The Miami Marlins unload some superstars, the Orlando Magic lose and some top college programs in hoops go down in our Wednesday Sports News And Notes…
** The Miami Marlins, just one year after adding payroll, dump it quickly after reportedly trading shortstop Jose Reyes, pitchers Josh Johnson and Mark Buehrle to the Toronto Blue Jays for some players and prospects. Davey Johnson was named the National League Manager of the Year while Bob Melvin gets the AL nod.
** The New York Knicks remain the only NBA unbeaten after downing the Orlando Magic Tuesday 99-89; the Magic have now lost five in a row.
** In men’s college basketball, Duke beats Kentucky 75-68 while Michigan State downs number two Kansas 67-64. In women’s hoops, number one Baylor rips sixth ranked Kentucky 85-51.
** The Gator women’s basketball team faces it first road test Thursday when it plays at FSU.