A former Gator tight end is charged with murder, Gator baseball loses another pitcher to the pros, the Doc Rivers deal is formally done and UCLA wins the College World Series, all in our Wednesday Sports News and Notes…
** Former University of Florida and current New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was taken into police custody in handcuffs today from his home and he has now been charged with murder after a body was found near his home. The Patriots have also released Hernandez.
** University of Florida rising junior pitcher Johnny Magliozzi has signed a pro contract with the New York Mets, meaning he will not play his final two years at Florida. Magliozzi was selected in the 17th round of this year’s MLB Draft.
** The trade of Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers to the LA Clippers is now formally complete. Boston gets a first round draft choice and will also have to name new coach but that will not be done before the NBA Draft on Thursday.
** UCLA has won the College World Series, blanking Mississippi State 8-0 Tuesday night to win its first national title in college baseball.
** Wimbledon continues today as most of the top players advanced after action on Tuesday.
** In MLB action, Tampa Bay’s Matt Moore wins his 10th game as the Rays beat Toronto 5-1 and Miami downs Minnesota 4-2. Atlanta is also a 4-3 winner over Kansas City.
** The NCAA today is expected to release its findings into possible recruiting violations in Oregon’s football program.