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World Cup, Daytona Crash, Baseball All Stars In Monday Sports Update (7/6)

By on July 6th, 2015

A World Cup win for the United States, a tough crash at the end of the Coke Zero 400, baseball All Star starters are announced, Wimbledon and more in our Monday Sports Update…

** The U.S. women’s soccer team wins the World Cup by beating Japan 5-2 Sunday in the final.   The U.S. scored four goals very quickly and were never headed in the match.

** Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins the rain delayed Coke Zero 400 race at Daytona in a race that was marred by a crash at the end that slightly injured some spectators.   Driver Austin Dillon crashed into the catch fence and the car landed on its roof but Dillon was not hurt badly.

** All Star starters were named for baseball’s All Star Game later this month.   Miami’s Giancarlo Stanton and Dee Gordon are NL starters.   The pitchers and reserves will be named soon.

** In baseball yesterday, Tampa Bay drills the NY Yankees 8-1; Philadelphia blanks Atlanta 4-0 and Miami loses 2-0 to the Chicago Cubs.   Today, Tampa Bay is at Kansas City; Atlanta is at Milwaukee and Miami is off.

** Wimbledon continues today where the Williams sisters will square off in a quarterfinal match.

** The Tour de France also continues today.

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Near No-Hitter, Gator Football Recruiting, NBA Free Agents In Thursday Sports Update (7/2)

By on July 2nd, 2015

A near no-hitter in Tampa Bay, Wimbledon, NBA free agent news and more in our Thursday Sports Update…

** Cleveland pitcher Carlos Carraso comes within one strike of throwing a no-hitter before losing it and settling for an 8-1 win over the Rays.   Miami downs San Francisco 6-5 and Atlanta beats Washington 4-1.   All those series conclude today.

** The Florida football team gets a quarterback verbal commitment in the 2017 class from 6’3″ signal caller Jake Allen from St. Thomas Aquinas High School.   He’s the second verbal in the class.

** Former Gator and NFL player Brandon Spikes pleads guilty to a hit and run accident in Massachusetts that occurred last month.  He will serve a year of probation for the incident.

** The NBA free agency period continues as many players get new deals to stay with their current teams and players like Tyson Chandler and Paul Pierce sign new deals with different teams.

** Wimbledon continues today.  Men’s fifth seed Kei Nishikori withdrew and women’s seventh seed Ana Ivanovic lost.   Today, Novak Djokovic, Stan Wawrinka, Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova are among those scheduled to be in action.

 

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USA World Cup Win, UF Football, MLB In Our Wednesday Sports Update (7/1)

By on July 1st, 2015

We greet the start of a new month with World Cup news, MLB results, Wimbledon and more in our Wednesday Sports Update…

** The U.S. women’s soccer team advances to the finals of the World Cup Sunday after beating Germany 2-o yesterday.   The USA will play the winner of England/Japan in the finals.

** Several sources are reporting today that Florida incoming freshman football player D’Anfernee McGriff will not be part of the 2015 class.   He should be going to junior college.   Meanwhile fellow freshman Keivonnis Davis reportedly must still pass a class in order to enroll at UF.

** Wimbledon continues today with only one major upset yesterday as women’s three seed Simona Halep is beaten.  All the other top seeds advanced in men’s and women’s play.

** NBA free agency has officially begun.   Former Gator Mike Miller isn’t going anywhere; he exercised his player option to return to Cleveland next year.

** In MLB action, Miami downs San Francisco 5-3 while Washington beats Atlanta 6-1 and Cleveland rocks Tampa Bay 6-2.

** Gator baseball players Aaron Rhodes, Mike Vinson and Harrison Bader have all now signed pro contracts.   Four Gator signees have also gone pro but one second round pick, pitcher Brady Singer, has yet to sign.

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World Cup, NBA, MLB Head Up Tuesday Sports Update (6/30)

By on June 30th, 2015

The World Cup resumes for the USA women, NBA news, MLB results, Wimbledon and more in our Tuesday Sports Update…

** The USA women’s soccer team faces Germany today in semi-final action.

** NBA free agency starts tomorrow and the Orlando Magic have released guard Ben Gordon.   Also, former Gator Marreese Speights has his option picked up by the world champion Golden State Warriors.

** Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade will also test the free agent market.   He has spent his entire career with Miami but many believe he would like a three year deal to stay with the team.

** Wisconsin men’s basketball coach Bo Ryan says next season will be his last.   The 67 year old will step down after the 2015/16 season.

** Wimbledon resumes today in England.   Both men’s top seed Novak Djokovic and women’s top seed Serena Williams were winners yesterday.

** In MLB action, Cleveland downs Tampa Bay 7-1 and those teams play again tonight.   Miami starts a series with San Francisco and Atlanta hosts Washington.

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Baseball, NASCAR, Golf In Monday Sports Update (6/29)

By on June 29th, 2015

A Busch event in NASCAR, LeBron a free agent, MLB results and more in our Monday Sports Update…

** It was a Busch event at the NASCAR race in California yesterday as Kyle Busch takes the checkered flag and beats out Kurt Busch to get the win.

** LeBron James, as expected, has opted out of his contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers to become a free agent.   However, he is expected to sign a new deal with the team.

