The Daily Mauling: 12.9.2019

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Sorry, Mr. Burns, but I don’t go in for these backdoor shenanigans. Sure, I’m flattered, maybe even a little curious, but the answer is no!

The Rock Chalkboard

Former Jayhawk Tad Boyle impressed with KU basketball
“They’re a good team. KU does not have a lot of weaknesses,” Boyle said after the game. “They’re not perfect either, … but KU beat us tonight, very soundly. People are going to see the score, it really wasn’t as close as the score indicated. … Credit KU, because they’re a good defensive team and they deserved the win.”

Fresh off KU football visit, Karon Prunty announces commitment
Karon Prunty, a three-star recruit and top-100 ranked cornerback in the Top247 for the class of 2020 has chosen the Jayhawks. Prunty who was heavily pursued by Virginia Tech and even had two Crystal Ball picks to the Hokies, went on a KU visit over the weekend, which culminated in his announcement.

Devonte’ Graham returns to KU, warns team of Bill Self pet peeve
“One thing that Devonte’ did tell our guys afterward is when you play a team like Colorado, who has got a really good team, and you control the game, and it’s a 22-point game or whatever with three minutes left, you end up winning by 14, you don’t leave out of here feeling near as good because obviously we didn’t finish the game right,” Self said. “He did tell the guys that that’s like my biggest pet peeve, so hopefully they’ll listen to him since they don’t [to] me very well.”

Six high majors prioritizing five-star wing Kendall Brown
“I think I played the best with attacking and being more aggressive, that’s what I need to do with this team,” Brown told 247Sports shortly after winning the game’s MVP award. “As I’m more aggressive it opens up more for my team.”

KU women’s basketball overcomes early deficit to defeat Florida 76-66 | KUsports.com
After falling into an early 8-2 hole, Kansas women’s basketball had to regroup and refocus quickly. And KU did just that Sunday, as the Jayhawks defeated Florida 76-66 in the Big 12/SEC Challenge.

Benton Smith: Marcus Garrett’s disrupting defense sets tone for KU’s latest win | KUsports.com
Bey, a 6-foot-7 veteran who had scored between 11 and 18 points in every other Colorado game this season, didn’t even get a shot up until the 1:28 mark of the first half in the Buffaloes’ first loss. Bey netted 5 points on 1-for-3 shooting in 25 minutes, before suffering a right leg injury with a little less than 6 minutes to play.

Bits o Chalk

Patriots’ home winning streak ends at 21 as rally falls short
The New England Patriots had their 21-game home winning streak (including playoffs) snapped Sunday with a 23-16 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs as their late comeback bid fell short.

2019 NFL playoff picture – AFC, NFC standings, seeds, scenarios and outlook in Week 14
The Ravens are in. The Chiefs are in, as the AFC West champions for the fourth consecutive season. The 49ers are back atop the NFC after defeating the Saints 48-46, though the Seahawks could still overtake them in the NFC West — and the conference — by winning the final three games of their season.

WADA imposes four-year ban on Russia
The World Anti-Doping Agency has imposed a four-year ban on Russia using its flag, anthem and team names at Olympic and other major sports events.

Baker Mayfield says Odell Beckham Jr.’s injury ‘wasn’t handled right’
“I’d say that it wasn’t handled right,” Mayfield said. “He’s not able to run as well as he … should be able to, as well as he knows. And that’s frustrating for him. You can sense some of his frustration, where that comes from. It wasn’t handled the right way, in our training room. It is what it is. His not 100% is still good enough for us.”

Carmelo Anthony: After Rockets exit, told Chris Paul to ‘just be careful’
“No, I wasn’t surprised at all,” Anthony told ESPN after his team’s 108-96 loss to Paul and the Thunder on Sunday. “When my situation happened in Houston, he was the first person that I called to come to my room. And we had to clear some things up, and I wanted to know if he had anything to do with it. And that was the first thing that I wanted to know, and he told me, ‘No.’ And from that point on, I told him, looked him in his eyes and said, ‘Look, just be careful.’ You know what I mean? Just be careful. And damn sure if [the same situation] didn’t happen to him.”

Anthony Davis says Lakers trio urged 50-point effort
“The team was telling me, they weren’t telling me how much I had, but they were saying, ‘Get 50,'” Davis said after logging the fourth 50-point game of his career. “Usually I don’t really pay attention. I just go out there and play and try to get the win. But it’s hard when your teammates are constantly reminding you, ‘Go get 50! Go get 50!’ So they made sure I was constantly reminded.”

Eraser Dust

Noel Gallagher’s daughter isn’t a wild child like her parents were | Metro News
Noel Gallagher’s daughter Anais has proven to be the opposite of her father as she’s said to be ‘grounded and not spoilt’.

Refugee nativity scene: California church depicts Jesus, Mary and Joseph as refugees in cages – CNN
A California church is displaying a nativity scene depicting Jesus, Mary and Joseph as refugees in cages to draw attention to the conditions faced by migrants seeking asylum in the United States.

U.S. officials misled the public about the war in Afghanistan, confidential documents reveal – Washington Post
confidential trove of government documents obtained by The Washington Post reveals that senior U.S. officials failed to tell the truth about the war in Afghanistan throughout the 18-year campaign, making rosy pronouncements they knew to be false and hiding unmistakable evidence the war had become unwinnable.

Christmas Parade draws hundreds to downtown Kalispell
Hundreds of Flathead Valley residents gathered in downtown Kalispell Saturday for the City of the North Christmas Parade.

Banana art priced at $120,000 at Art Basel exhibit was eaten
Days after Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan’s duct-taped banana work went viral, the art piece saw a splitting new development: a man ate the real-life $120,000 banana stuck to the wall at Art Basel in Miami.

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