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“Not quite. This is Krusty brand imitation gruel. 9 out of 10 orphans can’t tell the difference.”

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The Rock Chalkboard

Michigan prep OT James Livingston joins KU football's 2022 recruiting class |
“I am proud and excited to announce I have committed to play football for the University of Kansas,” Livingston wrote in a note he posted to Twitter. “Go Jayhawks!!!”

3-star CB Jalon Peoples 1st 2022 recruit to commit to KU football since Lance Leipold took over |
Listed at 6 feet and 175 pounds ahead of his senior year at Cedar Hill High, Peoples, per Rivals, just took a visit to Baylor this weekend, and also visited Texas Tech earlier in the month before reaching a decision. A busy June for the sought after prospect, though, began in Lawrence, as he visited KU a little more than three weeks before picking the Jayhawks.

KU football adding transfer Jeremy Webb, former CB at Missouri State and Virginia Tech |
“Let’s work,” Webb posted to Twitter, along with a graphic that featured the Jayhawks’ logo, photos of the cornerback and the word “committed” in all caps.

Karon Prunty becomes 3rd potential starter for KU defense to transfer to SEC |
Three would-be starters for the 2021 Kansas football defense instead will compete in the SEC this fall. Former KU cornerback Karon Prunty announced Saturday evening he has committed to play at South Carolina.

Jake Schoonover's experience recruiting the area made assistant natural fit for KU football staff |
“It was a weight off my shoulders once that conversation started and I could get the feeling it was going the right way,” Schoonover recalled recently, after Leipold decided to keep the special teams coordinator and four other KU assistants on board.

Bits o Chalk

Atlanta Hawks star Trae Young says sprained ankle is sore, hurting
"It's sore right now," said Young, who finished with 35 points -- but only three in the fourth -- and four assists in 39 minutes in Sunday's loss, and added he's going to get an MRI on the ankle Monday morning. "It's hurting, it's frustrating ... it's hurting a little bit and it's sore.

Simone Biles locks up spot on U.S. Olympic gymnastics team
The reigning world and Olympic champion will headline the U.S. women's gymnastics team in Japan next month, clinching one of the automatic berths with another easy victory at the Olympic trials on Sunday night.

Japan ups health controls as Olympic athlete tests positive
TOKYO -- Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga pledged Monday to strengthen health controls at airports after a Ugandan Olympic team member tested positive for COVID-19 at the town hosting their training camp, triggering concerns that the upcoming games will spread infections.

In long-awaited return, Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi becomes first in WNBA to reach 9,000 points with first-half layup
Taurasi, the WNBA's all-time leading scorer, was already alone on top of the charts, but now she has a new milestone attached to the accomplishment. The next-closest player on the league's all-time scoring list is Tina Thompson with 7,488 points. And Candice Dupree is the next-closest active player with 6,820.

Portland Trail Blazers name Chauncey Billups coach; deal is for 5 years, sources say
The Portland Trail Blazers named Chauncey Billups as the franchise's next coach late Sunday night.

Eraser Dust

U.S. Airstrikes Target Iran-Backed Militia Sites In Iraq And Syria : NPR
"As demonstrated by this evening's strikes, President Biden has been clear that he will act to protect U.S. personnel," Kirby said. "Given the ongoing series of attacks by Iran-backed groups targeting U.S. interests in Iraq, the President directed further military action to disrupt and deter such attacks."

First Thing: Trump’s lawyers reportedly given 24 hours to say why business should not face charges | | The Guardian
New York prosecutors have reportedly given Donald Trump’s lawyers 24 hours to respond with final arguments for why the Trump Organization should not face criminal charges, with a deadline set for Monday.

Razor start-up firm relocates to Kalispell | Daily Inter Lake
Since Uno’s cartridges only contain a single blade, and the company has no interest in gimmicky add-ons. They use less plastic than a traditional razor. Sopuch said it would take almost four Uno razors to equal the plastic mass of a typical multi-blade razor.

Courtney Love Accuses Olivia Rodrigo of “Stealing” Hole Album Cover Concept | Pitchfork
Rodrigo acknowledged the similarities herself in a comment on Courtney Love’s post: “love u and live through this sooooo much.” Love responded to Rodrigo’s comment: “Olivia—you’re welcome. My favorite florist is in Notting Hill, London! Dm me for deets! I look forward to reading your note!” As Billboard points out, Love wrote multiple Facebook comments over the weekend offering more thoughts about Rodrigo, the artwork, and the singer’s response on Instagram.

Rare Photos of Oasis's Liam and Noel Gallagher - Liam and Noel Gallagher Through the Years
The brothers Gallagher, who formed the core of the band Oasis, are truly modern rock gods.

John Oliver Exposes One Of America’s Worst Ideas By Creating A 100% Legal Scam | HuffPost
John Oliver on Sunday night took a deep dive into the world of health care sharing ministries (HCSM), the faith-based schemes that might resemble health insurance, but aren’t actually health insurance. And many participants find out only after it’s too late.

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