Gator soccer is nationally ranked, some MLB results and a Gator football reminder too in our Wednesday Sports News and Notes…
** The UF soccer team, picked to win the SEC, is also ranked ninth nationally in a preseason poll. Florida is the highest ranked SEC team in the poll; FSU is picked third.
** Don’t forget Gator football holds its first public and open practice on Thursday at 7:30pm at the Gator lacrosse stadium.
** In MLB action, Tampa Bay loses its sixth straight, 5-4 to Seattle. Miami nips Kansas City 1-0 and Atlanta downs Philadelphia 3-1.
** The Texas Rangers have released Manny Ramirez; he had been playing with their AAA affiliate in an attempt to get back to the big leagues.
** NFL preseason games resume Thursday night with several matchups including Atlanta at Baltimore and Carolina at Philadelphia. Two other games will also be played that night.