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Austin MacGinnis drills a game-winner, the Cubs make the World Series, AT&T buys Time Warner and more.

NCAA Football: Mississippi State at Kentucky Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Good Sunday morning BBN, and what a wonderful weekend the Cats have made it. Kentucky football is now over .500, sitting at 4-3 after a thrilling victory over Mississippi State last night. The Cats didn’t make it easy on themselves, and nearly gave the game away late, but Austin MacGinnis showed that he has ice in his veins and knocked a game-winner through the uprights as time expired. MacGinnis made up for his miss early on in the game, and saved Kentucky’s bowl hopes in the process.

Kentucky is now 3-2 in the SEC, which is good enough for second in the SEC East standings, a half a game ahead of Tennessee.

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Your quickies

Three takeaways from Friday’s Blue-White Game | Lexington Herald-Leader
John Calipari is finally ready to start practicing his guard trio together. Dominique Hawkins says don’t forget about me. De’Aaron Fox is as fast as advertised. More from the Blue-White scrimmage.

WATCH || John Calipari spins it on SEC Nation - 247
Joe Montana, Dan Marino, Johnny Unitas, Joe Namath, Jim Kelly ... John Calipari?

Ex-Cat Skal Labissiere will need time to develop in NBA | Lexington Herald-Leader
Last weekend’s NBA exhibition game showed that ex-Cat Skal Labissiere remains a fan favorite. He did not do much in the game. Afterward, DeMarcus Cousins and Willie Cauley-Stein stressed how much time is required to go from college to a “grown man’s league.”

Analysis Danny Clark to Kentucky as Wildcats recruiting Ohio strong - 247
Kentucky coaches Mark Stoops, Darin Hinshaw and lead recruit Vince Marrow jumped at the opportunity to get Clark in the fold. It didn’t take him long to take them up on the opportunity, joining announcing his verbal Saturday morning.

Booker on Kentucky, BBN: ‘There’s nothing like it’ - CoachCal.com
“There’s nothing like it, man,” Booker said of playing at Kentucky and having the support of the Big Blue Nation. “I could say all the words I could, but until you’re actually a part of Big Blue Nation I don’t think you understand how it is. The love we get from them is unbelievable. And it’s a lifetime love also."

Despite ties to Arkansas, new Cat Monk says UK was best fit for him | KyForward.com
“I think it’s (Kentucky) the best fit for me,’ said Monk during last week’s UK men basketball media day festivities at Joe Craft Center. “I felt more at home. I felt like if I came here I will play (against) the best talent and get pushed every day at practice to become what I want to be.”

Legends release 2017 schedule | KyForward.com
Lexington Legends fans can mark their calendars for Thursday, April 13, 2017. That’s when the Legends will play their first home game of the season at Whitaker Bank Ballpark against the West Virginia Power.

Can Tubby bring back buzz to Memphis basketball? | Lexington Herald-Leader
Tubby Smith, a former University of Kentucky coach and a future Hall of Famer, has been given the task of resurrecting Memphis college basketball. Smith, 65, left Texas Tech for the latest, and likely last, challenge in a lengthy, successful career: to re-invigorate a Tiger program that has made 11 NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 appearances, but none since 2009.

Alabama star Eddie Jackson has a fractured leg and will miss rest of season - ESPN
Alabama starting safety Eddie Jackson has a fractured leg and will miss the remainder of the season. Jackson, a senior, had previously missed time as an underclassmen with a knee injury.

Other sports news

The Cubs are going to the World Series - CNN

This is not a drill, nor a joke. Chicago is headed to the World Series, in hopes of winning their first title in over a century. This is their first appearance in a World Series in 71 years.

Kyle Schwarber could be back for World Series - USA Today

Schwarber is ahead of schedule in the rehab process, and Theo Epstein says he’ll be evaluated day by day.

Penn State knocks off Ohio State - Sports Illustrated

Unranked Penn State knocked off the No. 2 team in the country in front of a whiteout crowd with a thrilling comeback in the fourth quarter.

Alabama beat Texas A&M - AL.com

The Crimson Tide can’t be stopped. No matter how hot the team they face is, they come in and bash them and walk out with a victory. Texas A&M is just the latest opponent to fall victim to Alabama. With Ohio State falling to Penn State, there’s no dispute as to who the No. 1 team in the country is now.

Leonard Fournette obliterates Ole Miss defense in return - SB Nation

Fournette has been a hollow shell of him former self this year thanks to injury, but he showed on Saturday that he’s still unstoppable at full strength. He bowled over Ole Miss defenders left and right en route to a 16-carry, 284-yard, 3-touchdown night. For those of you keeping track at home, that’s nearly 18 yards-per-carry.

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AT&T is buying Time Warner for $85.4 billion - New York Times

In other words, your customer service problems are about to get a whole lot worse.

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