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Thursday Sports News and Notes…

The NBA Draft takes place tonight, a former Gator does well at a national event and more in our Thursday Sports News and Notes…

** The NBA Draft takes place tonight and there is a good chance former Gator Erik Murphy will be drafted; most draft experts see him going in the second round.

** Former Gator swimmer Ryan Lochte wins two national titles at the U.S. Swimming Championships; Lochte won the 200 backstroke and the 200 free.

** Former Gator and New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez remains in jail today after being charged with first degree murder yesterday.   He faces a possible life in prison term with no parole if convicted on the charge.

** The Cleveland Browns have released rookie linebacker Ausar Walcott after he was charged with attempted first degree murder and other charges stemming from an alleged incident outside a nightclub a  few nights ago.

** Wimbledon has already seen a number of top players upset in both men’s and women’s single play.   Third seed Roger Federer is gone for the men as is sixth seed Jo-Willfried Tsonga.   On the women’s side, second seed Victoria Azarenka and third seed Maria Sharapova are gone as is ninth seeded Caroline Wozniacki.

** In MLB action, Toronto’s R.A. Dickey blanks Tampa Bay 3-0 while Kansas City nips Atlanta 4-3 and Miami downs Minnesota 5-3.

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