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Team USA cruised to a 105-78 win over Argentina, a game in which DeMarcus Cousins finally began to get back in his groove. He finished the night with 15 points on 6-of-10 shooting.

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Team USA Routs Argentina 105-78, Advances To Semifinals - USA Basketball
After a first-quarter fight, the U.S. Olympic Men’s Basketball Team shut down Argentina to record an impressive 105-78 quarterfinal win on Wednesday night in Rio de Janeiro.

Leah Nugent Advances to 400H Olympic Final - UK Wildcats News
Kentucky Track and Field Class of 2015 Alumna Leah Nugent qualified for the 400-meter hurdles final while representing Jamaica at her first Olympic Games Tuesday.

Practice report: Top playmakers on defensive side, how Cats are trying to grow pass rush, blitz packages - Lexington Herald-Leader
D.J. Eliot singles out linebackers Kobie Walker, Josh Allen and Denzil Ware and JUCO lineman Courtney Miggins as guys who will help upgrade the pass rush.

Kentucky receiver Dorian Baker striving for consistency this fall - 247
"My life was unbalanced, you know? Now I feel like I'm coming at a balance in my life," Baker said. "Looking back on some things and evaluating things that I've done and make changes. Got to make sacrifices for the little things I needed to do. In order for me to be great I got to make sacrifices and I kind of realized that."

Women’s Basketball to Host Open House Sunday, Aug. 28 - UK Wildcats News
University of Kentucky women’s basketball head coach Matthew Mitchell and his 2016-17 Wildcats are opening the doors of the Joe Craft Center for fans on Sunday, Aug. 28 at 7 p.m. ET.

Q&A: Eliot discusses defensive standouts and developing a pass rush - Lexington Herald-Leader
Defensive coordinator D.J. Eliot breaks down some things he likes about players like Eli Brown, Kobie Walker and Derrick Baity and discusses some things they’re trying to teach the young players about pass rush.

2019 DB Adonis Otey has five offers already; Kentucky among them - Scout
Offers started rolling in back in January for Adonis Otey, who was a freshman at this time. The early offers are extra motivation for the 2019 defensive back out of Tennessee.

Brittney Griner said she could beat DeMarcus Cousins -
U.S. women’s basketball center Brittney Griner is confident she could beat DeMarcus Cousins in a one-on-one matchup. Despite the doubts from the men’s team, Griner isn’t backing down. "I mean, I’m better and I know that kind of gets at him," Griner said.

Class of 17: No. 8 Westtown School forward Mohamed Bamba - USA Today
Mohamed Bamba may check in at No. 3 overall in the ESPN 100 basketball recruiting rankings, but if they chartered rankings for a player’s inner motor on the court, Bamba would claim the top spot in a landslide.

‘I want to put this city on my back.’ — The Undefeated
A great featured piece at The Undefeated reveals that Kentucky is already showing interest in 2020 guard Che Evans.

UK among favorites for 2019 New Jersey teammates -
Kentucky is already listed among the favorites for 2019 New Jersey prospects Bryan Antoine, Scottie Lewis.

Watch: Shareef O'Neal, Shaq's son, has serious skills - 247
"He’s got great athleticism, and a skill package that you only think is going to get better," said Jerry Meyer, 247Sports director of scouting. "It’s hard to think he’s not going to be a standout player down the road."

Motivation Monday: No. 1 PG Trevon Duval dishes on what fuels his grind - USA Today
Motivating factors in sports range from the simple to the simply inconceivable; but they’re all necessary factors in the production of elite talent.

Coaches say Under Armour now has more influence in college basketball than Adidas -
Nike is still king, but Under Armour is closing ground faster than anyone thought possible. Many are saying they've already passed Adidas.

Kentucky's best small-town football games each week - Lexington Herald-Leader
Nothing captures the spirit of high school football quite like the games played outside of the state’s most-populated areas. Looking to venture outside of Lexington or Louisville? Here’s a guide to some of the must-see games being played in small towns across Kentucky this season.