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Sunday Quickies: UK Baseball On The Brink Edition

UK Baseball is in rough shape after losing to NC State Saturday night. The Cats now must win three straight games just to make it to the Super Regionals.

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UK fans have shown out in a big way for the Cats' first two games. That'll need to continue today for UK to advance to the Super Regionals.

Your Quickies

UK baseball team now fighting for their season after NCAA regional loss to N.C. State | Lexington Herald Leader
Evan Mendoza’s two-run triple in the fifth inning helped North Carolina State defeat Kentucky in the NCAA baseball tournament Saturday night. Nick Mingione was still upbeat and thanked the UK fans for showing up Saturday night. He’s hoping to see more of the same as the Cats fight for their season Sunday.

Speculation about Kings’ draft picks include former UK stars | Lexington Herald Leader
There’s already a strong Kentucky flavoring to the Sacramento Kings’ roster with Willie Cauley-Stein and Skal Labissiere. In assessing what the Kings might do in this year’s NBA Draft, The Sacramento Bee compiled assessments of De’Aaron Fox and Malik Monk.

Report: Kentucky adds East Tennessee State to 2017-18 slate - 247
Kentucky has added East Tennessee State to its 2017-18 non-conference schedule, per Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports.

College Football Countdown Series: Day 87—Examining C.J. Conrad and UK tight end situation - Team Speed Kills
Kentucky’s difficult history with tight ends has hopefully turned a new leaf.

Mychal Mulder made strong impression with Magic, father says | Lexington Herald Leader
According to Mychal Mulder’s father, the former University of Kentucky player did well in a recent workout for the Orlando Magic. "He killed it, in his terms," Randy Mulder said.

Jarren Williams Still Wants To Be Face Of Kentucky's 2018 Recrui -
"I have a lot of respect for the coaching staff (at Kentucky) and the university. I had been up there a lot of times. Visiting other schools when I was committed to Kentucky would not have been a good look if I wanted be the face of the (2018 recruiting) class. It was tough doing it but there were no hard feelings with (coach Mark) Stoops."

Fox NBA Draft Workout Light Session! Quickest Player In The NBA Draft?? - BallIsLife
De’Aaron Fox does a light work out at Sports Academy showcasing his athleticism, some pick and roll and his pull up game.

WATCH || Dominique Hawkins shows off insane 45-inch vertical - 247
In advance of his pro day in Los Angeles Saturday, Kentucky guard Dominique Hawkins showed off an insane 45-inch vertical for Draft Express.

Phil Mickelson says he plans to miss U.S. Open to attend his daughter's graduation - ESPN
Phil Mickelson said he will attend his daughter Amanda's high school graduation on the day the U.S. Open starts, but he will wait until the last minute to withdraw in case foul weather delays the first round at Erin Hills.

Biggest remaining weak spot of each NFC team -
With QB Jared Goff setting the bar low in 2016, even the most incremental improvement will feel like a win for the Rams. Gregg Rosenthal looks at the biggest weak spot of each NFC team.

5 SEC players with the most to prove in 2017 - SDS
Here are five SEC players who face 2017 knowing that they have a lot to prove — and that not just their seasons, but their team’s seasons, hang in the balance.

Pokémon Go Plus and Marvel books get big discounts this week, and more top deals - Polygon
2,000 Marvel books are still on sale for pocket change.

New video shows SpaceX's historic rocket launch and landing - Mashable
SpaceX does amazing things. The private company launched yet another Falcon 9 rocket to space with cargo filled with supplies for astronauts onboard the International Space Station.

Five essential apps to track your spending, save money, and pay your friends - The Verge
Go fund yourself.

Captain Underpants is better than any movie named Captain Underpants has a right to be - Vox
Here’s your crass kids movie cure for the bloated summer blockbuster blues.

The MCU: Making The Case For A Solo Black Widow Movie - We Got This Covered
We've been watching movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for nine years now, and a solo Black Widow outing is long since overdue.

Will NCAA suspend Pitino? Key questions for 2017-18 in Kentucky sports | Lexington Herald Leader
Is the NCAA going to suspend Rick Pitino in the 2017-18 season in reaction to the escorts for recruits scandal in the Louisville men's basketball program? That's just one of many burning questions in Kentucky sports this year.