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The Rock Chalkboard

How Ochai Agbaji is performing at the 2021 NBA Draft Combine
"To my teammates, thank you for being my brothers and having my back no matter what," Agbaji said in his announcement. "Battling together each and every day pushed us to improve in so many ways. I'll miss that. And to Jayhawk nation, ... I'll miss playing in front of you all but look forward to representing KU for the rest of my life and making you proud."

TABC Showcase: Five-star Keyonte George draws an impressive crowd and talks recruiting
“It felt good," George told 247Sports. "We have some new transfers and we have been practicing a little bit for the last two or three weeks so to come out and here and play with them, especially my best friend Terio, it is something that we have been waiting for.

TE Mason Fairchild 'excited' for Kansas football run game
The spring game — held at the start of May — was far from an offensive showcase for the Kansas football team. But if one were to pick a bright spot from the group, it would have been a Kansas rushing attack that saw a pair of backs have success.

Eraser Dust

NC State out of College World Series due to COVID-19 issues; Vanderbilt to finals
OMAHA, Neb. -- Eleven hours after NC State took the field at the College World Series with a depleted roster because of COVID-19-related issues, the Wolfpack found out their season was over.

Atlanta Hawks' Trae Young hounded by Bucks' defense, says Game 2 loss 'all on me'
MILWAUKEE -- If there was one play to summarize the futility of the Atlanta Hawks' offense in Game 2 against the Milwaukee Bucks' swarming defense on Friday, it was probably the first possession of the second half.

Dallas Mavericks reach agreement with Jason Kidd as coach, Nike's Nico Harrison as GM
The Dallas Mavericks have agreed to terms with Hall of Fame point guard Jason Kidd to be their head coach and with longtime Nike executive Nico Harrison to be their general manager and run the franchise's basketball operations, sources told ESPN's Tim MacMahon on Friday.

Sources - Portland Trail Blazers in talks to hire Chauncey Billups as head coach
The Blazers offered Billups the job Friday night, sources said, and president of basketball operations Neil Olshey and Andy Miller of Klutch Sports have begun negotiating a long-term deal that is expected to result in Billups taking over as head coach.

Roger Federer says decision on Olympics depends on Wimbledon performance
"With the team we decided we're going to reassess the situation after Wimbledon because...obviously if I play really good here or really bad, I think it has an impact on how everything might look in the summer," he told reporters at Wimbledon Saturday.

Eraser Dust

Pioneer League baseball on way to Kalispell | Daily Inter Lake
Newly a MLB “partner league,” it appears the Pioneer League has found a new partner: professional baseball could be coming to Kalispell in 2022.

Engineer had warned of structural damage before Florida building collapse -NYT | Reuters
June 26 (Reuters) - A consultant had warned three years before the deadly collapse of a South Florida condominium building that there was evidence of "major structural damage" to the concrete slab below the pool deck and abundant cracking and crumbling in the underground parking garage, the New York Times reported early on Saturday.

Judge sentences Derek Chauvin to over 22 years for murder of George Floyd
“What the sentence is not based on is emotion or sympathy,” Cahill said. “But at the same time, I want to acknowledge the deep and tremendous pain that all the families are feeling, especially the Floyd family. I’m not going to attempt to be profound or clever because it’s not the appropriate time. I’m not basing my sentence on public opinion. I’m not basing it on any attempt to send any messages.”

Scientists hail stunning 'Dragon Man' discovery - BBC News
Nicknamed "Dragon Man", the specimen represents a human group that lived in East Asia at least 146,000 years ago.

Man who shot Colorado gunman was mistaken by police to be killer
But when another officer responded to the scene, he saw Hurley holding the suspect’s rifle — and tragically mistook the good Samaritan for the cop killer, fatally shooting him, Strate said.

Flathead Food Bank pantry to reopen July 12
“It has been so exciting for us to just be able to go yay, we’re going back in-person!” Flathead Food Bank Director Jamie Quinn tells MTN News.

Anti-government icon raises concern during Kalispell visit | Daily Inter Lake
That didn't stop Mack from receiving approval from the state of Montana to host a law enforcement training session in Kalispell on Friday, which was canceled only because of staffing limitations in the Flathead County Sheriff's Office.