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Monday Sports Update 8/18

A win for a Gator on the PGA Tour, a new week of football practice for the Gators, a verbal commitment for Gator men’s hoops and more in our Monday Sports Update…

** Former Gator golfer Camilo Villegas wins the Wyndham Tournament on the PGA Tour Sunday by one shot after shooting a final round 63.  It was the first win on the PGA Tour for Villegas since 2010.

** The Gator football team begins another week of preseason practice today.   The Associated Press Top 25 poll has been released and Florida is not ranked.

** The Gator men’s basketball team picks up its third verbal commitment in the 2015-16 class when 6’8″ back to the basket big man Noah Dickerson pledges to Florida.   He had been a Georgetown verbal but backed out of it and re-opened his recruitment.   LSU and Georgia Tech were also in the running for Dickerson’s services.

** In baseball, the Miami Marlins reach the .500 mark after beating Arizona 10-3 Sunday.   Tampa Bay falls two games below .500 after a 4-2 loss to the New York Yankees and the Atlanta Braves sweep the Oakland A’s with a 4-3 win.

** Jeff Gordon gets his third win of the year after winning NASCAR’s Michigan 400 Sunday.   He beat Kevin Harvick for the win.


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