The Gator football team continues to prepare for Miami, Serena Williams wins at the U.S. Open tennis championships and more in our Wednesday Sports News and Notes…
** The Gator football team continues to work and prepare for its Saturday game at Miami. UF tailback Matt Jones has recovered from his viral infection and is scheduled to start the game with Mack Brown the backup.
** The Gators move up to ninth from 10th in the latest USA Today Top 25 poll; Miami is 25th.
** At the U.S. Open tennis championship, Serena Williams moves into the women’s semifinals while men’s top seed Novak Djokovic also was a winner.
** In the MLB, Atlanta downs the New York Mets 3-1 and the Miami Marlins knock off the Chicago Cubs 6-2. The Tampa Bay Rays get a big win, beating the LA Angels 7-1. Texas moves into first place in the AL West by beating Oakland and the Pittsburgh Pirates assure themselves of their first winning season since 1992 by beating Milwaukee.