Florida point guard Nembhard returning for sophomore season

Basketball 05/29/19, 15:34

Florida point guard Andrew Nembhard is returning to school for his sophomore year, a move that should have a positive impact on the Gators next season.Nembhard announced his decision on social media Wednesday, hours before the deadline to withdraw from the NBA draft.Nembhard had one final workout for NBA teams ...

Large, exotic bird that killed Florida man to be auctioned

U.S. 04/23/19, 10:47

A large, flightless bird that fatally attacked a Florida man is among about 100 exotic animals from his estate now up for auction.The Gainesville Sun reports the Gulf Coast Livestock Auction will auction the cassowary that killed 75-year-old Marvin Hajos in accordance with his last wishes.Alachua County Sheriff's officials say ...

Senior slugger: 65-year-old woman hits burglar with bat

U.S. 04/18/19, 09:57

When a Florida woman heard a noise and saw a man trying to break into her car early Sunday, she took matters into her own hands. Clarese Gainey, 65, of Gainesville tells WGFL that she picked up her softball bat early Sunday, braced herself and eased open the door before hitting ...

Large, flightless bird attacks and kills its fallen owner

U.S. 04/13/19, 18:37

A large, flightless bird native to Australia and New Guinea attacked and killed its owner when the man fell on his property in Florida, authorities said Saturday. The Alachua County Fire Rescue Department told the Gainesville Sun that a cassowary killed the man Friday on the property near Gainesville, likely using ...

Florida having to retool roster after numerous departures

Sports 04/11/19, 10:25

Florida coach Mike White could barely field a basketball team right now.White has a six-man roster heading into the offseason after three players finished their senior years and four others decided to transfer.The departures leave the Gators searching for help and counting on White's best signing class in four years ...

Florida guards Deaundrae Ballard, Mike Okauru transferring

Sports 03/27/19, 16:33

Two more bench players are leaving Florida and looking to transfer.School officials say guards Deaundrae Ballard and Mike Okauru put their names into the NCAA's transfer portal Wednesday, joining fourth-year junior Keith Stone in leaving coach Mike White's program. Stone announced plans Tuesday to transfer following his expected graduation this ...

Florida’s Taylor, Polite going opposite ways as draft nears

Sports 03/27/19, 15:59

Florida teammates Jawaan Taylor and Jachai Polite have been big movers in NFL mock drafts.One up, one down.Taylor, a 6-foot-5, 314-pound offensive tackle from Cocoa, has steadily improved his draft stock since the start of last season. He followed a solid junior year with an impressive performance at the NFL ...

Florida forward Keith Stone to transfer after graduation

Sports 03/26/19, 15:54

Forward Keith Stone will transfer from Florida after his expected graduation this summer.Stone started 39 of 85 games in four seasons with the Gators. He averaged 6.2 points and 3.4 rebounds while shooting 39 percent from 3-point range. The fourth-year junior tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee ...

Florida’s Hudson welcomes NCAA game vs Nevada’s Martin twins

Basketball 03/18/19, 16:44

Jalen Hudson sent one text seconds after Florida's NCAA Tournament pairing was announced.The senior messaged the eyes emoji to close friends, former Amateur Athletic Union teammates and current Nevada standouts Caleb and Cody Martin."They're like family," Hudson said Monday.FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2018, file photo, Nevada forward Cody ...

Florida enters SEC Tournament with ‘clean slate’ amid slide

Sports 03/12/19, 17:15

After weeks, maybe even months, of intentionally avoiding talk about the NCAA Tournament, Florida coach Mike White broke down and addressed it with his team Tuesday.White figured it was better for his players to hear it from him than anyone else. Or everyone else."These guys are getting noise from a ...

No. 10 LSU stays hot, beats Florida 79-78 in OT in rematch

Sports 03/06/19, 21:35

Tremont Waters dribbled the length of the court for the tying basket with 3 seconds remaining in regulation and then hit a 3-pointer early in overtime, helping No. 10 LSU escape with a 79-78 victory at Florida on Wednesday night.The Gators had a chance to win it with 7.8 second ...

Florida bill would stiffen penalties for hurting police dogs

U.S. 03/04/19, 14:26

On a winter morning, Ace hopped into the squad car with handler Edward Ratliff. This was no ordinary patrol.Ratliff and Ace drove to the Florida Capitol for the hearing on a piece of legislation of great import to canine lovers. Senate Bill 96 increases the penalty for intentionally injuring or ...

Allen keys late surge, Florida rallies to beat Mizzou 64-60

Sports 02/23/19, 19:34

Kevarrius Hayes had seen enough two weeks ago. Too many close losses. Too many silly mistakes. Too little effort too often.So Hayes called a players-only meeting.Florida hasn't been the same since.Florida forward Keyontae Johnson (11) dunks during an NCAA college basketball game against Missouri, Saturday, Feb. (Lauren Bacho/The Gainesville Sun ...

‘Alligator’ Ron is a guardian of South Florida’s waterways

U.S. 02/11/19, 18:02

An emergency alert rang through Davie Elementary, a wooden two-room schoolhouse built so long ago that it's now a museum. Ron Bergeron was in the first grade."There was a Florida panther on the school grounds," Bergeron recalls with a chuckle.Surely, the school would shut down until the panther cleared the ...

No. 7 Kentucky tightens D, rallies to beat Florida 65-54

Sports 02/02/19, 18:19

Tyler Herro scored 19 points, including a dagger 3-pointer with about 3 minutes to play, and No. 7 Kentucky rallied from an 11-point deficit to beat Florida 65-54 on Saturday.PJ Washington added 15 points and 12 rebounds for the Wildcats (18-3, 7-1 Southeastern Conference), who won their eighth consecutive game ...

Florida’s Hudson goes from valued veteran to erratic enigma

Sports 01/31/19, 14:41

Jalen Hudson unwittingly offered a microcosm of his season in a 13-second span against Mississippi.The 6-foot-6 Florida guard followed an impressive offensive rebound with a driving, off-balance, left-handed shot that barely reached the front of the rim and an over-the-back foul 90 feet from the basket with the opponent in ...

Significant drop in shark bites reported worldwide in 2018

U.S. 01/28/19, 16:13

University of Florida researchers say far fewer shark bites were reported worldwide last year.According to the university's International Shark Attack File, 66 bites were documented in 2018, compared with 88 the previous year. That's 26 percent lower than the five-year average of 84 bites annually. Thirty-two bites happened in U.S. ...

Florida hopes to avoid more clock-watching in crunch time

Basketball 01/18/19, 16:08

Florida coach Mike White said he has a team of "clock-watchers," guys seemingly content to coast through the final minutes of games and hope to win.It's the only way he can explain how the Gators have struggled down the stretch in Southeastern Conference play.Florida (9-7, 1-3) has done little right ...

Williams scores 20, No. 3 Tennessee holds off Florida 78-67

Sports 01/12/19, 20:33

Grant Williams scored 20 points, Jordan Bowden added 17 off the bench and No. 3 Tennessee rallied to beat Florida 78-67 on Saturday for their 10th consecutive victory.Admiral Schofield, who sat out much of the second half with four fouls, provided the biggest bucket with a 3-pointer from the corner ...

Florida’s Mike White searches for answers amid slow start

Sports 01/08/19, 14:25

Florida coach Mike White has three guys he can count on to bring energy and effort every day. Problem is two of them are freshmen.Although that might bode well for the future of the program, it's not how the Gators were expected to play in White's fourth season. So the ...

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