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Monday Quickies: Cheerleading Champions Edition

Kentucky wins its 23rd cheerleading National Championship and more in today’s quickies.

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NCAA Basketball: Louisville at Kentucky Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning, if you didn’t know, Kentucky has an insanely good cheerleading squad. So good, that the Wildcats won their 23rd national championship in the Universal Cheerleaders Association College Nationals over the weekend. The entire squad will be apart of the USA cheer team that goes to South Korea for the Winter Olympics, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader.

Tweets of the day

Davis had a monstrous double-double to lead the New Orleans Pelicans to an overtime win against the New York Knicks. More on that below.

Your quickies

Terry Wilson early favorite for starting job - SEC Country
Drew Barker's decision to transfer narrowed Kentucky's quarterback competition to two: Terry Wilson and Gunnar Hoak.

Where the top Kentucky football 2018 recruits are headed - Cats' Pause
Bluegrass State prospects will travel near and far next season to play college football.

Sophomore Wenyen Gabriel has provided a huge spark for Kentucky doing 4-1 SEC start - Cats' Pause
Wenyen Gabriel played 29 minutes Saturday at Vanderbilt, collecting nine rebounds. “Wenyen’s effort, you’ve got to keep him in the game,” coach John Calipari said.

2018 four-star LB Chris Oats favoring Kentucky going into home stretch of recruitment | Kentucky Sports Radio
Kentucky is coming on strong for a four-star linebacker as we get closer to his decision.

Today is the last day to vote for the NBA All-Star Game | Kentucky Sports Radio
Today is the last day you can submit your ballot for the 2018 All-Star Game in Los Angeles. Teams will be announced on January 18th on TNT.

Sydney McLaughlin and EJ Floreal compete at Track and Field’s Kentucky Invitational | Kentucky Sports Radio
Olympic sensation Sydney McLaughlin and former Kentucky basketball player EJ Floreal compete on the track.

Kentucky cheerleaders win their 23rd UCA national championship | Lexington Herald Leader
The University of Kentucky cheerleading squad executed a flawless routine and brought home its 23rd national title Sunday evening in the Universal Cheerleaders Association College Nationals in Orlando, Fla.

Hornets' Clifford says team hasn't given up on rookie Malik Monk | Lexington Herald Leader
Former University of Kentucky star Malik Monk, the 11th overall pick in last year’s NBA Draft, has played little for the Charlotte Hornets since mid-December. But Coach Steve Clifford said the team hasn’t given up on the 19-year-old guard.

Jaguars angry that Pittsburgh Steelers supposedly overlooked them - ESPN
The Jacksonville Jaguars made it clear that they felt overlooked by the Pittsburgh Steelers leading up to Sunday's divisional-round playoff game and said that fueled their 45-42 victory. Malik Jackson called the Steelers' approach 'disrespectful.'

Anthony Davis leads Pelicans to OT win over New York Knicks - USA Today
The Pelicans rallied from 19 down in the third quarter for the overtime win. Davis had 48 points and 17 rebounds.

Alabama offensive coordinator leaves for Buffalo Bills – CollegeFootballTalk
Nick Saban will have to replace both coordinators this winter.

Arizona to hire Kevin Sumlin as football coach - SFGate
Sumlin, 53, was fired after six seasons at Texas A&M in November and reportedly had been in the mix for numerous jobs, including Arizona State. The Sun Devils hired former NFL head coach and ESPN analyst Herm Edwards.

Showdowns set: Jags-Patriots in AFC, Vikings-Eagles in NFC | FOX Sports
Watch out, New England. Here comes Sacksonville.

Getting spurned by Patricia shows how far Giants have fallen - NY Daily News
The Giants sunk to unimaginable depths in 2017 and on Sunday absorbed another major body blow.