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Joker Phillips will coach Kentucky's final 2 games

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Joker Phillips will coach Kentucky's final 2 games

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Kentucky officials say that fired coach Joker Phillips will be on the sidelines for the Wildcats' final two regular season games.

The university announced the decision in a release Monday that also said Phillips will be available following Tuesday's practice.

After Kentucky announced Sunday that Phillips had been fired and athletic director Mitch Barnhart said the move would be effective at the end of the season, spokesman DeWayne Peevy later said that Phillips' status for the final two games had not been determined.

Kentucky (1-9, 0-8 Southeastern Conference) has lost eight straight games, including Saturday's 40-0 home loss to Vanderbilt. It was the Wildcats' worst loss to the Commodores in 96 years.

The Wildcats are off this week before hosting Samford and finishing the season at Tennessee.

The decision to have Philips finish the season is not unprecedented at Kentucky. Bill Curry finished the 1996 season after he was fired.

Curry was let go after a 1-5 start but stayed and led Kentucky to three straight wins and a 4-7 record before being replaced by Hal Mumme.

Phillips' presence will likely please a lot of the Kentucky players who have strongly supported him this season.

Freshman quarterback Patrick Towles has said the Wildcats want to play hard and win for Phillips. The QB also wants to draw fans back to Commonwealth Stadium, where Saturday's attendance was a season-low 44,902.

``We all love him,'' Towles said of Phillips after Saturday's game. ``We want to win for the coaching staff, win for him, win for each other, win for ourselves, win for the fan base. We are trying as hard as we can to put positive stuff up there (on the scoreboard), but we just aren't doing that right now.

``We just have to trust that preparation so we can start to give you guys something to watch.''

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2018 Power Rankings: Patriots prove they still got it, Rams remain top dog

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2018 Power Rankings: Patriots prove they still got it, Rams remain top dog

In a thriller in Foxboro, the Patriots handed Kansas City its first loss of the season.

It wasn't pretty but the Rams slipped past the Broncos to remain the lone unbeaten in the NFL.

Remember when the Lions beat New England on Sunday Night Football and folks were ready to bury the Patriots? Yeah... how did that 'hot take' work out?

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Will the real Redskins please stand up? A win over the Panthers moved the Skins up three spots. Give the Redskins this, they are consistently unpredictable.

The Ravens are on the rise and Marcus Mariota is happy the Titans won't have to play Baltimore again.

So the Cowboys have an offense now? Or does Jacksonville not have an elite defense anymore?

And the Bears let Brock Osweiler throw for 380 yards. Yes. You read that correct. 380 yards. 

How far will the Bears drop because of that dreadful defensive performance? 

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The Kerrigans are having a baby and, WOW, this is all so very exciting

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The Kerrigans are having a baby and, WOW, this is all so very exciting

The Kerrigan family is about to make a big-time addition to its roster.

Ryan and his wife, Jessica, already have two very, VERY, very, very cute bulldogs in their household. 

But on Tuesday, the two announced in separate Instagram posts that Jessica is 18 weeks pregnant and that a third human Kerrigan will arrive in 2019.

"Can I eat dis sign aftur da picturr iz over?" George the bulldog said when reached for comment on the news.

"How did dey gett such a smawl jerzey for da baby alreddy?" Franklin the other bulldog added.

This is all very wonderful.

Come next March, the world is about to get a little precious-er.

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