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KU baseball rips Wichita State

Kansas University sophomore Tony Thompson hit his team-leading 15th home run and collected four RBIs, five different Kansas players collected two hits, and No. 23 Kansas beat Wichita State, 8-3, on Wednesday night at Eck Stadium.

McCray invited to trials

Kansas University’s Danielle McCray has been invited to next week’s USA Women’s World University Games trials in Colorado Springs, Colo. McCray and 29 other invitees will contend for one of the 12 roster spots. The dozen players selected will participate in the World University Games July 1-11 in Belgrade, Serbia.

Report: Chalmers fined

Miami Heat point guard Mario Chalmers and forward Michael Beasley were fined repeatedly for minor violations of team rules during their rookie season, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported. Coach Erik Spoelstra said the fines were not for major violations of team rules.

Langford earns MVP award at EuroChallenge in Italy

Former Kansas University basketball standout Keith Langford earned MVP honors in leading his Virtus Bologna Fiere team to a first-place finish in the 2009 EuroChallenge in Italy.

Two preps join KU roster

Catherine Carmichael of Manhattan and Morgan Boub of Blue Valley West have signed Kansas University volleyball tenders. The 6-foot-2 Carmichael was an All-Centennial League honorable mention selection. The 5-8 Boub was a two-time all-state pick.

Big 12 to keep tiebreaker

Big 12 coaches have rejected a proposal to change the controversial tiebreaker that gave Oklahoma the nod over Texas in the three-way tie in the Big 12 South last season. Meeting at a resort on Wednesday, they voted to keep the Bowl Championship Series standings as the method to break ties between more than two teams.