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Wildcat Quickies: NBA Roster Cutdown Edition

Former Cats face their NBA future, Cal and Kentucky hold a women’s clinic, Ryan Fitzpatrick leads the Jets past the Ravens and more.

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Good Monday morning BBN, these are your Wildcat Quickies. Some former Wildcats are getting good (or bad) news on their NBA careers, as cuts are being made across the league. Aaron Harrison has made the Charlotte Hornets’ roster, but meanwhile James Young is on the trade block for the Boston Celtics. Alex Poythress was already cut by the Indiana Pacers earlier last week. Andrew Harrison appears to have made the Memphis Grizzlies’ roster.

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Kentucky Downs No. 9 Arkansas in Fayetteville | UK Wildcats News
The Kentucky women’s soccer team got its first road top-10 win in over three years on Sunday afternoon as the Wildcats earned goals in each half to beat No. Arkansas.

Notebook: Fox, Briscoe, Monk prepare to join forces -
“We haven’t played them all together,” Calipari said. “We’re going to start (Saturday). Will be the first day that I’ll play all three of those guys together. “Had a great meeting with those three (Friday). We got a lot to figure out. It’s going to be organic, as it always is here. We got to figure out different rotations, who plays better with whom.”

After recent bad fortune, Kentucky finishing strong in close games - 247
Mark Stoops is proud of the way Kentucky has been finishing game. Now he wants to see the Cats take the next step.

John Calipari’s women’s clinic draws record crowd | Lexington Herald-Leader
More than 1,000 women filled Rupp Arena for the 2016 John Calipari Women’s Clinic on Saturday. The attendees got to meet Coach Cal, tour the facilities, watch practice and show their love for the Kentucky Wildcats.

Wildcats Rally Falls Short in Five-Set Loss at Missouri | UK
The loss snapped a 13-match winning streak for the Wildcats and they fall to 16-5 overall and 9-1 in Southeastern Conference action. Missouri improves to 18-3 and 9-0 in league action. Kentucky will have a week of rest before returning to action at Alabama on Oct. 30 at 2:30 p.m. ET.

Coaches, players were confident MacGinnis would make last second field goal - 247
Austin MacGinnis may have missed a chip shot earlier in the game, but that didn't dent the confidence his teammates had in the kicker on his game-winning try.

Class of 2017 guard emerging as a Calipari target » UK recruiting news
Shai Alexander, a class of 2017 combo guard who recently decommitted from Florida, will be watched by a UK coach this week. Alexander is listed as a point guard, but he can be a versatile addition to UK’s 2017 class.

Marcus McWilson had a career game | Kentucky Sports Radio
On the first play of the fourth quarter, McWilson read a quick throw to the outside, made the interception, and returned it to the house on a 44-yard pick-six. Mark Stoops immediately ran over to his former prized recruit and took him to the ground on a tackle.

KHSAA announces 2017 Hall of Fame class | Lexington Herald-Leader
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association announced its 2017 Hall of Fame class on Sunday at its offices in Lexington. Longtime Lafayette basketball coach Charles “Jock” Sutherland and former Highlands star Marty Moore are among the notable additions.

Kentucky Women’s Golf in Second Place at Cardinal Cup | UK Wildcats
Despite some inconsistency in the opening round in Simpsonville, Kentucky, the Wildcats are in second place and just one shot behind first-round leader Florida State thanks to another stellar round from senior Jordan Chael.

Bengals hope big plays mean big momentum shift | Lexington Herald-Leader
Cincinnati used a barrage of big plays to beat the win-less Browns on Sunday. The victory snapped a two-game losing streak for the now 3-4 Bengals. Jeremy Hill made the run of the day; A.J. Green the catch of the day. Now it’s on to London.

2016-17: Tiers of the NBA - Zach Lowe - ESPN
How will the season shape up for your favorite squad? We split up the best teams, the bottom-feeders and everything in between.

Fantasy basketball - Anthony Davis or DeMarcus Cousins a better pick? - ESPN
If Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins are on the board when it's your pick in a fantasy draft, who should you take? ESPN debates every angle.

Ohio State falls to No. 6 in AP Poll - Sports Illustrated

OSU’s loss to Penn State has dropped the Buckeyes out of the playoff picture (for the time being).

Ryan Fitzpatrick leads Jets past Ravens - ESPN

After Geno Smith suffered a knee injury, the Jets had to bring back the quarterback they just benched, and Fitzpatrick pulled off some Fitzmagic to beat.

The fatal mistake that doomed the Samsung Galaxy Note - Wall Street Journal

Dick’s Sporting Goods reportedly acquires Golfsmith in auction - UPI