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Wildcat Quickies: World Series Edition

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The Cubs win it all, P.J. Washington set for early decision, Kentucky bowl projections and more.

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Good morning BBN, these are your Thursday quickies. If you were willing to stay up through nine innings of baseball, a rain delay, and then an additional inning, you witnessed what was arguably the best game in baseball history. You also witnessed history being made, as the Cubs won the World Series for the first time in over 100 years. The mastermind behind it all, Theo Epstein, had everything perfectly placed, and the baseball world knew it was bound to happen. Lucky for the Cubs, it happened pretty quickly. The Cubs sport some of the youngest stars in the game on their roster, and they’re now all World Series Champions.

The goat can be saved, Steve Bartman can come out of hiding and the Cubs can stop being considered the lovable losers. The longest title drought in major sports history is over.

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May we perhaps see the return of Steve Bartman to the streets of Chicago?

Your quickies

Mitch Barnhart: Football finally 'making progress I hoped we'd see' - SEC Country
“Our football program is finally gaining personality, and I like that, you know? That’s the progress I was hoping we’d see,” Barnhart told SEC Country in an exclusive interview. “The last couple years, it’s always been sort of, ‘We hope. We hope.’ We never quite could get to that. Now you circle stats and you say, ‘That defines us, that defines us and that defines us.’ OK, now we see who we want to be.”

Wildcats Welcome Union to Memorial for Thursday’s Free Exhibition | - UK Wildcats
The UK women’s basketball team will play host to NCAA Division II powerhouse Union University Thursday at 7 p.m. ET inside Memorial Coliseum.

Wizards' John Wall: 'They Still Don't Respect Me' |
John Wall isn't unhappy with the Wizards, but he's not satisfied either. He talks about taking the next step, gaining more respect around the NBA, and his love for UK fans.

Calipari discusses Kentucky's culture, recruiting philosophy - 247
John Calipari discussed the culture of his program and his recruiting philosophy at Kentucky during an appearance on the College Hoops Today Podcast with Jon Rothstein.

P.J. Washington Poised for UNLV Visit, Likely Early Decision | Zagsblog
“P.J. will most likely decide during the early signing period,” Paul Washington Sr., the player’s father and the Findlay Prep coach said. “He could hold out but I think he’s ready to move forward with the process.”

Adebayo, Monk named to CBS Sports’ preseason All-America teams -
CBS projects Monk to lead the Wildcats in scoring this season. Coach Cal has already said this year that he expects Monk to take over the role Jamal Murray held a year ago and take the most shots on the team

Latest Kentucky bowl projections from ESPN - 247
A look at the latest Kentucky bowl projections from ESPN. One of them is sending UK to the Music City Bowl in Nashville to play Iowa Dec. 30 at 3:30 PM on ESPN.

Eric Bledsoe helps Suns to vicotry - Yahoo! Sports

Bledsoe sunk a game-winning three-pointer in overtime to lead the Phoenix Suns over the Portland Trailblazers. More Cats doing big things in the NBA.

Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner resigns - ESPN
Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner resigned after a 20-10 loss to the Bears on Monday night, which was Minnesota's second loss in a row.

Dana White confirms that Ronda Rousey will retire soon - Fox Sports

Rousey said her upcoming fight against Amanda Nunes at UFC 207 would be one of her last fights, and White has confirmed that. Rousey is certainly a marketable person and has more to pursue outside of fighting.

Fantasy football rankings: running backs - SB Nation

The no-brainer start of the week is Ezekiel Elliott. He’s the best yardage back in the league and he’s going up against the Cleveland Browns defense.

The Cowboys need Romo now more than ever - Fox Sports

Dak Prescott has made all the right moves as a rookie quarterback, and he led a great comeback against the Philadelphia Eagles last week. However, Prescott’s poor play early on was the reason the Cowboys needed a comeback at all. This instability from the rookie shows that Romo would be a huge help for Dallas.

Eagles coach Doug Pederson not planning to discipline Josh Huff - The Baltimore Sun

Huff was pulled over for speeding recently, and marijuana and a firearm were found in the vehicle. Pederson said it’s a legal system issue now.

Two Australians pose as professional golfers, end up in the North Korean Open - Yahoo!

You can’t make this stuff up.

Facebook profit soars, but growth concerns emerge - Wall Street Journal

Uber has redesigned and streamlined their app - The Verge