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Hot & Not: April 7, 2015

Charles Bertram
Kentucky's Devin Booker in the Wildcats' locker room following a 71-64 loss against Wisconsin in the NCAA Tournament national semifinal at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Saturday, April 4, 2015. (Charles Bertram/Lexington Herald-Leader/TNS)


MLB pitchers

Several up-and-coming MLB starting pitchers have received lucrative extensions in the last few days. Cleveland extended ace Corey Kluber and young stud Carlos Carrasco, Boston gave Rick Porcello four years and Kansas City locked up young ace Yordano Ventura for the foreseeable future. Porcello got the biggest deal at $82.5 million, and Carrasco got the smallest deal of the bunch at $22 million. It pays to be good at baseball.

Paul George

It was just over eight months ago when Indiana Pacers forward Paul George broke his leg in a Team USA scrimmage on national television. Rumors spread of George missing the entire 2014-2015 season and rightfully so. However, George completed his comeback on Sunday, scoring 13 points against the Miami Heat in his season debut. Look for PG13 to make an impact on Indiana’s playoff push.


Aaron Harrison

Kentucky had just lost to Wisconsin in the Final Four, and the Wildcats were at the podium. Kentucky big man Karl Anthony-Towns was asked about Wisconsin forward Frank Kaminsky, and Kentucky guard Aaron Harrison muttered “Fuck that n****” under his breath. That lack of judgment and sportsmanship made national news, and Harrison issued an apology. Not a great way to compound losing with embarrassment.

Those who backed Kentucky

The Kentucky Wildcats were the odds on favorite to win the 2015 National Championship. Fans were so confident in the Wildcats, they got championship tattoos and even picked Kentucky over the field. Well, things didn’t work out exactly as planned, and it hurt more than just Kentucky fans. According to an ESPN article, it’s estimated that the loss cost retailers as much as $15 million in gear that won’t be sold, and the University of Kentucky as much as $1.5 million in royalty fees. That’s a whole lot of cash not coming the Wildcats’ way.


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