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Notebook: New JUCO Wideout Mauling Fitting in with Team; KU Softball Mauls Baylor

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Kansas News

New JUCO wideout fitting in well with KU football
Parchment, a JUCO transfer to the Jayhawks — at wide receiver — is on his third team in as many years and has built relationships at each past stop. But something feels different about his new team, he said, so much so he felt the need to tell those closest to him.

Behind a rally fish, Kansas softball notches series win against Baylor |
Ever since a blue betta fish was adopted by the Kansas softball team, things have been a little different at Arrocha Ballpark. The fish, whom the team named Carl, joined the Jayhawks ahead of their trip to Wichita State. The next weekend, Kansas swept Green Bay.

Worth the wait: Lefty Eli Davis dazzles in home debut to lead KU baseball past Baylor |
That’s the number of days between Eli Davis’ Tommy John surgery and his first collegiate home start. It proved to be well worth the wait, though, as the left-handed starter posted a terrific outing on the mound to lead Kansas past No. 25 Baylor, 12-7, during the series finale Sunday afternoon at Hoglund Ballpark.

No. 17 Kansas tennis knocks off TCU, 6-1 |
Kansas' Maria Toran Ribes and Malkia Ngounoue started off the doubles competition, blanking Mercedes Aristegui and Kate Paulus, 6-0. Jayhawks Anastasia Rychagova and Sonia Smagina, ranked No. 61 in the nation, then recorded a come-from-behind victory over Chloe Hule and Stevie Kennedy at No. 2 doubles.

Shak Taylor hoping KU pro day puts him on radar for NFL teams
“My biggest thing was to come out here and perform well, and that was a big push," Taylor said following the pre-NFL Draft event, which was held at KU's indoor practice facility, in addition to the Anderson Football Complex. "I feel like some guys really didn’t know about me, you know — I don’t know what the reasons were. But now I feel like they know what I’m capable of and what I can do. I feel like my performance today is going to make them turn on the game film from this past season and see what I actually can do out there on the field.”

Other Sports News

Why Duke's loss to Michigan State will haunt Mike Krzyzewski
Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski has won five national titles and is etched firmly on the sport's Mount Rushmore. He would’ve been elected to the basketball hall of fame back when Zion Williamson was still in diapers. Short of reaching John Wooden's unreachable record of 10 NCAA titles, he's accomplished everything possible in the sport.

First look at the 2019 Final Four
Step aside, blue bloods. Make way for the new bloods. The Auburn Tigers and Texas Tech Red Raiders will make their first appearances in the NCAA tournament's final weekend at the 2019 Final Four in Minneapolis on Saturday. Both squads are vying to become the first team to win a national title in its initial Final Four appearance since UConn did it 20 years ago.

Walton: Lakers convinced LeBron to shut it down
"He wants to play," Walton said, ahead of the Lakers 130-102 road win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday. "My understanding from the medical staff, they finally said, 'Look, it's just not worth it anymore. Let's make sure you have a healthy summer.' So that's the decision that was made, and we'll move forward without him on the floor for the final six."

Warriors' Cousins ejected (flagrant 2) vs. Hornets
Golden State Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins was ejected from Sunday's game against the Hornets after being assessed a flagrant foul 2 following a video review for making contact with Charlotte Hornets center Willy Hernangomez's head.

Woman wanted Knicks to 'mediate' with Porzingis
Eight months after a 29-year-old woman said that NBA star Kristaps Porzingis sexually assaulted her inside his apartment, she contacted the New York Knicks' legal department to seek to "mediate in private" a payment of $68,000, according to emails obtained by ESPN.

How the 2019 Final Four teams were built
One can trace Auburn's deep and talented roster back to its 2015 recruiting class -- which, not so coincidentally, was Bruce Pearl's first full recruiting class in charge. Pearl was hired in the spring of 2014 to replace Tony Barbee, but he still had several months remaining on his three-year NCAA show-cause penalty when he joined the Tigers.

Other News

More Than 750,000 Could Lose Food Stamps Under Trump Administration Proposal : NPR
Three-quarters of a million people would likely lose their food stamps later this year under a new proposal by the Trump administration. The goal is to encourage able-bodied adults to go to work and get off government aid. But opponents predict people would go hungry instead, if the rule goes into effect.

Daily Inter Lake - Local News, Whitefish ranch seeks permit for vintage market
Flathead County Board of Adjustment will hold a public hearing Tuesday to consider a conditional-use permit request for a “temporary use” that would allow a Whitefish area ranch to host a one-day vintage market event in July.

Rapper Nipsey Hussle killed, 2 others wounded in shooting at LA store |
Nipsey Hussle was killed and two others were wounded in a shooting at the Los Angeles store owned by the rapper on Sunday, according to authorities.