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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 5.18.15

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Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

- Kansas Sports -

Congrats to the softball team on one helluva season.  Track and rowing also finished strong.  Baseball, you'll get 'em next year, boys.

High-scoring Memphis guard LaGerald Vick picks Kansas |

“I love the decision,” Team Thad coach Norton Hurd told the Journal-World on Sunday night. “I think under Bill Self and the Kansas system, by Year Two (at KU) he’ll be a Ben McLemore-type player. He is 6-5, has a silky-smooth jump shot (and) can score from all spots on the court. He can create for himself and others.”

Kansas not unanimous preseason No. 1 |

Just because one publication likes Kansas as the preseason favorite for the 2015-16 college basketball season doesn’t mean all — or any — of the others have to.

K-State ends Kansas baseball's posteason hopes |

Saturday’s fall-from-in-front, 6-4 loss to Kansas State locked the Jayhawks into the ninth spot in the Big 12 standings, which means KU will stay home next week while the rest of the conference heads to Tulsa, Oklahoma, for the Big 12 tournament.

Baseball - KU Trumps K-State in Sunflower Showdown Finale, 9-6

"It was important to end on a positive," Protacio said. "It means the world to us. It was an emotional game. They beat us the first two games so we really needed this one to win and end on a high note. It was a great team win."

Stigler’s Title Highlights Final Day at Big 12 Outdoor Championships

Not even 30-mile per hour wind gusts could keep senior Michael Stigler from racing into the history books as he claimed his fourth-consecutive conference 400-meter hurdle title on a blustery Sunday at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships.

Rowing - Jayhawks Earn Three Medals at the Big 12 Championship

Of the four Jayhawk boats that competed in Sunday's Grand Final races, three of them return home with hardware.

- College Sports -

UNC: 'Regrettable actions' in academics don't equal legal action -

“Regrettable actions” regarding irregular classes to University of North Carolina athletes do not mean legal action can be taken in court, the university argued in federal court filings Friday.

- Professional Sports -

Wizards F Paul Pierce: I might have nothing left in tank

The 37-year-old Pierce swished a 3-pointer from the corner that would have tied Game 6 and kept the Wizards alive. But after examining replays, the officials waved it off. And when Pierce walked off the court, awash in the agony of defeat, he wondered if it was all over.

Report: Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau is 'gone' -

The Chicago Bulls lost Game 6 to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday 94-73, and it could very much have been the end of an era for the franchise. Head coach Tom Thibodeau has two years and about $9 million left on his contract, but it's looked for a while like he and the Bulls are headed for a split.

Justin Bour breaks up Shelby Miller's no-hitter with two outs in ninth -

The Atlanta right-hander was one out away from no-hitting the Marlins at Marlins Park on Sunday afternoon. Justin Bour broke it up with a legitimate single back up the middle with two outs in the ninth.

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Basketball Insiders chats with Kelly Oubre at the 2015 NBA Draft Combine.

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Basketball Insiders chats with Cliff Alexander at the 2015 NBA Draft Combine.

- Videos of the Day -

LOOK: Cam Newton carries woman across muddy track at Preakness -

Newton carried a fellow Preakness goer across the muddy track that was all chopped up from the horses, and the Preakness social media squad caught it on camera.

WATCH: AZ State's Johnny Sewald hit by pitch, tosses ball back to pitcher -

Sewald took a pitch from Washington State lefty Layne Bruner to the ribs, but he managed to catch the ball between his body and his arm. So he tossed it back to Bruner.

VIDEO: Paul Pierce's insane 3 is too late, Hawks eliminate Wizards -

Washington Wizards forward Paul Pierce did it again, but it was just a fraction of a second too late. On what turned out to be their final play of the season, Pierce made a 3-pointer in the left corner. It was off the dribble, off one foot and contested. The Verizon Center went nuts thinking the veteran had sent Friday's Game 6 to overtime, but video review showed that the ball was still in his hand when the clock hit zero.