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Quickies: Metropolitan Award Edition

John Calipari is set to receive an award in April.

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Kentucky basketball head coach John Calipari is set to receive the National Association of Basketball Coaches’ Metropolitan Award this April. Nike presents the award, and has presented it to former coaching greats such as John Wooden, Dean Smith and Phog Allen.

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Anthony Davis "pushing LeBron (James) for the crown right now" | Kentucky Sports Radio
When former Kentucky big man DeMarcus Cousins went down with an Achilles injury last month, there wasn't much hope for the New Orleans Pelicans to make any major run in the NBA Playoffs.

Defensive Havoc Statistics Equaled Wins or Losses | Kentucky Sports Radio
When the UK defense made plays behind the line of scrimmage, they won football games.

John Calipari to receive prestigious award in April - SEC Country
John Calipari will receive a notable honor. On Wednesday, it was announced in a Kentucky release that the Wildcats basketball coach will receive the National Association of Basketball Coaches' Metropolitan Award in April.

Memories still vivid on 10-year anniversary of tornado at 2008 SEC Tournament in Atlanta - Cats' Pause
We would go from watching the Georgia Dome’s fabric roof ripple like a bed sheet on a clothesline to witnessing the most bizarre postseason game in a nearly vacant arena.

Standards High for UK in Spring Practice - University of Kentucky
There's nothing quite like the competition that fall Saturdays bring, but getting there is a grind. The spring, of course, still comes with lots of hard work, but in a much more relaxed setting. That gives Stoops and staff a chance to focus on why they got into the business to begin with: helping their players improve.

NKU stuns the Bat Cats - University of Kentucky
Tristan Pompey and Troy Squires connected for home runs in the late innings but it wasn't enough for No. 6 Kentucky to climb all the way back from an early deficit as it fell 8-6 to Northern Kentucky at Cliff Hagan Stadium.

Kentucky’s Calipari asked why hold an SEC tourney. Here are some reasons why. | Lexington Herald Leader
John Calipari makes no secret of his dislike for conference tournaments. They just get in the way of preparation for the NCAA Tournament. Why play a conference tournament, he asked. Here are some reasons why.

Wednesday’s NFL: Seahawks deal DE Bennett to Eagles - The Detroit News
Seattle gets wide receiver Marcus Johnson and a fifth-round pick, while Philadelphia also receives a seventh-round pick.

NASCAR hits Kevin Harvick with two big penalties after Las Vegas win - USA Today
Harvick will lose seven playoff points, 20 regular-season points, see his crew chief fined and car chief suspended in penalties announced Wednesday.

Seahawks may part ways with Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas - The Washington Post
Both players are reportedly on the trade block, and with Kam Chancellor's neck injury threatening his career, the trio that formed the core of the “Legion of Boom” may never be seen again on the field for Seattle.

NFL prospect Derrius Guice asked if he's gay, if mom is prostitute - USA Today
Former LSU running back Derrius Guice shares some of the questions he faced during team interviews at the NFL combine.

Raptors beat Pistons in OT thriller; clinch playoff berth -
DeMar DeRozan scored 42 points, then fed Fred VanVleet for the tiebreaking jumper from the left corner with 1.1 seconds remaining in overtime to lift the Toronto Raptors to a 121-119 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night.

Peyton Manning Drops Papa John’s Franchises « CBS Denver
Former Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is saying goodbye to his Papa John's franchises.