The Daily Mauling: 9.11.2019

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Coastal Carolina beats Kansas: How Jayhawk pinata went viral | SI.com
Covington turned to Facebook and found a local company, Piñatas by Design, to execute his idea. Excited by the idea of creating something for the Chanticleers team, the company returned a papier-mâché beast twice as large as the original specifications had called for—approximately the size of the average third-grader, with a massive head.

Champions Classic tip time announced for KU basketball vs. Duke
In what should be one of the most anticipated non-conference meetings of the year — not just in Lawrence, but across the country — the two blue-blooded programs are set to square off on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at Madison Square Garden in New York. The game will be broadcast on ESPN as part of the Champions Classic, with Kentucky and Michigan State squaring off in the other meeting of the event

Men’s Golf places second in season opener at the Badger Invitational – Kansas Jayhawks
The Kansas men’s golf team finished in second place out of 16 teams and shot a three-round, 8-under par 856 at the Badger Invitational at University Ridge Golf Course.

GAME PREVIEW: at Boston College – Kansas Jayhawks
The Kansas Jayhawks embark on their first road trip of the season this week, as they take on the Boston College Eagles in their final non-conference game of the season at Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts on Friday at 6:30 p.m. CT on the ACC Network.

KU’s offense should attempt more deep passes to avoid stacked boxes | Jackson’s Journal | KUsports.com
KU’s passing attack, in particular, has been a problem during the team’s 1-1 start to the year. The Jayhawks are averaging just 174 yards per game through the air, which is higher than only 24 teams in all of FBS after two weeks.

Jayhawks wrap up Minnesota Invitational | KUsports.com
The Kansas women’s golf team finished its second and final round of the Minnesota Invitational on Tuesday afternoon after weather conditions shortened the three-round tournament.

Les Miles: KU’s O-linemen ‘settling in’ | KUsports.com
During the buildup to his first game as the head football coach at the University of Kansas, Les Miles at times went out of his way during press conferences and interviews to let people know how optimistic he felt about the Jayhawks’ offensive line.

College basketball recruiting fixer with ties to KU sentenced to probation in corruption case | KUsports.com
Thomas “T.J.” Gassnola was sentenced Tuesday to a year of probation, including two months of home detention, according to a federal court filing. Judge Lewis A. Kaplan cited Gassnola’s cooperation with prosecutors as the reason he will avoid jail, according to a tweet from Pete Brush, a court reporter in New York City. Kaplan gave Gassnola credit for time served, but it wasn’t clear how much time Gassnola had served.

Notebook: Why Les Miles is sticking with Carter Stanley at QB | KUsports.com
Les Miles wanted to rewatch his Kansas football team’s 12-7 loss to Coastal Carolina before doing anything drastic like saying he might need to make a change at quarterback.

Bits o Chalk

O’s Davis clashes with manager Hyde in dugout
Orioles slugger Chris Davis had to be restrained during a clash in the dugout with manager Brandon Hyde during Wednesday night’s 14-2 loss to the New York Yankees.

Marshawn joins Oakland arena team as co-owner
Marshawn Lynch said he has joined the ownership group of a new professional arena football team that will call Oakland, California, its home starting next spring.

France eliminates Team USA from World Cup
The loss ends Team USA’s 58-game winning streak in international tournaments with NBA players on the roster. Their last loss was against Greece in the semifinals at the 2006 FIBA World Championship.

Giants’ Cueto dazzles in return from TJ surgery
Johnny Cueto threw a one-hit gem in his first game back for the San Francisco Giants since he had Tommy John surgery last year.

Athletics vs. Astros – Game Recap – September 10, 2019 – ESPN
“It’s awesome to respond to — there’s no other way to put it — the [butt]-kicking that we got yesterday,” Olson said. “To be able to come back. We always know we can compete against these guys, and to do it in the fashion that we did today was nice.”

Dodgers clinch 7th consecutive NL West title
In the divisional era (since 1969), only the Atlanta Braves and New York Yankees have strung together more consecutive crowns. The Braves won 14 straight NL East titles from 1991 to 2005 (there was no postseason in the strike-shortened 1994 campaign). The Yankees were American League East champs nine years running, from 1998 through 2006.

Antonio Brown accused of rape in civil lawsuit
In the lawsuit, a copy of which was reviewed by ESPN, Brown’s former trainer, Britney Taylor, accuses the newly signed New England Patriots receiver of sexually assaulting her on three separate occasions in 2017 and ’18.

Eraser Dust

California Lawmakers Advance Bill To Redefine And Protect Gig Workers : NPR
The state Senate passed the measure known as Assembly Bill 5 on Tuesday evening, in a move that’s likely to have major ramifications for on-demand delivery and ride-hailing companies, such as Uber, DoorDash and Lyft, whose business model classifies most of their workers as independent contractors.

US marks 18th anniversary of 9/11 terrorist attacks – ABC News
It’s been 18 years since two hijacked passenger jets flew into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, the start of a series of coordinated attacks against the United States by the terrorist group al-Qaida on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001.

Two California hikers found a family’s message in a bottle and helped save them. Now the hikers are missing – CNN
Curtis Whitson has two strangers to thank for his family being alive today. Two brave hikers plucked a lime green bottle from a river and alerted authorities about the SOS message they found inside.

Megachurch pastor Jarrid Wilson, known for his mental health advocacy, dies by suicide
A megachurch pastor in Southern California known for his mental health advocacy died by suicide on Monday, church officials said in a statement.

Kalispell public school superintendent to step down | KECI
Kalispell Public School Superintendent Mark Flatau has announced that he’ll be retiring at the end of this school year.

Lost continent revealed in new reconstruction of geologic history
TAKE A HIKE along the mountain belts scattered around the Adriatic Sea, and you may find yourself clambering across the crumpled leftovers of a long-lost continent.

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