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Notebook: Kansas Close to Kickoff

I have nothing more to say to you, Marge. I’m drawing a line down the center of the house A la ‘I love Lucy’. You stay on your side, and I’ll stay on my side…D’oh!

Football Players With Women in Uniforms

Former Kansas WR Steven Sims signs with Buffalo Bills
A four-year standout with the Jayhawks, Sims was known in college for his versatile ability — both as a wideout and in the return game. He posted more than 800 receiving yards in both his sophomore and junior seasons at Kansas. He went undrafted in 2019 before latching on with the Washington Football Team in the NFL.

The latest on Kansas' QB competition nine days out from Game 1
In a Zoom press conference Tuesday, Leipold said he wasn’t ready to share a leader in the race. He added he wouldn’t tell the media even if there was a leader, implying any quarterback announcements will come last-minute.

KU football D.C. Brian Borland and other new staffers feel prepared for 1st season in Big 12 |
“Honestly, we had every Big 12 opponent watched before we showed up here,” Borland said of the scouting work he and other former UB assistants did to familiarize themselves with the Big 12 as they left the MAC behind.

Notebook: As Week 1 approaches, KU football reviewing all the 'little things' |
During practices they’re looking at specific situations they might find themselves in on a game day this fall, and it goes beyond certain downs and distances for the offense and defense, and hitting on all the details of their special teams units. Leipold said this home stretch of the preseason also includes perfecting the mechanics of how the team operates on the sidelines, from headsets for the coaches to substitution packages.

Buffalo Bills receivers Isaiah McKenzie, Cole Beasley fined for COVID-19 protocol violations
McKenzie tweeted out a picture of the letter he was sent by the NFL detailing multiple documented violations of the protocol. He said he was fined $14,650 in an ensuing tweet.

Pep Guardiola plans to leave Manchester City in 2023
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is likely to leave the Premier League champions when his contract expires in 2023, as he wants to take a break before venturing into international football, he said on Wednesday.

Golfer, new papa Rory McIlroy says he's mentally and physically exhausted
"This morning, I was tired. Look, we all had a long week last week as well, but just summoning up the effort to get out of bed and get to your 7:20 pro-am tee time, it took a little more effort today than it usually does," McIlroy said. "But yeah, just everything. It's a lot of golf. It's hard to feel fresh at this time in the season -- it all just sort of catches up with you."

Texas father strips down to swimsuit to take stance on school mask mandates - ABC News
"Mr. Akers, I understand, I believe you're a swimmer, but if you wouldn't mind putting your pants back on for a comment that would be appreciated," she said.

Recall candidates target California Gov. Gavin Newsom and his top GOP rival Larry Elder in debate - CNNPolitics
But as some of the major candidates vying to replace Newsom met for a debate in Sacramento Wednesday night -- where they portrayed him as ill-equipped to handle the state's many crises -- there are some early signs that rank-and-file Democrats aren't wasting time returning their vote-by-mail ballots in their effort to stop the recall.

Opinion: From Ted Lasso to Louis C.K., the perils of fandom are clear - CNN
(CNN)Louis C.K. recently kicked off a new standup tour with a sold-out pair of shows in New York. Against the backdrop of a giant "Sorry" sign, he delivered a set that -- according to a reporter who was there -- included gags about pedophilia, his penis, "gay jokes, Jew jokes, cancer jokes, a heavy helping of transgender jokes, and a sprinkling of additional race jokes."

How The Who inspired one of The Beatles raunchiest songs
He told Barry Miles for Many Years From Now: “I was using the symbol of a helter-skelter as a ride from the top to the bottom – the rise and fall of the Roman Empire – and this was the fall, the demise, the going down. You could have thought of it as a rather cute title, but it’s since taken on all sorts of ominous overtones because Manson picked it up as an anthem, and since then, quite a few punk bands have done it because it is a raunchy rocker.”