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Enes Kanter and others support the hurricane relief efforts in Houston.

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UPDATE

John Calipari announced that UK will help host a disaster-relief telethon on Sunday to raise money for the victims of the storm:

Cal and UK have organized telethons in the past for relief efforts, including a deadly earthquake in Haiti in 2010.


Good morning.

The Hurricane Harvey relief effort is in full effect, and members of the Big Blue Nation are working to help aid those in a time of great need.

Tweet(s) of the Day:

Way to go guys!

Your Quickies

Kentucky donating items for Harvey relief - CoachCal.com
UH men’s basketball head coach Kelvin Sampson reached out on Twitter asking programs around the country to send 20 of their schools’ t-shirts and 10 pairs of shoes to the University of Houston. Schools across the nation are coming out in full force to support this cause.

Calipari checks on UK players, past and present, in path of Hurricane Harvey | Lexington Herald Leader
The aftermath of Hurricane Harvey’s impact on Houston sent Kentucky Coach John Calipari to the phone to check on the well-being of families of UK players, past and present, who live in the path of the storm. Calipari said the storm also cast doubt on a recruiting trip to Texas scheduled for early next month.

Kentucky Football: Best case, worst case for Wildcats in 2017 - SEC Country
What's the best-case scenario for Kentucky football in 2017? The worst? We try to break it down, looking at big wins, swing games on the horizon.

UK basketball recruiting notebook: When will targets decide? | Lexington Herald Leader
A look at Kentucky’s top 10 recruiting targets in the class of 2018 and when they are expected to announce their college commitments.

Composite sketch of Kentucky's 2018 class
Using the 247Sports Composite, we use past history as a guide to make a composite sketch of the prime suspects Kentucky will sign in 2018.

Kentucky Football | Naasir Watkins 'barely tapped' into potential
Kentucky signed two prospects from Good Counsel High School in Maryland, but could the less touted one be just as important as four-star Josh Paschal?

Why isn't UK QB commitment Jarren Williams ranked higher? | Lexington Herald Leader
Jarren Williams wasn’t included in the most recent update to the Rivals 250 rankings for the 2018 class. What more can the UK football commitment do?

Kentucky passes on King; does Calipari have an ace in the hole?
John Calipari passed on offering 5-star wing Louis King, who cut Kentucky from his list Tuesday. Does he have an ace in the hole?

Kentucky football must turn Southern Miss into a Season Made
Kentucky turned Southern Miss into a Season Made last year. A loss in Hattiesburg Saturday won't work the same way.

UK football: Several walk-ons from around Kentucky added to Cats' latest roster | Lexington Herald Leader
Before the start of the first game, Kentucky updated its roster to include walk-ons, including several from around the Commonwealth.

UK Football | Meet the 9 freshmen Mark Stoops said could play this year
On Monday UK coach Mark Stoops listed nine freshmen who could help his team this season. Find out more about those players here.

5 Kentucky players with most to prove against Southern Miss - 247
Five players with the most to prove this weekend.

Check out these adorable ex-Cats coming soon to a store near you | Lexington Herald-Leader
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Bills trade LB Reggie Ragland to Chiefs for 2019 pick
Brandon Beane's active preseason in Buffalo continues as they’ve traded former second-round pick Reggie Ragland to the Chiefs.

Inside the Bengals’ pro personnel decisions
For the most part, the players who will cycle through waivers are there for a reason. But it doesn’t mean the Cincinnati Bengals aren’t going to be keeping a close eye. They’ve scouted. They see roster inequities across the league. Overloads at a position. Maybe a young player they remember having a high draft grade but who has struggled early for one reason or another.

2017 bold predictions: Look out for Urban Meyer's revenge in 2017
Ohio State avenging its playoff humiliation, Big 12's buyer's remorse, NFL teams tanking and players skipping bowl games are all part of what could be coming in 2017.

Matthew Stafford, Lions Agree on Contract to Make QB Highest-Paid Player in NFL
The Lions announced they agreed to terms with quarterback Matthew Stafford on a contract extension through the 2022 season. The five-year extension is worth $135 million, includes a $50 million signing bonus and $92 million in guaranteed money.

Who will be the NFL’s next highest-paid player? - SBNation.com
It’ll probably be a quarterback.

DeShone Kizer Named Browns Starting QB over Brock Osweiler, Cody Kessler
The Browns announced Sunday that DeShone Kizer will be their starting quarterback in Week 1 against the Steelers on Sept. 10. Head coach Hue Jackson said “He has the right feel for me and for what I'm looking for.”

College Football Playoff and Power 5 conference predictions including Ohio State, Alabama for championship
Nick Saban says "there's no basis for any predictions." Well, we're making them anyway. Mark Schlabach picks every Power 5 conference champ and projects every bowl game.

The 28 most talented college football games of 2017 per the recruiting rankings - SBNation.com
28 games have more than half of their combined recruits rated four- or five-stars.

Martavis Bryant Says Matthias Farley Intentionally Tried to Injure Him
Bryant didn't appreciate Colts safety Matthias Farley's actions in Saturday's preseason game. The Pittsburgh Steelers receiver said a late hit on him was "definitely intentional."

2017 NFL season award predictions: Tom Brady favorite for MVP - NFL.com
On the cusp of the 2017 NFL season, NFL.com's analysts provide their picks for MVP, Rookie of the Year and more.

Can NASCAR save itself when Dale Earnhardt Jr. is gone? - SBNation.com
Dale Jr. says goodbye at Bristol, and NASCAR has a problem

Anheuser-Busch brewery halts production to send water to Harvey victims | TheHill
A Georgia Anheuser-Busch brewery has transported more than 155,000 cans of water to Texas and Louisiana in the wake of Tropical Storm Harvey, NBC’s "Today" reported Monday.