Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes: 5.6.2019

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Kansas News

Romeo Langford’s campus visit started on Friday. He’s in Lawrence until Sunday
Blue-chip Indiana high school shooting guard Romeo Langford began his official recruiting visit to Kansas on Friday.

KU target, grad transfer Rayjon Tucker closing in on a decision after Kansas visit | KUsports.com
Over the weekend, the Kansas basketball program, along with the city of Lawrence and KU’s campus, got their shot at impressing Tucker, who appears to be zeroing in on making a decision about where he’ll send his final season of college basketball next season.

KU baseball completes series sweep of Texas | KUsports.com
It took a team effort Sunday afternoon at Hoglund Ballpark for the Kansas baseball team to earn its first Big 12 series sweep of the season, 10-6, over Texas.

Report: Rayjon Tucker zeroing in on transfer decision
John Martin, a radio host with 92.9 ESPN in Memphis and reporter for The Athletic, tweeted on Sunday that University of Arkansas-Little Rock graduate transfer Rayjon Tucker will soon have an idea of where he’s playing for the 2019-2020 season (assuming he stays in the college ranks).

A look at Josh Jackson’s second season in the NBA
Josh Jackson recently finished his second season in the NBA with the Phoenix Suns. In 79 games (29 starts), Jackson averaged 11.5 points on 41-percent shooting and 32.4-percent shooting from 3, adding 4.4 rebounds and 2.3 assists.

Other Sports News

Kawhi in rare air after 39 points, 14 boards in win
Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard added to his historic postseason run with 39 points and 14 rebounds in the Raptors’ 101-96 win over the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 4 of their Eastern Conference semifinals.

How the Nuggets are surviving Damian Lillard
When he stepped out of the locker room on Sunday, Damian Lillard adjusted his crimson vest and navigated the thin corridor in the belly of the Moda Center en route to the podium for his postgame media conference.

Ailing Embiid rues effort as 76ers fall to Raptors
“I mean, at the end of the day, it’s on me,” Embiid said after finishing with 11 points on 2-for-7 shooting, eight rebounds and seven assists. “I got to be more aggressive. Today wasn’t the same as [Game 3]. Staying aggressive, especially offensively, I’ve got to help my teammates better. But still on me.”

Teen football star fatally shot at Illinois party
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch quoted police as saying that Jaylon McKenzie, an East St. Louis eighth-grader, was shot Saturday night at a party in Venice, Illinois, about 5 miles northeast of St. Louis.

Maximum Security owner to appeal; no Preakness
The owners of Maximum Security plan to file an appeal with the Kentucky Racing Commission contending their horse should be declared the rightful winner of the 2019 Kentucky Derby, owner Gary West told the Today Show on Monday.

Other News

Dow braces for 500-point drop on return of trade war fears – CNN
Dow futures plunged about 500 points on Monday morning after President Donald Trump surprised investors by threatening to impose higher tariffs on China in a tweet.

Boeing Discovered Problem With Warning Light But Didn’t Notify For A Year : NPR
Boeing knew that there was a problem with one of the safety features on its 737 Max planes back in 2017 – well before the Lion Air crash in October 2018 and the Ethiopian Airlines crash in March. But it did not disclose the issue to airlines or safety regulators until after the Lion Air plane crashed off the Indonesian coast, killing all 189 aboard.

Montana DPHHS reminds public to take precautions against hantavirus – KPAX.com
Montana health leaders are reminding the public to take precautions this spring to avoid exposure to hantavirus.

Texas Legislators Consider Bills That Could Sanction LGBT Discrimination : NPR
In Austin, Texas, a new raft of anti-LGBT legislation is working its way through the state legislature. One of the bills would allow state licensed professionals of all stripes — from doctors and pharmacists to plumbers and electricians — to deny services on religious grounds. Supporters say the legislation is needed to protect religious freedoms. But opponents call them “religious refusal bills” or “bigot bills.”

Bigfork Eagle – Local News, State eyes reclassification of Kalispell’s West Reserve Drive
Officials with the Montana Department of Transportation are looking into potentially redesignating West Reserve Drive from a state urban route to a state primary route — a switch up that could allow for more money to be allocated toward widening the busy road to five lanes and enable the road expansion to get underway much sooner.

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