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Thursday Sports News and Notes…

By on July 11th, 2013

A former Gator hoops star has a new NBA home, UF will host an SEC championship this fall and more in our Thursday Sports News and Notes…

** Former Gator hoops star Corey Brewer has left the NBA’s Denver Nuggets to sign a free agent deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves, the team that originally drafted him.  He will also have a youth basketball camp in Gainesville in August at The Rock school.

** The University of Florida will host this year’s SEC Cross Country championship on November 1.  UF hosts the event for the first time since 2002.

** Former UF women’s tennis player Lauren Embree has been named the ITA National College Player of the Year; Embree shares the female honor with Virginia’s Jarmere Jenkins.

** Ole Miss guard Marshall Henderson has been suspended indefinitely for a reported violation of team rules, although the exact reason for the suspension has not been revealed.   He will be a senior this year.

** PK Yonge has hired former Eastside and Hawthorne coach Kent Johnson to coach its football program, just a month before practice starts for the upcoming season.   Johnson replaces Rob Cox, who coached the Blue Wave for two seasons; he will remain with the football program in some capacity.

** In MLB action, Miami downs Atlanta 6-2 and Tampa Bay wins its seventh straight game, 4-3 over Minnesota.  The Braves start a series at home with Cincinnati tonight while the Twins and Rays play again today.

 


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