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Quickies: NFL Draft Edition

The NFL Draft kicks off this evening.

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The NFL Draft begins tonight, and with that comes the end of the 1,000,000-mile march full of mock drafts that started about one year ago. There’s a ton of quarterback talent to keep track of in the early rounds, and it’ll be interesting to see where Saquon Barkley falls among the quarterbacks early on.

As for Kentucky guys, wide receiver Garrett Johnson, kicker Austin MacGinnis and linebacker Courtney Love are the most likely to have a chance to have their names called this week/weekend.

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Your quickies - In-state receiver talks about Kentucky's new offer
Louisville Male wide receiver Izayah Cummings picked up an offer from Kentucky this week, continuing a recent trend where the Wildcats are heavily emphasizing in-state recruiting. - All-American UK signee Darian Kinnard happy he stayed the course
Just about all of Kentucky's 2018 signees who haven't enrolled yet would tell you they feel the same way. But when Kinnard talks about it, there's an undeniable sense of anticipation.

Kentucky coach John Calipari responds to commission - Cats' Pause
Kentucky coach John Calipari wasn't among those who focused in on the Committee of College Basketball's decisions, though he had his reasons.

Former Texas A&M, Kentucky coach Billy Gillispie after receiving new kidney: 'He (God) delivered my angel in my biggest time of need' | SportsDay
Former Texas A&M and Kentucky basketball coach Billy Gillispie and his kidney donor, Ericka Downey, are doing well.

CJ McCollum: DeMarcus Cousins-To-Wizards A Real Possibility - Slam
CJ McCollum says that he could see DeMarcus Cousins joining the Washington Wizards in free agency if the Pelicans don't re-sign him.

Where to meet Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Kevin Knox, and Hamidou Diallo this week | Kentucky Sports Radio
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Kevin Knox, and Hamidou Diallo are currently criss-crossing the state to meet fans and sign autographs. All three signing tours wrap up this week, so here's where you can meet Shai, Kevin, and Hami before they begin preparing for the NBA Draft.

No. 13 Kentucky Throttles High-Powered Morehead State Offense - University of Kentucky
Kole Cottam reached base all four times he came to the plate and Luke Heyer and Ben Aklinski homered as No. 13 Kentucky shut down the high-powered Morehead State offense to score a 7-1 win in front of 2,835 fans at Cliff Hagan Stadium on beautiful Wednesday evening.

LeBron James' buzzer-beating three-pointer stuns Pacers in Game 5 - USA Today
LeBron James buried a three-pointer at the buzzer to give the Cavaliers an incredible 98-95 win.

Atlanta Hawks, coach Mike Budenholzer agree to part ways - ESPN
Coach Mike Budenholzer and the Atlanta Hawks have agreed to part ways, Budenholzer told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Reuben Foster’s accuser retracts claim of domestic violence – ProFootballTalk
San Francisco linebacker Reuben Foster is currently facing three felony charges in connection with a domestic violence accusation. But now the accuser has said through her lawyer that she lied to the police when she made a claim that Foster attacked her.

Mike Mayock's 2018 NFL mock draft: Bills trade up for Josh Allen -
With only hours to go until teams are officially on the clock, here's Mike Mayock's mock for the opening round of 2018 NFL Draft. Who will the Cleveland Browns select at No. 1 overall?

Battling injuries LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball leave Lithuania's BC Vytautas - ESPN
LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball have left BC Vytautas with only two games remaining in the season due to injuries, sources told ESPN's Chris Haynes.

Deontay Wilder's team makes $50 million offer to Anthony Joshua for 2018 super fight -
Wilder has us as close as we have been to the fight coming to fruition