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Wichita State (17-28, 6-12 Missouri Valley Conference) will play its final home series of the season against Bradley (15-28, 5-15). The Shockers are in eighth place in the MVC, trying to hold off the ninth-place Braves for the final spot in the conference tournament. The series begins with a noon doubleheader today and finishes with a noon game on Sunday. Today is Strikeout Cancer Day. Game-worn pink jerseys will be available for auction. Fans wearing pink can purchase a $5 ticket.


Signups for the Wichita Junior Golf Foundation's summer program are scheduled for Monday at seven local courses.

Golfers ages 10-18 can participate in the 8-week program, which costs $10 and begins June 7. There are divisions for beginners at Auburn Hills and Sierra Hills and five other local courses for 3,4,5 or 6 hole (depending on course), 9-hole and 18-hole golfers.

Each session includes private instruction, a rules and etiquette lesson and play on the course. Equipment will be furnished if needed.

Sign up for beginners meeting at either Auburn Hills or Sierra Hills is 7-9 a.m. Other courses sign up times include Braeburn 5:30-8:30 a.m., Clapp 6:30-10 a.m., Consolver 6:30 a.m. until full, MacDonald 6:00-9:30 a.m. and Sim 6 a.m. until full.

Registration is limited to May 3rd and classes fill quickly. For registration forms and more info, call Sue Raymond at 316 733-2846.


Mike Peters will seek a second consecutive feature win in the sprint car class tonight at 81 Speedway. The Modified, AAA modified, rookie modified, street stock and thumper divisions will also race. Race time is 7 p.m., gates open at 5. Admission is $9 for ages 11 and older, $5 for ages 6-10.

* Brad Keselowski led most of the last 192 laps and then rallied from fourth in a two-lap sprint to win his second consecutive NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Richmond, Va. The victory allowed Keselowski to begin rebuilding his series points lead, which was cut nearly in half last week after he won at Talladega and his car failed post-race inspection.

* Kyle Busch won the pole for tonight's Sprint Cup race at Richmond International with a fast lap at 127.077 mph. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver turned the lap as the 19th of 47 cars attempting to qualify, easily beating David Reutimann (126.618) for the top spot. Hendrick Motorsports teammates Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon, who said the air has been cleared in their well-publicized feud of the past two weeks, will start in the second row.


Arkansas City native Jay Louderback was chosen Big East women's coach of the year for the eighth time. Ark City's Kali Krisik was among five Notre Dame players earning all-Big East honors, and Krisik was chosen most outstanding player at the Big East championship. The Irish, ranked sixth nationally, won the Big East title for the third consecutive year. Krisik, a senior, has a 16-3 singles mark and is 22-0 playing No. 1 doubles with Kristy Frilling.

* Justine Henin rallied to beat Jelena Jankovic 3-6, 7-6 (4), 6-3 in the Porsche Grand Prix quarterfinals in Stuttgart, Germany.

* Fernando Verdasco made another strong showing on clay with a 7-6 (4), 3-6, 6-4 win over Novak Djokovic to reach the semifinals of the Rome Masters.


Kansa announced that Brandon Simmons, assistant athletic director for sales and marketing, and Jason Jeffries, the assistant director of ticket operations, resigned. Jim Marchiony, KU's associate athletic director for external relations, declined to discuss the resignations or say whether they were related to an investigation of ticket office operations and the Williams Educational Fund that was ordered by the university's chancellor.


Hutchinson Community College's Ariella McGhee has signed to play for the New Mexico State women's team next season. McGhee, a 6-foot forward, is the Blue Dragons' all-time rebounding leader. She also helped lead Hutchinson to the 2009 Region VI title and was the Region VI tournament MVP that season.