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Sunday Quickies: Ethan Tucky Edition

Ethan Tucky is set to visit Kentucky after transferring and more in today’s quickies.

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Happy Mother’s Day! Boston College linebacker Ethan Tucky has been granted release, and he’ll be visiting Kentucky soon, according to Justin Rowland. Tucky is from Ohio, a pipeline state for Mark Stoops. That’ll help in trying to get him to come this way after his departure from Boston College.

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Ethan Tucky transferring, set to visit Kentucky - KSR
Kentucky recruited Tucky in the past, so that could give UK an additional advantage in the Tucky sweepstakes.

Stephen Johnson throws first pitch at the Cliff - SEC Country
Johnson threw a strike from just in front of the mound, and proceeded to sign autographs and talk about what his focus was this offseason.

Former Wildcat tied for lead at Players Championship - Herald-Leader
J.B. Holmes, native Kentuckian and former Wildcat, is tied with Kyle Stanley for the lead in the Players Championship with just one round left to go.

Wildcats offer two football players in Ohio - 247
Offensive guard Zach Carpenter defensive end Dontay Hunter II, both from Ohio, have been offered by Stoops, among others.

Four-star LB lists Kentucky among favorites - Cats Illustrated
Ayodele Adeoye is considering Kentucky, along with six other SEC schools, Texas, Oklahoma and Illinois.

Briscoe is done talking Kentucky - SEC Country
This concerns me about how much Isaiah Briscoe enjoyed time in Lexington. I mean, things didn’t exactly go as planned; he was supposed to be a star, and then he was supposed to make himself a lottery pick in year two. Neither happened.

NBA declares Celtics should have had more time - ESPN
A clock error shorted the Boston Celtics one second on their final play during game 6 of the Wiz/Celtics series.

Nationals and Bryce Harper agree to one-year deal - Los Angeles Times
The deal covers Harper through his final year before he can become a free agent. It’s worth $21.6 million

How Derek Jeter turned a number into a brand - New York Post
Everyone knows No. 2 as Derek Jeter’s number. He sustained immense success as a member of the most recognizable baseball team in the world.

Steve Kerr returns to practice - Yahoo
Something that’s been kind of forgotten in the Warriors’ successful postseason run is the fact that Kerr hasn’t been there due to health issues. A return to the bench isn’t imminent.

James Harden and the historic collapse? - House of Houston
We still don’t know what happened in game six. How could one of the world’s best be so bad when it mattered so much?

Diamondbacks’ Iannetta sent to hospital after being hit in face - SB Nation
Chris Iannetta took a pitch in the face last night, and has suffered some facial fractures and cuts that need stitches.

Congo faces Ebola breakout - Voice of America