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Kansas Basketball seemingly all alone in hunt for 2017 #1 overall recruit

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- Kansas Sports -

Kansas football strength on rise |

One of the most popular statements uttered by Kansas University fans during the past several struggle-filled football seasons sounds something like this: Don’t just tell me they’re improving. Tell me how and show me.

Center of attention: KU alone in pursuit of No. 1 prep Ayton |

DeAndre Ayton, a 7-foot junior forward from Hillcrest Academy in Phoenix, told the Louisville Courier-Journal at last weekend’s Nike EYBL event in Indianapolis that KU currently is the only school recruiting him.

Golf - Kawinpakorn Notches Top-Five Finish at Big 12 Championship

Kansas women's golfer Yupaporn "Mook" Kawinpakorn earned her seventh top-five finish of the season at the Big 12 Championship Sunday. The senior tied for fifth by scoring 215 (-1), eight strokes behind individual champion Kenzie Neisen of Oklahoma State.

Baseball - Denzer’s Grand Slam Upends Samford, 9-5

With bases loaded and no outs in the top of the ninth inning, freshman pinch-hitter Ty Denzer carried the Kansas baseball team to victory with his second-career grand slam, as the Jayhawks defeated Samford, 9-5, Sunday afternoon at Joe Lee Griffin Field.

Cooper’s Fireworks Highlight Final Day at Kansas Relays

One of the school's oldest standing records fell by the way-side as Mitch Cooper turned in a historic performance on the north throws field Saturday afternoon. The junior had a stellar throws series, surpassing the 200-foot mark on three of his attempts and coming within 13 inches of the mark on a fourth. With the victory already in tow and heading into the ring for his sixth and final throw, Cooper unleashed the best discus mark ever posted by a Jayhawk with a toss of 62.56 meters (205'3").

University of Kansas Athletics - No. 21 Baylor Walks Off with Series Sweep

"Obviously, offensively we need to get back to work and do a better job, but our pitching staff had a huge weekend for us and gave us a chance to win all three games here, which is the first time that has happened since I've been at Kansas," said head coach Megan Smith. "So, that's a huge positive and our defense played lights out all weekend.'

- College Sports -

Power Five autonomy has created a small subset of NCAA dysfunction -

When the Power Five conferences asked for and received autonomy, the result was supposed to be easier passage of rules to help athletes. Instead, it's just created more chaos.

Kansas HS POY Jerrick Harding commits to Weber State

An under-the-radar Kansas basketball prospect with big accolades will continue his career in Ogden. The left-hander scored 27.8 points per game as a senior, leading Wichita Southeast High School to a 20-5 record and the 6-A championship game.

- Professional Sports -

Veteran Paul Pierce goes through new playoff experience | 'Hawks in the NBA |

Now in his 18th season, with 159 playoff games behind him, the cagy small forward known as “The Truth” went through a whole new postseason experience in the L.A. Clippers’ Game 2 victory over Portland. For the first time in his illustrious career, Pierce watched an NBA playoff game from the bench, and never checked in.

Steph Curry suffers knee injury after awkward slip, MRI set for Monday -

Stephen Curry goes down with a scary knee injury after slipping on a wet spot on the floor at the end of the first half.

A look inside the Nationals' wild 16-inning walk-off win over the Twins -

The Twins had a 92.8 percent chance to win in the eighth, an 84.4 percent chance to win in the ninth, a 95.6 percent chance to win in the 15th, and yet they still lost. Incredible.

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WATCH: And now a 'dirt tornado' shall interrupt a softball game -

No. 10 who's waiting to hit? She's all out of darns left to give, it would seem.

LOOK: Shelby Miller forced to play left field after D-Backs run out of players -

It's not the first time a pitcher has played the outfield -- Roy Oswalt did it for the Phillies years ago -- but it is certainly rare. It's a last resort for obvious reasons.