** Former Gator hoops star Scottie Wilbekin is conducting a camp/clinic at The Rock School starting today.

** Bubba Watson wins in a playoff at the PGA’s Traveler’s Championship in Connecticut.   He beat Paul Casey.

** Wimbledon starts today and will run through July 12 in England.

** In MLB results, Boston downs Tampa Bay 5-3; Atlanta beats Pittsburgh 2-1 and Miami loses 2-0 to the LA Dodgers.   The Marlins and Braves are off tonight while the Rays start a series with Cleveland.

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NBA Draft Complete In Our Friday Sports Update (6/26)

By on June 26th, 2015

The NBA Draft over for another year, World Cup action, MLB results and more in our Friday Sports Update…

** The NBA Draft is over and no Gator players were chosen as guard Michael Frazier II and forward Chris Walker were not selected.   Minnesota took Kentucky’s Karl Anthony Towns with the first overall pick.

** The Orlando Magic chose fifth and selected forward Mario Hezonja and Miami with the 10th pick took forward Justise Winslow from Duke.

** The U.S. women’s soccer team takes on China today in World Cup action.

** In baseball, St.Louis completes a sweep of Miami with a 5-1 win and Atlanta loses 7-0 to Washington.   This weekend, Miami hosts the LA Dodgers; Atlanta is at Pittsburgh and Tampa Bay will host Boston.

** Pro Football Hall of Fame member Warren Sapp has been charged after an incident that took place in Las Vegas in April.  He is charged with among other things hitting his girlfriend and throwing her to the ground as well as biting her.

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NBA Draft Tonight In Thursday Sports Update (6/25)

By on June 25th, 2015

The NBA Draft tonight, MLB results, a winner in the College World Series and more in our Thursday Sports Update…

** The annual NBA Draft takes place tonight.   The Minnesota Timberwolves have the top pick, followed by the LA Lakers, Philadelphia, New York and Orlando.   Former Gators Michael Frazier II and Chris Walker hope to hear their names called; most believe the second round is the highest round they could be picked.

** Reports say Cleveland forward Kevin Love has opted out of his contract and will become a free agent.   The Cavs could lose LeBron James and guard JR Smith the same way but most expect James to re-sign with the team.

** Virginia wins the College World Series after beating Vanderbilt 4-2 last night in Omaha.   Vandy was trying to win back to back national titles but could not hold an early 2-0 lead.

** In MLB action, Toronto nips Tampa Bay 1-0; St.Louis downs Miami 6-1 and Washington edges Atlanta 2-1.   The Rays are off today, while the other two match ups end their series with games tonight.

** In women’s World Cup soccer play, the U.S. will face China tomorrow.

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Gator Men’s Hoops Adds Player In Wednesday Sports Update (6/24)

By on June 24th, 2015

Florida men’s basketball adds a player, the College World Series comes down to a final game, MLB results and more in our Wednesday Sports Update…

** The Florida men’s basketball team adds a new player in 6’8″ forward Justin Leon, a JUCO All American who originally signed with Florida coach Mike White when he was at Louisiana Tech.   He will have two years of eligibility remaining.

** The NBA Draft is tomorrow night.   Minnesota has the top pick followed by the LA Lakers, Philadelphia, New York and Orlando.

** The College World Series comes down to a deciding game tonight in Omaha after Virginia evens the best of three final with a 3-0 win over Vanderbilt.

** In MLB action, Tampa Bay nips Toronto 4-3; St.Louis edges Miami 4-3 and Atlanta loses 3-1 to Washington.

** UCF football coach George O’Leary has been named the school’s interim athletic director through this year.   Former UCF AD Todd Stansbury left the school for a job at Oregon State.

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Tuesday Sports Update (6/22)

By on June 23rd, 2015

More bad news for Pete Rose; Vanderbilt one win away from another national title, MLB results and more in our Tuesday Sports Update…

**ESPN’s Outside The Lines obtained a confiscated ledger that was seized back in 1989 that shows he bet on his own team while he was still playing for them, something Rose has always denied in the past.

** In the big leagues, Toronto downs Tampa Bay 8-5 and the teams play again tonight.   Miami hosts St.Louis and Atlanta is at Washington.

** Vanderbilt is one win away from winning the College World Series in back to back years after beating Virginia 5-1 last night.  The teams play again tonight.

** New England quarterback Tom Brady begins his appeal process today after he was suspended in the Deflategate scandal.

** Former Gator men’s basketball player Eli Carter has officially transferred to Boston College; he had been looking at schools like UNLV and Georgetown as well.

** In women’s World Cup play, the U.S. downs Colombia 2-0 and will next play China on Friday.

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Monday Sports Update (6/22)

By on June 22nd, 2015

Another major title for Jordan Spieth, World Cup, College World Series and MLB and more in our Monday Sports Update…

** Jordan Spieth wins another major championship as he wins the U.S. Open by one shot on Sunday.   Spieth already won the Masters this year as well.   Dustin Johnson three putted on 18 to give Spieth the win.

** In World Cup play, the U.S. women face Colombia tonight in a Round of 16 match.

** The College World Series final starts tonight as defending champion Vanderbilt plays Virginia in a rematch of last year’s finals.

** In Major League Baseball, Atlanta beats the New York Mets 1-0 to sweep the series while Cincinnati tops Miami 5-2 and Cleveland nips Tampa Bay 1-0.  The Marlins and Braves are off today while Tampa Bay plays Toronto.

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