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Notebook: Kansas Mauls Missouri

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The Rock Chalkboard

Kansas bests Wichita State as Jackson returns, Nichols posts another career high - KU Sports
Kansas ended its intrastate matchup at Wichita State with a comfortable 76-56 victory on Sunday, helped by the return of its ever-helpful center Taiyanna Jackson.

Missouri win was, as usual, “personal” for Thomas Robinson - KU Sports
“You have to respect that it’s a tradition that you got to keep with this school,” Robinson told reporters Saturday. “I don’t care if you’re a player that’s supposed to be here one year, if you’re the best high school player in the world. Come in here, you have that responsibility to carry on such things as, if you play Missouri, you have to take it personal. Because it is.”

KU’s KJ Adams provides counter to Missouri’s defensive approach inside - KU Sports
It’s not because Missouri led for the first 14 minutes of the game, either, something Tigers head coach Dennis Gates boasted about in his postgame press conference. No, teams will want to know what Missouri did to contain Kansas big man Hunter Dickinson during the opening stretch of Saturday’s matchup in Allen Fieldhouse.

Eraser Dust

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Borderline penalty wipes out spectacular go-ahead Chiefs TD in loss to Bills, leaving Patrick Mahomes livid
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From Sleeper Hit to 'Generational Anthem'
When "Mr. Brightside" came out in 2003, the world shrugged. But the song by the Killers has endured, and then some. More than a year after its release, it peaked at No. 10 on the Billboard charts, but it has kept right on enduring. By 2017, Vox declared the song had reached meme status. (Witness Cameron Diaz singing along in the movie The Holiday.) And now, as "Mr. Brightside" turns 20 years old, the New York Times has anointed it a "generation's anthem" for millennials. "If boomers gave the masses 'Don't Stop Believin,' millennials can claim 'Mr. Brightside' as the generation's official entry into that canon: a song that gets everybody at the bar shout-singing along," writes Jessica M. Goldstein.

Casey Wilson Says Working With Tim Allen Was One Of The "Worst Experiences" She's Had With Another Actor
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Netflix: Leave the World Behind viewers lampoon ‘triggered’ Elon Musk over Tesla scene complaint | The Independent
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