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Quiet confidence: Bochy, no longer an understudy, maturing into elite closer

The metal bat makes more than a wretched ping of a sound that triggers a craving for the music that is wood smacking cowhide. The metal bat also makes cowards out of pitchers. It keeps them from coming inside, thereby letting hitters crowd the plate.

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Butler does it - again - and will play for title

Kansas — gone. Kentucky — gone. Syracuse — gone. Little Butler — still going. How's that for a Hollywood hoops script? Call it "Hoosiers," the sequel.

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Butler does it - again - and will play for title

Kansas — gone. Kentucky — gone. Syracuse — gone. Little Butler — still going. How's that for a Hollywood hoops script? Call it "Hoosiers," the sequel.

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Collins tallies another honor

KU guard named first team Consensus All-American; Aldrich tapped second team

Kansas University senior guard Sherron Collins on Saturday was named a 2010 NCAA Consensus All-American, the Jayhawks’ first since Wayne Simien back in 2005.

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KU softball blanked by Longhorns

Sometimes all you can do is look on the bright side. “Defensively, we made plays,” Megan Smith said. “That’s a positive.”

Gary Bedore’s KU hoops notebook

Kansas senior guard Sherron Collins on Friday was named the winner of the inaugural Lute Olson National Player of the Year Award, as presented by collegeinsider.com.

Ex-KU soccer player signs pro contract

Former Kansas University soccer player Estelle Johnson signed a professional contract with the Philadelphia Independence of the Women’s Professional Soccer league on Friday.

KU track’s Finley dominates in discus

Kansas freshman Mason Finley earned the fifth-best mark in the country on Friday in the men’s discus with a toss of 58.22 m (191 feet) at the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays.

KU women’s golf tied for seventh

Senior Emily Powers and junior Meghna Bal fired even-par rounds of 72 and the Kansas women’s golf team sat in a tie for seventh place Friday after day one at the Ole Miss Rebel Intercollegiate.

Five-time Olympic medalist to compete at Relays

Veronica Campbell Brown, known as one of the greatest Caribbean sprinters of all-time, will run at the Kansas Relays in the 200-meter dash and 4x400-meter relay on April 17.

Future KU softball signee cracks ESPN’s top 25

ESPNU released its top 25 softball recruiting class on Friday and Kansas signee Laura Vickers cracked the list at No. 18.

KU’s Self assesses Final 4 matchups

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self, who worked as a studio analyst for CBS last weekend in New York, has studied Final Four participants Butler, Michigan State, Duke and West Virginia extensively. His expert opinion on the field after watching it perform in the Elite Eight?

Coach K, Huggins to clash at Final Four

On one bench, there’s Bob Huggins, a coach who has dealt with an NCAA investigation, suffered a heart attack, been arrested for DUI, endured the stain of a zero-percent graduation rate and the tumult of two contentious job changes.

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KU baseball baffled by reliever in 6-4 loss to A&M

Well, they did it again. Except this time they didn’t quite do it.

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Quiet confidence: Bochy, no longer an understudy, maturing into elite closer

The metal bat makes more than a wretched ping of a sound that triggers a craving for the music that is wood smacking cowhide. The metal bat also makes cowards out of pitchers. It keeps them from coming inside, thereby letting hitters crowd the plate.