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Friday Quickies: Cats over Gators Edition

Kentucky baseball looks to win the SEC and more in today’s quickies.


The Bat Cats are one game into a series that could win them the SEC regular season championship for the second time ever.

Kentucky defeated the Florida Gators 12-4 last night to put themselves in a three-way tie for first place in the conference with LSU and Florida. With two games left in the series, it’s crucial that the Cats get a sweep to give them at least a share of the SEC regular season crown.

Tweets of the day

This is where it all turned around for the Cats.

This has nothing to do with Kentucky, or even sports, but it’s pretty cool, right?

Your quickies

Monk and Fox spent the day giving away suits - KSR
De’Aaron Fox and Malik Monk partnered with JC Penney to give away suits to teens. They were joined by Kenny “The Jet” Smith.

Losing Bamba is a big deal...but breathe - SEC Country
Mo Bamba’s commitment to Texas was surprising, and it hurts Kentucky, but it’s by no means the end of the world. They’ll be fine.

Bamba’s commitment means larger role for Richards - Herald-Leader
With Bamba headed to Texas, Nick Richards becomes that much more important for the Wildcats next year.

Former UK catcher Luke Maile hits first homer of season - Courier-Journal
Maile now plays for the Toronto Blue Jays, who he hit his homer for last night. He’s hitting just .056 on the year, so hopefully this will be a pick-me-up for him.

Eddie Gran’s persistence helped flip Whittaker to UK - SEC Country
Gran didn’t let up on Chris Whittaker after he committed to Central Florida. He contacted him every day.

P.K. Subban accidentally tips puck into own net, Preds lose in OT - FOX Sports
Shoot for the goal and hope it gets there; that’s what Anaheim’s Corey Perry did, and it worked. Subban accidentally tipped Perry’s shot into his own goal to end the game.

Isaiah Thomas believes he and Fultz could thrive - ESPN
With possession of the No. 1 pick, it’s likely the Boston Celtics will select Markelle Fultz. That’s a pick that Thomas would like. But could they beat the Cavs? That’s the No. 1 question in the East.

Rams/Chargers stadium delayed until 2020 - CBS
An unusually heavy amount of rainfall has delayed the opening of the new Inglewood stadium that will house the Rams and Chargers.

2017 All-NBA winners and losers - Sports Illustrated
Paul George and Gordon Hayward’s paychecks could take big hits after missing the All-NBA list; they had a chance at big money in re-sign deals if they made the list.

David Ortiz is having too much fun to miss baseball - SB Nation
A look at what Ortiz is up to in the days of his retirement.

Woman spends three weeks in intensive care after eating gas station nacho cheese - Yahoo