Stories for May 3, 2015


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Offseason hamstring issues hurt JaCorey Shepherd's draft stock

A torn left hamstring compromised JaCorey Shepherd's ability to impress NFL scouts in drills leading up to the NFL Draft. But Philadelphia took him with the 15th pick of Round 6. By Benton Smith

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Heeney: KU's football struggles hurt draft stock

When 139 college football players — including 18 linebackers — heard their names called in the 2015 NFL Draft before Ben Heeney did, the first-team All-Big 12 linebacker from Kansas University began to wonder why he was still available in the fifth round Saturday. By Benton Smith

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Slip and slide: Kansas softball losing streak hits 5

Kansas University’s first regular season at Arrocha Ballpark at Rock Chalk Park concluded Sunday with a 7-0 loss to No. 14 Baylor. By Chris Duderstadt

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Kevin Young Halifax favorite

Former Kansas University forward Kevin Young emerged as one of the best players in the National Basketball League of Canada this past season. By Gary Bedore

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of May 3, 2015

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of May 3, 2015

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Gary Woodland falls to Rory McIlroy in WGC Match Play Championship

Rory McIlroy didn't need another comeback to win the Match Play Championship. Three times in the last three days, McIlroy had to rally from a late deficit to reach the championship match Sunday at TPC Harding Park. He removed any suspense by winning four straight holes against an errant Gary Woodland and never looked back.

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Big names to host camps

Some heavy-hitters in the basketball world will be holding camps in Lawrence in coming months.

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Baylor turns back Kansas softball on Senior Day

Kansas University softball players were hoping to give their seniors a few extra reasons to celebrate on their Senior Day, but a couple of bad innings cost them in a 6-1 loss against No. 14 Baylor on Saturday at Arrocha Ballpark at Rock Chalk Park.

Baylor hangs on against Kansas baseball

A seventh-inning home run from Kansas University freshman Owen Taylor gave the Jayhawks just a momentary boost Saturday afternoon at Hoglund Ballpark, where KU’s bullpen faltered in the final two frames of a 6-3 loss to Baylor.

Stigler powers Kansas track

Senior Michael Stigler was victorious again in the 400 hurdles to lead Kansas University’s track and field team Saturday in the Rock Chalk Classic at Rock Chalk Park.

KU rowing upends KSU

Kansas University’s rowing team defeated Kansas State, 14-9, Saturday in the Sunflower Showdown at Wyandotte County Lake.

Behind the Lens: Journal-World drone could offer a different perspective

Recently, editors at the Lawrence Journal-World approached the photo department about incorporating video and still photographs shot from a drone into our reportage. Initially, the idea was met with some hesitation, in part because of the potential costs. But speaking at least for myself, I also was a bit nervous about crashing the thing and getting blamed for trashing a piece of expensive equipment.