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Kentucky plays East Tennessee State tonight and more in today’s quickies.

NCAA Basketball: Kentucky at Kansas Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Kentucky is looking to bounce back from their loss to Kansas with a tune-up game against East Tennessee State in the Adolph Rupp Classic. Tip is at 7 p.m. ET on the SEC Network (in Rupp Arena, of course).

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Who are your all-time favorite Cats? A Discussion | Kentucky Sports Radio
Kentucky fans love to reminisce and talk about the things from the past they treasure most. Perhaps, one of the most recurring discussions is: who are your favorite Wildcats of all time?

The Depth Chart Podcast: Georgia | Kentucky Sports Radio
Prepare for Kentucky vs. Georgia by listening to The Depth Chart Podcast.

Killeya-Jones works on free throws following breakout game | Kentucky Sports Radio
Sacha Killeya-Jones was alone in the gym the day after he missed three free throws in Kansas game.

5 theories on early decline in UK home basketball attendance | Lexington Herald Leader
Through 2 regular season men’s basketball home games, Kentucky has an average attendance of 19,991 which is down from 22,346 a year ago. Is that a fluke or are we seeing a fundamental change?

Former UK assistant becoming hot name on football’s coaching carousel | Lexington Herald Leader
Former University of Kentucky offensive coordinator Neal Brown has put together two straight winning seasons at Troy after the school went five years without one.

Kentucky Football | Wildcats face competition for 2018 QB Terry Wilson - Courier-Journal
Like it did with Stephen Johnson two years ago, the Kentucky football coaching staff looked to the junior college ranks for its first quarterback scholarship offer since four-star recruit Jarren Williams reneged on his pledge to the Wildcats' 2018 class

Hamidou Diallo fixing his shot while no one's looking - SEC Country
Hamidou Diallo has put in hours of extra work before and after practices and games to get the hitch out of his jump shot and become a reliable shooter.

Lexington native Davonte Robinson adding to secondary depth as season winds down - Cats' Pause
Davonte Robinson had a bigger role defensively against Vanderbilt. - Kentucky Wildcats Basketball Notebook: November 16
Kentucky is no stranger to playing with the proverbial bullseye on its chest. Typically, however, it's from being stalked as the No. 1 team in the country.

Miami Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton named National League MVP - ESPN
Astros 2B Jose Altuve was a runaway choice for American League MVP, while Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton was named the National League MVP. Stanton beat Reds first baseman Joey Votto by 2 points in the fourth-closest vote in major league history.

Ezekiel Elliott Appeal: What's Next For NFLPA? |
After a number of appeals and injunctions, Ezekiel Elliott has dropped his case and will serve the remainder of his six-game suspension. Michael McCann wraps up the case.

Lonzo Ball not heading to bench, Los Angeles Lakers coach Luke Walton says - ESPN
Lakers coach Luke Walton said struggling rookie Lonzo Ball came to the practice facility late Wednesday night after struggling yet again earlier in the evening against the Sixers.

Cris Cyborg-Holly Holm title fight officially booked for UFC 219 | MMAjunkie
The long-talked-about women's featherweight title fight between champion Cris Cyborg and Holly Holm is officially on.

On Kevin Durant and 'one of the worst days of his life' - Yahoo Sports
Kevin Durant called his Twitter episode over the summer "one of the worst days of his life," and that might say a lot more than you'd think.

Research confirms ex-Vikings LB was first living person to be diagnosed with CTE -
CNN reports that chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) was confirmed by Fred McNeill's autopsy.

Teddy Bridgewater doesn't seem to know if he'll get to start at QB this year -
Teddy Bridgewater doesn't sound so sure that he's going to play this year.