Orlando Magic shooting guard Jodie Meeks likely will miss the next four to six weeks after he dislocated the thumb on his shooting hand during Wednesday night’s loss to the New Orleans Pelicans, a team official said.
Former University of Kentucky star Willie Cauley-Stein is third on the Sacramento Kings’ depth chart behind veteran All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins and the productive Kosta Koufos, which means he mostly shares the bench with rookie big men George Papagiannis and Skal Labissiere.
Sacramento Kings rookies Skal Labissiere and George Papagiannis both say their benefiting from periodic stints in the NBA Development League. Labissiere, a former University of Kentucky star, has averaged 14.9 points and 7.6 rebounds in 17 starts for the Reno Bighorns.
Former University of Kentucky star Bud Dupree could be a big factor for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC title game. Only Adolph Rupp reached 800 victories faster than Roy Williams. Mitch Barnhart’s imprint on the SEC. Plus, more random notes.
Major League Baseball’s rosters include 11 former University of Kentucky stars — Maile, Blanton, Reed, Kipnis, Rogers, Paxton, Albers, Meyer, Gott, Rusin and Burns — and five former Lexington high school standouts — Gott, Ellis, Revere, Roe and Ross.
Former University of Kentucky star Devin Booker scored a career-high 39 points for the second straight game in Mexico City and the Phoenix Suns defeated the San Antonio Spurs 108-105 on Saturday in the fifth ever regular-season game in the country.
Former Kentucky Wildcats players turned men’s college basketball head coaches Allen Edwards of Wyoming and Scott Padgett at Samford are off to respectable starts in 2016-17. For some other ex-Cats who are now head men, things are not going so well
Nike gave fans a glimpse Wednesday of new shoes designed exclusively for former University of Kentucky star Devin Booker, who’s in his second season with the Phoenix Suns. They're called the Nike Zoom Rev 2017.
Aaron Rodgers’ touchdown pass to former University of Kentucky star Randall Cobb at the end of the first of Sunday’s wild-card victory over the New York Giants was just the latest of the Green Bay Packers’ Hail Mary heroics.