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Notebook: KU Tennis Advances to Sweet Sixteen; Other Kansas Sports Updates

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Kansas softball drops final 2 games against Iowa State |
On the final day of competition against Iowa State, the Kansas softball dropped both games of a doubleheader. Kansas suffered an 1-0 loss and dropped a 4-2 decision at the Cyclones Sports Complex.

KU tennis defeats Florida, advances to Sweet 16 for first time since 1998 |
Within seconds, freshman Sonia Smagina let out a deafening scream as the return by Marlee Zein soared out of bounds. Koch was the first to hug Smagina, who capped off KU’s 4-2 win over Florida in the second round of the NCAA Tournament Saturday afternoon.

KU baseball knocks off Texas to clinch series win |
Cyr (3-6) coasted his way to his fourth complete game of the season and third in as many starts, giving up two hits and striking out six batters in the process. The righty shut down the Longhorns' (25-24, 6-13 Big 12) offense throughout the entire contest and protected the Jayhawks' (25-21, 7-10 Big 12) one-run lead.

KU track wins 3 events on final day of Ward Haylett Invite |
Kansas track & field wrapped up pre-conference championships action on Saturday at the Ward Haylett Invitational in Manhattan, Kansas, winning three events, including two by sophomore Darius Releford.

KU rowing celebrates senior day at Sunflower Showdown |
Kansas' Ad Astra had a second-place finish for the Second Varsity Eight with a time of 6:34.12. Kansas State topped the Jayhawks' Third and Fourth Varsity Eights. KU's Fourth Varsity Eight, Quiet Beast, placed second with a time of 7:06.2, while the Third Varsity Eight followed behind with a time of 7:09.33.

KU football adds new offensive quality control hire
Travis Partridge announced on Twitter on Friday that he would be joining the football program at the University of Kansas. A KU Athletics official confirmed to that he was indeed a "recent hire" for the program. His title is listed as "offensive quality control."

'A great step': KU tennis advances to Sweet 16
The Jayhawks, ranked No. 14 in the country, defeated Florida (ranked No. 24), 4-2, at the Jayhawk Tennis Center at Rock Chalk Park on Saturday. The win boosted the Jayhawks into the next round of the NCAA Division I women's tennis championship, meaning they made the Sweet 16 for the first time in just over two decades.

Other Sports News

Disbelieving LeBron 'stunned' by Magic's exit
In his first public comments about Johnson shocking the Los Angeles Lakers organization when he stepped down as president of basketball operations moments before the Lakers' season finale April 9, James said he was given no warning or heads-up on Johnson's decision.

Curry on 7 of 23 performance -- 'Wasn't my night'
Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry couldn't help but crack a smile in the aftermath of a 126-121 Game 3 overtime loss to the Houston Rockets that he would like to forget. The former MVP was frustrated with the way he played -- shooting just 7-of-23 from the field Saturday night -- but even he struggled to wrap his head around how so many things didn't go his way on both ends of the floor.

Fastball fails Yu Darvish in Game 3, putting Astros one step closer to World Series title -
The first World Series victory in Astros history was complete madness, a thrill ride that broke multiple records, and sent Dodger Stadium into fits of ecstasy and agony, all within minutes of each other. The second World Series victory was over by the second inning, because one of the most dominant pitchers in the world suddenly threw a bunch of meatballs.

Cerrone drubs Iaquinta, again calls for McGregor
Cerrone (36-11) picked up a huge decision victory over Al Iaquinta (14-5-1) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Ottawa, Ontario. Cerrone, a 36-year-old veteran with nearly 50 professional fights under his belt, gained steam as the five-round bout played out and nearly finished Iaquinta multiple times with strikes.

Country House (65-1) wins Derby via DQ
The colt became the first winner disqualified for interference in the Derby's 145-year history, leading to an agonizing wait and an eventual, stunning reversal that made 65-1 shot Country House the winner Saturday.

The Splash Brothers are in a drought
One of the enigmas that demonstrates the historic greatness of the Golden State Warriors is when their star players have a slump. It is both concerning for the Warriors and frightening for opponents.

Other News

The Sunday school children: The little-known tragedy of the Sri Lankan Easter attacks - CNN
The first church Mohammed Nasar Mohammed Azar tried to blow up had already finished its service by the time he arrived. The Easter Sunday mass there had started early.

At The Baltimore Aquarium, Climate Change Presents Challenges Both Inside And Out : NPR
Three years ago, the National Aquarium in Baltimore made a big announcement. After a public backlash against marine animal parks brought on by the documentary Blackfish, the aquarium decided to move its prized pod of dolphins to a first-of-its-kind sanctuary.

Pregnant, mentally ill woman gives birth alone in Broward County jail, attorney says - The Washington Post
For the seven preceding hours, Jackson was locked in a jail cell, alone. She was bleeding, in labor, and then forced to birth her baby on her own — conduct which Finkelstein called “outrageous” and “inhumane” treatment.

An Ethiopian Midwife Shares What She Wishes People Knew About Her Job : Goats and Soda : NPR
One reason for the survey was the lack of respect for midwives in many parts of the world, especially among their health-care peers, says Ali. According to a World Health Organization survey of 2,400 midwives in 2016, they face discrimination, harassment, low pay and poor working conditions despite their critical work of delivering babies and providing other types of care for women, like gynecological exams and family planning information.