A Gator football practice for students only, some MLB results and more in our Tuesday Sports News and Notes…
** The Gator football team practices today and it is open only to UF students. It will be the final open practice of any kind before the season starts August 31st.
** In MLB action, Tampa Bay beats Baltimore 4-3 and Miami downs the LA Dodgers 6-2. The Braves start a series tonight with the New York Mets.
** The Jacksonville Jaguars announce that Blaine Gabbert has won the starting quarterback job but he’ll miss the rest of the preseason with a bruised thumb.
** A Middle Tennessee State football player who spent time in the Marines will be allowed to compete and have four years of eligibility after the NCAA reversed its field to allow him to play. At first, the NCAA would not let him play because while in the Marines he played for what amounted to recreational league ball but now Steven Rhodes is eligible.