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Report: Big names surface in Kansas Jayhawks' coaching search
he search for a new football coach at Kansas is heating up and several sitting head coaches are in the mix for the job, according to Football Scoop. The latest crop of names per insider John Brice includes Army's Jeff Monken, Willie Fritz at Tulane and Buffalo's Lance Leipold, among others.

Bill Self talks highs and lows of 2020-21 KU basketball season
"But the highlight was obviously beating the national champion Baylor Bears, and congratulations to them," Self said. "How good were they the other night? They were ridiculous the other night. Those were great moments."

Transfer guard options still available for KU basketball
As things stand, the Jayhawks have one scholarship to fill in the 2021 cycle. The program continues to recruit TyTy Washington, who is up to five-star status as the No. 26-ranked guard in the 247Sports Composite in the latest update.

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Former Kentucky Wildcats guard Terrence Clarke, 19, dies following car accident
Terrence Clarke, a freshman guard for the Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball team this past season, died following a car accident in the Los Angeles area on Thursday, it was announced.

Clarke was 19 years old.

Los Angeles Lakers' Anthony Davis - Didn't think about injury one time in return
There were 67 days, 30 missed games and five missed shots for Anthony Davis before he could finally stamp his return from injury with a bucket Thursday against the Dallas Mavericks.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Tom Brady blasts 'dumb' new NFL uniform number rule
"Good luck trying to block the right people now!" Brady posted on his Instagram story, with an image of the new numbers permitted. "Going to make for a lot of bad football!"

Therapy bunny in Oracle Park stands a hit with San Francisco Giants' fans
A handsome, golden-colored therapy bunny named Alex came to the ballpark and stole the hearts of San Francisco Giants fans Thursday night, attending the series opener against Miami with owners Kei Kato and Josh Row.

Atlanta Hawks' Trae Young diagnosed with lateral left ankle sprain
Atlanta Hawks point guard Trae Young was diagnosed with a Grade 2 lateral ankle sprain and is expected to return once swelling and discomfort are gone, a source told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski on Thursday.

Eraser Dust

Patients and hospitals beg for help as a catastrophic second wave batters India. - The New York Times
A catastrophic second wave of the coronavirus is battering India, which is reporting the world’s highest number of new infections as hospitals and patients beg for fast-diminishing oxygen supplies and other emergency aid.

White House dances around a big contributor to climate change: agriculture - POLITICO
President Joe Biden needs the help of the powerful farm industry to reach his sky-high climate goals. But his plans for cutting agricultural emissions might not have enough teeth to take a big bite out of global warming.

DC statehood approved by House as Senate fight looms
A decades-long movement to reshape the American political map took a further step Thursday as the House of Representatives approved a bill to make the nation’s capital the 51st state.

Country music legend Travis Tritt coming to Kalispell
Country music legend Travis Tritt will be performing at the Majestic Valley Arena in Kalispell on Aug. 1

Gianforte signs bill stripping Whitefish affordable-housing program | Daily Inter Lake
Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte has signed a bill that eliminates a major component of Whitefish's affordable-housing program and will force the city to make adjustments amid a historic population boom in the Flathead Valley.

Capital gains tax: Biden will seek to raise taxes on richest Americans to fund sweeping education and child care proposals - CNNPolitics
Multiple sources familiar with the discussions underway tell CNN that Biden's forthcoming American Family Plan could nearly double the capital gains tax for people who make more than $1 million a year by taxing it like wages and salaries, and raise the top marginal income tax rate from 37% to 39.6% for households making $400,000 or more in income.

Flathead gets 'F' in air quality report | Daily Inter Lake
A new report from the American Lung Association shows that Western Montana continues to suffer from particle pollution — a finding that aligns with air quality trends nationwide, and is something that experts largely attribute to wildfires and climate change.

Chipotle submits plans for possible Kalispell location | Daily Inter Lake
The plans identify 2261 U.S. 93 North, in the Spring Prairie subdivision near the new Old Navy store, as the proposed site for the new construction.

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