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Kansas coaches: Ball security a key emphasis with 2021 Jayhawks
There's no question the new Kansas staff has emphasized ball security with the current roster. The perfect illustration? Ask Lance Leipold about ball security, and then go ask a player. They might just do the same thing.

Film room: How blocking did — and didn't — help Jason Bean on TD runs
We’re showing these plays in chronological order, but they’re best viewed in the opposite way. Jason Bean’s speed gives him an ability few in the country can match. He not only has the top-end speed to leave trailing defenders in the dust — which he did on his run to the end zone — but also the short area acceleration to make defenders look like they took a bad angle on him.

College basketball bracketology: ESPN releases projected NCAA Tournament bracket
Kansas returns four starters from a team that finished second in the Big 12 a year ago, and added All-Pac-12 point guard Remy Martin from Arizona State in the open spot. This looks like one of Bill Self’s deeper rosters. Wintrhop went 23-1 to reach the NCAA Tournament as a No. 12 seed last year before falling to Villanova in the opening round. LSU has a team that could once again light up the scoreboard, particularly if Illinois transfer Adam Miller can hit the ground running. And Virginia Tech looks to have Mike Young’s best squad in Blacksburg, paced by All-ACC forward Keve Aluma.

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HBO's 'Hard Knocks' will feature Indianapolis Colts in first-ever in-season episodes
It will mark the first time that the "Hard Knocks" franchise will follow a team during the regular season. "Hard Knocks," which features cameras going behind the scenes with teams, has followed them only during training camps in past seasons.

Purdue's band to be without World's Largest Drum vs. Notre Dame, first time since 1979
As a result, Purdue's All-American Band will play its first halftime performance without its giant bass drum for the first time since 1979.

United States vs. Paraguay - Football Match Report - September 16, 2021 - ESPN
The United States women's national team completely outclassed Paraguay in a 9-0 friendly win in Cleveland on Thursday night, with Carli Lloyd netting five goals in a runaway victory for Vlatko Andonovski's side.

LA Clippers owner Steve Ballmer 'building our own presence, identity' with new arena
LA Clippers chairman Steve Ballmer initially was content to play at Staples Center -- in the same building as the Los Angeles Lakers and the NHL's Los Angeles Kings -- when he bought the franchise for $2 billion in 2014.

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What are nuclear-powered submarines and how do they work? Australia's firepower ambitions explained - CNN
Hong Kong (CNN)With Australia making a deal with the United States and the United Kingdom to begin a nuclear-powered submarine program, we can expect the Aussie subs will look a lot like the latest versions in the US and British arsenals.

Far-right groups tell supporters planned Washington rally is a government ‘trap’ | US Capitol attack | The Guardian
Extremist groups and prominent rightwing figures are warning supporters not to attend a far-right rally in support of the people arrested for participating in the 6 January Capitol attack, calling the event a “false flag” and a “trap”.

Oasis Knebworth 1996: 'We had no fear' - BBC News
"I don't think we'd done 10,000 hours [practice] by the time we walked out at Knebworth, so we had no fear," the guitarist continued. "If we were doing Knebworth tomorrow, we'd be petrified. But those years spent in [old Manchester venue} the Boardwalk rehearsing, rehearsing, rehearsing stood us in good stead.

Little Mix's Jade Thirlwall hits back at Noel Gallagher's BRIT Awards jibe
“Yeah, shame really. Because you know, we are definitely the most successful girl group in the country – but he’s not even the most successful performer in his family.”

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Father files $1M lawsuit after daughter's hair cut by Michigan teacher
Two other employees were aware of the incident but didn’t report it. All three employees have apologized, the school board said.

UPDATED: Man Dies in Kalispell Shooting - Flathead Beacon
At the scene, officers discovered a male had been asked to leave the parking lot by employees of the business, resulting in an argument. The male opened fire on one of the employees, killing him. A bystander reportedly grabbed a gun from his vehicle and fired shots at the suspect, disabling him and receiving a gunshot wound in the exchange, according to the Kalispell Police Department.

Libertarians meet in Kalispell this weekend | Daily Inter Lake
Liberty movement influencers from across Montana and the country will be in attendance. Matt and Terry Kibbe of, Wyoming House District 39 Rep. Marshall Burt, and Larry Sharpe, host of “The Sharpe Way Show,” are a few of the featured speakers.