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Notebook: KU Tennis Ends Season in Sweet Sixteen; NCAA Looks to Push Back Three Point Line

But who’d want to hurt me? I’m this century’s Dennis the Menace

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Kansas News

Powerhouse Stanford edges Kansas tennis, 4-3, in Sweet 16 |
"In singles, it was a battle – an up and down, roller coaster-style match on both sides,” KU tennis coach Todd Chapman said. “There were leads shifting up and down on both sides with players fighting back. We played ourselves into great positions against arguably the best team against the country, the reigning National Champions. We just came up a little short in the end.”

Dudarev wins third hammer throw title to open Big 12 Outdoor Championship |
Kansas junior Gleb Dudarev picked up his third conference hammer throw title on Friday to highlight the KU action on the first day of the 2019 Big 12 Outdoor Track & Field Championship at John Jacobs Track & Field Complex in Norman, Oklahoma.

KU softball loses game one of Big 12 Championship to Texas Tech |
In its first game at the 2019 Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship, No. 6 seed Kansas lost to No. 4 seed Texas Tech by a 7-3 margin at the USA Hall of Fame Softball Complex.

Rules committee proposes moving 3-point line back beginning next season |
When Ochai Agbaji, Marcus Garrett or any of their Kansas basketball teammates hoist a 3-pointer next season, they could be doing so from a slightly longer distance.

3-star OL Jackson Stoefen commits to KU football |
“This process has been a long journey — ever since I was a kid, I have dreamed of playing college football,” Stoefen wrote in his social media post, in which the O-lineman also thanked family members, as well as coaches from various staffs who recruited him.

TCU stuns Kansas baseball in walk-off fashion |
The game had all the mixings of a pitcher's duel with two high-projected draft picks on the mound. The duo of Kansas starter Ryan Zeferjahn and Horned Frog hurler Nick Lodolo matched each other's effort inning for inning.

Devon Dotson, Silvio De Sousa slated for NBA workout
Silvio De Sousa and Devon Dotson are slated to participate in the workout, along with others from around the world of college hoops. Others slated to participate will be Zylan Cheatham, who played for Arizona State, Payton Pritchard, who played for Oregon and Neemias Queta, who played for Utah State.

NCAA proposes rule to extend 3-point line
On Friday, the NCAA Men’s Basketball Rules Committee recommended pushing the three-point line back to the international distance of 22 feet and 1.75 inches. The Playing Rules Oversight Panel will meet on June 5 to approve or reject the recommendations proposed by the committee. If approved, the three-point change would take effect next season in Division I, but the change wouldn’t occur until the 2020-21 season at the Division I and Division II levels.

Other Sports News

Newman sets NCAA record with 5th perfect game
Drake senior Nicole Newman pitched her fifth perfect game of the season on Friday to set the single-season NCAA record in a 7-0 win over Bradley in the Missouri Valley Conference softball tournament in Peoria, Illinois.

NASCAR's Wallace addresses depression battle
NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace acknowledged going through some tough times, on and off the track, before breaking down in tears ahead of Saturday night's Cup series race at Kansas Speedway.

Owner wants Steph, Klay with Warriors 'forever'
"Obviously, my intention is to keep them as part of our organization forever," Lacob told ESPN. "That's our goal. We'll see what happens."

Rockets owner vows 'our time is going to come'
"They kicked our ass on our home court," Fertitta said after the Warriors eliminated the Rockets for the fourth time in five seasons, ending Houston's season with a 118-113 win in Friday's Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinals. "They beat us by 10 points in the fourth quarter. It's unacceptable, OK? We just have to be better.

'Fearless' Curry lifts Warriors with 33 in 2nd half
Warriors superstar Stephen Curry scored all 33 of his points in the second half, including 23 in the fourth quarter, to propel Golden State to a series-clinching 118-113 Game 6 win over the Rockets on Friday night.

Johnny Juzang commits to Kentucky, gives Wildcats No. 1 class
The 6-foot-6, 200-pound sharpshooter, who is ranked 30th overall in the 2019 class by 247Sports, chose the Wildcats over defending national champion Virginia, Kansas and Oregon Friday.

Other News

New Ownership at the Echo Lake Café - Flathead Beacon
When Amy and Mark decided they wanted to move to the Flathead, they approached her parents about possibly beginning a transition of ownership. It wouldn’t mean retirement for the Youngs, not immediately, but would allow them to start taking more time away from the café they’ve owned and operated for more than 20 years.

Kalispell wildlife officials hope to start fruit gleaning program | KECI
Fruit gleaning is when you gather fruits that are either in an overabundance or have been left after an initial harvest.

Why Rewards for Loyal Spenders Are ‘a Honey Pot for Hackers’ - The New York Times
One loyalty-fraud prevention group estimates, conservatively, that $1 billion a year is lost to crime related to the programs. As a share of fraud not involving a physical payment card, such schemes more than doubled from 2017 to 2018, according to the Javelin Strategy & Research firm.

The Lakers Protest: An Investigative Report - The Ringer
Earlier this week, news broke that a group of Lakers fans were planning a protest outside Staples Center. The Ringer sent its news team to investigate the scene. Here’s what they uncovered.