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Saturday Quickies: John Wall Payday Edition

John Wall is a very rich(er) man today.

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Congratulations to John Wall on his new deal and continuing to stick with his original NBA team, something that’s become rare in today’s NBA.

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John Wall Agrees to 4-Year, $170 Million Contract Extension with Wizards | Bleacher Report
John Wall reaffirmed his commitment to the Washington Wizards , agreeing to terms on a four-year contract extension worth $170 million on Friday. Wall's presence ensures the Wizards can continue battling for a top-four seed in the Eastern Conference for the foreseeable future. And given the landscape of the conference, they have a far better outlook compared to many of their rivals.

WATCH || Anthony Davis is coming to dunk on your rim - 247
Anthony Davis became the latest to embrace the "Drive by dunk challenge."

Killeya-Jones selected to attend Great Britain training camp -
The Chapel Hill, North Carolina, native is among a slew of Wildcats who will have experience on the world stage this summer. Training camp for the team begins July 31 in Manchester, England.

UK Football Pregame Concert Series Returns for 2017 | UK Wildcats News
The Kentucky Football Pregame Concert Series will return for the 2017 season. This year, UK Athletics is seeking nominations for local bands to play at the Wildcats’ home opener on Sept. 9.

UK basketball introduces interactive dribbling tool - 247
The Kentucky basketball program has new a toy.

Meet the Wildcats with Jemarl Baker -
The 2017-18 series begins with Jemarl Baker, a California native who values family, loyalty and hard work above all else.

Benny Snell Jr. Named Doak Walker Award Preseason Candidate | UK Wildcats News
Snell set six UK freshman records, including most rushing touchdowns in a game (4), most rushing yards by a freshman (1,091), most rushing touchdowns by a freshman (13), and most total touchdowns by a freshman (13).

The Latest Buzz Around Every NFL Team as Camp Season Nears
Soon you'll be watching actual football on the many screens in your life. It won't be meaningful, the starters will play maybe one series and the entire ordeal will be a rust-filled festival of sloppy play. But it'll be football! The Hall of Fame Game is now just a few weeks away on Aug. 3, and prior to that training camps open throughout the final days of July. That's right, the time has almost come for pads, helmets and maybe also strange drills where yoga balls are heaved at quarterbacks.

Touchdown Celebration Rules | Amazon Video
A hilarious corporate training video spoof to help referees prepare for the new rule change. Taking a page from the classically bad employee training videos of the 90s, watch as “Chad Flags” (Baumgartner) provides NFL referees with the new ‘do's’ and ‘don'ts’ of touchdown celebrations.

Terrell Owens Asks Ice Cube for BIG3 League Contract
Former NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens wants to make a direct appeal to BIG3 co-founder Ice Cube to let him join the three-on-three basketball league. On Saturday, TMZ Sports passed along comments from Owens, a frequent standout at the celebrity game during NBA All-Star weekend, about trying to land in BIG3.

NFL Nostalgia: Ranking History's Most Clutch Quarterbacks
All truly great quarterbacks are clutch. But not all clutch quarterbacks are truly great. You are about to meet two types of quarterbacks on this countdown. First, there's a group of very good quarterbacks who were at their best at crunch time: in the fourth quarter, in the playoffs, off the bench in a crisis and so on.

Johnny Manziel Says He Misses Football 'A Ton,' Hopeful for Another Shot at NFL
Manziel, 24, did not play in the NFL last season after being released by the Cleveland Browns amid myriad off-field issues. He checked into a rehabilitation facility in February 2015, and his father told the Dallas Morning News (h/t's Mary Kay Cabot) "he won't live to see his 24th birthday" in February of last year.In a January text conversation with ESPN's Ed Werder, Manziel said he's sober and did so without the use of professional help.

Kyrie Irving doesn't want to play with LeBron James anymore. Maybe he never did -
The star point guard wants out of Cleveland. It’s important to remember he never signed up to play with LeBron James in the first place.

Will this be Marvin Lewis' final season with Cincinnati Bengals?
With his contract up at the end of the year, Marvin Lewis is entering the season as the lame-duck coach of the Bengals, an organization that's considered one of the most loyal in the NFL. Will that loyalty come to an end for Lewis after the 2017 season? Our AFC North reporters weigh in.

Predicting the MVP for each NFL division -- New England Patriots Tom Brady, Green Bay Packers Aaron Rodgers
Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers? That's easy. But picking the most valuable player in the other divisions got a little more complicated for NFL Nation.

Jameis Winston among must-own fantasy QBs in 2017 -
We all know the fantasy stars at quarterback. But what about if you're thinking outside the box for signal-caller success? Marcas Grant has a list of unsung QBs who could lead you to glory.

Hugh Freeze’s downfall just continues the Ole Miss cycle -
The Rebels are now right where they were about two decades before he took over.

Kentucky high school football playoff championship game schedule approved by KHSAA | Lexington Herald Leader
The KHSAA approved dates for the 2017 high school football state championship games during its first organized meeting of the 2017-18 school year.