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Float like a Cadillac, sting like a Beemer.

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So, ESPN fires a bunch of reporters, I assume in the name of cutting costs, but keeps the Longhorn Network?  And Stephen A. Smith still has a job?

I'm confused.

- KANSAS SPORTS -

Ahead of draft, KU's Fish Smithson leaning on advice of two all-pros | KUsports.com

Ahead of what could be a life-changing weekend, Smithson said he doesn’t pay much attention to mock drafts or projections, but admitted he inevitably hears the details.

Signs of life: Expect an upgrade in KU's depth and production at running back | Smithology | KUsports.com

The headliner of Beaty’s 2017 high school recruiting class is four-star running back Dom Williams. The 5-foot-9 dynamo from Frisco, Texas, won’t report to Lawrence until the summer. What’s more, three-star junior college running back Octavius Matthews will officially join the roster at the same time.

Volleyball - Wait accepts Sportswoman of the Year award at KCSC Awards Banquet

Kansas volleyball standout libero Cassie Wait accepted the JE Dunn Sportswoman of the Year award at the Kansas City Sports Commission Awards Banquet on Wednesday night. It was originally announced that Wait was the winner of the award on March 27.

Baseball - Late rally paces Jayhawks in win at Grand Canyon

A six-run sixth inning by the Kansas baseball team erased a two-run deficit as the Jayhawks swept a two-game series at Grand Canyon, 7-3, Wednesday afternoon at Brazell Stadium.

Golf - Hanna claims victory, Kansas finishes third

With a storybook ending to his final Big 12 Championship, senior Chase Hanna finished at the top of the individual leaderboard, leading Kansas men's golf to a third-place finish, the highest by the Jayhawks since 2000.

Softball - Kansas concludes home slate with Texas

Kansas softball concludes its 2017 home slate with a three-game series against Texas April 28-30 at Arrocha Ballpark at Rock Chalk Park. The series will be broadcast on the Jayhawk Radio Network, while Friday's game will be on FCS and Saturday's matchup on  the Jayhawk Television Network/ESPN3.

Kansas rowing’s Sunflower Showdown moved to Friday

The race is free and open to the public to view at the Kansas Boathouse, located in Burcham Park (200 Indiana Street, Lawrence, Kansas).

- COLLEGE SPORTS -

Here’s why it’s not a big deal that 137 underclassmen declared for the NBA Draft - CBSSports.com

What doesn't make any sense on any level is to be baffled or outraged by the sheer number of underclassmen declaring. Or to call anybody stupid for taking advantage of a system that allows underclassmen to do exactly this with little to no downside.

- PROFESSIONAL SPORTS -

Raiders, Seahawks agree to terms on Marshawn Lynch trade - SBNation.com

It felt like it took a while, but the path for Lynch to finally be back in the NFL with the Raiders is clear.

Celtics-Bulls Game 5 takeaways: Boston back to itself; unfortunately so is Chicago - CBSSports.com

The Bulls had it, they had it ... and ... it's gone.

Jeffrey Loria tried to get Derek Jeter in a Vladimir Guerrero trade as Expos owner - CBSSports.com

Loria had such admiration for the Yankees that after becoming managing general partner of the Montreal Expos in 1999, he instructed then-GM Jim Beattie to call the Yankees and work out a trade for Derek Jeter, even if it meant giving up prized young outfielder Vladimir Guerrero.

- IN THE NEWS -

Updated list of names laid off at ESPN | Sporting News

Here's a running list of the most recognizable names we know have been let go by ESPN.