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Kentucky wins, Louisville loses a title...OK maybe it wasn’t great for the whole bluegrass

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

It was a good day for the Bluegrass state yesterday...OK well maybe for half of the Bluegrass state. For Kentucky fans, the Wildcats got a huge road win that’ll probably go a long way in the team’s tournament seeding, and the Louisville Cardinals lost their third title to a huge scandal, dropping them back to two. Great day for Big Blue Nation, disheartening day for L1C4.

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Kentucky basketball: How UK's eight first-year pros are doing so far | Lexington Herald Leader
Eight players from the University of Kentucky basketball team’s 2016-17 season are playing their first professional seasons. Here is an update on how De’Aaron Fox, Malik Monk, Bam Adebayo, Dominique Hawkins, Derek Willis, Mychal Mulder, Isaiah Briscoe and Isaac Humphries are faring.

Mississippi baseball coach resigns; former UK coach takes over on interim basis | Lexington Herald Leader
Andy Cannizaro resigned as Mississippi State’s baseball coach, effective immediately. Athletics director John Cohen said Gary Henderson would serve as interim head coach. Henderson was Kentucky’s head coach from 2009-16 and had a 258-199 record.

John Wall to study at University of Kentucky to fulfill promise to dad - Courier Journal
The Washington Wizards star plans to fulfill a promise he made his father and return to the University of Kentucky this summer to pursue a bachelor's degree in business

NBA player, Arkansas native Malik Monk cited after crash near UA baseball stadium, police say
Malik Monk, an Arkansas native who was drafted 11th overall by the NBA's Charlotte Hornets last year, was uninjured after being involved in a single-vehicle crash in Fayetteville on Sunday morning, records show.

CatsIllustrated.com - QB Langhi endured uncertainty but picked the place he always wanted to be
Christian County quarterback Kolbe Langhi announced he had accepted a preferred walk-on offer from the Wildcats, so there will be at least some in-state presence on the roster from the crop of graduating high school seniors.

Louisville's vacated national championship and fall from grace come back to Rick Pitino - ESPN
Louisville was forced to vacate a national title. And the Cardinals still have more problems on the horizon. All of it revolves around a disgraced Hall of Fame coach who is no longer there.

Kentucky hopes 5-star James Wiseman is its next great big man - SEC Country
UK BASKETBALL RECRUITING: Kentucky, Calipari think James Wiseman is a lot like Karl-Anthony Towns and hope the No. 1 player in 2019 picks the Cats like KAT.

Kentucky football: Analyzing significant weight changes on 2018 roster - SEC Country
Kentucky football's 2018 roster doesn't reveal any personnel changes, but there are significant changes when it comes to weight listings.

Miami Dolphins place franchise tag on Jarvis Landry | Miami Herald
The Dolphins will try to negotiate a long-term deal with their leading receiver.

Chicago Cubs' Willson Contreras set to fight limit on mound visits - ESPN
Cubs catcher Willson Contreras joins a growing chorus of players concerned about baseball's new limit on mound visits.

Andrew Luck injury update: Colts QB 'extremely optimistic' about shoulder rehab | NFL | Sporting News
"I feel awesome," the Colts quarterback told Sports Illustrated's Peter King during a FaceTime video shared by the Colts. "I am in a great place. It's been a long journey to this point and it'll still be a long journey until we get what we need to get done in Indianapolis.

The Broncos must avoid temptation, retain Thomas and Sanders | Mile High Sports
Since the disastrous end of the Broncos’ 2017 season, there have been rumblings that there might be a roster shake-up the roster after a historically poor 5-11 performance. One of the most oft-mentioned moves the Broncos could make is parting ways with one of (or both) of their Pro Bowl receivers to clear up cap space in order to pursue expensive free agents, such as Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins, a name popularly associated with the Broncos.

Michigan should put up a banner now that Louisville has vacated the 2013 national championship - SBNation.com
Trey Burke’s block on Peyton Siva was GOOD, dang it.

David Price told J.D. Martinez that he will 'love the guys' in the Boston Red Sox clubhouse, but prepare to be booed - ESPN
David Price told USA Today Sports that part of his recruiting pitch for J.D. Martinez to join the Red Sox was "he will love the guys here in this clubhouse, but also told him he'll get booed."