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Notebook: KU Tennis Mauls Big 12 Title; Azubuike Mauls Not Announcing Draft Intentions

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Big 12 champs: KU tennis claims first conference title since 1996 with 4-2 win over Texas |
As soon as the tennis ball landed on the other side of the net, Toran Ribes turned to her right and flung her racquet in the air. The racquet flipped five times before falling to the floor on the sixth court at the Jayhawk Tennis Center. The rest of her Kansas teammates, who were watching the match intently from the next court over, rushed toward her for a postgame mobbing.

KU baseball outlasts West Virginia in series finale |
Davis (4-3) tossed a career-high 7 1/3 innings and paced Kansas (20-18, 5-10 Big 12) to their seventh series finale victory of the season. However, West Virginia (24-14, 8-7 Big 12) kept it interesting by mounting a comeback to pull within a run.

KU men's golf finishes top three for fifth straight tournament |
Kansas men's golf used a 5-under (279) round on Sunday to move up the leaderboard and finish in sole possession of third with a three-round 13-under (839) at the Hawkeye Invitational in Iowa City, Iowa.

KU football's Evan Fairs chose to redshirt in hopes of improving
During Kansas’ fourth game of the 2018 season, a 26-7 loss to Baylor, Fairs suffered an injury. Fairs was told the injury would shelf him for a couple of weeks. At that point in the year, Fairs had been featured in every game but only had two catches for 28 yards to show for it.

Silvio De Sousa shares message for KU fans regarding NBA plans
"The past two years have been the hardest in my life," De Sousa began in his message. "I have faced obstacles, but they only help me learn about life and grow as a man."

WATCH: Joel Embiid cracks joke at Warriors' expense
Philadelphia 76ers All-Star center Joel Embiid had a little bit of fun at the expense of the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors following the Sixers 112-108 Game 4 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday afternoon.

NBA early-entry deadline passes with no word from KU center Udoka Azubuike | Tale of the Tait |
The NBA’s early-entry deadline for the 2019 draft has passed without so much as a peep out of Kansas junior Udoka Azubuike.

Other Sports News

Blazers ignore trash talk, refs to beat Thunder
"After Game 3, we were in the locker room saying they lived at the free throw line and all this stuff, but Game 4, we're not talking to nobody but ourselves," Lillard said. "Referees can call it how they want to call, we're just going to worry about ourselves.

Flyers remove Kate Smith statue outside stadium
The Philadelphia Flyers have officially removed the statue of Kate Smith from its location outside their arena and will no longer play Smith's rendition of "God Bless America" at games, the team announced in a statement on Sunday.

Hayward returns home with 20 in Celtics' win
The Boston Celtics forward missed last year's playoff run because of the gruesome, season-ending leg and ankle injuries he suffered six minutes into the season opener in Cleveland, but this time, he was healthy. He was playing in the playoffs about 20 miles from his hometown of Brownsburg, Indiana, and he had his wife and three daughters on hand for the game.

Klay -- Dip in Pacific Ocean spurred 32-point game
"I didn't think I had bad games, but I didn't have any big games," Thompson said of his early series performance. "I told Jonas [Jerebko on Saturday] -- we went to the beach and played some volleyball -- I'm like, 'Yo, I'm just going to jump in the ocean, and I just know that will reset my mind.' And it worked. I don't know if I'm going to jump [in the water] up north [in the Bay Area] because it's freezing, but it's something I'll definitely contemplate if I don't shoot the ball that well the rest of the year. But hopefully that doesn't happen."

NBA says Nets' Allen was fouled late in Game 4
The NBA said Sunday that Nets center Jarrett Allen was fouled in the final seconds of Saturday's Game 4 against the Philadelphia 76ers in Brooklyn.

Other News

Sri Lanka attacks: 'International network' linked to bombings - BBC News
The government has blamed a little-known local jihadist group, National Thowheed Jamath, although no-one has yet admitted carrying out the bombings.

Two more states are dumping Christopher Columbus to celebrate indigenous people instead - CNN
Vermont and Maine are the latest to join the growing number of cities, states and municipalities that have renamed the October holiday for the people who lived in America long before the explorer arrived.

New Voting Laws Under Debate In Arizona, Texas And Tennessee Could Lower Turnout : NPR
In Texas, state lawmakers are considering adding criminal penalties for people who improperly fill out voter registration forms. Arizona Republicans are proposing new voting rules that could make it more complicated to cast an early ballot. In Tennessee, GOP lawmakers are considering a bill that would fine groups involved in voter registration drives that submit incomplete forms.

Daily Inter Lake - Local News, New swinging bridge will hold sway for years to come
Myranda Cravens, general manager of the Libby Chamber of Commerce, said some locals worried that the design of a new bridge for the site could steal a measure of the span’s excitement.

All 21 Marvel Superhero Films, Ranked From First To Last
When Marvel kicked off production on “Iron Man” more than a decade ago, few would have thought they were creating a movie that would birth a shared cinematic universe spanning more than 20 films, grossing more than $18 billion to date, and changing cinema forever. With “Avengers: Endgame” set to arrive later this month, it’s worth looking back at how far they’ve come by ranking every film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Let’s go in reverse order, starting with the worst.