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Kentucky Wildcats Quickies: Baseball Blues Edition

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Baseball can be hard to watch.

It can be really hard to watch if the two teams you watch are Kentucky baseball and the Reds. I'll leave it at that.

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Your Quickies

Towns, Davis among ‘dream NBA players’ to build team around -
Nine Sports Illustrated NBA writers voted for former Kentucky forwards Karl-Anthony Towns and Anthony Davis to build their teams around.

UK Women Ann Arbor Bound for NCAA First & Second Rounds - UK Wildcats News
For the third straight season and the 23rd in program history, the Kentucky women’s tennis team has earned a bid to the NCAA Championship team tournament. They face Big East Conference champion Xavier on Friday.

UK Men Headed to Columbus for NCAA First Round - UK Wildcats News
The No. 23 Kentucky Wildcats men’s tennis team will return to the NCAA tournament for the 26th time in program history, as UK is slated for a first round matchup with Virginia Tech.

Why did we just see sweaty John Calipari? (Hint: Recruiting) - LCJ
So why would Kentucky coach John Calipari release sweaty, huffing workout videos of himself? You know why.

Louisville students' lawsuit against escort is dismissed - Lexington Herald-Leader
A Louisville judge has dismissed a lawsuit by University of Louisville students filed against Katina Powell that said the escort's book allegations of sex parties at the men's basketball players' dormitory had devalued their education.

NBA Draft: Six freshmen that could use another college season -
Having hired an agent, Skal obviously won’t be coming back to Kentucky, but that doesn't mean he's making the right decision.

Space Jam 2: Which NBA Players should join LeBron James? - SI
Who will replace Bradley, LJ, Muggsy, Chuck and Ewing in the sequel?

BTI’s Rants and Ramblings: Mark Stoops Has Been Close…..Which Makes It More Frustrating - Kentucky Sports Radio
Nobody can argue that the current state of the program under Mark Stoops is leap years ahead of what Joker Phillips made UK football, but that's not making the losses any more easy to stomach.

Stamps is latest Cat to sign as NFL UDFA - LCJ
A.J. Stamps is the latest former Wildcat to sign as undrafted free agent.

Kentucky offers four in Florida - Cats Pause
Kentucky has offered four Florida products over the past week.

How did Victor Espinoza almost get left out of this year’s Kentucky Derby? - Lexington Herald-Leader
Victor Espinoza, who won the 2014 Kentucky Derby with California Chrome and the Triple Crown in 2015 with American Pharoah, didn’t have a mount for this year’s Derby until last week.

UConn To Play Syracuse At Madison Square Garden Dec. 5 - Hartford Courant
Renewing a great rivalry.

Top 25 of unfulfilled potential -- When reality falls spectacularly short of expectations - ESPN presents the top 25 cases of unfulfilled potential in sports history. Some of the athletes who made the list squandered their prodigious talent; others were slowed or stopped by injury. All left us wanting more.

10 Things: Cowboys Strange Choice, Tunsil Weirdness - The MMQB with Peter King
Questioning the Cowboys’ Plan, the Weirdness of Laremy Tunsil and More From A Silly, Crazy Draft.

NBA mock draft: Need vs. best available - USA Today Sports
Debate teams grapple with as the draft closes in is take a chance or fill a spot? And how does that affect where various Wildcats go?

The Interesting Details You Might Have Missed On "Game Of Thrones" This Week - Buzz Feed
Note: contains spoilers...

Kentucky Derby 2016 | Why your horse can/can't win Saturday's race at Churchill Downs - LCJ
Reasons for both heading into Saturday's race at Churchill Downs.

Kentucky Derby field expected to include four gray horses - Lexington Herald-Leader
The 142nd Kentucky Derby is showing its age, in a gray kind of way. Four of the expected 20 horses in the field Saturday are subtly different shades of gray.

NFL PED drug tests: Mexico, China meat tainted with clenbuterol - SI
The NFL is planning games in Mexico and China, but eating meat there can cause players to fail PED tests, the league and union warned on Tuesday.

CBS Reveals Star Trek Shooting Location and Start Date - IGN
New Star Trek should be arriving next year, and we're a few months away from the start of filming.

100-Year-Old Ida Keeling Makes History with 100-Meter Dash Finish - Bleacher Report
"If you've got a will, you'll find a way," said the soon-to-be 101-year-old running enthusiast moments after her record-breaking dash in last weekend's Penn Relays.

This 4-Year-Old Might Be The Biggest "Star Wars" Fan In The World - Buzz Feed
The Force is strong with this one...

Captain America: Civil War is a satisfying clash of ideas and fists - The Verge
The latest Marvel Cinematic Universe film tackles big, real-world questions — while still managing to entertain.