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Notebook: KU Baseball Mauls Texas; KU Tennis Mauls Denver

For those of you who don’t ‘habla espanol,’ El Nino is Spanish for…the nino

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Kansas News

Despite 'sloppy' play, KU tennis advances past Denver in opening round |
Nearly two weeks after doing all those things in response to claiming its first-ever Big 12 title, the postgame festivities for the Kansas women’s tennis team were much more tame following a 4-0 win over Denver in the first round of the NCAA Tournament Friday afternoon at Rock Chalk Park.

Late homers lift KU baseball past Texas |
After the Longhorns (25-23, 6-12 Big 12) tagged relief pitcher Blake Goldsberry (5-5) for a run in the top of the ninth to take a 2-1 lead, the Jayhawks (24-21, 6-10 Big 12) started to rally.

Kansas softball falls in extra innings at Iowa State |
After battling nine innings against Iowa State, the Kansas softball team suffered a 3-2 loss in walk-off fashion Friday night at the Cyclones Sports Complex.

Former KU football C Alex Fontana selected 7th overall in CFL Draft |
The NFL Draft came and went this past weekend without a member of the Kansas football program hearing his name called.

KU veteran Hakeem Adeniji happily challenged by new coaching staff |
“I’ve got a good football IQ. You never know,” Adeniji said of what ended up being more of an experiment. “If something happens or were to occur to where I would have to play that then that’s where I would be.”

KU football lineman taken in first round of CFL Draft
Alex Fontana, an interior offensive lineman on last year's KU football team, was selected by the Ottawa Redblacks in the first round of the 2019 CFL (Canadian Football League) Draft. Fontana was the No. 7-overall pick by Ottawa in the event. His selection was announced Thursday evening.

Other Sports News

Bama, Clemson must go 12-0 to hit over for wins
Oddsmakers expect Alabama and Clemson to dominate regular-season opponents again this college football season. After squaring off in last season's national championship game as undefeated foes, both programs return high-profile quarterbacks who are Heisman Trophy favorites.

Prosecutor -- Dawkins lied on stand during trial
A federal prosecutor on Friday said former business manager Christian Dawkins, a defendant accused of bribing college basketball coaches, lied on the witness stand at his New York City trial.

Kanter plays on despite separating shoulder more
Despite aggravating his separated left shoulder during the first overtime period of Friday's Game 3 against the Nuggets, Trail Blazers center Enes Kanter continued to play through the injury as Portland outlasted Denver 140-137 in quadruple OT, the longest NBA playoff game since 1953.

Irving, Celtics no match for 'aggressive' Giannis
As the Boston Celtics and Milwaukee Bucks convened at TD Garden for Game 3 of this Eastern Conference semifinal, all eyes were on the stars on both sides.

Blazers prevail in historic 4OT 'battle of attrition'
After nearly three-and-a-half exhausting hours, CJ McCollum intercepted a desperation inbounds heave from Paul Millsap near half court to finally put an end to only the second four-overtime game in NBA playoff history.

Other News

Native Americans are more likely to be reported missing than others. New laws seek to address that - CNN
Montana is home to some of the most beautiful scenery you'll find anywhere in America. It's also home to one of the country's ugliest statistics: Native American people there are almost five times more likely to be reported missing than everyone else in the state.

Montana authorizes sports betting, first in '19
Montana became the first state to legalize sports betting this year after Gov. Steve Bullock signed a bill on Friday allowing the state lottery to oversee a system of wagering through kiosks and mobile applications that could be running by fall.

Trump: We're 'looking into' banning of right-wing commentators on social media - POLITICO
President Donald Trump tweeted Friday that his administration is “looking into” the banning of right-wing media personalities from prominent social media platforms — following a purge by Facebook of accounts belonging to several controversial political figures.

Kalispell oncology team works to create healing garden | KECI
"The entire idea for the healing garden really came from our staff of shift supervisors," said Marlayna Gran, KRMC’s oncology unit shift supervisor. "This is just a way for us to really focus on our team and look for something that we could do to give back to the community, to our team members, to our hospital."

Kalispell Man Ordered to Pay $1.7 Million in Stolen Valor Case - Flathead Beacon
Don Kaltschmidt filed a lawsuit against Shannon, of Kalispell, in 2014 after learning that the man had lied about his military service and was mismanaging his investment in a North Dakota-based oil and gas drilling rig-cleaning business. On April 30, following a two-day trial in Flathead County District Court before Judge Robert Allison, the jury sided with Kaltschmidt, owner of the Don “K” Whitefish car dealership.

Tyson chicken recall: Almost 12 million pounds of chicken strips might have metal - CNN
Tyson Foods has significantly expanded a recall of its chicken strips over concerns that some might be contaminated with pieces of metal, federal food safety officials said Friday.