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KU baseball trips Missouri State |
Pinch-hitter Marcus Wheeler singled home two runs in the sixth inning to put Kansas ahead to stay, and the Jayhawks’ baseball team defeated Missouri State, 8-5, on Tuesday night at Hoglund Ballpark.

Kansas tennis tapped for NCAA |
Kansas’ women’s tennis team was selected Tuesday for the NCAA Tournament. The Jayhawks (13-10) will meet Notre Dame (17-9) at 8 a.m. Saturday in Columbus, Ohio.

An overview of KU's scholarship situation and why the Jayhawks are all right | Tale of the Tait |
Let me start by saying that I don’t know all of the details or exact plans that currently are in place for the Kansas men’s basketball team, which on Tuesday added another transfer — William & Mary forward Jack Whitman — and yet still appears to be open to adding Class of 2017 big man Jeremiah Tilmon or 5-star point guard Trevon Duval, should either player choose Kansas.

New KU forward Jack Whitman eager to test skills at Kansas |
It was a wild 18 hours for William & Mary forward Jack Whitman, the newest Kansas basketball transfer who committed to the Jayhawks on Tuesday morning.

KU basketball gains frontcourt depth with addition of grad transfer Jack Whitman
“One, I didn’t have anything to do academically here next year for a master’s. Two, I wanted to get out and develop into more of a stretch 4 — an outside-oriented game to go with a face-up game. Kansas has great big men. I wanted to be part of that.”

KU notebook: Georgia prep point guard reports scholarship offer from Jayhawks
Hagans, who will transfer to Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Va. for his junior season, also was offered a scholarship by USC on Monday after playing well for Georgia Game Elite AAU at last weekend’s Adidas Uprising event in Atlanta.

Other Sports

Warriors-Jazz highlights: Steph Curry spins Rudy Gobert in a circle during Game 1 -

Stephen Curry is known for putting defenders on his highlight reel, but what he did to Rudy Gobert in Game 1 of the Warriors-Jazz series was brutal. Gobert is a defensive player of the year candidate. Usually he's the one on highlight reels making other players look silly.

WATCH: Red Sox fans rise to the occasion when Adam Jones comes to the plate -
On Monday night in Fenway Park, Orioles outfielder Adam Jones was subjected to racist taunts during Baltimore's win over the Red Sox. Since Jones revealed what happened, the Red Sox issued an apology, and Boston outfielder Mookie Betts asked Sox fans to give Jones a standing ovation during Tuesday's game (BAL-BOS GameTracker).

Warriors quash any hope of a Jazz upset in a Game 1 blowout -
About 90 minutes before Game 1, Jazz coach Quin Snyder explained what needs to happen for his team to pull off the upset of the century over the Warriors. He did so with an overtly obvious statement.

Report: Former NBA star Brandon Roy injured in shooting in Los Angeles -
Former NBA All-Star Brandon Roy was shot in the leg outside his grandmother's house near Los Angeles, a person with knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports' Sam Amick.

Celtics hero Isaiah Thomas rises above it all with legendary Game 2 peformance -
Sports can give us the best of moments, and Isaiah Thomas put up one for the ages on Tuesday night. Thomas scored 53 points -- including 29 in the fourth quarter and overtime -- as the Celtics came back from a 14-point deficit to beat the Wizards 129-119 and take a 2-0 series lead in their best-of-7 semifinals series.

MLB Power Rankings: What a difference two years make as Royals bottom out -

The date was Nov. 1, 2015. OK, well it actually bled into Nov. 2, thanks to Game 5 running to 12 innings. Regardless, the Kansas City Royals had scored two runs in the ninth inning to tie the Mets and send the game to extras before putting a five-spot on the board in the 12th and then closing things down with ease in the bottom half.

The Kansas City Royals were World Series champions. It came in a season where they won 95 regular-season games and just one year removed from leaving the tying run 90 feet away in Game 7 of the World Series. Two straight pennants and a World Series title? The Royals had cemented themselves as the top power in the American League.