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Sunday Quickies: UK Football Media Day Edition

The Cats meet with the media as the new college football season inches closer.

NCAA Football: SEC Media Days Adam Hagy-USA TODAY Sports

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Nick Lewis is a mammoth of a man that UK could sure use on its o-line in the future.

Anyone who watched Benny isn’t surprised at this, especially since most of the ‘missed tackles’ were ‘Benny running over dudes.’

Your Quickies

Returning stars, veteran leaders give Cats camp a different feel this season | Lexington Herald Leader
Mark Stoops has seen a different breed of Cat emerge this offseason. “You see our players holding each other accountable, holding their feet to the fire, running drills and running practices.”

College basketball recruiting: Team needs, top targets for each Top 25 (and one) team -
Here's how the top teams are trying to stay elite as recruiting heats up. The Wildcats are undergoing the biggest roster turnover of John Calipari's tenure, and with so many new names coming in, it makes for an intriguing 2018 class that may only have four new guys come in.

Pelicans' Darius Miller returns to NBA with confidence, experience | Lexington Herald Leader
The New Orleans Pelicans’ Darius Miller, who spent the past three seasons in Germany, said playing overseas has changed his game. “ I got a lot of experience on the court and playing at a high level,” the former Mason County High School and University of Kentucky star said.

Kentucky Softball Announces 2017 Fall Prospect Camp Dates | UK Wildcats News
The University of Kentucky softball coach announced that August 19 and 20 will serve as its 2017 Fall Prospect Camp dates.

Nets release ex-Cat Goodwin before contract becomes guaranteed | Lexington Herald Leader
Goodwin, 22, signed a multi-year contract with Brooklyn on April 4 and played for the Nets in the recently completed Las Vegas Summer League. This is the latest bad break for the former Cat.

Five-star big man Mitchell Robinson to meet with Rick Stansbury - Scout
Mitchell Robinson, Western Kentucky's highest rated recruit in school history, is expected to meet with Rick Stansbury on Sunday. Robinson has been on campus for summer school before abruptly leaving this past week.

Musselman Captures Kentucky Open Crown | UK Wildcats News
A birdie on the opening hole was a sign of good things to come for senior men’s golfer Cooper Musselman. The Louisville, Kentucky, native fired a four-under par, 67, to earn the individual crown at the three-round Kentucky Open at the par-71 Hurstbourne Country Club in Louisville.

Sydney Kings Sign Isaac Humphries In Huge Boost To NBL Title Cha -
Sydney managing director Jeff Van Groningen made two trips to the United States to watch Humphries first-hand during the NCAA season with Kentucky.

Brandon Linder, Jaguars Agree to 5-Year, $51.7M Contract Extension
The Jaguars reportedly signed Brandon Linder to a five-year, $51.7 million extension Tuesday to make him the highest-paid center in NFL history.

Lewis, Brown in no hurry to renew Cincinnati Bengals contract
Marvin Lewis is heading into his 15th — and possibly last — season as Cincinnati Bengals head coach as neither he nor team owner and president Mike Brown are expressing any sense of urgency in working out a contract extension.

Le'Veon Bell Skips Start of Steelers Training Camp as Part of Contract Holdout
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell was not present at the start of training camp Thursday as part of a contract dispute. ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reported Bell didn't show up to camp with the rest of the team and is not subject to fines since he has yet to sign his one-year franchise tender worth $12.1 million.

Joe Flacco Reportedly to Miss 3-6 Weeks with Back InjuryBaltimore
Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco will reportedly miss the start of training camp because of a disc issue in his back. On Wednesday, Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reported he is out "at least a week or two" and is preparing to miss as many as three to six weeks.

Ryan Mallett has INT meltdown at practice
As John Harbaugh was leaving open the door for the Ravens to sign Colin Kaepernick, Ryan Mallett was melting down. Mallett "looked awful" filling in for Joe Flacco at Friday's practice.

Noel Rash of Beechwood High School Wins Paul Brown Coaching Award
Rash, the head football coach at Beechwood High School (Fort Mitchell, Ky.) who last season led his team to a Kentucky Class A state title, was named today as the 2016 season winner of the Paul Brown Excellence in Coaching Award. It honors outstanding high school football coaches in the region and includes a $5000 Bengals donation to Beechwood’s athletic department.

Kansas City Chiefs OLB Tamba Hali clarifies his critical comments
Chiefs outside linebacker Tamba Hali took to Facebook Live to further explain his incendiary comments over his playing time during Kansas City’s divisional round loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers last season.

Aaron Donald Not Present at Rams Training Camp Amid Contract Holdout
Los Angeles Rams defensive lineman Aaron Donald remains absent as the Rams prepare to begin training camp practices Saturday as he angles for a new contract. Jarrett Bell‏ of USA Today noted Donald missed Friday's reporting deadline for Rams veterans.

Where should Fayette magnet students play sports? | Lexington Herald Leader
Seventh and eighth grade students in Fayette County can play on high school athletic teams, but middle school students in magnet programs have to play at the high school assigned to their home address, not the high school in a feeder pattern with their magnet middle school. Families say because of the travel distance between schools, the policy can mean that magnet middle students can’t compete.