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UK Softball earns highest seed ever in NCAA Tournament. Towns being named rookie of the Year. Patterson & Raptors advance. More.

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Exhibition at UK serves as salve for Asbury’s wounded souls - Lexington Herald-Leader
An exhibition game at Kentucky comes at a good time for Asbury head coach Will Shouse and his wife. The coach and his family are grieving the death of a 4-month-old son, their fourth baby lost in two years. There's no question they deserve as loud and powerful of an ovation as any we'll see in Rupp Arena when the time comes next season.

Five-star guard looks to cut down list - 247 Sports
Top shooting guard Gary Trent Jr. has some of the country's top college basketball programs in pursuit. He hopes to cut his list soon as Duke, Kentucky and Kansas are among those expected to make the cut.

Wildcats Set to Begin Play in NCAA Tuscaloosa Regional - UK Wildcats News
Kentucky is set to tee off at the NCAA Tuscaloosa Regional on Monday at the Ol’ Colony Golf Complex in Tuscaloosa, Ala. UK is one of 81 total teams across the six regional sites vying for a spot in the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Ore.

Patterson's Double-Double Helps Raptors Advance -
The Raptors beat the Heat 116-89 on Sunday in Game 7 to reach the conference finals for the first time in franchise history. Patrick Patterson had 11 & 11 to help the Raptors become the 15th team in NBA history to win two Game 7s in one postseason.

Report: Towns to be named NBA Rookie of the Year on Monday - FOX Sports
The only question now is whether or not the vote will be unanimous.

Recruiting wrap-up: UK target Trae Young had a big weekend, and other notes - Lexington Herald-Leader
Notes on UK recruiting targets Trae Young, P.J. Washington, Mohamed Bamba, Gary Trent. Jr., John Petty, Marques Bolden and more.

Daniel Giddens transferring to Alabama -
Daniel Giddens, a former Ohio State basketball big, announced his transfer to Alabama on Sunday. Giddens averaged 3.8 points and 3.6 rebounds per game as a freshman last season before leaving. He listed UK among his initial schools in consideration, though it looks like the interest was never really mutual.

Falcons owner wants to make sure Las Vegas committed to NFL franchise before advocating move - ESPN
Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank says he wants to see more research on whether Las Vegas can support an NFL franchise before he can support the move.

Original basketball rules displayed at University of Kansas - CollegeBasketballTalk
The University of Kansas put James Naismith's original rules of basketball on display Friday at the new multi-million-dollar DeBruce Center.

Cardinals' Larry Fitzgerald fulfills promise to his mother - ESPN
After taking classes for the past 13 years, Larry Fitzgerald earned his degree from the University of Phoenix, keeping a promise he made to his mother.

Georgia could add to 2016 class on Tuesday - 247 Sports
Georgia has continued to work on its 2016 class well past National Signing Day and it could add a significant player on Tuesday.

KU adds transfer in Liberty University sophomore center Evan Maxwell -
Kansas is looking to add big men to its roster and the Jayhawks landed a future player to its roster on Friday. Liberty sophomore big man Evan Maxwell is transferring to Kansas after averaging 10.0 points and 4.8 rebounds per game this past season.

Jason Day goes wire-to-wire in claiming Players Championship - ESPN
The best field in golf was no match for Jason Day at The Players Championship.

Do You Actually Prefer Cake Or Pie - Buzz Feed
The ultimate battle of filling vs. frosting...

Looking Forward: Here’s what the Big Ten has in store for the 2016-17 season – CollegeBasketballTalk
This is everything you need to know about the Big Ten this offseason.

KY's Primary Just Doesn't Matter - Kentucky Sports Radio
Tuesday's matchup between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders will generate national political attention. But for several reasons, the outcome doesn't matter.

Matt Kenseth holds off Kyle Larson for thrilling victory at Dover - ESPN
Matt Kenseth held off Kyle Larson in a thrilling run down the stretch to win a wreck-filled race Sunday at Dover International Speedway.

Movie on Kentucky killing to film in state, stars ‘Game of Thrones’ actress - Lexington Herald-Leader
Central Kentucky is being scouted for locations for a movie based on the true story of FBI agent Mark Putnam, who confessed to killing a pregnant informant with whom he had been having an affair. Yeah, it's a wild story with a tragic ending, so it makes sense that someone from Game of Thrones be part of it, considering that's the story of seemingly every character on the popular HBO show.