Point guard Devonte Graham to visit KU on Friday

In its ongoing search for additional options in the backcourt, Kansas will play host this weekend to Devonte Graham, one of the top available point guards in the 2014 class. Graham, a 6-foot-2 guard from Brewster Academy, will take an official visit to KU starting on Friday, his prep school coach, Jason Smith, announced on Twitter. Kansas coach Bill Self visited Graham on Friday.

Sasha Menu Courey’s parents hope Mizzou learns from investigation

The independent report by the Dowd Bennett Law Firm in Clayton, Mo., into MU’s handling of sexual assault allegations by former swimmer Sasha Menu Courey was critical of the university, but her parents said they are pleased with the investigation’s thoroughness and recommendations. “Our daughter Sasha went through a perfect storm of unfortunate events that led to her suicide,” Menu Courey’s parents said in a statement released Monday. “Although we cannot change the past, we hope that the lessons learned from the investigation will lead to positive changes for future athletes and students.”

The Week Ahead for April 14

RUGBY GAMES: The Kansas City Rugby Football Club will play host to the Kansas City Blues for matches between the first teams and second teams at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. at Shawnee Mission North High School. For more information, call 816.213.7343.

Missouri Comets break from MISL and will move into new league

The Comets announced Saturday that they will be leaving the league and partnering with owners from the San Diego Sockers and Baltimore Blast to form a new-look Professional Arena Soccer League, which will begin play next season. The league will probably feature more than 20 teams, including as many as six from Mexico, according to Comets team president and part-owner Brian Budzinski.

The Rundown: Milwaukee Brewers get out of the box fast

April is a time for surprises, at least in baseball. Each year a team gets out of the box quickly, defying expectations. Take the Milwaukee Brewers, who are atop the NL Central, which produced three playoff teams a year ago in St. Louis, Pittsburgh and Cincinnati.

Kansan Gary Woodland ties front-nine record at the Masters, finishes day at par

For 10 holes on Saturday, Gary Woodland, the Topeka native and former KU standout, had taken Augusta by storm, seizing the moment with a record-tying 6-under 30 on the front nine. Woodland would give four shots back in the final eight holes and finish the day at even par after firing a 3-under 69, but he won’t soon forget his historic front nine.

Royals recall Danny Duffy, option Johnny Giavotella to Omaha

A day after what manager Ned Yost called a "nightmare scenario," the Royals executed yet another roster move designed to improve their shaky bullpen. The team recalled Danny Duffy, one of the organization’s top prospects, and optioned second baseman Johnny Giavotella back to Class AAA Omaha.

KC ace James Shields struggles as Twins rock Royals again 7-1

Starter James Shields surrendered seven runs in the first two inning as the Royals lost to the Twins 7-1 on Saturday in Minneapolis. In the last three seasons, Shields allowed seven runs in a game on six separate occasions. On Saturday, six of the runs were unearned. He is partly to blame for that, as is third baseman Mike Moustakas.

Omar Infante gets back in lineup

Omar Infante returned to action on Friday night at Target Field in Minneapolis, just three days after an 89-mph fastball struck him in the face.

Missouri athletic department starts to walk its talk

Missouri’s athletic department prides itself on character and integrity. Athletic director Mike Alden has repeated that over and over. But MU’s boldest move toward accountability came Friday afternoon when football coach Gary Pinkel announced star Dorial Green-Beckham’s ouster on the heels of an investigation that included a Columbia police report alleging the player broke into an apartment last weekend and pushed a woman down at least four stairs.

Oft-maligned Alabama rigs catch the attention of bass

Bill Babler rared back and launched a long cast with a multi-lure contraption that some bass fishermen jokingly call a “chandelier rig.” With a weighted jig head, five wires extending from it and plastic baits attached to those leaders, you can see where it got that nickname.

Jordan Spieth in tie for third halfway through debut at Augusta

Jordan Spieth was a one-and-done talent at the University of Texas and an instant sensation on the PGA Tour. His first year at the Masters is going pretty well, too. Spieth, 20, shot a 2-under 70 in the second round on Friday to pull into a four-way tie for third place with defending champ Adam Scott, Thomas Bjorn and Jonas Blixt. He is the top American behind leader Bubba Watson.

After down year, Bubba Watson back on top at the Masters

Friday afternoon, Bubba Watson was leaving the 18th green and heading toward the clubhouse with the Masters lead. Angie and Caleb were here to soak in the moment. For a day, he was back to playing Bubba Golf, the aggressive, no-holds-barred style that endears him to the crowds here in his adopted home state of Georgia.