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July 21st, 2019

Today on KSR: Lots of Golf

J.B. Holmes

Brendan Moran/Golf Digest

Good morning Big Blue Nation and happy Sunday.

J.B. Holmes in the hunt at The Open

The University of Kentucky alum currently sits in the 3rd place at -10. Holmes teed of at 8:37 am ET and I hope all of Big Blue Nation is tuned it and cheering on the former Cat.

The Leaderboard:

The Open

Jim Herman leads at The Barbasol Championship

Herman, a Cincinnati-native, is looking to win his second PGA Tour championship. Coming into the Barbasol Champion, he had missed the cut in seven of his last eight events.

Herman enters Sunday’s play with a score of -24, with Kelly Kraft right behind him at -23.

Devin Booker named to All-NBA Middle Name Team

Booker’s middle name “Armani” was interesting enough to earn him a spot on the All-NBA Middle Name team.

It’s the summer and people at ESPN are clearly bored.

@ESPNNBA

Manny Pacquiao defeats Keith Thurman

The 40-year-old boxer defeated Keith Thurman, 30 years old, via split decision on Saturday night.

And that was your boxing update.

Joe Camporeale, USA TODAY Sports

Whoever made this video deserves an award

The new social media sensation is to edit this clip from Stranger Things 3 and somebody did it with Coach O. I love it.

Yasiel Puig runs like he’s starring in Pirates of the Carribean

I’ve watched this 784 times and I still laugh.

 


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July 20th, 2019

Kash Daniel named one of the best interviews in college football

© Vasha Hunt | USATSI

Something we have known for four years now is finally being realized by the national media: Kentucky linebacker Kash Daniel is one hell of an interview.

Following all of the Media Days this week, 247Sports compiled a list of all of the best player interviews in the nation. To no one’s surprise, No. 56 was included as a true media star.

Highlighting Daniel’s Game of Thrones references, the trash talk, his love for fishing, and his true Kentucky twang, the outlet couldn’t help but include the senior linebacker.

”From his rifts on Game of Thrones (“they kind of rushed” the final season) to his country twang to his vocal defenses of Kentucky, Daniel is always a great and colorful quote,” he said. “When told the over/under for Kentucky this season was six games  earlier this summer, Daniel had this to say: “They’re just a bunch of jacka****, who cares? ESPN, CBS, NBC … I don’t care. Season start in August, we’ll see how it goes.” Is Daniel correct? Eh. But that’s the type of passion we love to see in interviews! Daniel is also, arguably, Kentucky’s top returning player. The rising senior finished last season with 84 tackles and 7.5 tackles for loss. He’ll also talk your ear off about fishing. Daniel is a member of Kentucky’s bass fishing team in his spare time.”

They somehow managed to leave out his WWE references and his future as a professional wrestler, but it’ll do.

Others included on the list? South Carolina defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw, Texas A&M safety Leon O’Neal Jr., Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger, Alabama running back Najee Harris, Utah cornerback Jaylon Johnson, Clemson guard John Simpson, Florida running back LaMical Perine, LSU quarterback Joe Burrow, and Georgia kicker Rodrigo Blankenship.

(247Sports)


Bam Adebayo is excited about teaming up with Tyler Herro

Last week, the Oklahoma City Thunder attempted to pry former Wildcats Bam Adebayo and Tyler Herro from the Miami Heat in exchange for NBA superstar  Russell Westbrook.

And in true Pat Riley fashion, he told the Thunder to pound sand, opting to keep his prized young Kentucky stars.

Now that Westbrook is in Houston and the Heat are moving forward with that they have now, Adebayo is thrilled not only to still be in Miami, but to be there with a fellow former Wildcat in Herro.

“I can’t tell you [how good we are going to be] right now,” Adebayo said Saturday at his second annual youth basketball clinic. “But on paper, we look like we’re really good. So we’ve just got to fulfill that and go out there and play our hardest and just complete.”

With Herro specifically, Adebayo is intrigued with his newest teammate after watching him put on a show at the NBA Summer League earlier in July.

“[Herro] is a fast learner,” he said. “He wants to soak in information. When I was talking to him in summer league, it seemed like he really wanted to learn and he went out there and changed it just like us. So I feel like he’ll fit in with us.”

While he’s excited to play with Herro, Adebayo made sure he knew right away that he’ll still I’ll be getting the rookie treatment this year Miami.

After getting drafted, Adebayo commented on Herro’s initial Instagram post that he was going to be “trashing him in workouts.”

Aside from the upcoming season and who he’ll be playing with, Adebayo is excited to have his own basketball camp and have a platform to give back to the community.

At his youth camp at Riviera Preparatory School in Miami, the former Kentucky star said he hopes he can give confidence to the kids who aspire to grow up and be just like him.

“Just because they might turn into me, you never know,” he said. “One of these guys might grow up and be 6-10. They might be 5-6 in their freshman year and then grow like Anthony Davis. You never know, and they’re always going to be like: ‘I went to Bam’s camp.’ So it’s always like a little reminder for them.”

(Miami Herald)