from the WWE in 2018 with the second leukemia diagnosis of his life, uncertain of his future.

Evander Holyfield returning to ring for exhibition fight vs. Kevin McBride on June 5
Evander Holyfield will fight Kevin McBride in an exhibition on June 5, Triller Fight Club's Peter Kahn confirmed to ESPN's Mark Kriegel on Sunday.

Sources -- Warriors rookie James Wiseman has torn meniscus in right knee, may miss rest of season
Golden State Warriors rookie center James Wiseman suffered a tear to the meniscus in his right knee and could miss the rest of the season, sources told ESPN.

Eraser Dust

Protests erupt in Minneapolis suburb after police fatally shoot Daunte Wright following traffic stop
Police in a Minneapolis suburb say an officer fatally shot a driver Sunday, leading to clashes between protesters and law enforcement, CBS Minnesota reports. The death of the man, identified by family as Daunte Wright, and ensuing unrest came in the midst of the Derek Chauvin trial for the killing of George Floyd.

Virginia Cop Joe Gutierrez Fired After Pepper-Spraying Black Army Lt. Nazario
In December 2020, Windsor cops Daniel Crocker and Joe Gutierrez pulled over Caron Nazario, a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Medical Corps, and drew their guns before using pepper spray and knocking him to the ground.

See how Kid Cudi honored Chris Farley, Kurt Cobain during 'SNL'
During both of his performances as musical guest alongside host Carey Mulligan, Cudi used his fashion choices to honor “SNL” actor Chris Farley and Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain. Farley died of an overdose in December 1997, and Cobain died by suicide almost exactly 27 years ago, on April 5, 1994.

Model brain-damaged by eating pretzel awarded $29.5M
The family of a model who was left brain-damaged after having a serious allergic reaction to a peanut butter-infused pretzel was awarded nearly $30 million by a Las Vegas jury.

Confection Perfection - Flathead Beacon
Aurora Darling might be engaging in a little bit of hyperbole. But as I look around Ephemera Confection, the petite new downtown Kalispell bakery located inside Sassafras on Main Street, I can’t help but think this is exactly the shop you’d expect if the queen of Tchaikovsky’s Land of Sweets went into retail. Two huge glass chandeliers twinkle over the small but meticulously organized space, formerly filled with vintage clothes and shoes. It’s now a harmonious blend of green and gold accents, from the mint-colored Kitchen Aid mixer to the shimmering service counter that Darling custom built with some help from her woodworking great uncle. The counter window is trimmed out in a thick hedge of faux greenery that frames tall, airy glass jars of meringues and gluten-free chocolate chip cookies alongside a case of macarons that come in a wild array of colors and flavors from cereal milk to passion fruit.

Beloved feed store to close after almost 40 years | Daily Inter Lake
It’s the end of an era for longtime owners Mike Davis and LaDelle Reynolds. Though they tried to maintain the business’ identity as a feed store, the pair ultimately sold their shop to Empress Tents and Events. Now they’re looking forward to retirement with a mixture of excitement and wistfulness.

Sober-Living Facilities to Open in Kalispell - Flathead Beacon
The voluntary, all-inclusive sober facilities will include two separate homes, housing a total of 12 women offering a safe space to continue addiction recovery with a live-in house manager, Selina Stanfield.