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Wide Receivers Impress in Spring Game

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Receivers rule day at Kansas football spring game |
The team names atop this year’s Kansas football spring game rosters read: Team Jayhawks and Team KU. As far as play-makers Daylon Charlot and Steven Sims Jr., were concerned, though, “Jayhawks” might as well have been replaced with “Wide receivers” or “Victorious.”

Goddard strikes out 13, pitches Jayhawks past OSU |
Goddard certainly lived up to his coach’s lofty praise in Saturday’s 4-2 victory over Oklahoma State at Hoglund Ballpark. The right-hander looked as polished as he ever has in a Jayhawks uniform, as he struck out a career-high 13 batters and allowed just one earned run over six innings.

Kansas softball swept by OU in three-game series |
Smith felt Kansas junior catcher Harli Ridling tagged Clifton before she reached home, which would have ended the inning. Instead, Elmore called the runner safe, and Oklahoma scored another run on its next at-bat to take an early lead.

Prep receiver Tevailance Hunt commits to KU during spring game visit |
Less than two hours after the completion of his program’s annual spring game, Kansas football head coach David Beaty was on Twitter, firing off his favorite hashtag, “Neat deal.”

Chancellor Gray-Little honors, celebrates Bill Self, Frank Mason III |
“When you coach at the same place as the inventor of the game, you have high expectations,” Gray-Little began. “Bill, you have exceeded those expectations and confirmed your status as among the best in this business, the best in college basketball. So thank you and congratulations to you.”

Notebook: KU quarterbacks embrace competition element of spring game |
Like they have throughout the past several weeks of practices, the two worked together behind the scenes preparing for the scrimmage, in the QB room, going over video clips and trying to find ways to improve.

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Jazz-Clippers playoff highlights: Utah's Joe Johnson wins Game 1 at the buzzer -
Chris Paul tied things up with a floater off the glass with 13.1 seconds to go, but Quin Snyder elected not to call a timeout, and Johnson came down the other end and won it for the Jazz.

NBA playoffs 2017: Doc Rivers in no mood for questions like this after loss -
"Who would do that? Like, why would you ever do that?" Doc responded. "So if you miss, the game's over? That makes no sense. No, no, that is like the dumbest thing I've ever heard. Now, when you're down two, you try to score. You don't wait. No. You score. If you can score in one second, you score."

The shot Paul George didn't take, and the flash Lance Stephenson didn't make -
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Sister of Celtics' Isaiah Thomas dies in car accident Saturday morning -
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