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Wednesday Sports News And Notes…

A close win for the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA playoffs, the Heat start playoff action tonight and more in our Wednesday Sports News and Notes…

** The SEC Baseball Tournament swings into Day 2 today after four teams were eliminated yesterday.   Kentucky, Auburn, Florida and Missouri were sent home.  Today, Ole Miss plays Arkansas; Texas A&M faces Vanderbilt; Alabama plays LSU and Mississippi State will play South Carolina.

** In the NBA playoffs, San Antonio tops Memphis 93-89 in overtime to go up 2-0 in the Western Conference final.  The Spurs blew a double digit fourth quarter lead but rallied to win; Game 3 moves to Memphis.

** Finally the NBA’s Eastern Conference finals start tonight as Miami hosts Indiana.

** The Florida women’s golf team is tied for 15th after the first day of competition at the NCAA Championships in Athens, Georgia.

** Former Gator quarterback Josh Portis was cut by the Seattle Seahawks after his arrest for driving under the influence earlier this month.

** University of Florida senior tennis player Lauren Embree is named the ITA National Senior Player of the Year; only two other Gator players have won the award.  She is currently playing singles and doubles for UF at the NCAA’s.

** In MLB action, Atlanta rallies to beat Minnesota 5-4; Florida loses 7-3 to Philadelphia and Tampa Bay downs Toronto 4-3.

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