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Former Jayhawk Wilkes begins acting career

The acting bug has bitten former Kansas University basketball player Omar Wilkes. “I’ve always enjoyed being the entertainer,” said the 24-year-old Wilkes, who on Fridays and Saturdays performs in the comedic thriller, “Eavesdropper,” at the Underground Annex in his hometown of Los Angeles.

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Former Jayhawk Wilkes begins acting career

The acting bug has bitten former Kansas University basketball player Omar Wilkes. “I’ve always enjoyed being the entertainer,” said the 24-year-old Wilkes, who on Fridays and Saturdays performs in the comedic thriller, “Eavesdropper,” at the Underground Annex in his hometown of Los Angeles.

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Missouri wins Big 12 title

Gina Schneider homered to back a two-hit shutout by freshman Chelsea Thomas as Missouri beat top-seeded Oklahoma, 5-0, Sunday to win its first Big 12 softball title in 12 years. Thomas (13-4) struck out four and walked two in her third straight start without giving up a run. She has thrown 18 straight scoreless innings since losing to the Sooners, 4-2, two weeks ago.

Wild ninth inning sinks Kansas; Missouri takes 2 of 3

In a crazy ninth inning, Kansas University’s Tony Thompson hit a game-tying grand slam in the top of the frame, but Ryan Ampleman’s walkoff solo home run gave Missouri a 13-12 victory Sunday in Big 12 baseball action.