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WATCH: Joel Embiid nearly drills game-tying full-court shot
Former KU basketball big man Joel Embiid is in the midst of an MVP race this season. The Philadelphia 76ers big man nearly highlighted his case with a legendary moment on Wednesday, as he attempted a game-tying 3-point shot from all the way down at the other end of the court.

'Goodbye for now': KU's Marcus Garrett ready to begin pro career
"It's goodbye for now," Garrett said. "I’m officially putting all my efforts into preparing for the 2021 NBA Draft. ... It’s time for the next chapter in my life."

Maryland adding Danny Manning as assistant
Former NBA All-Star and Wake Forest head coach Danny Manning will join Mark Turgeon’s staff at Maryland, InsideMDSports has confirmed. The two played together at Kansas, including on the 1986 Final Four team that is considered to be one of the best in school history.

Earl Bostick talks shift to left tackle, improving Kansas O-line
The 2020 season was a major one for tight-end-turned-offensive-tackle Earl Bostick. Originally brought in during the David Beaty-regime, Bostick was groomed for the potential shift to tackle for a long while before making the transition. He played in nine games at left and right tackle, making seven starts last year.

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Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry goes cold as 30-point streak ends at 11 games
Curry shot 7-for-25 from the field, including a season-worst 2-for-14 from beyond the arc, and finished with 18 points. Despite the loss and the poor performance in Washington, Curry said he was proud of what he accomplished over the past month.

LeBron James explains why he deleted tweet on police shooting of Ma'Khia Bryant
Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James posted and later deleted a tweet on Wednesday about the fatal police shooting of Ma'Khia Bryant, a 16-year-old Black girl in Columbus, Ohio. In a series of tweets, James explained why he deleted the post.

NFL owners approve replay change, other new rules for 2021 season
NFL owners approved a series of new rules Wednesday for the 2021 season, including one that will expand the influence of replay officials amid ongoing demands from coaches for more oversight of game-day officials.

George Floyd's brother supports Las Vegas Raiders after tweet uproar
Philonise Floyd issued a statement of support Wednesday for the Las Vegas Raiders after the organization received backlash for a tweet following the conviction of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for murdering his brother George Floyd.

Man United fans break into Carrington training ground in anti-Glazers protest
A group of Manchester United supporters broke into the club's Carrington training base in protest at the failed plans for a European Super League before leaving after a conversation with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

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Op-ed: Post-pandemic, some millennials finally decide to start #adulting - Chicago Tribune
Instead, we went home — back to our parents — which is ironic given some of us never really left. We started crafting and baking, watched a lot of PBS, and learned how to play online mahjong. And as time slowed at first, we woke up one day and quite suddenly realized that an entire year had flown by. For a generation of people who subscribed to the tenets of eternal youth — that we had a ton of time to do all the things and meet all the various life milestones eventually — the brutality of 2020 and now 2021 confronted us with a painful reality. Life is short, death is all around us, the oldest of us will turn 40 this year, and it’s time to grow up.

Biden pledges to slash greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030
President Joe Biden is pledging to reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by 50% to 52% by 2030, in the latest push by the administration to aggressively combat climate change.

Ozzy Osbourne, Liam Gallagher Talk Rockfield Studios on Upcoming Doc - Rolling Stone
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Man Arrested After Slamming Truck Into Kalispell House - Flathead Beacon
No one was injured in the crash but the truck’s driver, 36-year-old Evan Wayne Gardner, has been charged with felony criminal endangerment and misdemeanor driving under the influence in Flathead County District Court.

Kalispell nurse pleads guilty in multi-million dollar fraud scheme
The charges stem from a Department of Justice Investigation into efforts to defraud Medicare of more than $18-million.

Perseverance rover just made oxygen on Mars - CNN
The rover on Tuesday successfully converted some of the plentiful carbon dioxide on Mars into oxygen as a first test of its MOXIE instrument. The name MOXIE is short for Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment.

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