Lots of action and activity this weekend in the sports world ranging from the World Cup, the hockey and hoops to the U.S. Open golf championship and more.
** The World Cup continues throughout the weekend. The United States does not play until Monday.
** The U.S. Open golf championship continues at Pinehurst in North Carolina; this is the second major on this year’s PGA Tour.
** The Miami Heat are on the brink of elimination after losing 107-86 to San Antonio Thursday night to go down 3-1 in the series. The Spurs can clinch at home in Game 5 on Sunday.
** The Los Angeles Kings can win the Stanley Cup with a win at home tonight against the New York Rangers; LA is up 3-1 in the series.
** Former Gator catcher Taylor Gushue has signed a contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates, the team that drafted him last week.
** The College World Series starts Friday; Vanderbilt and Ole Miss are representing the SEC.
** In big league baseball, Tampa Bay is at Houston this weekend while Miami hosts Pittsburgh. Atlanta hosts the LA Angels after losing 10-3 to Colorado on Thursday.
** Florida gets its second NCAA champion at the NCAA Track and Field Championships when Marquis Dendy claims the long jump title. Action continues through Saturday.
** Former Gator Maurkice Pouncey signs a new lucrative contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers that makes him the highest paid center in the NFL.