A lot to talk about in our Wednesday Sports Update…
** NBA Commissioner Adam Silver bans Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life after tapes were released that contained racially insensitive comments. He was also fined $2.5 million. It is not clear who will run the team or if the team will be sold.
** In the NBA playoffs, Washington advances after beating Chicago 75-69 Tuesday night. The Wizards move on to play either Indiana or Atlanta. The LA Clippers rode the emotion of the Sterling announcement to beat Golden State to go up 3-2 in that series. Tonight, three more games are on tap.
** In the NHL playoffs, Philadelphia beats the New York Rangers 5-2 to tie that series at 3-3. Tonight, three games will be played.
** Former Gator baseball player Paco Rodriguez has been called back up to the LA Dodgers from AAA. He has spent parts of two seasons previous to this one with the Dodgers.
** In MLB, Jose Fernandez again was outstanding, throwing eight shutout innings as Miami drubs Atlanta 9-0. Boston beat Tampa Bay 7-4 as the Rays fall five games below .500.
** The Gator men’s and women’s tennis teams will host first and second round NCAA Tournament matches from May 9 through 11. The Gator women will host South Carolina State while Oklahoma State faces South Florida. The Gator men will host St.John and Florida State will face South Florida.
** The Florida women’s golf team is competing as the seven seed in the NCAA Central Regional in Stillwater, Oklahoma on May 8-10.