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Gator FB Gets Verbal, Rays Stay Hot, NCAA In Settlement In Wednesday Sports Update

The Gator football program gets a 2015 verbal commitment; the NCAA settles a concussion lawsuit and the Tampa Bay Rays stay hot in our Wednesday Sports Update…

** The Gator football program has certainly see recruits come and go over the last few days but the latest news is a new verbal commitment for the 2015 class in 6’4″ Neptune Beach wide receiver Kalif Jackson.

** The NCAA has settled a concussion lawsuit filed by several athletes by setting up a $70 million fund to test athletes for brain and head trauma.   The NCAA admits no wrongdoing in the settlement and athletes can still sue the NCAA individually if they choose to.

** In baseball, the Tampa Bay Rays continue to play red hot baseball as they beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-1; the Rays are now 10-1 since the All-Star break.

** The Miami Marlins are also playing good baseball as they beat the Washington Nationals 3-0 for their ninth win in their last 10 games.

** Baseball’s trading deadline is tomorrow afternoon but so far no blockbuster deals have been made.   Pitchers like David Price, Jon Lester and others could be on the market but so far no team has made a major roster move.

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Nov 22, 2015; Uncasville, CT, USA; Florida Gators guard Brandone Francis-Ramirez (2) drives to the hoop against Purdue Boilermakers guard Dakota Mathias (L) during the second half at Mohegan Sun Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

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