The Indiana Pacers square up their NBA playoff series with Miami, the SEC meetings continue in Destin, Florida and the defending Stanley Cup champions move on and more in our Wednesday Sports News and Notes…
** The Indiana Pacers have tied their NBA playoff series with the Miami Heat at 2-2 with a 99-92 win over the Heat Tuesday night in Indianapolis. LeBron James fouled out of the game and Indy center Roy Hibbert had 23 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Pacers. Game 5 is tomorrow in Miami.
** The Atlanta Hawks have fired coach Larry Drew and replaced him with long time San Antonio Spurs assistant Mike Budenholzer. The Phoenix Suns hire former player Jeff Hornacek as its new coach.
** The SEC meetings continue in Destin, Florida and among the hot topics discussed are a ninth SEC game in football, trying to make the fan experience better at games, a stipend for athletes and the overall financial health of the league with the SEC Network now being added next year.
** The Gator men’s golf team is playing in the NCAA Championship in Georgia and it is tied for 25th place after the first day of action.
** Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew is said to be cooperating with authorities after an incident in which a complaint was filed against Jones-Drew for allegedly hitting someone at a restaurant in St.Augustine. Jones-Drew is maintaining his innocence.
** In MLB action, Atlanta beats Toronto 7-6 and Tampa Bay comes back from a 4-0 deficit to beat Miami 7-6.
** The defending Stanley Cup champion LA Kings move to the NHL West finals after beating San Jose 2-1 in Game 7 of their series last night. The Kings play the winner of the Detroit-Chicago game being played tonight.