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Saturday Quickies: Do-Or-Die Time Edition

The Cats must beat Louisville today, and more in today’s quickies.

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Well, Game 1 didn’t go as well as hoped. The Cats fell to Louisville, 5-2 in a tough start to the series. Louisville scored five straight runs, and the Cats couldn’t muster anything until the ninth where they put up a couple runs before finally being shut down.

Game 2 will feature aces Sean Hjelle and Brendan McKay, two of the best pitchers in the college game. It should be a pitcher’s duel that Kentucky has to win. Otherwise, their season is over.

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Your quickies

Sean Hjelle vs. Brendan McKay provides ace-off - SEC Country
Game 2 is a must-win for Kentucky, but it’s also a face-off of two of the top pitchers in the Super-Regional round.

Jarren Williams on campus with other UK commits - KSR
Williams, Alex Reigelsperger and others are in Lexington for the Saturday Night Prime Time Camp, where the recruits will meet up with each other.

Former Wildcat Sean Woods joins Stetson staff | Lexington Herald Leader
Stetson men’s basketball head coach Corey Williams announced Friday the hiring of Sean Woods to serve as an assistant coach for the Hatters.

Packers want to get the ball to Cobb more often | PFF
Randall Cobb has been one of the better receivers in the NFL, and now the Packers are trying to focus on getting him even more involved.

Ranking the top five most talented teams of all time - NFL Videos
NFL Network's Elliot Harrison lists his top five most talented teams of all time in NFL history.

Ohio State Buckeyes hire coach Chris Holtmann away from Butler Bulldogs - ESPN
Chris Holtmann, who took Butler to the NCAA tournament in all three seasons as head coach, will replace Thad Matta as the basketball coach at Ohio State.

College fantasy football preview: SEC | PFF
College is loaded with names to know for dynasty and devy fantasy leagues. PFF Fantasy writer George Kritikos kicks off the college fantasy preview.

Songbird looks to soar in Phipps Stakes on Belmont undercard | Lexington Herald Leader
Songbird makes her season debut Saturday in the $750,000 Ogden Phipps Stakes for fillies and mares on the Belmont Stakes undercard. This will be the first start for Songbird since her first career defeat last November in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff at Santa Anita.

Historic day for basketball as 3x3 added to Olympic Program -
The International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Executive Board on Friday announced its decision to include 3x3 as part of the Olympic Basketball program starting with the Tokyo 2020.

Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins turns love of fashion into a business - ESPN
Among Malcolm Jenkins' many off-the-field pursuits are a passion for fashion and a desire to guide the less stylish -- including certain teammates.

Khalil Mack, Von Miller top NFL's most indispensable defenders -
Who are the most irreplaceable defenders in the NFL today? Luke Kuechly, Aaron Donald and Tyrann Mathieu all make Adam Schein's list -- but someone else claims the No. 1 spot.

State baseball: Fox’s one-hitter sends Scott County past Caldwell County | Lexington Herald Leader
In a rematch of a first-round dogfight from last season’s state baseball tournament, revenge wasn’t in the cards for Caldwell County.

Cavs dominate to avoid sweep - ESPN
LeBron James had another triple-double, Kyrie Irving dropped 40 and the Cavs avoided a sweep. Let the 3-1 jokes commence.

Apple, Facebook and other big stocks tank - CNBC