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The Weekend Mauling: 5.8.2021

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Alright, come out with your hands up, two cups of coffee, an auto freshener that says ‘Capricorn’, and something with coconut on it

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The Rock Chalkboard

Kansas on list of finalists for Georgia PG transfer Sahvir Wheeler
"Some of this stuff is going to come down to your gut, because a lot of things are going to be equal," Teddy Wheeler said. "We're not talking about who's winning? All them teams are going to win. They're going to win. They're going to win with you, without you. It's like, who do you see yourself with the most, having individual success and the opportunity to [make an] impact?"

KU's Lance Leipold envisions creating 'buzz around the area' by recruiting local prospects | KUsports.com
“It needs to be our foundation and become the backbone of what we are,” Leipold said of finding high school prospects from the Sunflower State and surrounding areas.

Lance Leipold shares his thoughts on establishing a winning culture at KU | KUsports.com
“I just think it’s expectations, how you treat people and doing it right every day,” KU’s new head coach began.

Bits o Chalk

Los Angeles Lakers fall to 7th in West, find hope in Anthony Davis' big night
In what's too early to call a complete collapse but too stunning to label a mere stumble, the defending champion Los Angeles Lakers are now slated to compete in the NBA's play-in tournament with a little more than a week remaining in the regular season.

Zion Williamson out indefinitely with fractured finger as Pelicans blame injury on officiating
New Orleans Pelicans power forward Zion Williamson is out indefinitely with a fractured left ring finger, an injury that executive vice president of basketball operations David Griffin said was "avoidable" if the league did a better job officiating his franchise superstar.

Willie Mays arrives at Oracle Park in style as San Francisco Giants celebrate his 90th birthday
Mays, baseball's oldest living Hall of Famer, took a victory lap of sorts around Oracle Park before the Giants' 5-4 victory over the San Diego Padres, riding in a choice white and turquoise 1956 Oldsmobile convertible and waving his cap to a cheering crowd.

Tony La Russa sings Albert Pujols' praises, but says stacked White Sox lineup leaves 'no fit' for his ex-slugger
"We have Jose (Abreu) and Yermin (Mercedes) and even if Yermin gets less hot, it's a good way to DH other guys, get them off their feet," La Russa said Friday. "There is no fit here, unfortunately."

Eraser Dust

Pete Davidson describes SNL cast dinner with Elon Musk | EW.com
Pete Davidson said some 'Saturday Night Live' cast members joined host Elon Musk and 'SNL' boss Lorne Michaels for a dinner.

Seth Rogen Says George Lucas Wouldn't Let Him on His Spaceship
"Very quickly the conversation turns to, 'How's it going?' [Lucas said,] 'Not great. We're nearing the end of 2012 and the world is going to end,'" Rogen recalled. "It did not appear that he was joking."

US coronavirus: CDC may roll out seasonal Covid-19 boosters to protect against variants - CNN
"We want to hope for the best, and prepare for the worst," CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky told actress Jennifer Garner in an interview streamed on Instagram.

Long March 5B: Chinese rocket expected to plunge back to Earth
“China is following closely the upper stage’s reentry into the atmosphere. To my knowledge, the upper stage of this rocket has been deactivated, which means that most of its parts will burn up upon reentry, making the likelihood of damage to aviation or ground facilities and activities extremely low,” he said, according to a translation on the ministry’s website.

India's surge hits southern states, prompts more lockdowns
Two southern states in India became the latest to declare lockdowns, as coronavirus cases surge at breakneck speed across the country and pressure mounts on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government to implement a nationwide shutdown.

Federal grand jury indicts 4 former Minneapolis police officers in George Floyd's death - CNN
A federal grand jury has indicted four former Minneapolis police officers in connection with the death of George Floyd, alleging the officers violated Floyd's constitutional rights, according to court documents filed in federal court in Minnesota.

New Kalispell business brings new space for workers, without disruptions
Atrium Cowork is holding its grand opening on June 4, but if you need a desk to finish a project or an environment to hear feedback from other professionals, the space is open today.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry weren't in 'great shape mentally' reveals Tom Bradby who interviewed them on Africa tour | Woman & Home
The ITV presenter who interviewed Meghan Markle and Prince Harry in their 2019 Africa documentary reveals he could tell that the royal couple weren't in 'great shape' mentally during the filming of the documentary.

Weekend Question

What is your favorite bad movie?