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Mari Faiello

Mari Faiello is a second-year journalism student and sports writer for the Alligator. She covers the University of Florida's softball team and has previously covered UF men's tennis, UF women's tennis and UF volleyball. She has worked at the paper since Fall 2017. She has worked at ESPN 98.1 FM - 850 AM WRUF since Spring 2018. Her favorite sports are volleyball, college football and hockey (Tampa Bay Lightning).

Timberwolves at Rockets could end first round series Wednesday

It was a last-ditch effort to save what dignity was left for the Minnesota Timberwolves as guard Marcus Georges-Hunt tried to save a rebounded shot from outside the paint and tip the ball back in the bucket. The tip wasn’t enough as Houston Rockets guard Aaron Jackson quickly grabbed the …

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Case Keenum named Denver Broncos starting QB

Since 2013, quarterback Case Keenum has struggled to find a home. The 30-year-old Brownwood, Texas, native has played on four different teams since his debut in the National Football League. Keenum started out at Houston, but after two years with the program he was waived by the Texans and claimed …

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PREVIEW NHL PLAYOFFS ROUND 1: LA Kings vs. LV Golden Knights

April 11. To the average person it’s just another day. But die heart hockey fans around the nation, and Canada, know it means much more than that. It’s the start of the NHL Playoffs and it starts tonight with a matchup between the Los Angeles Kings and the Las Vegas …

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NBA: Cavs beat Raptors in regulation Tuesday night

The King is unstoppable. At least, that’s what the Cavs would say. Tuesday night, the Cleveland Cavaliers captured their fourth win in a row against the Toronto Raptors with a final score of 112-106. Moving it’s way back up to first in the Central Division has had it’s challenges, but LeBron …

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Marlins Season Preview

It’s no surprise that the Miami Marlins had a less than desirable season last year. It’s old news, it’s relevant to the challenges that lay ahead for the organization. With new trades, new ownership and the team looking to improve on their 2017 record of 77-85 (.475), second place national …

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Tennessee Vols look to bounce back in basketball matchup against Florida Gators

With only four games left in the regular season for the Tennessee Vols, the matchups are more important now than ever. Tonight, the Vols (19-7, 9-5 SEC) will tip off against the Florida Gators (17-10, 8-6 SEC) Wednesday night at 9 p.m. in Knoxville, Tennessee. SEC Standings are on the …

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Indianapolis Colts name Frank Reich as new head coach

After a dismal season with a 4-12 overall record, the Indianapolis Colts might have some light at the end of the tunnel, in the form of new head coach Frank Reich. The former Eagles offensive coordinator was hired as the Colts’ new head coach on Sunday. Ten years ago, Reich …

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Georgia and Vanderbilt men’s basketball looking to end lose streak in Wednesday’s matchup

The Georgia Bulldogs (13-9, 4-6 SEC) will take on the Vanderbilt Commodores (8-15, 2-8 SEC) Wednesday night in Memorial Gym at 8:30 p.m. on the SEC Network. The Bulldogs and the Commodores are both coming off conference losses heading into tonight’s matchup. Mississippi State defeated Georgia, while Vanderbilt lost to …

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Kirk Cousins out, Alex Smith in with the Washington Redskins

The Washington Redskins opened up their salary cap and cleared up the quarterback situation Tuesday night when they signed Alex Smith, previously the quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs agreed to trade Smith in exchange for the Redskins’ cornerback Kendall Fuller and a third-round pick. Kansas City will save …

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