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Notebook: Tennis Team Hopes to Maul Big 12 Tournament; Devon Dotson Mauls Explanation of Testing NBA Waters

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KU women's tennis team eager to host, make a run at Big 12 tournament this weekend in Lawrence | KUsports.com
“First of all, our only focus right now is TCU on Friday,” Chapman said of KU’s first-round opponent, the 6th-seeded Horned Frogs who will face KU at Noon on Friday. “But do we believe we’re good enough to win the Big 12 tournament? Yes. So we know we’re good enough, but we’re going to have to go out and prove it.”

Englund sits in 2nd of heptathlon after day 1 of Kansas Relays | KUsports.com
Englund sits in second place with 2,891 points after four events. She finished first in the 100-meter hurdles, third in the high jump and fourth in the 200-meter dash. She also posted a seventh-place finish in the shot put.

Three KU football questions entering the summer: Offensive line
With the Les Miles-era of Kansas football well underway and the spring season already over, there are numerous questions surrounding the team as it works toward its first fall camp. Over the next 10 weeks, Phog.net will ask, and try to answer, three questions for each position group.

KU basketball crowns latest Danny Manning Mr. Jayhawk at banquet
"I want to give out the one award we give out every year to what we consider to be I guess our most valuable player in all areas. It's called the Danny Manning award. (Joking:) You guys remember Danny? He was a good player here. We've had some guys have good years here, but I don't know that we've ever had anybody average 26 and 12 and lead a team to a national championship, but Danny represented everything that was good about KU and everything that was good about college ball, everything that was good about being a teammate. ...

KU's Devon Dotson explains goals for NBA Draft testing process
Such would have seemed the case even if Bill Self hadn't gone out of his way at the end-of-year Kansas men's basketball banquet to explain the new rules that allow players to hire agents for the draft process and still preserve their college eligibility. (Dotson has previously indicated that he will hire an agent as he goes through that very process.)

Other Sports News

Jeopardy! champ adds $131K with perfect game
On the episode that aired Wednesday, Holzhauer topped his own single-game winnings mark with $131,127 to capture his 10th straight victory.

Gronk leaves his mark: Dent in Lombardi trophy
The New England Patriots' most recent Vince Lombardi Trophy, from Super Bowl LIII, has a baseball-sized dent in it, courtesy of retired tight end Rob Gronkowski.

The team's website posted video of the often-playful Gronkowski using the trophy as a bat before an on-the-field appearance at the Boston Red Sox's home opener April 9.

Nets angry over 76ers stars' laughing apology
"We didn't really like that. We thought that was kind of disrespectful, especially after the elbow he threw," LeVert said after the Nets practiced on Wednesday. "It is what it is. There's no love lost. It's a playoff series. We expect that."

Browns to be featured in four prime-time games
The league granted the Browns four prime-time games in 2019, including three in the first five weeks of the season, perhaps the most notable takeaway from Wednesday night's schedule release.

2019 NFL schedule - Record predictions, analysis for all 32 teams
NFL Nation reporters break down the 2019 regular-season schedules for all 32 teams, with predicted records from each of our reporters. Each record prediction was made independent of the predictions of their colleagues. Let's start in the NFC East:

Other News

Kim Jong Un of N. Korea pushes military might in surprise base visit
Returning to military optics for the first time in five months, Kim on Tuesday paid a surprise visit to an Air Force base to inspect fighter combat readiness and followed that up the next day by supervising the test of what the North's official media described ominously but ambiguously — and without any photos or video — as a new type of "tactical guided weapon."

Montana Department of Transportation struggles with Kalispell's growth - KPAX.com
“We’re now the third fastest micropolitan area in the United States for the second year in a row. So, we’re experiencing tremendous growth. With that comes the need for infrastructure improvements for highways and airports,” says Unterreiner.

Burned black churches in Louisiana raise $1.8M after Notre Dame fire
The devastating fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris led to an immediate outpouring of donations and an ambitious pledge by the French president to rebuild within five years. But a continent away, the blaze also spurred more than $1.8 million in donations to rebuild three historically black churches burned in suspected hate crimes in Louisiana.

Benches Clear After Royals Plunk Tim Anderson On The Ass For Enjoying His Homer
A batter took a baseball to the ass, the benches cleared, and both managers got in each other’s faces in today’s Royals-White Sox game, all because a pitcher was irritated that the batter celebrated his sweet home run.

Columbine Anniversary: Shooting Survivors Band Together To Offer Support : NPR
That was a turning point in Martin's life. She went on to found the Rebels Project, a nonprofit named after her high school's mascot. She and other Columbine alumni visit and support survivors of other shootings around the United States. While professional help is essential, Martin and other survivors say it's the help they've given each other that has made a big difference in their lives.