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Thursday Sports Update…

The SEC Softball Tournament is underway, the NFL Draft finally starts and playoffs and more in our Thursday Sports Update…

** The SEC Softball Tournament is underway in Columbia, South Carolina.  Kentucky beat Mississippi State 4-3 and Auburn takes out South Carolina 7-5.  Florida plays today against Georgia at 4pm.

** The Big 12/SEC Challenge will be played again next year in men’s college basketball and Florida will face Kansas.

** The Tournament Players Championship begins today on the PGA Tour in Ponte Vedra Beach.   No Tiger Woods but three Gators (Brian Gay, Billy Horschel, Camilo Villegas) are in the field.

** In baseball action, St.Louis rips Atlanta 7-1 to send the Braves to their eighth loss in their last nine games.  The Braves are off today.   Miami completes a sweep of the Mets with a 1-0 win; the Marlins are in San Diego today to start a series.   Baltimore downs Tampa Bay 4-3 and the teams will play again tonight.

** In the NBA Playoffs, Indiana squares its series with Washington with an 86-82 win over Washington as Roy Hibbert breaks out of a shooting slump and scores 28 points.  Oklahoma City evens it series with the LA Clippers with a 112-101 win.  Two more games tonight.

** In the NHL Playoffs, Pittsburgh beats the New York Rangers 4-2 to go up 3-1 in the series.  Tonight, Boston at Montreal and Anaheim at LA.

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