The Daily Mauling: 8.6.2019

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Ah, my love. A million poets could try for a million years and still describe but 3/8ths of your beauty

The Rock Chalkboard

Former Jayhawk Thomas Robinson still has NBA aspirations after strong showing in Summer League | KUsports.com
“When I rolled through, I just got to thinking about times when I was walking through campus with my teammates,” Robinson told reporters Monday afternoon. “The Towers parking lot, I got all the moments from looking at that, I don’t know why. Just certain things that probably meant more to me that were smaller than the games.”

Notebook: 5-star recruit J.T. Thor reclassifies, joins 2020 class | KUsports.com
Joining the recent reclassifying trend for players of his caliber, Kansas basketball recruiting target J.T. Thor, rated a five-star power forward, decided to move up a year and join the Class of 2020, Corey Evans of Rivals reported.

3-star Texas prep WR Lawrence Arnold commits to KU football | KUsports.com
One of the numerous visitors to Lawrence the weekend before KU’s 2020 recruiting class exploded with nine new commitments in a span of five days earlier this summer, Texas high school receiver Lawrence Arnold announced Monday his intentions to join Les Miles’ program, as well.

Back in Lawrence, KU’s Thomas Robinson tackling new challenges
First, Robinson had a scheduled meeting with the commission board in Lawrence as part of his effort to “bring a scooter company to Lawrence.” The plan, Robinson said, was to meet with the board Monday, meet again in September and then try to secure a contract to get his project off the ground.

Four-star DE Xavier Carlton getting things back on track
“Our family experienced the perfect storm,” said Carlton. “Due to our move to Salt Lake City, getting acclimated to my new school and some health concerns for my mom, I was unable to take visits as planned. So I’m still evaluating and learning as much as I can about the schools and coaching staffs.”

Kansas trending for 4-star OLB Brennon Scott
247Sports KU beat writer Scott Chasen was the first to enter a prediction for the Jayhawks on Monday, but two more followed shortly later. With those three predictions, Scott’s Crystal Ball now reads 100 percent for Kansas.

Bits O Chalk

No. 1 hoops prospect Mobley commits to USC
“I want to get it out of the way before I start my senior year. And I know where I want to go,” Mobley told ESPN. “As a freshman and sophomore, I wasn’t sure exactly where I was going to go. I was looking for the best fit. But after my junior season, I know that being at USC is the right fit for me.”

Pop, Kerr: Team USA must set example of unity
“It’s our responsibility to not only be the best team we can be, but also conduct ourselves with the USA on our shirt; we’re representing a lot of people,” Popovich said after he conducted his first training camp practice Monday at UNLV. “We have a huge responsibility, not only for the country, to do this in a classy manner, but to continue the success that USA basketball has had over the last 12 years.”

Sources: Crabtree, Cardinals can’t agree to terms
After working out for the Arizona Cardinals on Monday, free-agent receiver Michael Crabtree received an offer from the club, but the two sides could not agree to terms, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Texans send rookie CB to showers after big hits
Houston Texans rookie Lonnie Johnson Jr. didn’t make any friends on the first day of joint practices with the Green Bay Packers, and he didn’t even get to finish the workout because his coach kicked him off the field after the cornerback leveled two players in what was supposed to be a non-tackling session.

Source — Carter, 42, to play final season for Hawks
At 42 years old, eight-time All-Star Vince Carter has agreed to a one-year contract to return to the Atlanta Hawks for his final NBA season, league sources told ESPN.

Eraser Dust

Daily Inter Lake – Front Page Slider, Potter’s Field founder’s autobiography sheds light on allegations
There have also been concerns about the ministry’s financial accountability. Kinney, an intern from 2016 to 2018, said, “kids pay to work for free,” in the IGNITE program. While interns would pay $6,000 to participate in the program and staff the burger restaurants for allegedly $2 to $3 an hour, Grice alleged the Rozells used ministry funds for personal expenses such as Pam’s eyelash treatments.

Noel Gallagher on Stormzy at Glastonbury: “It’s a great thing” a grime act headlined the main stage
Noel Gallagher has heaped praised on both Stormzy and Skepta, saying “it’s a great thing” that a grime act headlined the main stage at Glastonbury.

Trade war: China responds to US after claim of being a currency manipulator
China’s central bank has firmly rejected the U.S. Treasury’s designation of Beijing as a currency manipulator, saying the accusation has “seriously” undermined the international financial order and risked further market turmoil.

As many call for tighter gun laws, Texas’ set to loosen up
Ten new pro-gun laws will take effect in Texas in four weeks, less than a month after 22 people died in a mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso.

Superior man charged with assaulting boy who was ‘disrespecting the national anthem’ | Crime & Courts | missoulian.com
A 39-year-old Superior man was jailed this weekend for allegedly assaulting a 13-year-old boy he believed, according to one witness, had disrespected the national anthem.

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