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Notebook: Kansas Starts Recruiting 2022 Class

One fella came close. Went by the name of Homer. Seven feet tall, he was, with arms like tree trunks, and his eyes were like steel: cold and hard. Had a shock of hair, red like the fires of hell

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The Rock Chalkboard

Exposure Breakout Saturday: Tyrell Ward will be on the rise, LJ Thomas goes off and more
Saturday at the Exposure Breakout event at LakePoint Sports was wall to wall with action. Four-star Tyrell Ward showed why he’ll be a riser in the next rankings for the class of 2022, point guard LJ Thomas made his case to enter the rankings and many others stood out. National Director of Basketball Eric Bossi recaps the day’s action.

Exposure Breakout Sunday: Five-star guard Keyonte George sends a message
Five-star Keyonte George is already the top ranked shooting guard in the class of 2022. Still, he’s playing for respect and has been as good as any player in America so far this spring. He’d been very good all weekend long, but on Sunday he was dominant during the weekend’s most highly anticipated game, a win for his Southern Assault over We All Can Go and sent a message that he's not backing down from any challenges this spring and summer.

247Sports updates Way-Too-Early Top 25 for 2022
Some teams are closer to that point than others. And the transfer market has added a level of uncertainty to this process as well. While we've tried to grade the teams based on who they have signed on or committed for next year, in some cases we've mentioned where teams could rise or fall based on moves specific to those schools. And in the interest of full disclosure, we've listed where each team ranked in the initial rankings, so fans can see how teams have moved since last time.

Scouting Sunday: Bobby Pettiford could follow mold of former KU PG
KU coach Bill Self was plenty pleased when Bobby Pettiford became available late in the 2021 recruiting cycle.

Bits o Chalk

Kevin Durant returns, scores 33 points off bench in Brooklyn Nets' win over Phoenix Suns
"It's like riding a bike," Durant said. "You get your footing right and just get your rhythm going; and I think my teammates did a great job of looking for me all game, and I just wanted to resort back to that work I put in. The shots I work on at practice and shootaround, try to get to those as much as possible to gain my rhythm and then start to get a little more creative as the game progressed. It was a good start.

Madison Bumgarner throws seven hitless innings in shortened win for Arizona Diamondbacks, though it won't go in books as a no-hitter
Bumgarner threw a seven-inning no-hitter, an achievement that won't officially count but completed a dominant day of Arizona Diamondbacks pitching for a 7-0 win over the Atlanta Braves and a doubleheader sweep Sunday.

Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry sets NBA record for 3s in a calendar month with 85
Stephen Curry's record-setting month of April rolled on Sunday night against the Sacramento Kings, as he hit seven 3-pointers in a 117-113 Golden State Warriors victory to set a new NBA record for most 3s in a calendar month with 85 -- and counting.

Hall of Fame women's basketball coach Kim Mulkey leaves Baylor for LSU
Mulkey, 58, took over a Baylor program in 2000 that had never reached the NCAA tournament. The Lady Bears have missed the tournament only once since then and won the national championship in 2005, 2012 and 2019.

Twitter irate over NBA totally dissing Dave Chappelle at Celtics-Cavaliers game -
But playing it safe cost the NBA dearly Sunday night, after a tweet of comedian Amy Schumer courtside at Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals between the Cavaliers and Celtics went viral for all the wrong reasons.

Here's how much the L.A. stadium delay will cost Rams, Chargers -- and the NFL -
There are some very impactful, very real, financial losses associated with this postponement for both clubs, to say nothing of the marketing and branding hit both will absorb having to remain in makeshift temporary homes for at least three more seasons. There are also very real concerns about running well over that original $2.6 billion projection given the inauspicious start to the project, and the consequences are far more telling than some might want you to believe.

Eraser Dust

Status Of Biden's Promises After 100 Days In Office : NPR
Here's where Biden stands on much of what he promised (jump down to the details on each topic from the graphic):

Liam Gallagher's son Lennon drinks beer during PDA-filled lunch date with his model girlfriend | Daily Mail Online
Liam Gallagher's son Lennon was the spitting image of his rock star dad as he drank beer and smoked cigarettes during a lunch date with his girlfriend in London earlier this week.

Indonesia military confirms deaths of 53 aboard sunken submarine | TheHill
“Based on the evidence, it can be stated that the KRI Nanggala has sunk and all of its crew have died," military chief Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto told reporters on Sunday, according to Al Jazeera.

Mentoring Flathead County’s Youth - Flathead Beacon
“We just need more involvement in growing the program,” Wiest added, noting that she would like to hire at least 10 additional mentors in the near future. There are more than 20 kids on a waitlist to be paired up with mentors.

See amazing video of Mars helicopter Ingenuity's boundary-stretching 3rd flight | Space
"Today’s flight was what we planned for, and yet it was nothing short of amazing," Dave Lavery, the Ingenuity program executive at NASA Headquarters in Washington, said in a statement Sunday. "With this flight, we are demonstrating critical capabilities that will enable the addition of an aerial dimension to future Mars missions."