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Monday Quickies: John Wall Gives Back Edition

John Wall is getting kids ready for school.

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John Wall has been all about giving back this summer, and that was evidenced once again over the weekend with a backpack giveaway.

Wall gave out 1,000 backpacks in his hometown of Raleigh, North Carolina. It was the second backpack giveaway he’s done this month, as he previously did one in Washington, D.C. Wall has now done this event for five consecutive years.

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Tyrese Maxey trying to get No. 1 point guard in 2020 to reclassify and play with him at Kentucky | Kentucky Sports Radio
Tyrese Maxey is relentless on the recruiting trail.

Olding’s Brace Gives Kentucky Overtime Winner at Little Rock - University of Kentucky
Hollie Olding scored the game-winning goal in the 105th minute of the match as the Kentucky women's soccer team defeated Arkansas Little Rock 3-2 in double overtime on Sunday in the heat and humidity of Little Rock.

Come get your KSR Sunday insider football notes | Kentucky Sports Radio
Does Kentucky finally have their starting quarterback picked out? They may be coming close. That, and more from this week's insider notes.

“Nagging” injuries still limiting Jordan Jones – Vaughts Views
Two weeks before Kentucky opens the season against Central Michigan, Kentucky coach Mark Stoops says that senior linebacker Jordan Jones sill has “nagging” injuries that are limiting what he can do in practice.

Kentucky coach John Calipari was impressed by the way freshman Immanuel Quickley bounced back from a slow start in the Bahamas - Cats' Pause
Did you notice Immanuel Quickley's stats in four Kentucky wins in the Bahamas? 18 assists vs. 2 turnovers.

UK’s Kirk Hanselmann Wins Regional Emmy - University of Kentucky
Kirk Hanselmann, Creative Content Producer/Editor for University of Kentucky Sports Video, won an Emmy at the 54th Annual Ohio Valley Regional Emmy Awards held Saturday night in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.

IndyCar driver Robert Wickens flown to hospital after scary crash at Pocono Raceway |
IndyCar driver Robert Wickens was taken by helicopter for medical treatment following a violent wreck at the start of Sunday's race at Pocono Raceway, where a driver was killed in 2015.

Redskins to meet with Adrian Peterson to aid depleted backfield - USA Today
The Washington Redskins are planning to meet with seven-time Pro Bowler Adrian Peterson this upcoming week.

Yankees Keep Winning Games and Losing Players - The New York Times
Didi Gregorius was the latest Yankees star to sustain an injury that could keep him from helping in the team’s pursuit of Boston.

Richard Sherman sounds off on new helmet rule – ProFootballTalk
When the NFL secretly slipped the new helmet rule onto the agenda of Competition Committee proposals in March, making it No. 11 to a previously-published list of ten, the league office knew what it was doing.

Manchester United's Jose Mourinho changes course and won't criticise individual players - ESPN
Jose Mourinho said he would no longer be criticising individual Manchester United players in public in a major reversal of his past patterns.

Rookie safety Jessie Bates reacts to Bengals cutting George Iloka - Cincy Jungle
The Bengals’ rookie safety is in line to start in Week 1 following Iloka’s release.

Novak Djokovic beats Roger Federer for first Cincinnati title - ESPN
Novak Djokovic is the first to claim all nine ATP Masters 1000 events since the series started in 1990, with a win over Roger Federer on Sunday for his first Western & Southern Open championship.