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Monday Quickies: Bring on Duke Edition

Kentucky has to feel confident after four wins in the Bahamas.

Jason Marcum - Sea of Blue

By all accounts, Kentucky’s Bahamas trip went way better than planned.

Not a single team could run with the Wildcats, as they obliterated all four opponents by an average margin of 29 points.

Not the Bahamas National Team, nor San Lorenzo De Almagro, nor Mega Bemax, nor Team Toronto could do anything to stop the Wildcats.

This was a trip that John Calipari went into cautioning fans about expectations, saying the Wildcats could lose three games.

But no one could stop UK, and that brings a lot more excitement for Kentucky’s season opener against the Duke Blue Devils.

They’re expected to be two of the top teams in the country (alongside Kansas), but it’s tough to see anyone running with this Kentucky team after the performances the Wildcats put on in the Bahamas.

Tweets of the day

Jonny David dropping an and-one on Team Canada was a perfect microcosm of this trip.

While Kentucky was finishing off its Bahamas slate, Tiger Woods was cementing his status as being fully back in the spotlight of golf. And it was tremendous.

Your quickies

Reid Travis saved his best game in the Bahamas for last | Kentucky Sports Radio
After three up-and-down performances to open his Kentucky career, Stanford transfer Reid Travis finally had a breakthrough performance in the Bahamas.

UK Completes Undefeated Trip with Another Bahamas Blowout - University of Kentucky
A productive trip to paradise ended on Sunday.

Kentucky's newest crop of rookies participated in picture day | Kentucky Sports Radio
It’s picture day for the newest members of the NBA.

Keldon Johnson on the art of trash talking | Kentucky Sports Radio
If we've learned anything about this team during their exhibition tour in the Bahamas, it's that they love to talk trash. Keldon Johnson confirmed that he's the biggest trash talker of the group, and after dunks like he had last night, it's easy to see why.

Kentucky basketball coaches are knocking down any concerns fans might have over Reid Travis - Cats' Pause
Reid Travis is struggling to make shots in the Bahamas. Fear not fans, coaches say all is well as Travis works to reinvent himself.

WATCH || Calipari: Show me 5 players better than Keldon Johnson - Cats' Pause
Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari says it would be hard to find a better college player than Keldon Johnson.

Tiger Woods electrifies PGA Championship crowd despite 2nd-place finish - CBS News
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Yankees' Didi Gregorius won't want to escape this Derek Jeter comparison |
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Rafael Nadal and Simona Halep win Rogers Cup titles - BBC Sport
Rafael Nadal beats Stefanos Tsitsipas to win the Rogers Cup, while fellow world number one Simona Halep triumphs in the women's event.

NFL: Fights break out among Buffalo Bills, New York Jets and Washington Redskins training camps - Yahoo Sports
New York Jets and Washington Redskins get into it at NFL training camp, and the Buffalo Bills partook in a scuffle of their own.

Browns punish Antonio Callaway by making him play – ProFootballTalk
Most teams punish football players by not letting them play football. In Cleveland, playing football apparently is punishment enough.

Jordan McNair: Biggest questions for Maryland football, DJ Durkin |
Why hasn't DJ Durkin been fired? Will Jordan McNair's family file a lawsuit? Answers to that and more about the ongoing controversies at the University of Maryland.