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Kentucky's 1996 basketball team reunites, CBS says Cal is taking a risk by not suspending Willis and more.

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Good Sunday morning BBN, these are your Wildcat quickies. The best team in college basketball history has reunited in Miami, as Rick Pitino has met up with some of his former 1996 WIldcats, including Tony Delk, Derek Anderson, Ron Mercer, Walter McCarty, Anthony Epps, Mark Pope, Allen Edwards, Wayne Turner, Jeff Shepard, Jared Prickett, Cameron Mills and Oliver Simmons. That 1996 team went 34-2, winning 27 consecutive games to close out the season and winning all of their NCAA Tournament games by an average of over 20 points. As far as considering the best team ever, Pitino says that's exactly what they believe they are.

"We believe we're the greatest team ever."

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Kentucky football: Aiming for six wins sets the bar too low - Lexington Herald-Leader
Throughout fall camp, there was more of a sure-footed feel among Stoops and his troops. The head coach talked higher capacity. His players talked confidence. Now, the projections end and the path to the six-win goal begins. That aim is low for John Clay.

Kentucky QB Stephen Johnson II overcame childhood disorder, now faces a new obstacle - SEC Country
Stephen Johnson II, UK's No. 2 QB this year, has had to overcome Tourette’s syndrome, a neuro-developmental disorder that affects one out of every 160 children in the U.S. between the ages of 5 and 17. It can also continue into adulthood.

John Calipari taking risk by not suspending Kentucky player cited for public intoxication -
Calipari's decision not to suspend Derek Willis could end up backfiring on him down the road, at least this CBS writer thinks so.

At Anthony Davis' urging, Kentucky's John Calipari raising flood-relief funds -
Calipari’s softball game will be played this year in lieu of what had been an annual basketball game featuring former Kentucky stars. The event caps the John Calipari Basketball Fantasy Experience, a fantasy camp that has raised more than $1 million for charity in each of the past three years.

Once abandoned himself, Kentucky linebacker never leaves a teammate behind - Lexington Herald-Leader
Courtney Love has never played a down of college football for the University of Kentucky, but he’s already one of the team’s leaders. It’s easy to see why when you understand his background.

DeMarcus Cousins faces his last shot at normalcy with the Kings -
Many people around the NBA expect Cousins to leave Sacramento when he becomes a free agent in 2018. "They're fooling themselves if they think he's sticking around," said one league executive. "The good news for them is his value will always be high. There isn't a point of no return in which you're not getting high value for him. Teams will bid against each other in the trade market."

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Tony Romo is actually way more injured than the Cowboys originally said he was, could miss 6-10 weeks - ESPN. At first, the reports of Romo's health weren't too bad, but it turns out he actually he broke a bone in his back and could miss a significant portion of this season.

Everyone is reportedly laughing at the Chargers for failing to sign Joey Bosa - Deadspin. There's plenty of fault to go around in this situation, but it's embarrassing when you fail to sign the guy that you wanted with your highest pick.

Gary Sanchez becomes fastest player in MLB history to reach 11 home runs - NY Daily News. Sanchez has exploded onto the scene in New York, and is slugging the ball out of the park left and right. In the process of hitting all those home runs, he has made a little history by being the first player to reach 11 homes runs in 23 games.

Drafting wide receiver-heavy in fantasy drafts is a key to success - NFL. Running backs are no longer the workhorses that could win you fantasy championships. Now, it's all about the pass catchers. P.S., if you have the No. 1 overall pick in your league, you need to take Antonio Brown.

Chip Kelly says Colin Kaepernick's choice to sit during the National Anthem won't affect football matters - PFT. Kaep is still battling with Blaine Gabbert for the starting spot, and Kelly won't let Kaep's pregame actions impact his decision.

Trevor Siemmian does enough for the Broncos - NFL. When you have the defense that Denver has, your quarterback doesn't have to light up the opposition (Peyton Manning figured that out last season). That's why Siemian looks like he could do enough to get the job done for Denver, and while his play against Los Angeles wasn't over the top, he did rack up 122 passing yards with 10 completions in 17 attempts.

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Your bottle of ketchup might have a recipe for 'ketchup cake' on the back - mashable
Reno man and Redditor Gregory Nuttle baked a ketchup cake using a recipe he found on the back of a Heinz bottle.

Nearly Two-Thirds of Americans Can’t Pass a Basic Test of Financial Literacy - TIME
A study released today by the FINRA Foundation estimated that nearly two-thirds of Americans couldn’t pass a basic financial literacy test