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Look who's back: NBA veteran Drew Gooden returns to Lawrence

Drew Gooden, who had last played in Bill Self’s basketball campers game in June of 2005, brought his talents to Kansas University’s Horejsi Center on Wednesday afternoon.

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A’s sign former Kansas pitcher Walz to minor-league deal

The Oakland Athletics announced Tuesday that they signed former Kansas University pitcher T.J. Walz to a minor-league contract after selecting the right-hander in the 15th round of last week’s Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.

Heat make qualifying offer to Mario Chalmers

Getting in position to try to keep Mario Chalmers has become the first personnel move of the Miami Heat offseason.

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Look who's back: NBA veteran Drew Gooden returns to Lawrence

Drew Gooden, who had last played in Bill Self’s basketball campers game in June of 2005, brought his talents to Kansas University’s Horejsi Center on Wednesday afternoon.

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Bridge program paying dividends

Five-year-old class helps acclimate incoming KU freshman athletes

During their Wednesday afternoon tour of downtown Lawrence, six freshmen on Kansas University’s football team were part of a rescue mission that placed a trio of baby birds who had fallen out of their nest back near their home.

2-iron suits Gary Woodland just right

Approaching lightning inspired Lee Trevino to utter one of golf’s most memorable quotes when he suggested it would be safe to keep playing as long as everyone used 1-irons.