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Top 30 junior guard Jalen Hood-Schifino is looking forward to a big summer
“At Montverde it is about playing your role and being patient, working with the coaches and competing every day against all the great players," Hood-Schifino told 247Sports. "It really elevated my game and taught me that every day I need to grind. Now with the high school season being over and us winning a National Championship it is time for me to take things up another level and show what I can do.”
Analysis: New DC Brian Borland faces familiar transition at Kansas
Kansas football has its new coaching staff in place. Earlier in the week, we took a closer look at new offensive coordinator Andy Kotelnicki and some of his key philosophies. On Friday, we also projected what the Kansas defense might look like under new defensive coordinator Brian Borland.
Decision Day: Georgia transfer Sahvir Wheeler
Wheeler is down to Kansas, Kentucky, LSU and Oklahoma State. UK has received a pair of predictions on Wheeler's 247Sports Crystal Ball page from 247Sports national recruiting analyst Travis Branham and Oklahoma State insider Cody Nagel.
Big XII Hoops: Kansas Roster Update
The Kansas Jayhawks don’t lose a great deal in terms of major contributors from last year’s team. Marcus Garrett, a superb defender, underrated offensive player, and veteran leader, is the biggest blow. In this day and age of fly-by-night players, it’s almost impossible to replace those kinds of veterans.
Scouting Sunday: Remy Martin would be instant-impact guard for KU
Martin had an NBA Draft decision to make after the 2019-20 season, though he returned to school. After averaging 19.1 points and 3.7 assists while shooting 34.6 percent from 3 on high volume in 2020-21, Martin has declared for the NBA Draft, where he is hoping to latch on with a team.
Paul Pierce, Chris Webber highlight 2021 Hall of Fame class
The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced its class for 2021, headlined by 10-time All-Star Paul Pierce and Fab Five legend Chris Webber. Joining Pierce and Webber are men's players Ben Wallace, Chris Bosh, Bob Dandridge, Toni Kukoc and Clarence "Fats" Jenkins, coaches Rick Adelman, Jay Wright, Bill Russell (as a coach), women's players Yolanda Griffith, Lauren Jackson and Pearl Moore and contributors Val Ackerman, Cotton Fitzsimmons and Howard Garfinkel.
Predicting every Big 12 team's first loss
For as strange as the 2020 college football season began for the Big 12 Conference, it ended the same way that every season typically does. The Oklahoma Sooners started off the conference slate at 0-2 but then caught fire and still played their way into the Big 12 Championship game. There, the Sooners beat Iowa State and won their fifth straight Big 12 Championship crown
KU basketball could pass Kentucky as all-time wins leader in 2021-22
When the 2021-22 season begins, KU basketball will have a chance to close the gap on Kentucky as the winningest program in the history of college basketball. Despite sitting more than 45 games back of Kentucky when Bill Self took over the KU job in 2003, the Jayhawks have closed that gap to four games: 2,327-2,323.
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Long working hours killing 745,000 people a year, study finds - BBC News
The research found that working 55 hours or more a week was associated with a 35% higher risk of stroke and a 17% higher risk of dying from heart disease, compared with a working week of 35 to 40 hours.
No sign of Israel, Gaza violence abating amid calls for end to bloodshed
The Israeli military continued to pound the Gaza strip early Monday, a day after dozens of Palestinians were killed in Israeli air raids and amid growing international calls for an end to the bloodshed.
Republican Arizona election official says Trump 'unhinged' - POLITICO
The Republican who now leads the Arizona county elections department targeted by a GOP audit of the 2020 election results is slamming former President Donald Trump and others in his party for their continued falsehoods about how the election was run.
Noel Gallagher: "Liam hated 'Wonderwall', he said it was trip-hop"
“I said, ‘You’re singing one or the other, but not both.’ He hated ‘Wonderwall’. He said it was trip-hop. There speaks a man who’s never heard trip-hop.”
Noel Gallagher Doesn’t Think Oasis Should Reunite Because ‘the Legacy of the Band Is Set in Stone’
“The legacy of the band is set in stone,” he explained before comparing the band to rock royalty. “If people have seen us, they’ll understand what all the fuss is about. If you didn’t see us, then that’s tough cos I’ve never seen the Beatles or the Sex Pistols.”
If You're Craving This One Thing, It Could Be an Early Sign of Dementia
According to Andrew E. Budson, MD, associate director for research at the Boston University Alzheimer's Disease Center and a professor of neurology at Boston University School of Medicine, craving sweets can be an early sign of FTD. He explained to Psychology Today that this particular form of dementia "often exhibits changes in food preferences, such as the desire to eat sweet foods."
BSA troop for girls launching in Kalispell | KECI
Thanks to a recent donation from the Kalispell Noon Rotary, girls ages 11 to 18 in the Kalispell area will now have the opportunity to join the city’s first all female Boy Scouts of America troop.