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Clark’s big day powers new-look KU softball past Bears

Who were those Kansas University softball players? They weren’t the Jayhawks who flat-lined against Drake the other night, that’s for sure.

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Q&A on the recruitment to KU of Xavier and C.J. Henry

Carl and Barbara Henry decided to name their youngest son, “Xavier” — pronunciation identical to the Atlantic-10 Conference college located in Cincinnati.

KU swimmers, divers work with Olympians

The Kansas University swimming and diving team played host to a one-hour clinic Saturday morning at Robinson Natatorium for 20 local Special Olympians.

Local softball recruits accepting of change

There will be no fallout from the Tracy Bunge resignation from the Kansas University softball program like there was for Memphis when men’s basketball coach John Calipari bolted for Kentucky. At least not at the local level.

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Clark’s big day powers new-look KU softball past Bears

Who were those Kansas University softball players? They weren’t the Jayhawks who flat-lined against Drake the other night, that’s for sure.

OU's Bradford taking huge risk

Sorrentino’s Lightning Round

I’m wondering what was going through Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford’s mind as Matthew Stafford held up a Detroit Lions jersey after being selected No. 1 overall in Saturday’s NFL Draft.

WR Crabtree slips to No. 10 overall

When Michael Crabtree unexpectedly slipped to the 10th pick in Saturday’s NFL draft, the San Francisco 49ers eagerly caught their highest-profile receiver since Terrell Owens left town.

Bonds, Fuller pace KU at Drake Relays

Lauren Bonds ran a career best in the 1,500 meters and Corey Fuller placed second in the men’s triple jump to pace the Kansas University track and field team on Saturday in the final day of the Drake Relays.

KU women fourth at Big 12 golf tourney

The Kansas University women’s golf team placed fourth Saturday after two rounds of the Big 12 Championship.

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Freeman goes to Bucs

Raheem Morris shrugged off question after question, rejecting the notion that it must have been difficult deciding between drafting Josh Freeman and finding help for a porous defense that cost Tampa Bay a playoff berth.

KU rowing falls to Minnesota

The Kansas University rowing team fell to No. 20 Minnesota on Saturday.