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Report: Potential St. John's transfer hearing from KU, others
The Red Storm, of course, have been dealing with a coaching search following the conclusion of the 2018-19 season, one in which the team actually made the NCAA tournament. Chris Mullin stepped down as the head coach in April, and the team has had little success thus far keeping those in the program around.

KU lists multimillion dollar renovations to Allen Fieldhouse, stadium in proposed capital improvement plans | KUsports.com
During its April meeting on Wednesday, the Kansas Board of Regents gave initial approval to a five-year capital improvement plan at Kansas universities, which included setting a series of dates for the $300 million worth of renovations to KU's stadium and a one-time $20 million renovation to the fieldhouse.

Kansas softball tops No. 12 Texas Tech | KUsports.com
The Kansas softball team fought back a No. 12 Texas Tech rally attempt to earn its first victory over a ranked opponent in three years, beating the Red Raiders by a 6-4 margin at Rocky Johnson Field.

Final KU football practice of spring used to set Jayhawks up for summer success | KUsports.com
Though it may have seemed from the outside that the Kansas football program’s spring schedule culminated with this past Saturday night’s scrimmage, what with approximately 70 recruits in attendance and a Rick Ross performance capping the evening, Les Miles’ team wasn’t done with spring football quite yet.

New policy requires Kansas Regents approval for some head coach, athletic director contract extensions | KUsports.com
Some contracts extensions for head coaches and athletic directors at Kansas universities will now need approval from Kansas Board of Regents officials before they can be offered.

Jim Marchiony, KU associate athletics director, to retire
Jim Marchiony, who has served as the "public and unwavering voice of Kansas Athletics" for the last 16 years, per a KU Athletics release, will be retiring. KU Athletic Director Jeff Long announced the news through the release on Thursday.

KU basketball moves forward with Silvio De Sousa appeal process
On Thursday morning, KU Athletics released a statement with regard to De Sousa and his status for the upcoming year. The release noted KU was moving forward with the appeals process for De Sousa, who, as things stand right now, would not be able to play next season, which would be his third at the collegiate level.

Other Sports New

KD takes over with 38 points in Game 3 blowout
Golden State Warriors superstar Kevin Durant dominated Thursday's 132-105 Game 3 win over the LA Clippers, scoring 38 points, dishing out 7 assists and grabbing 4 rebounds in just 29 minutes.

Yanks drop Smith's 'God Bless America' recording
The New York Daily News reported Thursday there are conflicting claims about Smith's 1939 song "That's Why Darkies Were Born." The song originated in the 1931 Broadway revue "George White's Scandals" and was considered satire, but includes racist language. It was recorded by Smith and also by Paul Robeson, who was black.

Simmons torches Nets, says Dudley feud 'done'
With All-Star big man Joel Embiid a late scratch because of left knee soreness, Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown said point guard Ben Simmons played one of his "most dominant games" of his young career in Thursday's 131-115 win over the Brooklyn Nets.

UNC coach Hatchell resigns after program review
North Carolina women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell had built a Hall of Fame career over more than three decades with the Tar Heels, including winning a national championship and becoming the Atlantic Coast Conference's all-time winningest coach.

He's Kevin Durant, and you're not
And then sometime after the Warriors lost on Christmas Day to the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2016, everybody stopped being polite and started getting real: Kevin Durant is the best pure scorer on the planet, and the sooner everybody started embracing that, the better it would be for all of them.

Other News

McConnell: Raising age to buy tobacco to 21 a 'top priority' - POLITICO
Mitch McConnell will introduce legislation to raise the legal age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21, calling it a “top priority” when the Senate returns from recess in late April.

Trump tried to obstruct justice. But he was too inept to do it. - The Washington Post
Reading the redacted report by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III on Thursday felt like reading the story of a particularly clumsy mob boss. President Trump’s longtime former lawyer, Michael Cohen, is told: “The boss loves you.” “Everyone knows the boss has your back.” Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, gets the message: “Sit tight.” You will be “taken care of” as a result. Trump himself says of his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort: Thank you for not flipping. You are so “very brave.”

Lyra McKee: Journalist shot dead in Northern Ireland by 'New IRA'
Police blamed the fatal shooting of a journalist during rioting Thursday night in Northern Ireland on the "New IRA," a dissident paramilitary group that rejects the Good Friday peace agreement between the British and Irish governments.

'Game of Thrones' Battle of Winterfell: 3 Reasons the Crypts Could Be Key | Inverse
Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 2 is set to lead us straight into the Great Battle of Winterfell, an epic fight between “the greatest army the world has ever seen” and a horde of frostbitten zombies, but have we ever stopped to ask why the Night King is so hellbent on taking Winterfell in the first place? It’s possible he’s after on character in particular (the actor did reveal that he has a “specific target”), but what if that target isn’t a person in Winterfell but the location itself.

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