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Batter up: Bill Self to play softball

Kansas City Royals greats George Brett, Bo Jackson and Mike Sweeney, as well as MLB sensations Ernie Banks, Andre Dawson, Rollie Fingers, Rickey Henderson, Ozzie Smith, Dave Winfield, Joe Carter and Mike Piazza, will compete in Sunday night’s All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game at Kauffman Stadium. Oh, yes — so will 10th-year Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self.

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Kansas D-tackle to bring ‘nasty’

For a player who is supposed to be so mean on the field, new Kansas University defensive tackle Keon Stowers sure seems awfully nice off of it.

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Bill Self troubled by accusations, but stands by ‘kids’

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self took some hard hacks in the softball batting cages twice last week at Clinton Lake Sports Complex. His sole purpose was to practice for tonight’s All-Star Celebrity softball game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., not to release any pent-up aggression over recent claims that an Overland Park man allegedly supplied marijuana to multiple players from his 2010-11 Jayhawk hoops team.

Behind the Lens: Stuck in a photo rut

Several readers have commented to me before that they can often pick with a great success rate which Journal-World photographer shot a particular photo on a given day without looking at the credit.