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Oh, well, of course everything looks bad if you remember it.

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The Rock Chalkboard

Free State lineman Calvin Clements chooses Kansas after de-committing from Baylor | KUsports.com Mobile
“I’m very happy for Calvin to make a decision he is comfortable with,” Free State coach Kevin Stewart told the Journal-World on Wednesday night. “He had a great relationship with the entire KU staff and players the entire time and I think his heart was always with KU.”

A deeper look at unbeaten Missouri ahead of Saturday's latest edition of the Border War rivalry vs. Kansas | KUsports.com Mobile
It’s been nearly 13 years since that Feb. 4, 2012 game won by the Tigers in the closing minutes. That one was a battle of Top 10 teams, with KU ranked 8th and Missouri at No. 4. And it preceded one of the best games in Allen Fieldhouse history a few weeks later, which was won by the Jayhawks in overtime in the final game played between the two programs until the rivalry was renewed last season.

6th-ranked Kansas basketball happy to use week between games to its advantage on the practice floor | KUsports.com Mobile
“We need to be on the practice court,” Self said. “How do you get a chance to have any confidence and improve (if you’re not practicing)?”

Bits o Chalk

The albatross lives: Aaron Judge’s hard-won, $360 million Yankees deal proves the cost of winning hasn’t changed
SAN DIEGO — The baseball players in the $300 million contract club have one obvious thing in common, but prior to this week’s MLB Winter Meetings, they shared something else, too: They all put pen to paper in their 20s.

Sean McVay: Rams 'working through' Baker Mayfield's status for 'Thursday Night Football' vs. Raiders
It's rare to say so for a player who was willingly released by his former team, but such is the case for the Rams, who are down to backup John Wolford and past third-stringer Bryce Perkins following Matthew Stafford's placement on injured reserve. A healthy Mayfield -- a player with plenty of starting experience and a playoff win to his name -- is clearly the best option of the three, even if the former No. 1 overall pick won't see the field immediately.

6th-ranked Kansas basketball happy to use week between games to its advantage on the practice floor | KUsports.com Mobile
“We need to be on the practice court,” Self said. “How do you get a chance to have any confidence and improve (if you’re not practicing)?”

Eraser Dust

Raphael Warnock will win Georgia Senate runoff, CNN projects, in final midterm rebuke of Trump's influence | CNN Politics
Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock will win Georgia’s Senate runoff, CNN projects, giving Democrats greater leverage in the Senate next year and delivering a critical blow to former President Donald Trump after a defeat of yet another one of his hand-picked candidates.

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Man arrested after high speed chase from Kalispell to Dayton | Daily Inter Lake
Sean James Edwards faces one felony count of criminal endangerment for his role in the pursuit, which reached speeds of more than 90 miles per hour and involved multiple law enforcement agencies, court documents said. He is expected to appear before Judge Robert Allison on Jan. 12 for his arraignment in Flathead County District Court.

Mohsen Shekari: Iran carries out first execution over protests - BBC News
Mohsen Shekari was hanged on Thursday morning after being found guilty by a Revolutionary Court of "moharebeh" (enmity against God), state media said.

‘Huge flip of circumstances’: end of US child tax credit pushing kids into poverty | US news | The Guardian
Andrea Knauber used the money to pay for more nutritious food and cover the fees for her daughter’s dance classes. Melissa Lester spent the checks on birthday and Christmas gifts for her daughter, and to take the first holiday of her life.

As China starts dismantling 'zero-COVID' controls, fears of virus grow | Reuters
BEIJING/SHANGHAI, Dec 8 (Reuters) - As many Chinese embraced new freedoms on Thursday after the country dropped key parts of its tough zero-COVID regime, there was mounting concern that a virus, which had largely been kept in check, could soon run wild.

Yellowjackets Season 2 Gets Release Date - IGN
The Yellowjackets are returning in 2023. Showtime announced today that the Emmy-nominated show will return for its second season on Friday, March 24 on streaming and on demand for all Showtime subscribers. It will then make its on-air debut on Sunday, March 26 at 9 p.m.

Flathead food banks seeing increased demand; retiree shares her story
“Nothing about are you worthy? Because they feel everyone is worthy if they need food to supplement,” said Evelyn Drews who now, relies on the food bank to get by.