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Thursday Quickies: Bam and Monk Return Edition

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More Cats return to Lexington to give back to their school and community.

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Bam Adebayo and Malik Monk are the latest former Kentucky Wildcats to venture back to Lexington for John Calipari’s Pro Camp.

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Hard work paid off for Adebayo; now he’s enjoying life in Miami | Lexington Herald Leader
Former University of Kentucky star Bam Adebayo proved himself in the pre-NBA Draft process and become a lottery pick by the Miami Heat. Now he and his mom are reaping the benefits.

Monk, Bam buy mothers grand gifts - SEC Country
Professional athlete buys mom a house. Yawn? No way. It meant the world to former Kentucky stars Malik Monk and Bam Adebayo to take care of Mom.

Evelyn Akhator Named to Nigerian National Team | UK Wildcats News
Akhator has been named to the Nigerian National Team and will train and compete for her home country over the next month in the upcoming AfroBasket Tournament in Mali.

‘Roger Field?’ UK turns mishap into promotion | Lexington Herald Leader
“Roger Field?” The Kentucky athletics department is trying to make the most of a temporary little quirk as the stadium formerly known as Commonwealth is renamed.

Nine 'Rogers' score free Kentucky football tickets - SEC Country
Kentucky deputy athletics director DeWayne Peevy announced that nine Rogers collected their free tickets: One Roger and eight people with the last name Rogers.

Jarren Williams, other UK recruits post official offers | Lexington Herald Leader
Tuesday was the first day that high school football seniors could get written offers from colleges and UK recruits were showing theirs off on Twitter. Four-star quarterback Jarren Williams was one of the players who excitedly tweeted out his UK offer Tuesday.

How Kentucky football benefited from Ohio State's shift from Jim Tressel to Urban Meyer- SEC Country
As Ohio State shifted from the Jim Tressel era to its current one under coach Urban Meyer, Kentucky became an unlikely benefiter. The change is in Ohio State’s national approach to recruiting. Tressel put an emphasis on home-grown talent, whereas Meyer has not.

UK football: Aug. 2, 2017 practice report | Lexington Herald Leader
Who were Kentucky’s coaches calling “surprising young guy?” Where are some veterans on their comeback track and a look at players in the mix on the defensive line.

Dominique Hawkins worked out for Eagles; basketball still priority | Lexington Herald Leader
Former University of Kentucky guard Dominique Hawkins has received interest from some NFL teams and recently worked out for the Philadelphia Eagles, but that isn’t deterring him from pursuing basketball as a career.

Eddie Gran's Offense is Starting Camp Further Ahead | Kentucky Sports Radio
It's only the Kentucky football team's third practice of the 2017 season, but Eddie Gran says the offense is already ahead of schedule. Stephen Johnson is also impressed with how well it's going, especially in regards to how good the young guys look.

Official offer letters from each Power 5 program - Rivals
College programs can finally send official offers to prospects in the 2018 class. Here is a look at how each Power Five program handled its release.

Sports broadcasters on what they eat to fuel for OT
Play by play broadcasters are just like the rest of us when a game goes long: They get hungry and thirsty. Joe Buck, Ian Eagle, Mike Emrick and more broadcasters discuss what they eat and drink to keep their energy going when their games go long.

Peter King's Monday Morning QB: Training Camp Tour
We’ll head to Arizona, Colorado and California to cover the first five stops on King’s camp tour, including an interesting weekend in Orange County, with two transplanted teams practicing 6.5 miles apart in traffic-mad southern California.

Who Gets to Call the Game?
It was another early summer baseball game last year at Chicago’s “friendly confines,” and in my expert opinion, the Cubs center fielder Dexter Fowler was playing too shallow. The newfangled analytics backed up this conclusion, and I could also draw on my playing days: having stood in the outfield in Wrigley Field, knowing the numbers can lie to you.

Tyron Woodley asks Dana White to apologize for criticizing his UFC 214 performance - ESPN
Tyron Woodley said UFC president Dana White needs to apologize to him for comments made following Woodley's poor performance in a unanimous decision win over Demian Maia on Saturday.

McCaffrey, Cook among rookie runners turning heads -
While a pair of first-round QBs feel destined for redshirt rookie campaigns, that's not the case with this year's newbie running backs. Marc Sessler breaks down Monday's training camp action.

NCAA wants to punish NC State basketball freshman for ... going to class? | News & Observer
Not that the NCAA’s transfer rules aren’t complicated enough on their own, but N.C. State’s basketball program is doing a remarkable job of discovering obscure loopholes in them that just so happen to invariably penalize the player.

Philadelphia Phillies scrap plans to honor Pete Rose | Lexington Herald Leader
The Phillies cancel plans to honor Pete Rose because of woman's claim in court filing. The women's claim became public from testimony presented by the defense as part of a federal lawsuit Rose filed last year in Philadelphia against a lawyer whose investigation got the Cincinnati native kicked out of Major League Baseball for gambling.