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Afternoon

Thomas, Appleton leaving Kansas

Players transferring for more playing time

Kansas University freshman Quintrell Thomas and junior Tyrone Appleton, who played sparingly for the Jayhawks during the 2008-09 basketball season, both cited a desire for playing time — and lots of it — as their reasons for deciding to transfer away from KU.

Early Morning

The great divide

Jayhawks fired up by twinbill split

Yogi Berra was right. It really isn’t over until it’s over. Elle Pottorf offered further proof when her two-run single helped Kansas University divide a softball doubleheader with Nebraska. Pottorf’s seventh-inning safety enabled the Jayhawks to post a 2-1 victory after the Cornhuskers had captured the opener, 4-0, Wednesday at Arrocha Ballpark.

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Thomas, Appleton leaving Kansas

Players transferring for more playing time

Kansas University freshman Quintrell Thomas and junior Tyrone Appleton, who played sparingly for the Jayhawks during the 2008-09 basketball season, both cited a desire for playing time — and lots of it — as their reasons for deciding to transfer away from KU.

KU offensive lineman released from hospital

Kansas University sophomore offensive lineman Ben Lueken was released from KU Hospital Thursday afternoon, KU Hospital spokesman Dennis Minich said.

Athletics fee survives Student Senate cuts

A number of different Kansas University entities had funding cuts on the table during a Student Senate fee-review session on Wednesday — but not Kansas Athletics. Senators approved cuts to the fee that funds student activity groups, to a renewable energy and sustainability fund, and to Student Union Activities — which brought in speaker George Stephano-poulos this week — among many others.

KU pitcher honored

Kansas University's T.J. Walz was named to the College Baseball Foundation's National All-Star Lineup.

Kansas baseball wins, 9-3

Kansas University completed a two-game sweep of Iowa with a 9-3 victory.

KU recruit Woolridge to play in Invite

Royce Woolridge will compete in the Jayhawk Invitational basketball tournament, which will run May 1-3 at gyms throughout Lawrence.

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Kansas tennis wins Sunflower Showdown

Kansas University's tennis team beat Kansas State, 5-2, at First Serve Tennis Center.

K.C. claims ex-Jayhawk

The Kansas City Royals claimed third baseman Travis Metcalf on waivers from the Texas Rangers on Wednesday. Metcalf, 26, was added to the Royals’ 40-man roster and assigned to Triple-A Omaha. The Kansas University product batted .249 with 11 homers and 35 RBIs in 217 at-bats with the Rangers over the last two seasons.

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The great divide

Jayhawks fired up by twinbill split

Yogi Berra was right. It really isn’t over until it’s over. Elle Pottorf offered further proof when her two-run single helped Kansas University divide a softball doubleheader with Nebraska. Pottorf’s seventh-inning safety enabled the Jayhawks to post a 2-1 victory after the Cornhuskers had captured the opener, 4-0, Wednesday at Arrocha Ballpark.