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Take a look at this, Lisa. You don’t see any ‘Homer Is A Dope’ t-shirts, do you?

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The Rock Chalkboard

True-freshman among standouts from KU basketball boot camp
“I would say KJ,” senior wing Ochai Agbaji said. “He’s in my group for when we do stations. I’m just helping him. But he’s working hard.”

Devin Neal embracing challenge of playing early for Kansas football
“It’s definitely a challenge, but I love challenges,” Neal said,. “I love both sports. I couldn’t give it up. I’ve done it all my life. So it’s almost come natural for me to kind of ... put my mind to one sport and then move onto another one.”

Kansas football: RB Velton Gardner enters NCAA Transfer Portal
As a true freshman, Gardner rushed for 138 yards and two touchdowns. His role grew a bit last season as he carried the ball 72 times for 325 yards and a pair of scores. Through three games in 2021, Gardner has tallied 56 yards and no touchdowns. In Kansas’ Week 3 loss to Baylor, Gardner got just two carries as true freshman Devin Neal led all running backs with 10 carries and 33 yards.

Senior Ochai Agbaji 'definitely one of the leaders' for KU basketball
It was a familiar — yet somewhat new — feeling when Ochai Agbaji walked to the table in Allen Fieldhouse's media room last week. It was the first time in a long time that Agbaji had gone through a traditional press conference, something that did not take place during the 2020-21 sports year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bits o Chalk

Aaron Rodgers throws for 4 TDs as Green Bay Packers quiet critics with bounce-back effort vs. Detroit Lions
The Packers avoided their first 0-2 start since the 2006 season, two years before Rodgers even became their starting quarterback, and could have realistically been looking at an 0-3 start considering they play at the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday night.

Seattle Seahawks' Pete Carroll says NFL 'opened up a bit of a can of worms' with emphasis on taunting rule
The taunting rule isn't new, but the NFL has made its enforcement a point of emphasis for officials in 2021. The 11 taunting penalties called through the first two weeks already equals the total from the entire 2020 regular season, according to ESPN Stats & Information research. There were nine in 2019.

PSG forward Lionel Messi suffers bone injury scare, set for scans
Lionel Messi has been ruled out of Paris Saint-Germain's Ligue 1 clash at Metz and is a doubt for the Champions League game against Manchester City after picking up a knee injury.

Green Bay Packers' Aaron Jones loses necklace containing late father's ashes during 4-TD performance
"If there was any place to lose it, that's where my dad would've wanted me to lose it," Jones said, referring to the end zone. "So I know he's smiling."

Eraser Dust

Noel Gallagher says he would like to record an album of Oasis reworks
“I would be interested in doing an album of reworks in the style of that version [of ‘Live Forever’],” he admitted. “A bunch of Oasis reworks might be nice to do.”

Kalispell man speaks out after returning fire during Fuel Fitness shooting | KECI
He chose to fight. Keck said he was originally going to his car to get his wallet. As he stepped outside, he heard gunshots. A manager at the gym told him Hurley had been shot. Keck said he ran to his truck and grabbed his firearm. He told the man to stop shooting, but the man fired the gun at Keck. He said he returned fire and struck the suspect.

Biden set to address world leaders at the UN General Assembly - CNNPolitics
(CNN)President Joe Biden on Tuesday is set to deliver his first speech to the United Nations General Assembly since taking office, where he's expected to present his long-term vision for the global community, defend the withdrawal from Afghanistan and emphasize the importance of reestablishing alliances.

Noel Gallagher sang with Paul McCartney at Stella McCartney's birthday
“I performed, I did some of my stuff, and then someone said, ‘We’ll get you up on stage with my dad.’ And I said, ‘Fucking yes!’ It was quite the night and, as you can imagine, for a chap like me it was quite the moment.”

Japanese sisters, age 107, certified as world's oldest identical twins - CNN
(CNN)Two Japanese sisters have been confirmed as the world's oldest living identical twins and the oldest ever identical twins at the age of 107.

Hungry Horse woman admits trafficking estimated 86,976 doses of methamphetamine | KECI
Kalynn Marie Moskaloff, 25, was accused of trafficking approximately 24 pounds, or 86,976 doses of methamphetamine between May 2019 and May 2020, a U.S. Attorney's Office press release notes. She was caught with meth and firearms in vehicles in January and February of 2020, the attorney's office notes.

Haitians at Texas border: How did so many get to Del Rio, Texas?
Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz said Sunday 3,300 migrants have been removed from the Del Rio camp either to planes or detention centers since Friday.