Olympic news, lots of hoops and a firing by the Miami Dolphins headline our Thursday Sports Update…
** The United States has the overall medal lead going into today’s action at the Winter Olympics in Sochi. The U.S. has 23 medals, one more than Russia and Netherlands.
** The Miami Dolphins fired offensive line coach Jim Turner and their head trainer in the wake of the bullying scandal within the team detailed in a report released a few days ago.
** In SEC men’s hoops, Missouri beats Vanderbilt 67-64; Arkansas tops South Carolina 71-64 and LSU mauls Mississippi State 92-81. Tonight, Texas A&M faces Alabama.
** The Gator lacrosse team is in action today as it hosts James Madison at 6:30pm.
** Two local girls basketball teams playing in the state semifinals both lost as Hawthorne and Chiefland end terrific seasons.
** The Orlando Magic lose to the Cleveland Cavaliers 101-93. The Miami Heat play at Oklahoma City tonight.