Billy Donovan’s final Gator press conference, Gator sports, NBA and NHL playoffs, NASCAR and baseball, all in our Monday Sports Update…
** Billy Donovan will hold a farewell press conference today at 10:30 am and you can hear it live on ESPN 850 WRUF. Donovan will soon leave permanently for the NBA and the Oklahoma City Thunder job.
** The Gator softball team wins the regular season SEC title despite a 3-2 loss to Missouri; because Auburn lost, Florida captures the title. Next up, play in the SEC Tournament.
** Gator baseball downs Georgia 7-4 to take two of three from the Bulldogs. The Gators host USF Tuesday.
** The Gator football team gets a 2016 verbal commitment from defensive back C.J. McWilliams; Florida now has nine members in the 2016 class.
** Gator lacrosse will play Stanford in the NCAA Tournament on Friday. The winner will face North Carolina in Chapel Hill.
** In the NHL playoffs, Tampa Bay rips Montreal 6-2 to take a 2-0 series lead. Game 3 will be in Tampa.
** In the NBA playoffs, Chicago is at Cleveland and the LA Clippers are at Houston in action tonight. Yesterday, Washington and Golden State picked up wins.
** In baseball, the Milwaukee Brewers fire manager Ron Roenicke after a miserable start to the 2015 season. Elsewhere, Tampa Bay loses 4-2 to Baltimore, Atlanta downs Cincinnati 5-0 and Miami loses 6-2 to Philadelphia.
** In NASCAR, Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins the race at Talladega, his first win there since 2004.