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Monday Quickies: Life Goes On Edition

The Cats' season ends in heartbreaking fashion, but Dominique Hawkins reminds us to chin up.

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Leave it to the senior Kentucky native to keep life in perspective for all of us.

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Kentucky basketball's 3 seniors reflect on careers: 'It’s everybody's dream' - SEC Country
Kentucky's trio of seniors had their college careers end in heartbreak as North Carolina slipped past the Wildcats in Sunday night's Elite Eight matchup.

Cats Lose Heartbreaker to Tar Heels in Elite Eight | UK Wildcats News
Nobody has played in more Elite Eights than the Wildcats with this their 33rd overall and sixth under Calipari. Kentucky now is 5-2 with Calipari in regional finals.

Fox on UK’s foul trouble: ‘I’m not blaming the officials, man’ | Lexington Herald-Leader
Boos from UK fans filled FedExForum during Kentucky’s 75-73 loss to North Carolina. John Calipari said it was “amazing” that UK nearly won. But De’Aaron Fox said the referees should not be blamed for the loss.

Isaac Humphries torn after career-best game comes in loss - 247
Kentucky's Isaac Humphries torn after career-best game comes in crushing Elite 8 loss to North Carolina, suggesting his effort "maybe wasn't enough."

UK Fans in Columbus Missed the Finale | Kentucky Sports Radio
A blank screen is what people in Columbus, Ohio saw on their televisions in the final minutes of the South Regional Final.

Don't be surprised to see Cats start taking aggressive approach to special teams | Lexington Herald-Leader
Dean Hood hopes to bring his "very aggressive" approach to Kentucky’s special teams, some notes from the closed scrimmage on Saturday and more.

Kentucky Basketball: De'Aaron Fox gave 1 family a gift so big they're fans for life - SEC Country
Kentucky star De'Aaron Fox has had a way of making memories on and off the court. This story will give Wildcats fans a greater appreciation of Fox.

McDonald's All-American Game: Putting Kevin Knox's selection into a Tampa perspective | Tampa Bay Times
A chance to play in this week’s McDonald’s Game means a lot to Kevin Knox.

Daejon Davis asks for letter-of-intent release from Washington - ESPN
ESPN 100 guard Daejon Davis is the fifth player to explore his options since Lorenzo Romar was fired earlier this month after 15 seasons as the Washington Huskies' head coach.

The AP makes it official: it’s ‘esports.’ Why does that matter? - Polygon
It’s all part of esports’ ongoing mainstreaming.

Le'Veon Bell, Derek Carr among top Round 2 picks since 2012 -
It might be easy to forget, but almost every team in the NFL once passed on Le'Veon Bell and Derek Carr. With a deep class on tap, Gil Brandt names the 10 best second-round picks since 2012.

South Florida defensive back Hassan Childs injured in shooting incident Saturday - ESPN
University of South Florida defensive back Hassan Childs was shot multiple times in the arm and torso and is hospitalized; his condition is listed as stable.

New York Knicks' Joakim Noah suspended 20 games for violating anti-drug policy -
Noah is in the first year of a four-year, $72 million contract. He averaged 5.0 points and 8.7 rebounds in 46 games this season, and has been limited to 75 games over the last two seasons.

These scientists turned spinach leaves into beating heart tissue - Mashable
One day, it could be used to treat heart attack patients.

How Drake and Apple Music broke streaming records with More Life - The Verge
Drake’s latest project More Life was streamed 300 million times worldwide in its first week on Apple Music, Republic Records tells The Verge, surpassing the 250 million streams the label said Views, an Apple Music exclusive, did in its first week last year.

Stanford edges Notre Dame in thriller to reach 13th Final Four
Trailing by as many as 16 points, No. 2 seed Stanford got 19 second-half points from Brittany McPhee, and Erica McCall blocked Notre Dame's final shot to help the Cardinal reach the Final Four.

Devin Booker's 70 points for Phoenix Suns can elevate his stature in league -
It was the type of performance that will only elevate Booker’s promise as the next best shooting guard in the league, and it’s easily the high water mark this season for the disappointing Suns.

Experts set to meet with fed government about need for VR ethics, more research - Polygon
"VR sucks right now, but it’s not going to in 10 years."

Best Kickstarter and Indiegogo Projects of the Week | Digital Trends
Check out our roundup of the coolest crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the web this week.

Watch the new trailer for Justice League - The Verge
In the first full trailer for Justice League, the world faces a new threat, and it’s up to Bruce Wayne and Diana Prince to bring together the various heroes to save the day.

2017 All-State Kentucky Boys' Basketball Team | Lexington Herald-Leader
The 2017 Lexington Herald-Leader All-State boys’ basketball team was compiled by digital sports reporter Josh Moore. Eighty ballots were returned by boys’ basketball coaches across the state.