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Monday Sports News and Notes…

By on August 12th, 2013

A new winner in the PGA Championship, the Tampa Bay Rays are suddenly reeling and more in our Monday Sports News and Notes…

** The Gator football team starts another week of practice, less than three weeks away from opening day.

** Jason Duffner wins his first major championship after winning the PGA Championship Sunday by two shots over Jim Furyk.

** The Tampa Bay Rays are swept at the Los Angeles Dodgers, losing 8-2 last night.   The Rays have lost five in a row.   Former Gator Mark Ellis homered and drove in three for LA.  Meanwhile, Atlanta has won 15 of its last 16 games after beating Miami 9-4.  The Marlins start a series in Kansas City while the Rays are off and the Braves host Philadelphia.

** As play begins today in the MLB, the Rays trail Boston by three games in the AL East while the Braves lead the NL East by 14 and a half games.   Detroit and Texas are the other division leaders in the AL while the LA Dodgers and Pittsburgh are the other division leaders in the NL.

** Kyle Busch wins the NASCAR race at Watkins Glen, edging out Brad Keselowski.   Martin Truex, Jr. finished third.

** Former Gator and current Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd has no knee damage after receiving an MRI.   He will get back to practice with the team.

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