BC-FL--Florida Sports Digest, FL
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MIAMI — The Miami Marlins face the San Francisco Giants in the finale game of a four-game series Thursday. By Christopher Stock. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 12:10 p.m.
NEW YORK — Aaron Judge and the New York Yankees host the Tampa Bay Rays in the opener of a four-game series between AL East foes. By Baseball Writer Mike Fitzpatrick. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m.
BKN--NBA DRAFT-UNDRAFTED LIFE
MIAMI — There’s going to be dozens of players left out in the cold at next week’s NBA draft after not getting picked. Udonis Haslem knows how they’ll feel. He also may be the example they’ll need. Undrafted in 2002, Haslem — who has spent his entire NBA career with the Miami Heat — has been in the league longer than just about any other active player. By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. SENT: 700 words, photos
Two first-round draft picks and an All-American closer carried top-seeded Florida to the College World Series for the fourth consecutive season. Pitching also was the main reason the Gators won it all last year and spent this season as the popular pick to repeat. The recent mound mastery has turned Florida into “Pitching U.” By Mark Long. UPCOMING: 650 words by 4 p.m.
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