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Buffalo transfer Mike Novitsky already impressing with Kansas football
It's probably only fitting with the NBA Finals in full swing, part of the conversation at Big 12 Media Days centered on a center named "Dirk." Of course, this conversation had nothing to do with Dirk Nowitzki, an all-time NBA great who won a title with the Dallas Mavericks in 2011.

Ray-Pec's Jaidyn Doss hearing from Emmett Jones, Kansas duo
"Looks clean on you lil bro!" Grimm said, adding in another tweet: "Need to get you in this Crimson and Blue!"

How Lance Leipold feels about College Football Playoff expansion
“I used to get that question a lot when I was a Division III coach: Do you think Division I should have playoffs?” Leipold said. “My standard answer to that was, it’d be good to have. I still believe in the bowl system. I think there’s merits for some of those things. I don’t know what the balance of that would be.”

Eraser Dust

Tokyo 2020 organizing committee chief won't rule out last-minute cancellation of Olympics
TOKYO -- The chief of the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee on Tuesday did not rule out a last-minute cancellation of the Olympics, as more athletes tested positive for COVID-19 and major sponsors ditched plans to attend Friday's opening ceremony.

NBA Finals 2021 - What Chris Paul's assist history tells us about his present challenge
Chris Paul is at a crossroads. Sixteen years into his remarkable NBA career, the Phoenix Suns' star guard is simultaneously the closest he has ever been to a title but also now one loss away from what could be considered his most bitter postseason disappointment.

Wildfires update: The Bootleg Fire in Oregon is so large, it's creating its own weather - CNN
The Bootleg Fire has scorched 537 square miles -- an area larger than Los Angeles and about half the size of Rhode Island. It grew to nearly 364,113 acres Monday and is 30% contained, Oregon Department of Forestry spokesperson Marcus Kauffman told CNN.

Marshawn Lynch, Shawn Kemp, Sue Bird among Seattle stars announcing Kraken expansion draft picks
Scheduled to reveal players selected by the Kraken in the draft (8 p.m. ET, ESPN2) are Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird, Seattle Sounders FC forward Jordan Morris, Seattle Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner and former running back Marshawn Lynch, Seattle Mariners outfielder Kyle Lewis, and former Seattle SuperSonics stars Gary Payton and Shawn Kemp as well as Hall of Fame coach Lenny Wilkens.

Ahead of city council vote on stadium proposal, A's president says, 'Our future in Oakland is hanging in the balance'
In the meantime, team officials have continued exploring Las Vegas and its surrounding areas as an alternative. Kaval and A's owner John Fisher have made three trips to southern Nevada this year and plan to return there on Wednesday. Manfred said last week it would be "a mistake" to refer to the Las Vegas option as a bluff, calling it "a viable alternative for a major league club." A "no" vote on Tuesday -- City Council members will meet at 9 a.m. local time -- could trigger conversations with other potential relocation sites, including Portland, Oregon; Nashville, Tennessee; Vancouver, British Columbia; and Montreal.

Eraser Dust

Twitter temporarily suspends Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene for vaccine misinformation - CNNPolitics
(CNN)Twitter on Monday evening temporarily suspended Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene after she shared misinformation about Covid-19 and vaccines, a company spokesperson told CNN.

The Best Way to Dispose of Old Vegetable Oil
You know what makes the best used oil container? The bottle in which said oil previously resided. Unlike a milk carton, a cheap vegetable oil carton is durable and sealable, and (unlike a coffee tin) it’s also not worth cleaning and reusing elsewhere in the home (it’s just too greasy).

S. Korean president to skip Olympics after 'inappropriate' comments
“President Moon is masturbating himself,” Soma told a reporter at a South Korean cable news station Friday, according to the UK Times.

Under the Big Sky Notably Bigger, with Same Top-Tier Talent - Flathead Beacon
Still, this year’s version of Under The Big Sky featured few departures from its widely heralded debut, and hewed particularly close to the musical subgenres that defined 2019, as well as the emphasis on local artists. The festival once again showcased top names from the Americana landscape, including headliners Tyler Childers and Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit, as well as outlaw country crooners Dwight Yoakam and Emmylou Harris.

Taco Bell's menu hit by nationwide shortages of ingredients - CBS News
In an apology offered in an orange banner atop its website, Taco Bell declared: "Sorry if we can't feed your current crave. Due to national ingredient shortages and delivery delays, we may be out of some items."

Montana Boomtown Jumps to No. 1 on WSJ/ Housing Market Index - WSJ
Billings, Mont., is the new No. 1 on The Wall Street Journal/ Emerging Housing Markets Index, boosted by its affordability and appeal to remote workers.

I Think You Should Leave gets its very own meme generator
As for which lines of dialogue he’d search for first, Breen tells us he finds it “hard to pick a favorite sketch” but says “Spectrum”’s “dead bodies busting through shit wood and hitting pavement” has “really stuck with me” and that the first season’s car focus group and gift receipt sketches were “the ones that sold me on the show in the first place.”