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Azubuike to be first 7 foot center at KU since Embiid

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Azubuike first 7-foot center at KU since Embiid |
Self on Friday announced the signing of 7-foot, 275-pound McDonald’s All-American Udoka Azubuike. The 16-year-old native of Lagos, Nigeria averaged 16.9 points and 9.7 rebounds a game his senior season at Potter’s House Christian in Jacksonville, Fla.

Big 12 honors Kansas boat |
KU’s boat — coxswain Mary Slattery, and Maggie Duncan, BriAnna Dittberner, Kaelyn Thierolf, Allison Schaaf, Tessa Scott, Margret Winter, Jordan Helms and Maddie Irelan — helped KU sweep the Sunflower Showdown on April 30.

KU golfers 25th, 30th at regional |
Kansas University women’s golfer Yupaporn Kawinpakorn and Pornvipa Sakdee moved within a stroke of each other on the second day of their NCAA regional on Friday at Shoal Creek Country Club.

Tough break: KU has chances in baseball loss to Tech |
Every once in a while, though, one play, one hop, one pitch can decide an entire game. That was the case Friday night at Hoglund Ballpark, where Kansas University lost 10-3 to No. 8 Texas Tech, and that game-defining moment came in the sixth inning, with the Jayhawks (19-27-1 overall, 5-10 Big 12) trailing 3-2 and mounting a comeback.

Chris Thompson sets mark at LCC, but leaves upset he didn't break into 50s |
Chris Thompson shot the greatest round in the 102-year history of Lawrence Country Club on Friday and left the course in a miserable mood.

Self: Azubuike "an impact guy right off the bat" |
For the second time this week, Kansas University men's basketball coach Bill Self was able to make public his comments about one of his shiny, new prospects.

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Spurs outlast Thunder to take a 2-1 series lead: Five things to know -
We didn't quite get the craziness that we saw at the end of Game 2, but Game 3 between the San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder brought a lot of tension and drama. The Spurs relied on big games from Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker to outlast big moments from Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook in San Antonio's 100-96 victory in Oklahoma City.

Cavaliers outclass Hawks again in Game 3: Four things to know -
Once again, they are firing away from 3-point range, destroying the Hawks with spacing. In Game 1, they went 15-for-31 from deep. In Game 2, they went 25-for-35, breaking the NBA record for 3s made in a game, regular season or playoffs. This time, they made 21 of their 39 3-point attempts, including 7-for-12 in the fourth quarter.

Report: Paterno told victim to drop rape claim against Sandusky in 1971 - NCAA Football -
CNN reported Friday that Joe Paterno knew of a 15-year-old boy who was allegedly raped by Sandusky in a Penn State bathroom in 1971. The victim, referred to as Victim A in the story, says Sandusky came up behind him in a bathroom, wrestled him to the ground and raped him. Victim A said he told his foster parents about the incident, and his foster father told him to call a couple of high-ranking officials at Penn State.

LOOK: Yasiel Puig takes a page out of Drake, walks the edge of CN Tower -
Friday night, the Dodgers opened an interleague series against the Blue Jays in Toronto. It is their first trip to Rogers Centre since 2008.