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Is KU big man Udoka Azubuike nearing a decision?

It appears as if decision time may have arrived for Kansas center Udoka Azubuike. Sources told the Journal-World on Wednesday that the KU big man could announce his decision about testing the NBA draft waters or returning to KU for his junior season by the end of ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for April 18

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours. Each afternoon the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 6 a.m. Tuesday to 6 a.m. Wednesday and includes 249 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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Lawrence Memorial Hospital to get a new name; hospital has revenues exceed expenses by $18 million in 2017

Get ready for Lawrence Memorial Hospital to begin calling itself by a new name: LMH Health. The hospital’s board of trustees on Wednesday morning approved changing the brand name of the hospital. The board followed a recommendation from its marketing professionals and an advisory group that said ... Continue reading

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Jayhawks competing on three PGA tours

Bookmark pgatour.com to follow former three University of Kansas golfers who are members of three different PGA tours. Gary Woodland scored his third career PGA Tour victory at the Pheonix Open on Super Bowl Sunday. After missing the cut at The Masters, Woodland is taking off a ... Continue reading

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Marcus Morris: Confrontation with Khris Middleton dates back to their college matchups

When Boston’s Marcus Morris and Milwaukee’s Khris Middleton started leaning into each other with a little more oomph while jockeying for position and barking back and forth even louder than normal during a playoff matchup Tuesday night it wasn’t because the two had grown sick of each ... Continue reading

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G League salary bump good news for KU’s current and future NBA draft hopefuls

Wednesday morning, SIG Sports announced on Twitter that it had signed on to represent KU senior Svi Mykhailiuk in the upcoming NBA Draft process. Mykhailiuk is one of four players from KU's 2017-18 Final Four roster who will be trying to make it in the NBA this ... Continue reading

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A peek inside KU football’s 9th spring practice

Tuesday afternoon’s Kansas football practice marked the ninth of the spring for the Jayhawks. The brief 15-minute window made open to media members provided at least a little bit of insight into some of the more minor details of the off-season work. Here are a few observations ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for April 17

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours. Each afternoon the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 6 a.m. Monday to 6 a.m. Tuesday and includes 267 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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Precious few college basketball coaches have won more than one NCAA tournament title

You likely have heard it uttered about Jim Boeheim, John Calipari, Tom Izzo or Bill Self, if not all four, at least once: "Yeah, but he's only won one national title." As if coaches who have won multiple titles are walking all over the place at the ... Continue reading

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Reported car-bashing spree on Louisiana Street leads to arrest

Police arrested a man who they suspect smashed out the windows of at least eight vehicles on Louisiana Street overnight. Officers were dispatched about 9:10 p.m. Monday to the 2400 block of Louisiana Street, where multiple callers reported seeing a man outside smashing car windows with a ... Continue reading

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Lawrence doesn’t fare well in ranking of best places for new businesses; numbers show a historic low for Kansas economy

I would think Lawrence is one of the best small cities in America to start a business. After all, even an April snow shoveling business has a chance at success, as we’ve learned recently. But in a new report on the subject, Lawrence doesn’t rank well. The ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police plan DUI saturation patrol starting Friday, ‘4/20’

Lawrence police are amping up patrols to catch impaired drivers and other traffic violations beginning Friday — which is April 20, aka 4/20, the day designated by pot smokers as an annual holiday. In a news release about the upcoming saturation patrol, the Lawrence Police Department reminds ... Continue reading

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Father of KU’s Lawson brothers talks Memphis return

File this away under the category: Worth Keeping an Eye On. Keelon Lawson, the father of Kansas transfers Dedric and K.J. Lawson appeared on Memphis' 92.9 ESPN Radio recently and told sports talk host John Martin that he would not rule out a return to Memphis by ... Continue reading

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Celtics need a productive Marcus Morris to make a lengthy playoff run

Under other circumstances Boston would not need much production out of Marcus Morris in order to advance in the NBA Playoffs. But injuries to the two best players on the roster, Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward, mean it’s all hands on the parquet floor for the Celtics, ... Continue reading

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Ninth Street restaurant reportedly burglarized, ‘ransacked’ overnight

A restaurant near downtown Lawrence says it will be closed at least through Tuesday to clean up after being broken into. “Nothing like a Monday showing up to pried open doors and a ransacked building ... not cool and not a good start to the week,” Sully ... Continue reading

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Kansas basketball signee makes major jump in updated Rivals rankings

The updated Rivals.com recruiting rankings for the Class of 2018 came out on Monday and one future Jayhawk made a monster jump. Unranked when he committed to Kansas earlier this year, three-star guard Ochai Agbaji, of Oak Park High in Kansas City, Mo., cracked the Top 150 ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for April 16

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours. Each afternoon the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 6 a.m. Sunday to 6 a.m. Monday and includes 175 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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Ryan Willis, Jace Sternberger star in spring games

The Montell Cozart who played one season for Boise State was so superior to the quarterback who played parts of four seasons with Kansas that it became easy to draw a couple of conclusions. First, Cozart must have had better blockers and receivers surrounding him in his ... Continue reading

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West Lawrence private school files plans for significant expansion

Bishop Seabury Academy has filed plans to fill in the swimming pool on its Lawrence campus. The rest of us shouldn’t do anything drastic like selling our Speedos or stop using hip phrases from “Baywatch.” None of this is a sign that summer is canceled. Rather, the ... Continue reading

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Could KU freshman Silvio De Sousa’s situation become Billy Preston Part II?

When it comes to the concept of worst case scenarios, the thought is so subjective that it can mean different things to different people. In the world of sports, when you're talking worst case scenarios, you could be talking about outcomes, injuries, seasons and more. For the ... Continue reading

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