Gator football gets a new verbal commitment; a former Gator has a new NBA team and a former Auburn star breaks an ankle in baseball action…all in our Thursday Sports News and Notes…
** According to several media reports, the Gator football program gets a verbal commitment in the 2014 from Philadelphia lineman Dontae Angus, a 6’6: 315 pounder who becomes UF’s 11th verbal in the class.
** Former Gator Mike Miller is back with the Memphis Grizzlies after agreeing to a deal. Miller spent the last three years with Miami but also spent parts of six seasons with the Grizzlies.
** Former Auburn and current Atlanta Braves pitcher Tim Hudson is probably out for the year after breaking his ankle in Atlanta’s 8-2 win over the Mets. Hudson was covering first base and got stepped on by Eric Young of New York, breaking his ankle.
** Former Gator pitcher Darren O’Day suffers the loss in relief in Baltimore’s 4-3 loss to Kansas City. O’Day has had a solid year and is now 5-1. Former Gator Mark Ellis homered in a five run 10th inning to help the LA Dodgers sweep Toronto 8-3. Former Gator pitcher Paco Rodriguez pitched a scoreless inning for LA as well.
** In other baseball action, Miami loses 2-1 to Colorado and Tampa Bay beats Boston 5-1 behind a complete game five hitter by David Price. The Rays trail Boston by a half game in the AL East and finish a four game series today.
** The U.S. men’s soccer team beats Honduras 3-1 to advance to the CONCACAF Gold Cup final.
** Former Gator Aaron Hernandez had a probable cause hearing delayed for a month after appearing in court yesterday. Meanwhile New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick addressed the Hernandez situation for the first time yesterday as well.