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Thursday Sports News And Notes…

By on June 6th, 2013

The French Open rolls on, Gator track is at the NCAA’s, and some baseball talk as well in this Thursday Sports News and Notes…

** The French Open rolls on as men’s top seed Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal win matches to set up a match between two of the best players in the world on Friday.  Women’s second seed Maria Sharapova and third seed Victoria Azarenka also advance.

** The Boston Bruins nip the Pittsburgh Penguins in overtime 2-1 to go 3-0 in their NHL Eastern Conference final series.   Los Angeles hosts Chicago tonight, down 2-1 in the Western Conference final.

** The Atlanta Braves stay hot, beating Pittsburgh 5-0 as pitcher Julio Teheran throws eight innings of one hit ball.  The Braves are in Los Angeles tonight.  Philadelphia downs Miami 6-1 for the series sweep; the Marlins are off today.   Tampa Bay blanks Detroit 3-0; the Rays play the Tigers again today.

** The Gator track teams continue competition at the NCAA’s in Eugene, Oregon today.

** Kentucky Derby winner Orb is the early favorite for the Belmont horse race to be run this weekend in New York.

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