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Wednesday Sports News and Notes…

Gator softball is back in action, the Final Four is set for the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament and the Tampa Bay Rays open their season with a loss…all in our Wednesday Sports News and Notes…

** The Gator softball team is back in action today as it hosts UCF this afternoon in a non-league matchup.

** The Gator women’s basketball team plays tonight against Drexel in a Final Four game of the WNIT. Florida is only the second team in the history of the WNIT to reach the Final Four without playing a home game.

** The field is set for the Final Four for the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament; Cal, Louisville, Notre Dame and Connecticut are in.

** The Miami Heat were defeated by the New York Knicks last night 102-90. Carmelo Anthony lead his team to victory with 50 points.

** The Tampa Bay Rays opened their season with a 7-3 loss to Baltimore. The Rays will play again today. Miami will be at Washington and Atlanta will host Philadelphia.

** Texas starting pitcher Yu Darvish was one out away from a perfect game on Tuesday, but a two out single by Marwin Gonzalez through the pitcher’s legs spoiled the bid as Texas beat Houston.

** The Arizona Cardinals have acquired quarterback Carson Palmer in a trade with the Oakland Raiders. He is expected to be their starting quarterback.

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