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Wednesday Sports Update 8/20

By on August 20th, 2014

Gator football, baseball, some golf news and some NFL as well in our Wednesday Sports Update…

** The Gator football team continues to practice in preparation for its season opener August 30th against Idaho.    There are no injuries to report from practice Tuesday.

** The injury news is not as good for former Gator coach Urban Meyer and his Ohio State Buckeyes as they lose senior starting quarterback Braxton Miller to a season ending shoulder injury.   The quarterbacks behind Miller are young and lack game experience which could derail what was expected to be a very good year.

** The Gainesville Sun is reporting that former Gator guard Scottie Wilbekin will play basketball in Australia to begin his pro career.

** Former Gator Marcus Gilbert has signed a contract extension with the Pittsburgh Steelers.   The deal is for six years.

** Tiger Woods says he’s going to take a month or two off from golf to heal from injury.   He is scheduled to play golf again this year.

** In baseball, the Miami Marlins beat the Texas Rangers 4-3 while Atlanta wins its fifth straight by downing slumping Pittsburgh 11-3.   Tampa Bay loses 8-6 to Detroit.

** Former Gainesville High School baseball player Tyler Holt hit a pinch hit two run double to help Cleveland down Minnesota 7-5.


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