Friday, April 20, 2018
Sports

Florida's Yeguete has knee surgery

GAINESVILLE — Florida forward Will Yeguete had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Wednesday, the school said. Yeguete, a senior in the fall, needs four months of recovery but should be ready for the start of fall practice.

It is Yeguete's third surgery since joining the Gators. He broke his foot late in 2011-12 and missed all of the postseason. Last season, he missed six games after surgery to remove floating chips in the right knee. This one was to clear out more loose bodies.

Yeguete averaged 5.5 points and 5.8 rebounds last season.

More basketball: Forward Cody Larson, who in October said he would leave Florida, signed with South Dakota State. The native of South Dakota lost his scholarship for undisclosed reasons. … USF hired Mike Wells as an assistant. He spent the past two seasons as an assistant at George Mason and had stints with four NBA teams.

Baseball: FSU falls

DURHAM, N.C. — A.J. Murray and Mott Hyde hit two-out solo homers in the ninth to lift Georgia Tech past Florida State 4-3 in the ACC tournament opener.

It's the first time in 41 games this year the Seminoles lost when leading after eight innings. And it's the fourth consecutive year they lost their ACC opener.

FSU has two games left in pool play, tonight against Virginia Tech (7, Fox Sports Florida) and Saturday against Virginia. Virginia Tech beat Virginia 10-1.

Tampa: Pitcher Mike Adams, a graduate of Brooksville's Nature Coast Tech High, is among 10 finalists for the Tino Martinez Award for most outstanding player in Division II. The junior is 7-0 with a 2.43 ERA and six saves for the Spartans, who open the NCAA championship Sunday against Coker. The winner will be announced at the tournament.

Tennis: All three Gator women — Alexandra Cercone (Seminole), Lauren Embree and Sofie Oyen — and their only men's player, Stephane Piro, lost in the first round of the NCAA tournament in Urbana, Ill. Embree and Oyen, Piro and Bob van Overbeek and Billy Federhofer and Gordon Watson open doubles play today.

Women's golf: Florida shot 10-over 298 in Round 2 of the NCAA championship in Athens, Ga. It sat 19th, but some teams were still on the course when lightning suspended play. USC shot 12-under 276 to lead Alabama by 12 with two rounds left.

Information from Times wires was used in this report.

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