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The Rock Chalkboard

'They want to be the best': Chevis Jackson praises young Kansas secondary
“Those guys that come into the program, they look to me as like, ‘OK, you [are] the blueprint. You know what’s going on and you’ve done it before, so show me, teach me,’” Jackson said. “Everybody that comes in those doors, young, whatever, they come in there and try to soak up the knowledge. And they want to know, ‘How can we get to the next level? How can we get better?’”

3-star CB Vernon Glover talks Kansas football interest
"It was actually crazy," Glover said. "I ended up having three interceptions that game. I had the game-winning interception. As soon as I got that game-winning interception, the Miami coach called me and they offered me. ... He was like, 'Man, I want to offer you a full-ride scholarship.'"

Former KU basketball star Ben McLemore signs with new NBA team
Former KU basketball shooting guard Ben McLemore signed a one year deal with the Portland Trailblazers worth $2.4 million on Monday, his agency Klutch Sports, announced. McLemore is entering his ninth year in the NBA, most-recently playing for the Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Lakers last season.

Decision could come sooner for OL Luke Dalton
"I’ve learned a lot about Cincinnati and what they have to offer in the past few weeks," Dalton said. "I was on campus for my visit and got to experience it for myself. I was very comfortable with the staff and impressed with the university as a whole. There is definitely a lot to like."

Bits o Chalk

Los Angeles Lakers, Carmelo Anthony agree to one-year NBA free-agency contract
LOS ANGELES -- Free-agent forward Carmelo Anthony agreed to terms with the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday, Anthony's manager, Bay Frazier, told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Breanna Stewart, Team USA rout Australia to advance to Olympic women's basketball semifinals
SAITAMA, Japan -- The U.S. women's basketball team wasn't interested in any drama Wednesday, playing with an all-business approach and not allowing Australia to even think about an upset in a 79-55 Olympic quarterfinal win.

Manchester City close in on £100m Jack Grealish deal before Community Shield clash - sources
Manchester City are attempting to seal the £100 million signing of Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish ahead of Saturday's Community Shield clash against Leicester City at Wembley, sources have told ESPN.

Barcelona boosted in Lionel Messi contract saga as LaLiga announces €2.7bn deal
Barcelona's bid to register Lionel Messi's new contract with LaLiga has been handed a boost after the league announced a cash injection of €2.7 billion ($3.2B) on Wednesday.

Coach Vlatko Andonovski - USWNT will do anything possible to win Olympic medal
United States women's national team coach Vlatko Andonovski has said his side will "do anything possible" to win a medal at the Olympics as it prepares to face Australia in the bronze-medal match.

Eraser Dust

Offspring drops drummer Pete Parada for not getting vaccinated - CNET
American rock band The Offspring has dropped drummer Pete Parada because he won't get vaccinated, according to Parada's social media posts.

CDC announces limited, targeted eviction moratorium until early October - CNNPolitics
(CNN)The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday issued a fresh stop on certain evictions Tuesday, saying that evicting people could be detrimental to public health and would interfere with efforts to slow the pandemic.

Carl Heastie: The Man Who Would Oversee Cuomo’s Impeachment - The New York Times
With the governor making it perfectly clear that he has no intention of stepping aside voluntarily, it is Mr. Heastie, a longtime ally of Mr. Cuomo’s, who is now poised to oversee what could be the first impeachment of a New York governor in more than a century.

Florida, Texas hospitals swamped by younger, unvaxxed COVID patients
For the week ending July 29, 110,477 people tested positive for COVID-19 in Florida, according to state health officials.

Wild U.S. deer found with coronavirus antibodies
White-tailed deer, a species found in every U.S. state except Alaska, appear to be contracting the coronavirus in the wild, according to the first study to search for evidence of an outbreak in wild deer.

Vandal sought for graffiti damage in Lakeside, Somers | Daily Inter Lake
The most famous target of the teen is the former patrol car that belongs to the Lakeside Somers Chamber of Commerce. “Lucky” sits in Lakeside and is meant to be a deterrent to speeders.

He was “tagged” last Thursday, but a local business owner quickly cleaned up the paint and restored it

MyPillow Guy Mike Lindell Punts Timeline for Trump Retaking Power as August Conspiracy Theories Get Wackier
"We’ll be bringing our findings to the Supreme Court in late August or early September, some time after the cyber-symposium ends, and it proves it was an attack by China,” Lindell told The Daily Beast of non-existent election fraud, and an upcoming event devoted to the same. “When I gave my prediction about August, and that was several months ago, that was an estimate at the time. But it took so long to get this symposium set up. However long it takes for the Supreme Court to take it up and decide on this, I can’t predict that. I’m not the Supreme Court.”