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Sunday Quickies: Babe Parilli Edition

Farewell to one of the UK football greats.

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RIP to Babe, one of the great athletes to ever don a UK jersey.

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All-time Kentucky great Vito 'Babe' Parilli dies at age 87 | Lexington Herald Leader
Playing for Paul “Bear” Bryant during the golden age of UK football, Parilli helped guide Wildcats to three major bowls and a Southeastern Conference championship.

UK Athletics Taking over SEC Network on July 17 | UK Wildcats News
The third annual SEC Network Takeover begins next week. Tipping off at midnight on July 17, the SEC Network will air some of UK’s most memorable wins from a record-setting 2016-17 season.

Zagoria | Father Of Marvin Bagley III Addresses Reclassification Rumors
The younger Bagley did not address the reclassification reports on Friday, but he spoke with the media on Thursday. “I just want to get better,” Bagley said. “You can have the talent, but I want to grow as a person. I want to be around great people and be in an environment that’s helping me to grow. I’m excited about this college thing, man, wherever I go.”

Latest on major UK recruiting target Zion Williamson | Lexington Herald Leader
Zion Williamson is one of the best high school basketball players in the country, and Kentucky looks to be in good shape in his recruitment.

Williamson, Quickley talking potential package deal - 247
Top-10 prospects Zion Williamson and Immanuel Quickley may be rivals on the Adidas Gauntlet travel circuit but are considering joining forces at the college level.

UK looking to snap 40-year SEC non-winning streak | Lexington Herald Leader
Kentucky was among the featured at SEC Football Media Days on Wednesday. It has been 40 years since the Cats posted a winning league record.

Willie Cauley-Stein is spending his summer break painting in Vietnam - Clutch Points
Sacramento Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein is spending his summer painting in Vietnam, an unusual vacation for the typical NBA player.

Report: Rajon Rondo agrees to one-year deal with Pelicans - 247
Rajon Rondo has found a new NBA home.

Darrelle Revis, Earl Thomas among top CFB DBs I've scouted -
Taylor. Polamalu. Reed. Bucky Brooks has seen some of the NFL's greatest defensive backs during his nearly two decades in scouting. See how he ranks the top 10 he's evaluated.

Bengals are betting on speed in 2017 -
Cincinnati’s future was clear after the NFL draft, and it’s going to be fast. The pass protection woes of 2016 will likely veer their ugly head again this fall, but with more talent at the skill positions, the Bengals might be able to stave off any sort of regression in 2017.

Michigan State, Arizona among those with the best combos in all of college basketball - ESPN
A star can lead a team a long way in March. What if a team has two? These squads have the best combos in college hoops, which means if one goes cold, the other can carry the load. That's all that's needed for a deep NCAA tournament run.

Top 10 CFB RBs to watch in 2017 |
The running back spot is top-heavy this season but with just two players adding all the weight. LSU's Derrius Guice and Penn State's Saquon Barkley are getting a lot of love in scouting circles and when you spend any time watching their tape, you understand why.

How the NFL Is Cheating Rookies out of Millions of Dollars
NFL rookies are generally viewed as better seen and not heard. They are drafted, in some cases, to take the jobs of veterans. That makes them threats. And that means rookies often aren't liked by veteran players but merely tolerated. So when longtime NFL players express sympathy for rookies about anything, especially their earning ability, it's significant.

Chad Johnson's Daughter Smashes 800m Record for Age Group
Chad Johnson's daughter, Cha'iel, straight-up DUSTED the competition in her 800m run Wednesday ... setting a new U.S. record for 12-year-old girls. It all went down at the AAU Track and Field National Club Championships today ... where mini-Ocho crossed the finish line at 2:14:80 -- almost 5 full seconds faster than her gold-medal winning Jr. Olympics run last year.

5 most memorable and distracting NFL holdouts of last decade - CBS
From Joey Bosa to everyone's favorite QB bust, here's the list of infamous summer boycotts. Thankfully, the Bengals have been able to avoid this with star players like A.J. Green, Vontaze Burfict and Geno Atkins when they got their big extensions.

Samuel L. Jackson REALLY didn’t want the Patriots to win Team of the Year at the ESPYs -
That’s the issue Falcons diehard and very famous actor Samuel L. Jackson faced when presenting the ESPY for Team of the Year. One of the nominees was the New England Patriots, and Jackson was not about to let that happen: Can you blame him?

Studio Players produce 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee | Lexington Herald Leader
Studio Players production of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” has teenagers playing roles usually played by adults playing teenagers.