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Quickies: NBA Draft Day Edition

The day is here, and Kentucky has five draft hopefuls.

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Tonight will be the best night of 60 basketball players’ lives, and as many as five of them could be former Kentucky Wildcats.

The NBA Draft will take place tonight at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN. Kevin Knox, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Hamidou Diallo, Jarred Vanderbilt and Wenyen Gabriel all have their names entered, and Knox, Gilgeous-Alexander and Diallo all seem to be draft locks.

That’s exciting, but Kentucky still hasn’t quite recovered from landing Reid Travis yesterday. Because of that, this’ll be a big day for UK in several ways.

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Former UK Football Commit Officially Visits Kentucky | Kentucky Sports Radio
Vince Marrow has brought Shawnkel Knight-Goff onto UK's campus for an official visit.

Reid Travis Makes Kentucky 2019 title favorites | Kentucky Sports Radio
With the addition of Reid Travis there is no doubt: Kentucky is the favorite to win the national championship in the 2018-2019 college basketball season

Remember when John Calipari had lost his recruiting touch? That was a hoax, right? - SEC Country
STILL GOT IT: John Calipari has landed the No. 1 power forward, No. 1 point guard and No. 1 graduate transfer for next season in the last 72 days. Remember when he'd lost his recruiting touch?

Former Kentucky football player is coming out as gay to inspire others - Outsports
Landon Foster has committed himself to a life promoting diversity in sports and business.

How landing Reid Travis helps the 2018-19 Kentucky Wildcats - Cats' Pause
Kentucky is now the co-favorite to win the title come next April.

Reid Travis transfer Kentucky Wildcats new No. 1 Way-Too-Early Top 25 - ESPN
Kentucky's late addition of Reid Travis forced us to adjust our 2018-19 rankings. There's no denying that the Stanford graduate transfer puts the Wildcats over the top.

UKTF: Sydney McLaughlin a Finalist for The Bowerman - University of Kentucky
Kentucky track and field's Sydney McLaughlin became the first freshman woman to be named a finalist for The Bowerman, collegiate track & field's top individual honor, on Wednesday.

World Cup 2018: Say goodbye to lovable (and doomed) Morocco -
Morocco are a sad reminder that soccer is an unfair sport and it’s best not to try.

Mathew Barzal wins Calder Memorial Trophy as NHL's top rookie -
New York Islanders forward Mathew Barzal has won the Calder Memorial Trophy as the NHL's top rookie.

Rory McIlroy laughed off Phil Mickelson's controversial putt - USA Today
Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth played the opening rounds with Phil Mickelson at the U.S. Open and witnessed how rapidly the putting conditions changed.

Zach Lowe on Kawhi Leonard, Jaylen Brown and Celtics-Spurs trades - ESPN
If San Antonio is trading Kawhi Leonard, what would Boston offer? Zach Lowe explores how far the Celtics should go.

Dwight Howard headed from Charlotte Hornets to Brooklyn Nets - ESPN
The Hornets have agreed to send Dwight Howard to the Nets for Timofey Mozgov, draft picks and cash, sources told ESPN.

Luis Suarez announces wife's pregnancy after Uruguay secure World Cup progression |
World Cup 2018: After scoring in his 100th Uruguay game to secure progression, Luis Suarez announced that his wife is pregnant for the third time.

Joey Votto shoos a bird away then hits a grand slam |
Joey Votto never ceases to amaze us. On Tuesday night, during the Reds' 9-5 win over the Tigers, Votto watched an impressive slider delivered by Matthew Boyd go right past him. And while that first-inning at-bat didn't pan out the way he wanted, he redeemed himself in the third with a grand slam. But not before having a small encounter with a bird.