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KU notebook: Graham tickled by assist total on quiet scoring night

Kansas senior Devonte’ Graham, the pick by many to lead the Jayhawks in scoring during the 2017-18 KU basketball season, did not score his first basket of his team’s 118-74 win at Palasport gymnasium outside of Milan on Sunday night until the midway point of the third quarter. By Matt Tait

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Tom Keegan: USATF official not happy with news in wake of Junior Olympics at Rock Chalk Park

If Royals general manager Dayton Moore had taken the podium during the World Series parade of 2015 and announced, “We’re hiring a new manager,” and that was the first Ned Yost had heard of it, it would have come as no less a surprise than what happened in the wake of a successful USA Track and Field Junior Olympics event at Rock Chalk Park.

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Arrivederci: Before heading home, Jayhawks impressed Self with fast pace in Italy

The competition wasn’t great and the games were completely one-sided, but that did not keep Kansas coach Bill Self from learning something about his basketball team during the Jayhawks’ recently completed eight-day, two-city tour of Italy. By Matt Tait

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Dorance Armstrong back practicing with Jayhawks

Dorance Armstrong Jr. is no fan of sitting out. So when the defensive end’s right hamstring sidelined him during many important repetitions the first week of Kansas football’s preseason camp, Armstrong took his typically assertive style and applied it to recovering. By Benton Smith

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A stroll through Milan: Jayhawks explore top attractions, celebrate a birthday

Andrea Hudy has had a handful of memorable birthdays in her life — most on a beach somewhere, or during her childhood — but none of them were spent in Italy. Until Sunday, that is.